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IHOP Holding Job Fair Monday Morning

WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- IHOP is holding a job fair Monday morning for its new restaurant in Columbia Heights.  The restaurant chain is hiring 100 positions.  The job fair will be held Monday, September 27 at the Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard St NW in Washington.  IHOP says if you have a food handlers' license and/or the ability to speak multiple languages, you will receive special consideration.

According to the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights, the new IHOP will be on Irving Street NW west of 14th Street.  It is scheduled to open November 16.

Written by Dan Guzman

9NEWS NOW & wusa9.com

 

NALEO's 6th Annual Summit on the State of Latino Education Coming to D.C.

This notification was sent to us by the U.S. Department of Education:

50 States, 13 Colonies Bike Tour Rides Coming This Saturday

50 States and 13 Colonies Ride will be held this Saturday, September 25th.  The tour, presented by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, offers two courses:

  • The 50 State tour is a 60+ mile ride that goes all over the city, through all 8 wards.
  • The 13 Colonies Ride is a ride that is under 15 miles and travels throughout the 13 streets named after the original United States colonies.

Tthe cost of attending the event is $10 for WABA members and $15 for everyone else.   There are three scheduled stops on the routes, and there will even be lunch and a post-ride happy hour offered.  Check-in for both the races will begin at 8:00 am in Kalorama Park located at 1875 Columbia Road, NW.  The 50 States ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 13 Colonies ride will kick off at 9:00 a.m..

Stink Bugs: Invaders from The North

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) --  They're here, especially those suburbs north of Washington closer to Pennsylvania.  I'm talking about 'Stink Bugs'. 

First noticed in the Allentown, Pennsylvania region in the late 1990s, these Asian natives probably hitched a ride on a shipping container.   They have been spreading out ever since and their numbers are also increasing. 

Web Link: Dr. Raupp's Bug Of The Week

University of Maryland Entomologist Mike Raupp has been tracking these pesky bugs.  They've been eating crops and even some trees bark.  There is very little they won't eat except for people and animals.  Also, they have no natural predators in North America, so their growth has gone unchecked.

When the weather turns cold, they'll start coming indoors and that could mean an infestation of 'Stink Bugs' in your home.

DC Community Going Green: Capital Bikeshare Launches Several Stations Around the Area

Capital Bikeshare has launched new stations throughout DC, including several in and around the Columbia Heights community.  The Bikeshare program, which allows people to rent bikes from one station and drop them off at any other station, continues to expand.  There are several pricing options that are offered by Capital Bikeshare, including one day passes.

The new stations in Columbia Heights are set outside of the Giant supermarket, as well as on the corners of 14th and Harvard and 16th and Harvard.

Now Northwest DC residents will have their choice of dozens of stations including at the following locations:

Columbia Heights Firemen Re-assigned, Investigation Continues After Nude Photo Hits the Web

Here is a very bizarre and a somewhat troubling story out of Columbia Heights.

A photograph has hit the web that shows a nude man standing inside of what looks to be the Columbia Heights firehouse located on the 3400 block of 14th Street.  The photograph features the man standing in the nude in a kitchen, which is weird enough.  But wait...there's more. 

The Washington Examiner reports that according to their sources, the "incident occurred after a July 7 retirement dinner for an outgoing deputy fire chief", and that some of the firefighters went to local bars in the Columbia Heights area after the dinner. 

Certain firefighters that had gone to the bars then allegedly returned to the firehouse, which is where and when it is assumed that the nude photo was taken.

New Voting Machines Cause of Delays

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- A couple dozen voters waited until 2 a.m. for election results that they had hoped to have in their hands by 8:30pm.

All indications point to problems with pollworkers new voting machines and pollworkers using them correctly.  By 2am, election officials announced they would have to leave 15 precincts uncounted until morning because the ballot cartridges for those precincts were incompletely closed by pollworkers.  Most of those uncounted precincts were located east of the Anacostia River.

"We have partial results from those precincts," said Paul Stenbjorn, Chief Technology Manager.  "But we will not release them until we have all of the votes counted in those precincts."

Stenbjorn added that better training may be needed with the new voting system, a system that included final results posted for each precinct at that polling location after the last ballot was cast.