Capitol Hill residents brace for ‘Justice for J6’ rally this weekend

The rally supporting the Jan. 6 rioters on Saturday, Sept. 18 is on the Capitol’s West Lawn, where the Jan. 6 riot took place.  By Vanessa Montalbano Fencing around the U.S. Capitol is set to be reinstalled late this week in preparation for Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally, organized in support of those who wereContinue reading “Capitol Hill residents brace for ‘Justice for J6’ rally this weekend”

Supreme Court hears tech case in decade-long battle over copyright

The oral arguments in Google vs. Oracle center on whether Google violated copyright law involving computer code. By Vanessa Montalbano The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Google LLC V. Oracle America, Inc., pitting the two tech giants against each other as to whether Oracle can claim copyright protections for its Java SEContinue reading “Supreme Court hears tech case in decade-long battle over copyright”

Four D.C. police officers provide powerful testimony about Jan. 6 riot 

Four officers described the emotional and physical assaults they endured from the Jan. 6 insurrectionists. By Vanessa Montalbano The House select committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol heard from four police officers on July 27, who described the violence they faced from the mob that stormed the building. TheContinue reading “Four D.C. police officers provide powerful testimony about Jan. 6 riot ”

The construction of a new bike lane is underway on 9th street (Broadcast News Package)

The District Department of Transportation plans to add 30 miles of bike lanes throughout the city over the next three years…reporters Shelby Fishman and Vanessa Montalbano say one of those bike lanes is under construction now…on 9th street.

After 11 months, renters face eviction once again

The Biden administration announced Thursday the nationwide eviction moratorium would expire Saturday, leaving some tenants in fear of finding past due rent notices on their doors. The federal announcement comes a week after Washington D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser ended a local ban on evictions.  Joanna, 32, who lives in the Van Ness neighborhood, said sheContinue reading “After 11 months, renters face eviction once again”

Digital subscriptions to major media surge amid pandemic

The New York Times Company said it reached 8 million subscriptions in a press release announcing its earnings for the second quarter Wednesday. The company projects it will reach 8.5 million paid subscribers by the end of the year. Most of those subscriptions, according to the press release, are digital-only.  Meredith Kopit Levien, the chiefContinue reading “Digital subscriptions to major media surge amid pandemic”

Meeting Machines Halfway

In New York City’s East Village, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, known for its smoked meats and burnt ends, had no choice but to adjust to contactless demands as a means to survive amid the pandemic.  Micha Magid, co-founder and co-CEO of the restaurant, said it had built out a digital platform several years prior, foreseeing trendsContinue reading “Meeting Machines Halfway”

Gig workers grieve one of their own and race to the finish line with new bill to protect efforts to organize

Lynn Murray, a 62-year-old Instacart shopper and delivery driver, was reportedly killed when a lone shooter opened fire in a Boulder, Colorado grocery store on March 22. Consistent with other gig workers, Murray was not classified as an employee by Instacart, the company she worked for, and therefore was not guaranteed protections or workers compensationContinue reading “Gig workers grieve one of their own and race to the finish line with new bill to protect efforts to organize”