For background, a bunch of folks who use the Rush Rink at Watkins Rec have submitted many maintenance tickets to ask DGS to fix this light and deal with other issues with the space, like the metal benches that have completely pulled out of their moorings. I estimate that between 15-20 tickets have been filed over the years, with little response. Read More
photo by Eric P.
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District of Columbia secured $20 million in new funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue its path towards a climate resilient future. These federal funds will support the District’s effort to endure rising sea levels and more severe natural hazards. This work is timely and urgent as the District has seen increased rainfall and more frequent storms in recent years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has forecasted above-average hurricane activity along the east coast for several years running. Read More
Thanks to a reader for sending yesterday at 4pm: “Apparently DOH has closed Georgetown Cupcake.”
And Genevieve sends from the Potbelly at 11th & F: Read More
From the Adams Morgan BID:
“The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID) is excited to announce that the long-awaited return of the 18th Street Pedestrian Zone will occur on multiple Sundays throughout the remainder of the year. The pedestrian zone will be located along 18th Street NW between Kalorama and Columbia Roads NW on the following dates: Read More
Just wanted to write in and let you know DCRA is flexing its incompetent muscles again and inexplicably classified a chunk of occupied homes in DC as vacant properties. They then didn’t notify the homeowners and then let us all find out through OTR with our second half 2022 property tax payments. A lot of people opened the mail on 8/8 to $20,000+ half year property tax bills on homes that typically have $2-4k half year bills.
When we contacted DCRA , the person said “yeah, we’ve been getting a lot of calls about this today.” Read More
10th st between Quincy and Spring has been closed for a long time because of construction.
The building has been done for I think 2 months and no sign of work anymore, but they never reopened the road. It is paved and painted. Seems like they just forgot to pull down the fences. Read More
photo by Radio Alfa
From DC Health:
“Today, DC Health announced a new partnership with Color Health to offer a free COVID-19 treatment access program via telehealth in the District.
DC Health is partnering with Color Health to provide an additional resource to accessing Paxlovid, an antiviral medication to eligible DC residents. This program is available to all District residents 18 years or older who have tested positive for COVID-19 and who are at a higher risk for severe disease, including being over age 65, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, current or former smoker, among others.
Paxlovid is an oral antiviral medicine used to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in individuals 12 years and older who have tested positive for COVID-19 that have an increased risk of severe disease and have developed COVID-19 symptoms within the last 5 days. Paxlovid shortens the duration of symptoms and lowers the risk of an individual developing worse symptoms from COVID-19 or being admitted to the hospital. This program is not for medical emergencies.
To determine eligibility to receive Paxlovid, residents will need to request a telehealth consultation through Color Health by completing a short questionnaire. This questionnaire determines eligibility for a telehealth visit and those determined eligible will be connected with a provider within 5 to 30 minutes. During the telehealth visit, a provider will determine if the resident is eligible for this treatment and walk the resident through treatment information. If a resident is found to eligible during this telehealth visit, they can choose either home delivery or pharmacy pick-up from a preferred pharmacy. Read More
I applied for a home audit through DC’s awesome RiverSmart Homes program, and after about a 5 month wait last year, an auditor came to check out my property and let me know which subsidized programs I was eligible for. I signed what I thought was a commitment letter after that (basically you’re asserting that if you receive the subsidized services, you agree to pay for and then maintain them), but it’s been over a year and I haven’t heard anything. Read More
Last month when folks were asking about campaign signs you posted that they have until 30 days after the election to clean everything up. Well now that those 30 days have passed there are still (to no one’s surprise) many campaign signs left up. Read More
“With record heat in the forecast, Mayor Bowser and DPR are extending pool hours at select pools to help residents BEAT the HEAT. The following select outdoor pools will be open extended hours of 10:00 am – 8:00 pm this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (July 22-24): Read More