Washington, DC

From Howard University:

“Following a comprehensive national search, Howard University today proudly announces the appointment of Phylicia Rashad as dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts, effective July 1, 2021. In this role, she will report to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. An alumna of Howard University, Rashad graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts. Read More


2737 Sherman Ave, NW

Thanks to all who messaged about Capa Tosta’s imminent opening:

“At Capa Tosta we bring together an eclectic array of flavors and ingredients, all tied together by their strong cultural heritage. When you walk through the doors at Capa Tosta it is a wonderful fusion of the classic and the modern, from the decor to the food. To the left, an elegant dining room, and to the right, the modern lounge. When it comes to the food, it means a fusion of the rich cultural history of the dish, and the fresh spin Capa Tosta provides each plate.” Read More


2225 Georgia Avenue, NW

A reader reports around 9:15am this morning:

“Car accident near Howard Barnes & Noble. Walked past a bit late and first responders were on the scene. Looks like a metrobus may have been involved because it was also stopped with flashers on. Nearly witnessed another accident when some idiot in an SUV started honking and went in to head on traffic to get around the bus!”

2612 Georgia Ave, NW

WUSA9 reported:

“An iconic D.C. business was forced to close because of the coronavirus pandemic and the owner’s medical issues.”

From GoFundMe:

“The iconic Howard Deli, located on Georgia Avenue NW, sadly had to close its doors after 40 years of serving the community. Owner Kent “Kenny” Gilmore has suffered several strokes and can no longer continue maintaining the deli. Additionally, COVID significantly impacted sales at the deli since his beloved Howard University and Benjamin Banneker High School Faculty and Students were not physically present to create foot traffic into the deli. Read More


Sherman and Girard Street, NW

Cóilín reports: “I walked by Napoli this morning and it looks like they have abruptly closed up shop.”

An email to their PR reps reveals: “The restaurant has decided not to renew their lease at their current location, so they are temporarily closing their Columbia Heights doors as they search for a new DC location. Read More


Photo by Laura Good

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle in reference to an Armed Robbery (Gun) of an Armored Car Employee offense that occurred on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, in the 2300 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

via google maps

At approximately 10:51 am, two suspects approached an employee of an armored car company at the listed location. The suspects brandished guns and demanded the US currency the employee was transporting. The victim complied and the suspects took the US currency. The suspects then attempted to take the employee’s handgun. When the suspects tried to remove it from the holster, the handgun discharged. Read More


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