Daily Archives: June 24, 2020

Eleanor Holmes Norton Calls for Removal of Andrew Jackson Statue

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says she plans to introduce a bill to remove the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park. “The statue of slave owner Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park, a former slave market, adds insult to injury,†Norton tweeted Wednesday night. “It’s well past time we move on from this painful chapter in our nation’s capital….

Fireworks Vendors Denied Permits File Suit Against DC

Dozens of vendors who sell fireworks in D.C. every summer around the Fourth of July have filed suit against the city after they were denied permits this year. The 27 retailers operate pop-up fireworks stands that are regulated and inspected each year. D.C. cited coronavirus concerns and the ongoing demonstrations for racial justice as reason for denying the permits. However,…

Virginia Nightclub to Reopen With Changes, ‘COVID-19 Fee’

One of the area’s longest operating music venues will reopen next month with some major changes, including a “COVID-19 fee.†The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, has been closed since mid-March, like thousands of music venues across the country. Owner Gary Oelze tells News4 he plans to reopen July 10. “We’ve been closed 103 days as of today,†Oelze said in…