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‘All Hands on Deck' For Weekend Rally + DC's Highest Rated Pizza

Patch logo Patch 9/16/2021 Mark Hand
a construction site in the middle of the street: A recently installed surveillance camera is seen positioned near the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 13 in preparation for the "Justice for J6" rally planned for Saturday outside the Capitol. © Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images A recently installed surveillance camera is seen positioned near the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 13 in preparation for the "Justice for J6" rally planned for Saturday outside the Capitol.

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First, today's weather:

Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day. High: 81 Low: 72.

Here are the top stories today in D.C.:

  1. DC taps Children's National for new St. E's hospital (Washington Business Journal)
  2. 7-year-old Karen Thomas identified as victim of fatal DC house fire (WJLA)
  3. 5-Year-Old Girl Struck And Killed While Riding Her Bike In DC (Washington DC Patch)
  4. Walmart to launch driverless delivery in Washington, D.C. (The Dallas Morning News)
  5. Body Cam Video Shows Washington DC Police Rescuing Residents from House Fire - FirefighterNation (Firefighter Nation)
  6. 2022 National Merit Semifinalists Named From Washington DC (Washington DC Patch)
  7. The District's business incentives should target its comparative advantages (The D.C. Policy Center)
  8. Highest-rated pizza restaurants in Washington, DC (Reverb MSN Music)
  9. Here's everything we know about the September 18 right-wing rally in DC (CNN)
  10. DC Police Will Be ‘All Hands on Deck' for Saturday's Protest at US Capitol (NBC4 Washington)
  11. Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off as Latino impact on DC continues to grow (WJLA)
  12. OurBus begins offering new route from Blacksburg to Washington, DC (WDBJ7)
  13. DC Go-Go Mural Unveiled at 'Sacred Corner' of Florida Avenue (NBC4 Washington)
  14. Mom Says DC Schools' COVID Protocols Would Have Let Positive Daughter Attend (NBC4 Washington)

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Today in Washington DC:

  • Back To School Night (Classroom Visits) (time TBD) (12:00 AM)
  • Drawn to Figures LIVE: Using a Focal Point (11:00 AM)
  • Let's Talk Gardens, Seeds and How to Find Them (12:00 PM)
  • Yom Kippur Mindfulness Hike at Rock Creek Park 2021 (1:00 PM)
  • Community + Conversations, Making A Way (3:00 PM)
  • DC Scores: Opponent TBA - Miner Elementary School (4:00 PM)
  • NSO at RHS - Roosevelt High School (4:30 PM)
  • Family Seminar: Cosmic Education (Virtual) (5:00 PM)
  • Live on the Lawn: Cathy D Music at Hi-Lawn (7:30 PM)
  • 7 Voices: A Tribute to Patsy Cline (8:00 PM)
  • OCC meeting - Oyster-Adams Bilingual School (8:30 PM)

Washington DC Patch Notebook

  • Washington DC: "Sunshine, Clyde and pawsitive vibes at @CapitolRiverfront. 😎 📷: @clydeisthedood #MyDCcool #CapRiv" (Instagram)
  • DC Public Schools: "Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth ! Join us in celebrating the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the district." (Instagram)
  • Washington DC VA Medical Center: "Join us as we appreciate our DC VAMC Environmental Management Services Team during International Housekeepers & Environmental Services Week! The team has proven its commitment to providing clean and safe health care and work environments..." (Facebook)
  • Visit Washington DC: "A favorite of tourists and locals alike, discover the best things to see, do and eat in DC's historic Georgetown neighborhood. ❤️ #MyDCcool #ExperienceDC" (Facebook)
  • Visit Washington DC: "From curated goods at Salt & Sundry to Cuban coffee from Colada Shop to delicious oysters at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, the 14th Street NW scene offers a unique experience for everyone. 😍 #ExperienceDC #MyDCcool" (Facebook)
  • Washington DC VA Medical Center: "Members of our VA Community Clinic in Montgomery County Maryland were recognized by VA Secretary Denis McDonough, Senator Van Hollen, Congressman Trone and DC VAMC Leadership for their commitment to providing safe, quality care to Vetera..." (Facebook)
  • Visit Washington DC: "Treat your pup to a good time at these restaurants, shops, parks and more in the nation's capital. 🐶 #MyDCcool #ExperienceDC" (Facebook)
  • DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs: "Mayor Bowser durante el desfile de las Naciones en #fiestadc2021 #somosDC." (Facebook)
  • District Department of Transportation: "#OpenStreets is returning on October 2nd! #DC, let's reimagine Georgia Avenue NW as we celebrate walking, bicycling, and other sustainable modes of transportation. For more information, visit 🔗 https://openstreets.dc.gov/. #TellAFriend ..." (Facebook)
  • DC Public Schools: "Happy #HispanicHeritageMonth! Join us in celebrating the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the district." (Facebook)
  • District Department of Transportation: "PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Join us for an update on the Southern Avenue, SE project design. This project will address existing safety concerns on Southern Ave from Barnaby Rd to United Medical Center. 🗓️ Sept 15 | 6:00pm-7:00pm 🖥️ rebrand...." (Facebook)
  • District Department of Transportation: "In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are proud to spotlight some of the #HispanicAmericans who are making an impact at DDOT. #HispanicHeritageMonth #DDOTDelivers" (Facebook)
  • Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs: "After years of pressure from civil rights advocates, the Confederate statue on the Talbot County, Maryland Courthouse lawn will finally be removed. Monuments like this were placed outside courts to intimidate Black Americans and undermin..." (Facebook)
  • DC Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs: "Estos son los sitios de vacunación y pruebas sin cita previa. Para más información sobre la vacuna visite: http://vacunas.gov Recuerda, las vacunas y las pruebas son GRATIS." (Facebook)
  • District Department of Transportation: "REMINDER📢 : Join us for an update on the Southern Avenue, SE project design. This project will address existing safety concerns on Southern Ave from Barnaby Road to the United Medical Center. 🗓️ Sept 15 | 6:00pm-7:00pm 🖥️ http://rebra..." (Facebook)
  • DC Department of Parks and Recreation: "Get a taste of the @kennedycenter in your neighborhood as @natsymphonydc takes over Emery Heights Community Center! Free concert w/ full symphony orchestra! Emery Heights becomes the house Wed. 9| 22| 21 at 7pm. Don’t miss out! #Morethan..." (Facebook)

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