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Last Friday, about a hundred excluded workers, faith leaders, and advocates rallied at Pershing Park speaking in Spanish, Amharic, and English. Their demand was amplified via mic and clearly written on bright neon signs: “$200 Millones.” Testimonies of folks—domestic workers and other non-contract workers who had stopped working during the pandemic for fear of transmitting […]
Cloakroom, which advertises itself as D.C.’s premier adult entertainment venue, was one of about 730 local businesses approved for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant designed to replenish businesses’ coffers after pandemic-related losses. The Small Business Administration approved the strip club for $4.3 million despite the administration having stated in court documents that these sorts of […]
“We’re operating on a knife’s edge,” says Edward, a restaurant manager struggling to double the number of staff at his D.C. restaurant. (He asked to remain anonymous to protect his job; Edward is a pseudonym.) One night earlier this summer, he was pitching in at the host desk when he had to turn a customer […]
All this talk about the highly contagious Delta variant has some D.C. residents feeling anxious even if they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who got the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, in particular, are wondering whether they’ll need to get a booster of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. To back up, the Delta variant […]
If you need another reason to help someone get vaccinated against COVID-19, I’ve got one for you: a $51 Visa gift card. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration just launched a new initiative where anyone who helps someone who’s unvaccinated get the shot (which, by the way, is free) by accompanying them to one of three sites […]