Thanks to all who passed on the sad news:
“It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of the closing of both Ian McCabe Studio and Ian McCabe Studio at Union Market. With the recent shutdown due to Covid-19 and no real way to go back to a normal capacity any time soon, we like many other businesses have had to close our doors. I want to thank you for your loyalty and for supporting us over the last years. Read More
Thanks to a reader for sending this good roundup!
Photo by CW
Thanks to Tripp for sharing with us:
“We came across a wonderful, heartwarming act of humanity: Jose Andres, incognito, sharing warm food with people in the exact same location trump desecrated the day before.
I managed to snap a photo that I thought might inspire and encourage others.”
Photo by Ted Eytan
Another resource for folks tomorrow (Saturday will be at 13th and E Streets NW) and if you have items to donate they’ll be collecting them Friday, June 5th until 6 pm at MINT in Adams Morgan (1724 California St NW) and until 3pm at The Gibson at 14th and U (2009 14th St NW). “Suitable and needed items include: Read More
Last night, it was mentioned to me that bathrooms, or lack thereof, has become a pretty big issue. Where are Don’t Johns when we need them? I imagine this will only grow tomorrow. So thanks to Caitlin Caplinger for sharing with us: “Link to map showing theatres who will #openyourlobby this weekend to protestors for resources/bathrooms/etc.”
If you know of any other resources, especially for bathrooms, please let us know.
A few more resources we’ve received: Read More
Thanks to TS for sending – done with climbing rope!
Just heard that Mayor Bowser is kicking the Utah National Guard out of all DC hotels tomorrow. More than 1200 troops from 10 states are being evicted. This is unacceptable. 1/2
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) June 5, 2020
So about that quartering of troops…
Senator Lee tweets: “Just heard that Mayor Bowser is kicking the Utah National Guard out of all DC hotels tomorrow. More than 1200 troops from 10 states are being evicted. This is unacceptable. These brave men and women have risked their lives protecting DC for three days. Rioting, looting, arson, and vandalism have all disappeared bc these soldiers served. And now they are being kicked to the curb by an ungrateful mayor. This must be stopped.”
Mayor Bowser responds: “Senator — until they are recalled home — which I have formally requested from the President, your troops are in DC hotels. However, DC residents cannot pay their hotel bills. The Army can clear that up with the hotel today, and we are willing to help.” Read More
Thanks to @jeremy__higgins on IG for sending this great capture from Ballston.
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Ed. Note: Yesterday there were 9,120 total positives.
From the Mayor’s Office:
“The District’s reported data for Thursday, June 4, 2020 includes 79 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 9,199.
The District reported four additional COVID-19 related deaths.
· 44-year-old male
· 56-year-old male
· 80-year-old female
· 84-year-old male
Tragically, 479 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
The District has reached four days of sustained decrease in community spread of COVID-19 during Phase One. That data is represented in the chart below.” Read More
— Nathan Meles (@nmeles) June 4, 2020
Bells Chiming Wed. Night
Thanks to all who passed on the info:
“On Friday night, people will be lining up along 16th St for a vigil and in solidarity with the protesters. It seems that most of the places of worship will be participating, and all neighbors are invited to attend as well. From the invitation: “Bell ringing at 5:45 p.m. If your place of worship has bells, we invite you to toll them, beginning at 5:45 p.m. and lasting 8 minutes, 46 seconds, in remembrance of the brutal killing of George Floyd. Those standing on 16th Street may kneel during the tolling of the bells.”
explore map here by Matthew Schaible
“BLACK LIVES MATTER TO [GOD AND TO] US!
A vigil for all people of faith and good will
We invite people from all religious communities on 16th Street (and those nearby)–and our neighbors– to join us for a physically distant vigil. Read More