In recent days, coverage of community issues has taken a back seat to legacy media coverage of the Kavanaugh nomination. Local issues seem pale in comparison to the story unfolding on the national level – trivial in comparison. Many of us have recoiled and withdrawn from news reports and social media. Yet, we must inevitably return to the community and to the issues we deal with on a daily basis. Rather than paragraphs of text, CHC offers a series of photos concerning events of the past two days which it believes the community should know about.
Wednesday night, candidates for DC City Council Members at Large debated at Chanberlain School. D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is backing Dionne Bussey-Reeder in her bid to unseat council member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large). The fortuitous seating of Silverman against a school backdrop may indicate how that’s going for Bowser’s candidate. Late in the program, Mayor Bowser, wearing a Reeder campaign pin, made a surprise appearance, according to Twitter reports. Andrew Lightman, Editor of The Hill Rag, (at left) moderated. Click to enlarge.
Seventeen Capitol Hill schools rallied in Lincoln Park Wednesday morning, participating in the 18th year of Walk-to-School Day. Among the participants: Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton, Council members Allen and Silverman, and interim DC Public Schools Chancellor Alexander. Councilmember Charles Allen welcomes participants to Walk to School Day kickoff at Lincoln Park.
DC Congressional Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton addresses the Walk to School Day crowd. CM Charles Allen is at left.
Interim DC Public Schools Chancellor Alexander chose Lincoln Park to participate in Walk to School Day over numerous other sites in the city.
Parents – students – teachers walked to school.
The aftermath: The Tyler contingent, on the march.
ANC6B met on Tuesday night for its regular October meeting in Hill Center. ANC6B endorsed the renewal of Metropolitan Wellness Center’s license to sell medical marijuana on Barracks Row. The outlet is one of five in the city; Vanessa West, General Manager of the operation told the ANC that the Wellness Center averages 100 patients a day with the average patient being over 45. The ANC supported a motion to endorse the renewal by a vote of 10 – 0. Metropolitan Wellness Center opened on Barracks Row five years ago.