Morning Rundown

Barracks Row

Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan Closed Due to Maintenance Issue — Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan is closed today after a pipe burst in the boiler room. [Facebook/ Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan]

ANC 6B Commissioner Brian Flahaven to Resign Friday — Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B09 Commissioner Brian Flahaven announced yesterday that he will be resigning from his seat on Friday to spend more time with his family. [Capitol Hill Corner]

CSX Announces Early Morning Demolition Work at Old Virginia Avenue Tunnel — Transportation company CSX has warned residents near the old Virginia Avenue tunnel that demolition of the tunnel will begin on Jan. 18 and will include loud tools and early morning work. [JDLand]

Neighbors Unite to Protest Tree House That Extends Over Public Alley Near Eastern Market — Residents of Archibald Walk, a residential alley in the block between G and E streets SE and 6th and 7th streets SE, are protesting a tree house that one resident built for his children which extends into the historic alley. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Capitol Hill Boutique Luxury Condo Building to Hold Grand Opening Party Wednesday — The Jackson, a seven-unit luxury condo building at 630 14th St. NE, will hold a grand opening party Wednesday. [Urban Turf]


Morning Rundown

Storm clouds over H Street NE

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Friday, Saturday — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Friday and Saturday in anticipation of 2 to 4 inches of rain. [Washington Post]

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Set to Open in Waterfront Station — Enterprise Rent-A-Car is planning to move into a retail space in Waterfront Station at 1100 4th St. SW. [SWTLQTC]

District Files to Seize Part of D.C. United Stadium Land — Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office filed for eminent domain to take over the final two acres of the future D.C. United stadium location on Buzzard Point after failing to reach a deal with the land’s owner. [Washington City Paper]

New App Created to Promote Barracks Row, Navy Yard Businesses — CSX, the railroad company that is replacing the Virginia Avenue Tunnel, released a neighborhood guide app intended to help workers and residents find local businesses. [The Hill Is Home]


Morning Rundown

U.S. Capitol Visitors Center sign

U.S. Capitol Workers Hope Pope’s Visit Will Help Push for Higher Wages — A group of federal contract workers, including 60 U.S. Capitol workers, are hoping that Pope Francis’ message of economic equality will help their push for higher wages. [Roll Call]

H Street Corridor Eatery Celebrates 10 Years With Party on Saturday — The Argonaut restaurant on H Street NE is celebrating 10 years in business with a party Saturday afternoon that will include live music, free giveaways and the unveiling of a new house beer. [Frozen Tropics]

Student Artwork at Hine School Construction to Be Unveiled Tuesday — Art made by students from 27 Capitol Hill schools will be displayed along the outer fence of the Hine School development near Eastern Market starting Tuesday. [The Hill is Home]

Public Meeting Planned for Virginia Avenue SE Streetscape Restoration — The District Department of Transportation will join ANC 6B and 6D members to host a public meeting for feedback on how Virginia Avenue SE will be restored after the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project is completed. [Hill Rag]


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

Eight-Story Building Planned for Triangular Plot Near NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station — A team of developers applied to turn a small, triangular lot at the intersection of Florida Avenue NE and 3rd Street NE into an eight-story retail and residential building. [Washington Business Journal]

Employee Assaulted by Customer at Hookah Bar on H Street corridor — An argument between a customer and employee yesterday at a hookah bar on the 1200 block of H Street NE turned violent when the customer hit the employee with a drinking glass. [Frozen Tropics]

Virginia Avenue Tunnel Reconstruction Making Progress, Shifting Traffic — JDLand surveys the progress of the Virginia Avenue SE tunnel reconstruction project, which has closed lanes and sidewalks near Navy Yard. [JDLand]

Unfounded Reports of Smoke Closed Capitol South Metro Station Yesterday — Metro’s Orange, Blue and Silver lines experienced delays yesterday evening after the Capitol South station was closed and evacuated at 6:05 p.m. due to reports of smoke. No smoke or fire was found, but the station was closed for about half an hour. [Washington Post]


Morning Rundown

Capitol Hill

Hope Springs Eternal — “Can one stadium deal lead the Washington Redskins back to the city?” [CBS Washington]

Virginia Ave. Closures Scheduled — The new CSX Tunnel work will close the avenue to traffic and parking between 2nd and 3rd Streets SE “as soon as Monday, June 22” and the stretch between 4th and 5th  Streets SE “as soon as Monday, June 29. [JD Land]

Librarian of Congress Retires — James Billington, who led the world’s largest library for almost three decades, has announced that he will retire Jan. 1, 2016. [WTOP]

Anacostia Renewal
— A young documentarian is looking for donations to help her explores how the residents of Navy Yard and other D.C. neighborhoods connect with the Anacostia River. [Hill Now]


Morning Rundown

MorningRundown Noma

Escape Room H Street NE — “Essentially, the premise is, a team of up to 10 individuals are locked in a room with clues, puzzles and riddles and they have an hour to find the key to ‘escape.’ The concept is the latest craze in entertainment and a lot of corporations are now using them as team-building exercises.” This isn’t the first escape room concept to the area; Hill Now reported on a similar establishment on Barracks Row back in March. [Washington Business Journal]

Budget Limits Bridge Park Funding — Deep in the City Council’s rollout of its 2016 fiscal budget is a stipulation that would require any iteration of a park along the now-demolished 11th Street bridge to be funded by at least 50 percent private money. [JD Land]

Rats — Department of Public Works and the Department of Health’s Rodent and Vector Control Division will host a live online chat “to discuss how residents can control the District’s rodent population.” [DCist]

Virginia Ave. Tunnel Process Will Continue — Judge Christopher Cooper has denied an appeal by the Committee of 100 on the Federal City of a previous decision by the judge that will allow CSX Corporation to continue the construction on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel. C100 has filed a separate lawsuit to stop the construction. [JD Land]


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