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Dear Hill Now readers and friends,

We have reached the end of our journey together, at least for now. After almost two years and more than 2,600 posts, Hill Now will cease publication today and for the foreseeable future.

Under the leadership of Sean Meehan, Andrew Ramonas, Tim Regan and Andrea Swalec, the hyperlocal news website area covered the good, and the bad, of the Capitol Hill area since October 2014.

Whether it was a fatal stabbing in NoMa or Food Network star Guy Fieri taking “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” to the H Street corridor, we strived to provide the news that mattered the most to you.

We will keep our archives on this site indefinitely. If you have any questions or concerns, you now can contact us via email at our award-winning sibling publication, Borderstan.

Borderstan, which covers a large swath of Northwest D.C., is expanding next week to include NoMa and the H Street corridor. If you subscribe to Hill Now’s Afternoon Update, you soon will get Borderstan’s Afternoon Update, which will include some articles that focus on Ward 6, as well as stories about Wards 1 and 2.

It has been a privilege to serve the Capitol Hill community over the past 21 months. We enjoyed serving both you, our readers, and the local businesses and organizations that sponsored us. We very much appreciate the advertisers who took this journey with us.

Thank you for reading,

Andrew Ramonas and Tim Regan
Hill Now co-editors


Do you have an event in the neighborhood that you want to promote? Tell your neighbors on Capitol Hill, the H Street corridor, Hill East, Southwest and beyond by adding it to the Hill Now event calendar.

Upcoming events on the list now include The Arsenal of Democracy: WWII Victory Capitol Flyover on Friday and Bike to Work Day on May 15.

Information about community meetings, sporting events, movie screenings and more can be added to our event calendar by clicking here.

Any questions? Email us at [email protected].


Capitol Lounge (photo via Facebook) is up and running and we want you to come celebrate with us.

Join Hill Now staff and friends in the Nixon Room of Capitol Lounge (229 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) starting at 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) for drinks and some free schwag. The Nats might not be playing, but we will have the World Series on for baseball fans.

We’re working to earn your trust and ongoing readership. We want to cover the stories that matter to you, in a way that will improve the community conversation.

Have any thoughts on what kind of news we should be covering or how we should cover it? Let us know, either at the event or via email. See you tonight!


Street barricades near will officially launch on Monday, Oct. 20.

Starting Monday, we’ll bring you the latest local news for Capitol Hill and other parts of Ward 6 throughout the day.

Between now and then, you’ll see us occasionally post local stories, as we gear up for the big day.

We will strive to report stories as accurately as humanly possible, as soon as feasible. While perfection is a goal, it’s not our expectation. Especially as we start out, expect some rough patches.

We would greatly appreciate your assistance in helping us improve. Please send tips, corrections and other feedback to us at [email protected].


Coming Soon:

Set to launch this fall, will cover all of Washington, D.C.’s Ward 6, from the Capitol Hill Historic District to H Street Northeast to the Southwest waterfront. We’ll bring a daily news sensibility to neighborhood issues, breaking news, local business coverage and more.

Sign up to receive updates from our daily newsletter, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Questions or tips? Contact managing editor Andrea Swalec at [email protected].

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