Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Threats Against Metro — Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, also known as Kidd Cole, pleaded guilty on Friday to making bomb threats against Metro trains and buses from Dec. 2014 to May 2015, including threats that forced bus evacuations near the Potomac Avenue Metro station. [DCist]
Sally’s Middle Name Releases Tentative Designs for Second Floor, Patio — H Street Eatery Sally’s Middle Name has released tentative designs for a second-floor dining room and a patio that it plans to add. [District Cuisine]
Department of Public Works to Hold Live Chat Today on Winter Preparedness — Those unsure if their car or home is ready for winter can get answers to their questions during the D.C. Department of Public Works live online chat today from 12-1 p.m. [WJLA]
Attendees will be able get behind the wheel and even honk the horn inside 30 different vehicles used by the city to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, collect trash, clear snow and provide emergency services. DPW employees will be on hand to answer questions and talk at length about the agency’s role in the community.
This is the DPW’s 8th consecutive Truck Touch. Last year’s event attracted more than 3,000 people and featured mounted police horses, rideable Segways and a police helicopter.
If you’re raking fall leaves on the Hill, here’s when to put them near the curb.
Residents and businesses in Ward 6 north of East Capitol Street NE can put leaves out now through Nov. 15 and again Nov. 30 through Dec. 1. Department of Public Works crews will serve the southern half of the neighborhood Nov. 15-29 and again Dec. 15-27.
DPW asks that residents rake leaves into tree box spaces or put them in bags. Since workers will use vacuum trucks, they ask that you leave out branches and other items that could damage the equipment and delay collection.
Collecting leaves prevents storm drains from clogging and cuts down on pedestrian accidents, according to DPW.
The leaf collection schedule is subject to change based on winter weather. Updated information will be available here.