Showing posts from December, 2020

'It did feel personal': D.C. bar hit by vandals braces for indoor dining ban

  A brutal cold winter for Washington, D.C. restaurants could be getting worse. "If this was a typical Friday night, I'd have about 12 to 15 employees, tonight I have two," said Keaton Fedak, General Manager of The Dirty Goose. In the face of surging COVID-19 cases, 7 On Your Side has learned that Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to ban indoor dining on December 23rd. Adding insult to industry for The Dirty Goose, the restaurant and bar on U Street, NW was vandalized Sunday night, with the fire pits in their 'streetery' being damaged. More on WJLA. 

A public health crisis: forum seeks to reframe gun violence in DC

  2020 is DC's deadliest year in 15 years, with 194 homicides reported so far. 11 of those homicide victims have been under 18-years-old, the youngest being 1-year-old Carmelo Duncan who was laid to rest Tuesday after being shot and killed on December 4th. Monday a forum was held bringing together community activist and health care professionals to discuss a relatively new theory, that gun violence should be treated as a public health emergency. More at WJLA.  

Within REACH

Hopefully it's not just "fluff." For 6 months now I've been seeking answers on why and solutions to the racial COVID-19 death disparity in the District of Columbia.  From researchers, to politicians to policy advocates all have pointed to longstanding racial inequalities.  With the recent passage of the REACH Act by the DC Council.  There is hope that things can change.  Read more at WJLA.