Honoring Metro Crash Victims and Fire at Tune Inn


The DC Fire/EMS Twitter feed clued us in that a massive fire erupted this morning at about 7 a.m. at one of Capitol Hill’s most beloved bars: the Tune Inn. TBD reports that nine fire trucks were dispatched to the scene. While no injuries have been reported, the Tune is set to close down temporarily as repairs take place. In the meantime, Hill staffers and kickball teams will be forced to relocate to either The Pour House, Hawk N’ Dove, Capitol Lounge, Bullfeathers, Trusty’s, Lil Pub, The 18th Amendment, The Ugly Mug, Molly Malone’s, Tunnicliff’s Tavern, or Top of the Hill.

In commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the deadliest crash in Metro’s history, MyFoxDC reports that a wreath-laying ceremony is set to take place this morning at the Fort Totten Metro station.

The Washington Post reports that for the first time in more than a decade, the majority of parents give DC public schools a passing grade. According to a recently released survey, 53% of parents whose children are enrolled in a DC public school claim that the system is doing either a “good” or “excellent” job—a 22% jump from January 2008 when only 31% of parents gave the school system such grades. When asked what parents thought of the job former DCPS chancellor Michelle Rhee did, 76% of whites approved of her performance, while only 40% of blacks approved.

Dear NoVa,
We know we’ve been hard on you recently, but the fact is, you need to chill out. First, a guy decapitates his mother’s cat, then a man kills his dog by leaving it locked in his sizzling car as he passes out inside an IHOP, and then a guy gets a medal $22,000 fine for having sex in the backseat of his car… while driving 85 MPH on the Beltway. And now, there’s this.
Stay classy,