Washington, DC

Yesterday there were 35,505 total positives.

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Monday, January 25, 2021 includes 195 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 35,700.

The District reported that nine additional residents lost their lives due to COVID-19.

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Tragically, 888 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Below is a summary of the District’s current ReOpening Metrics.” Read More


Photo inside 1262 5th Street, NE by Obi Okolo

From a press release:

“On the heels of the challenging year 2020, twelve DC friends, creators and entrepreneurs come together to launch theTwelve, an experimental commerce and community experience designed to foster true connection, inspire hope and infuse fresh meaning into our lives.

Housed in a 3,600 sq ft raw commercial space in the Union Market District at 1262 5th Street NE, the year-long brick and mortar activation opens on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. theTwelve will offer our beloved community an interactive and curated experience that brings together three distinct areas of engagement, informed by our values of interconnectedness, beauty, sustainability and wellness, to build community, unify and heal.

The front room will offer 870sf of holistic retail, with vintage and new design-focused housewares, live plants, fragrance, and sustainable apparel and accessories–with each item being a touch point to our values. Beyond the shop, is the 1400sf gallery space that will engage community participation and encourage discovery. Just off the gallery is our 1400sf living room where we will offer community programming alongside a kindred crew of collaborators across disciplines. Read More


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Rachel from DC Moms Demand Action writes us last night:

“This morning [Monday], there was a shooting inside a store at the corner of Good Hope road in Southeast. Five were shot, and Edward Wade, a 22 year old college student, was killed. A suspect has been arrested.

Edward’s mom was in the car waiting for him – they were just getting coffee and something to eat. Just two hours later, the store was re-open for business. His mom, still suffering the immense trauma caused a mere few hours earlier, when she lost her son, his body not even buried, and business is going on as usual at the place he was murdered.

My heart goes out to Christine Wade and everyone who knew her son. I hope you can share her story so more people in our city, who like me don’t live in Ward 8, are aware of her loss, and the loss of so many other mothers like her.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in reference to a homicide that occurred on Monday, January 25, 2021, in the 1400 block of Good Hope Road, Southeast.

At approximately 8:54 am, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located three adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the first victim to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The second victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After finding no signs consistent with life, the third victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Two additional adult male victims sought treatment at local hospitals for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Edward Wade, of Southeast, DC. Read More


Photo by Andrew Pasko-Reader

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Winter Weather Update

Photo by Emily Cadik, January 25th 2016

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced she will deploy the District Snow Team this evening to prepare District streets for one to two inches of snow, as well as the possibility of freezing rain expected tonight. Air and pavement temperatures are expected to remain above freezing overnight and precipitation will change to rain after midnight. The Snow Team will deploy 48 heavy plows (6- and 10-wheel dump trucks) to apply salt to highways, streets, bridges, ramps, and other elevated structures. Read More


From 8 Peas Bakery:

“Mark your calendar! Our next bake sale is
Tuesday January 26, 2021

(Inclement weather plan: Friday, Jan 29 @ 3-5pm)

Our January bake sale will benefit A Wider Circle

We will be using the funds raised through this bake sale to create care kits for A Wider Circle to distribute to individuals and families affected by homelessness in our community.

An anonymous donor has pledged to match every donation made to our January bake sale, dollar for dollar up to $1,000. This is very exciting news! We are so grateful for the generosity of everyone who is able to donate to our effort.”

Check out the goods here.


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