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Photo by Emily Gee

Thanks to Emily for sending: “Um, almost stepped on this LIVE crawdad on the mean streets of Woodley Park. Hot n Juicy Crawfish, come get your guy, he’s lost”

Ed. Note: Believe it or not, this is not the first street crawfish we’ve encountered.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected]. Thanks! Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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Yesterday there were 49,232 total positives.

explore all the official D.C. data here

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Thursday, June 17, 2021 includes 11 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 49,243.

The District reported that one additional resident lost her life due to COVID-19.

64-year-old female

Tragically, 1,141 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

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

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1115 New Jersey Avenue, SE right outside the metro photo by Kristi Clough

Thanks to Kristi for sending: “I’m excited to report that the Gregorys Coffee in Navy Yard opened today (Thursday)! Coffee’s good & I’m looking forward to trying nearly everything on their menu (look at the Cold Brew Bar list!). I love that they’re offering a more creative & healthier menu than competitors” Read More

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Photo by Victoria Pickering

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Thanks to Jonathan for sending: “I noticed the new painted bike lanes on 17th NW south of Mass Ave.”

Looking good!

Related, from the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by community members and District government leaders to highlight her significant investments in providing infrastructure and mobility improvements in neighborhoods across all eight wards. The Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2022 #FairShot Budget proposal dedicates more than $670 million to fix roadways, add sustainable transportation options, and create new outdoor spaces for community use.

“The Fair Shot Budget has the ability to transform the way we move around DC,” said Mayor Bowser. “As the District reopens and more of our residents are actively getting to and from home, work, and school, we are seizing this opportunity to expand access to a wider variety of sustainable transportation options. These investments will improve the quality of life for residents right now but they’re also the right investments for our kids and our kids’ kids.”

The Mayor’s $17.5 billion budget will improve the District’s transportation system and expand mobility throughout DC by delivering: Read More

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“Meet Bugs! Adopted from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and loving life in Glover Park.”

“Kaiya the samoyed in Arlington, VA. She might be part polar bear.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Not sure if anyone else has experienced in Dupont, but our apartment building (which just recently replaced the door) was broken into last night (Tuesday) between 11:10 and 11:22pm, and a thief not only made off with a bunch of packages across both hallways and a downstairs unit, but cut through bolted bikes in the building. Read More

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