ANC 2B Holding Nov. 30 Meeting on Hank’s Oyster Bar
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B is holding a special meeting next Tuesday, Nov. 30, on Hank’s Oyster Bar. Location is the Hotel Dupont (Dupont Circle and New Hampshire Ave. NW) at 7 pm.
The meeting will deal with the ANC’s recent letter of protest sent to the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board on Hank’s recently terminated V.A., it’s request to expand next door and it’s outdoor dining hours.
After the letter was sent, ANC 2B reached an agreement with Hank’s on the patio hours, with the current hours to be maintained and, apparently, written into the restaurant’s liquor license. See Tom Hay’s story from Wednesday: ANC 2B and Hank’s Reach Agreement on Patio Hours.
MPD’s Groomes Placed on Administrative Leave
Assistant Chief Diane Groomes has been placed on administrative leave by MPD Chief Cathy Lanier. The action was taken due to alleged issues around police exams. The Washington Post had a story on Friday: “A high-ranking D.C. police official has been placed on administrative leave over allegations that she was involved in “compromising” a test given to fellow members of the department’s command staff, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced Friday.”
Groomes is well known, liked and respected by many residents in the Dupont-Logan area — she was formerly head of a local Police Service Area (PSA) in the neighborhood. Based on Groomes’ record, let’s hope this turns out well all the way around.
HR-57 Headed to H St. NE
Washington City Paper’s Michael J. West reported Sunday that HR-57 is loading up the wagons and moving to 9th and H Street NE. The HR-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz & Blues has been at 14th and Corcoran since 1993. Owner Tony Puesan confirmed the move to City Paper.
Decrease in Metro Benefits for Federal Employees
Will you lose SmartBenefits® when a new federal law goes into effect on Jan. 1? The new maximum monthly benefit for federal government employees drops to $120 from $230.