Morning Rundown

Navy Yard mural

Families of Navy Yard Shooting Victims Sue Shooter’s Employer — Six families of victims of the Navy Yard shooting in 2013 filed multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuits claiming that the defense contractor who hired Aaron Alexis, the shooter, should have known about his violent past. [WUSA9]

11th Street Bridge Park Plans to Open in 2019 — The 11th Street Bridge Park that will cross the Anacostia River is aiming to open in mid-2019, connecting Navy Yard and Anacostia. [Urban Turf]

Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project Plans for Extended Bike Lanes — The Virginia Avenue Tunnel Project aims to connect the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail with the National Mall with a bike lane and sidewalk along Virginia Avenue SE. [Greater Greater Washington]

In Hill East, Violent Crime Rises Slightly, Property Crime Falls — Over the past 30 days, violent crime in Hill East has increased slightly compared to the previous 30 days, while property crime has decreased sharply. [Capitol Hill Corner]


Morning Rundown

Navy Yard to Hold Private Memorial on Anniversary of Mass Shooting — The Washington Navy Yard will hold a private memorial for employees today to commemorate the second anniversary of the mass shooting that killed 12 people there in 2013. [NBC Washington]

Bowser Visits Rosedale to Announce Expanded Jobs Programs — Mayor Bowser held a news conference at the Rosedale Recreation Center to announce a new program to provide job training to 20- to 24-year-old District residents. [WJLA]

Empty Building on H Street Corridor Back on the Market — The long-empty building at 1309 H St. NE, which was rumored to be the site of a future restaurant from the owners of Carolina Kitchen, is back up for lease. [District Cuisine]

Councilman Allen Proposes Incentive for Home Security Cameras — Councilman Charles Allen of Ward 6 is proposing a tax credit for homeowners who install security cameras at their homes to help fight crime. [Hill Now]


Morning Rundown

Flowering tree near Hirshhorn Museum

Bowser Pledges to Close D.C. General, Create Affordable Housing — In addition to committing to starting service on the streetcar line, Mayor Muriel Bowser said she will work to close D.C. General, end “family homelessness by 2018 and all homelessness by 2025” and expand the use of body cameras by police. [Washington Post; WAMU]

Officer Honored for Bravery During Navy Yard Shooting — The D.C. police officer who fatally shot the Navy Yard shooter in September 2013 will be given a medal today in Maryland, where he lives. [NBC 4]

’63-Degree Eggs’ Served at Stanton & Greene — The Pennsylvania Avenue SE restaurant that replaced The Pour House is serving 63-degree eggs, a “creamy treat.” [Washington Post]


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Rain on window (Photo via Flickr/meddygarnet)

Navy Yard Workers Return to Shooting Site — Navy Yard employees returned this morning to Building 197, where 12 of their colleagues were fatally shot Sept. 16, 2013. The building was remodeled with a new entrance, quiet atrium and memorial to victims. [Washington Post]

H Street Sports Bar Closed by Police Chief — Halftime Sports Bar (1427 H St. NE) was closed before the Super Bowl by Police Chief Cathy Lanier. The owner threatened an employee with a handgun, police said. [Frozen Tropics]

Wind Advisory — A wind advisory is in effect until midnight. We could have gusts of up to 50 mph. [National Weather Service]

Barracks Row Beer Garden Progress — JDLand checked in on construction of The Brig beer garden on 8th Street SE. Photos show there will be ample patio space and room for food trucks. [JDLand]

Community Meetings — This week, ANCs will review plans to build a retractable roof at Rose’s Luxury (717 8th St. SE) and alter the facade of the former Remington’s building (639 Pennsylvania Ave. SE). [Capitol Hill Corner]

Photo via Flickr/meddygarnet

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Morning Rundown

Sunrise (Photo via Flickr/trek22)

Navy Yard Shooting Site Renovations — Renovations of Navy Yard Building 197, where a gunman killed 12 people in Sept. 2013, will be revealed Monday. The work includes a memorial to the victims. [NBC Washington]

New H Street Sports Bar — Signs are now up for 6th and H Bar and Grill. [Popville]

Family of Metro Smoke Victim to Sue — The family of Carol Glover, the Alexandria grandmother who died after being trapped on a smoky train near L’Enfant Plaza, is expected to file a $10 million lawsuit against Metro this week. [Washington Post]

RFK Stadium Backer Died — The Kennedy Administration official who gave RFK Stadium its name died this month at age 90. [Washington Post]

Photo via Flickr/trek22


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