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All Eyez on Me

Mayor Bowser once recommended the gift of surveillance on Christmas Eve. But the 2016 program to pay residents and businesses to install security cameras found the majority are residents of newly gentrified parts of the city, while those east of the Anacostia have been far less inclined to participate.

 

Did you know about District Flight Deals

In 2018, this newsletter started pinging people with cut-rate deals on flights out of DCA, IAD and BWI—a great resource for anyone dreaming up sunny spring breaks or plotting another escape from DC. 

 

Virginia does more than the minimum

Until Sunday, Virginia followed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour; they’ve now raised that to $12 by 2023, with the opportunity to increase again to $15 in a second round. If signed by Governor Northam, minimum wages will increase to $9.50 in January of next year, benefitting hundreds of thousands of Virginians.

 

Stay humble, Arlington.

In these troubled times, when the stock market is taking a hit and coronavirus is making people go bananas at Costco, it looks like Arlington will weather a potential recession better than many other cities, thanks to its large concentration of federal jobs and telecommute-friendly industries—attributes which would seem to apply to DC, too.


Also || Is your cat Washington’s cutest? | these are the Nats who play golf with Trump | CUA student-friar won Great American Baking Show | traveler contracts first Prince George’s case

March with the Mystics

Our champs finally get a parade this May 11. The season starts later that month.

 

Swing time

Dance away your cares with a free intro swing dance lesson set against the backdrop of all the trailblazing ladies who popularized the jazzy moves of the 20’s! (8pm)

 

Fur the critters

PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk talks about her new book Animalkind at Kramer’s. (6:30 pm)

 

A People’s Jam

DCist told you about this jam session a couple weeks ago, now join in at Pie Shop. (8 pm)

 

Book Talk: The Overground Railroad

It’s Green Book, but as a lecture, and probably more deserving of an Oscar, too. (7 pm)


Also || Double Take @ SAAM | Story District: She Comes First | Mavens & Misfits | silent auction: food service industry artists | dragon boats

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