Update: Topher Mathews on twitter tells us, “That’s Paul Strauss or Michael Brown’s car. Josh Hawley would have a car with MO plates.”
Josh Hawley parked in a BUS ZONE, in front of Trusty’s on a Saturday night.
I reported it to 311. Read More
Ed. Note: I’m not posting the hateful messages but I have seen them and con confirm. I’m also told they received threatening phone calls and voicemails. Just ridiculous. Please check out Bozzeli’s good looking menus here and find their locations here.
In response to the hate Bozzelli’s writes:
“Co-Owner Mike Bozzelli who runs his family’s pizza chain, Bozzelli’s, with his mother and sister explains, Read More
YOU ARE ENTERING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA,
THE NATION”S CAPITAL
RESIDENCY MAY RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR BASIC CIVIL RIGHT.
The sigh is huge – spotted in front of a house just off Westmoreland Circle: Read More
photo by Geoff Livingston
Are any readers aware of bars/restaurants planning specials for Trump’s arraignment this Tuesday? I’m planning to treat myself to takeout and my only idea so far is to get takeout from a place in Court House – hah!”
photo by Ted Eytan
From the office of Council Chairman Phil Mendelson:
“DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson released the following statement in response to House Republicans’ disapproval resolutions for two District laws:
“It is deplorable that Republicans in Congress are attempting to substitute their judgement and completely disregard the government of the District of Columbia by attempting to overturn our laws,” Mendelson said. “Congress delegated home rule to us 50 years ago and have had no hand in our public safety and should not now seek to interfere piecemeal. Keep your hands off our Home Rule. Read More
1108 U Street, NW photos courtesy Yasi Farazad Photography
From an email:
“The mural is of the late Mahsa Amini and pays tribute to the Woman Life Freedom movement. Purpose of the mural is to help bring awareness to the revolution taking place in Iran and to help amplify the voices of silenced voices of the Iranian people. Weekly peaceful protests have been taking place in DC in support of this movement for the past 17 weeks.
The mural was painted by Rodrigo Pradel who is a prominent street artist. Rodrigo has another mural a couple blocks near 14th & U. Read More
Photo by Juven Jacob
“On Friday, January 20, 2023, the annual March for Life will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be parking restrictions and street closures that motorists should take into consideration:
The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Read More
Alison spots in Silver Spring:
“Why is there this bumper sticker on a government vehicle? Whose agency does this belong to?”
photo by Victoria Pickering
Jenny Hunter is a labor lawyer, policy consultant and freelance writer living in Ward 4.
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“In 2018, when DC voters last considered an initiative to phase out the subminimum wage for tipped workers, the restaurant industry unleashed a well-funded campaign of sketchy arguments and fearmongering, dressed up as concern for workers. It didn’t sway voters, who decisively approved Initiative 77. But the industry convinced the DC City Council to thumb its nose at voters and repeal the measure.
This November’s ballot includes Initiative 82, a near-replica of I-77. I-82 would gradually raise the tipped subminimum wage of $5.35 so that by 2027 tipped workers would earn at least the regular minimum wage, now $16.10, with tips on top of that. Yes, that’s right, today tipped workers in DC can be paid $5.35 per hour–just a smidge more than the federal minimum wage in 1997, when DVD players first became available in the US and “SpiceWorld: The Movie” came out.
So, the restaurant industry is dusting off its specious old arguments. Read More