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At the Triangle View Apartments on B Street SE, Beatrice Evans, 68, is helping her neighbors get their shots.
On Oct. 27, Evans, the building’s tenant association president, is organizing a vaccine clinic to offer COVID-19 booster shots to the residents, largely Black seniors.
D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie launched his campaign to become the District's attorney general on Thursday morning.
Why it matters: A wide-open contest is expected to ensue for the seat, since incumbent Karl Racine declined to seek a third term, after elevating the profile of the office as D.C.’s first elected attorney general who took on Donald Trump and Big Tech.
Welcome to Screen Time, our series that digs into the media habits of well-known Washingtonians.
First up: Media personality Tommy McFly, who’s occasionally referred to as D.C.’s Ryan Seacrest.
Summer 2020’s racial reckoning inspired a flurry of local campaigns to rename streets and buildings named after Confederate leaders, slave owners, and others who played active roles in oppressing Black people.
Driving the news: The years-long effort to rename D.C.’s largest public high school, Woodrow Wilson, recently led to disagreement between the Bowser administration and the D.C. Council.
Driving the news: No big names are calling for a shakeup at the top of Metro, at least not yet. But Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is considering summoning Metro leaders to Congress for a hearing on the fiasco.
The 7000 series Metrorail fleet abruptly pulled from service had at least 31 wheel-based failures over the past four years, the National Transportation Safety Board disclosed Monday morning.
The revelation came in the wake of last Tuesday's Blue Line derailment, which NTSB chair Jennifer Homendy said could have been a “catastrophic event.”
Why it matters: This is the worst news for Metro as it tries to win back riders, and it throws cold water on the promise that the Washington region is ready to fully reopen.
Our second pandemic Halloween is right around the corner, and this year there's some optimism:
- Dr. Anthony Fauci recently told CNN that Halloween celebrations this year are a-go if you're vaccinated, and young kids can enjoy outdoor trick-or-treating.
- More good news: D.C. has seen a decline in COVID-19 cases over the past 30 days.
Outdoor Halloweekend celebrations are still a good idea, though (and the weather is certainly nice enough for it). We're here to get you ready nice and early:
Steps away from a cot tucked under a tarp, David Graves, 42, smoked a cigarette and prepared to leave a homeless encampment near Union Station late last week.
On Friday morning, the National Park Service enclosed the small park with a fence after asking roughly ten people experiencing homelessness, including Graves, to leave.
Why it matters: Homeless encampments have been in the spotlight in recent months as both local and federal entities in D.C. resume clearing them.