Starting Monday, April 24, Metro routes 10 and 12 will share space at bus stops – 11420, located southbound on 15th Av E just south of E Mercer St, and – 13250, located southbound on 19th Av E just south of E Harrison St, with Microsoft employer shuttle vehicles.
The City of Seattle, King County Metro Transit, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Microsoft are collaboratively conducting an innovative pilot project aimed at increasing ridership and safety, and making better use of public curb space.
The six-month long pilot project will allow – by permit – employer-provided shuttles to temporarily serve 11 public King County Metro bus stops to test the ability and value of multiple transit/shuttle services sharing existing transit stops. The pilot will result in no additional shuttles on the road than existing levels of service.
More information, including locations of the stops, is on the City of Seattle’s Employer Shared Transit Stops pilot website.
Thank you for riding and for using Metro’s services.
CHS wrote about the increasing presence of company shuttles in the neighborhood last fall:
The Street Treats truck has a place to park. After moving its production kitchen to E Union, the mobile dessert and custom ice cream sandwich provider, is now ready to debut its walk-up counter offering “street treats” to its new Central District neighbors.
The official opening is planned for Saturday, April 22nd but stop by for a soft opening snack if you get the mood.
Roman Seleznev, the son of a Russian lawmaker and a prisoner once reportedly dangled in exchange for Edward Snowden, was sentenced to 27 years Friday morning in a milestone that should mark the beginning of the end of a long story in Capitol Hill crime and justice and an international scheme that included ripping off customers of the Broadway Grill. The Department of Justice announced the sentencing following Friday’s federal court hearing in Seattle:
A 32-year-old Vladivostok, Russia, man was sentenced today to 27 years in prison for his computer hacking crimes that caused more than $169 million in damage to small businesses and financial institutions, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, and U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes of the Western District of Washington.
Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, aka Track2, was convicted in August 2016, of 38 counts related to his scheme to hack into point-of-sale computers to steal credit card numbers and sell them on dark market websites. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones of the Western District of Washington imposed the sentence.
“This investigation, conviction and sentence demonstrates that the United States will bring the full force of the American justice system upon cybercriminals like Seleznev who victimize U.S. citizens and companies from afar,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco said in a statement. “And we will not tolerate the existence of safe havens for these crimes – we will identify cybercriminals from the dark corners of the Internet and bring them to justice.”
Seleznev was convicted last summer in a $1.7 million international computer hacking and identity theft scheme that included stealing credit card numbers in 2010 from the now-shuttered Broadway Grill on Capitol Hill and the Mad Pizza chain, among other local businesses. In August 2016, a federal jury in Seattle found Seleznev guilty on 38 counts, including computer hacking, wire fraud, and identity theft. He faced up to 34 years in prison.
In 2010, the Secret Service detailed that the breach that exposed information from hundreds of credit and bank cards as part of a single-day hack of a vulnerable Capitol Hill restaurant’s point of sales system. The son a Russian politician, Seleznev’s case gained international attention when he was taken into custody by United States law enforcement in 2014 while attempting to board a plane in the Maldives. The Russians called it a kidnapping and accused the U.S. of trying to trade Seleznev for Edward Snowden. Continue reading
This Sunday Volunteer Park Trust will be hosting its annual Spring Restoration Day and invites everyone to come lend a hand from 10:00AM to 2:00PM to make Volunteer Park more beautiful for everyone.
Volunteer Park Trust was founded by friends and neighbors of the park to preserve and enhance Volunteer Park, and is the force behind planning the new Amphitheater.
Their Spring Restoration Day typically draws forty to a hundred volunteers and focuses on a different portion of the park each year to remove invasive plants, re-gravel pathways, pick up litter, mulch and clean garden beds.
The event is family-friendly and kids of all ages are welcome. The Trust will supply gloves and tools, as well as free Tulley’s coffee and Top Pot doughnuts.
See something others should know about? Email CHS or call/txt (206) 399-5959. You can view recent CHS Crime coverage here. Yes, CHS is still on hiatus but we’ll continue to keep the news engine warm and post from time to time as events warrant.
- Boylston robbery: Police were unable to make any immediate arrests but collected a lot of hopefully useful evidence with the help of witnesses and video after a Sunday night, April 9th phone robbery on Boylston. Officers were called to the area around Boylston and Union just before 10 PM on April 9th after a 911 caller reported hearing a woman yell for help. Police were directed to a nearby apartment where friends were treating the victim for a swollen lip, cuts and bruises to her face, and head pain. The victim told police she was walking home from dinner in the Pike/Pine neighborhood and walking home when two suspects “came up behind her, held her down, and hit her multiple times in the face,” according to the SPD report on the incident. The victim provided police written notes on what she remembered from the attack: Continue reading
Sara Nelson, an environmental champion and owner of Fremont Brewing, a neighborhood small business, announced today that she is running for Seattle City Council Position 8.
A longtime resident of Green Lake with a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Washington, Sara has been an active member of our community for nearly 30 years. Sara is a pragmatic and experienced progressive leader with strong environmental and social justice credentials. As a former City Council staff person, she has a nuanced understanding of how city government works and a firm grasp of how best to develop and implement complex city policy. As a co-founder of Fremont Brewing, a popular neighborhood small business, Nelson helped grow the company from 3 full-time employees in 2009 to over 60 today and will bring that direct experience creating middle class, manufacturing jobs to City Council. Continue reading
From Cary Moon for Mayor
Urban planner and civic leader Cary Moon is running for Mayor of Seattle. She is launching with an innovative campaign that reflects her inclusive, collaborative approach – including a detailed statement of her vision and solutions to Seattle’s biggest challenges, a Virtual Town Hall open to everyone on April 27, and an intensive listening tour reaching every neighborhood in Seattle.
“I’m running for Mayor because I feel an immense duty and responsibility to ensure Seattle, our beautiful, vibrant, diverse city, works for everyone. I will listen and take honest stock of the challenges facing our city, and I will use my expertise as an urban planner, engineer and civic leader to develop strategies that strike Seattle’s problems at their root cause, not just address the symptoms.Seattle’s prosperity should provide shared opportunity and success for everyone, not just the wealthy elite. We can’t let the future of our city be sold to the highest bidder. We all belong here, and deserve a voice in shaping our city’s future. ” Continue reading
Like we said, CHS will occasionally kick into action for vitally important news. Like this. Hula Hula, after a “tiki the shit” out of it overhaul of the old Clever Dunne’s space — will officially open Friday and begin its new life on Capitol Hill, owner Keith Robbins has announced.
“People love gathering at Hula Hula for karaoke and cocktails and we’ve been at it for 10 years strong,” Robbins says in the announcement, below. “Capitol Hill, specifically the Olive Way corridor, is the perfect neighborhood to continue the tiki bar tradition.”
HULA HULA REOPENS FRIDAY AT ITS NEW CAPITOL HILL OASIS
Same tiki-fabulous swagger and nightly karaoke; vibrant, new party-centric spot
SEATTLE—April 18, 2017—Seattle’s legendary Tiki-Karaoke bar, Hula Hula, will be back in action Friday after breezing its way across town (1.6 miles due east) to settle into its new festive digs at 1501 East Olive Way (at the corner of E. Howell). Open 365 days per year, hours will be daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Continue reading
I am not writing to gather sympathy, only to express and reach out, it finally happend to me. I have lived on Capitol Hill since 1986. Lived behind Shop-Rite and next to the bakery on 14th and Pine. After graduating from Cornish College, which used to be on this hill I got my first job at The Ritz Cafe. Once I found 15th, I found my home. It was slower, safer, and more of a community than the hustle bustle of Broadway. But I loved Broadway and became a member of the BIA and worked with merchants to improve our district. I found solace in The Pilgrim’s Congressional Church where they proclaimed ‘ God Loves Everyone ” and found acceptance.I was in the arts and my family did not support me. The Hill became my family in a sense. Now thirty years later I am single and struggling to pay almost two thousand dollars a month for rent. I have searched for months and what I can pay will only afford me a studio. Never before have I seen such an obscene rise in rents. So one by one, nameless, faceless, lonely people are being thrown out of their homes. The Amazonian young somethings have come to our town and pushed us out
Campaigns, like our great city, are about people. Every four years, when this city elects a mayor, Seattle has the opportunity to have a conversation about its future.
So I am humbled to share that I will be seeking your support this year as Seattle votes on who will serve as our next mayor.
For the past three years, I’ve been watching this city change in ways that I think we all should be concerned about.
The economy is growing, and for a reason. We have a wonderful city and major employers want to be here. That’s great. Continue reading