🍎 Trouble already for DPS superintendent pick?
A federal lawsuit filed against the New Rochelle School District in New York names Alex Marrero among the district leaders who are being accused of fostering a hostile work environment. This comes just days before the Denver Public School board is set to officially vote on Marrero as the new district superintendent. DPS leaders have said they are aware of the lawsuit and stand behind their decision to bring in Marrero. [Chalkbeat]
😷 Updates to Colorado capacity limits
State officials placed a new public health order into effect yesterday that removed capacity restrictions for all indoor gatherings (prior to this, events with 500-plus people still had to adhere to capacity limits). Additionally, only children 10 and younger were exempt from mask requirements. Under the new order, that age exemption has been upped to include 11 year olds. Local governments, however, still have the prerogative to enact stricter guidelines. [9News]
🍻 Cheers! Common consumption coming to Five Points
Denverites hanging out on Welton Street in Five Points may soon be able to hop between restaurants and bars with a boozy beverage in hand. A group of neighboring Welton Street businesses, including Spangalang Brewery, Mimosa’s, and Welton Street Cafe, are working together to turn their strip of Five Points into one of Denver’s first official common consumption zones. [Denver7]
🌭 Civic Center Eats is back!
Yesterday marked the official return of the cherished summertime tradition that is Civic Center Eats. Dozens of local food trucks will once again pack Civic Center Park at lunchtime Tuesday-Thursday. To make up for last year’s abridged version of the event, the food trucks will expand their hours in the park this summer from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. [Denver7]
👉 What you can do: Browse featured food trucks and menus here, then place your order online ahead of time to beat the crowds!