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Neighborhood News - 2 hours 59 min ago
By Andrew Lightman

The Hill Rag Crime Blotter reports on an armed robbery on I St. NE.

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Armed Robbery on I Street NE

Neighborhood News - 3 hours 38 min ago
By Andrew Lightman

A female pedestrian walking home on the 1100 block of I St. NE, just north of the busy H Street corridor, at 8 p.m. was held up at gunpoint. Her purse was stolen, but she was not injured. The case is under investigation by First District Detectives.

There was a knifing on the 1600 block of Benning Rd. NE at 5:10 p.m.

There was a car stolen on the 1900 block of Maryland Ave. NE.

There were burglaries on:

  • the 1400 block of A St. NE at 1:20 p.m. at a home;

  • the 1300 block of A St. NE at 11 a.m. at a condo;

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River Park Nursery School Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Kids & Family - 12 hours 42 min ago
River Park Nursery School is having its annual yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastern Market on the plaza in front of the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center, 635 North Carolina Ave. SE. Proceeds support River Park, which has a 50-year tradition of providing quality instruction that encourages individual growth and development. For more information, contact Molly Brose at 202-550-9922 . 
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River Park Nursery School Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Kids & Family - 12 hours 42 min ago
River Park Nursery School is having its annual yard sale and bake sale on 

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Police Nab G Street NE Robbers

Neighborhood News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:45am
By Andrew Lightman

On Oct. 19 at 1:50 a.m., two pedestrians were walking on the 1100 block of G St. NE. Two juveniles held them up at gunpoint robbing them of $180 and two cell phones. First District officers in the area arrested the robbers and recovered the stolen property and a black, plastic BB gun.

Maryland Avenue NE Robbery

On Oct. 18, a pedestrian on the 1400 block of Maryland Ave. NE at 12:55 a.m. Kindle Fire in hand. Three black males walked up to him. One of them struck him in the head taking his electronic device.

The three suspects are described as:

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National Park Service Seeks Comment on Proposed Expansion of the Kennedy Center

The Arts - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00am
The National Park Service, the National Capital Planning Commission and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Preforming Arts are accepting comments from the public on the environmental impacts of a proposal to expand the Kennedy Center. The proposed project would expand the facilities at the Kennedy Center by adding space for classrooms, rehearsal rooms, event spaces, and offices in a dedicated area.

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SE/SW Transportation Improvement Study & Environmental Assessment Public Meeting

Neighborhood News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00am
The Federal Highway Administration and the District Department of Transportation invite you to attend a public meeting at Van Ness Elementary, 1150 5th St. SE, for the SE/SW Transportation Improvement Study and Environmental Assessment.   The SE/SW Transportation Improvement Study will address East/West transportation needs between the Southeast and Southwest Washington communities of Anacostia and the Waterfront.

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Lansburgh Dog Park Official Opening

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:53pm

The official "Grand Opening of the Lansburgh Dog Park" for Oct. 19 at 12 to 3 p.m.

  • Official Leash cutting with Ward 6 Council Member Tommy Wells

  • Test your dog on an agility course

  • Meet "Sam the Bloodhound

  • Dog park play (of course)

  • Refreshments

  • Paws of SW t-shirts for sale!

Lansburgh Dog Park is located at Delaware and K SW Streets. For more information or to volunteer at the dog park, contact PAWS of SW.

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Early Voting to Begin

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:35am
By Andrew Lightman

With only 19 days left until the DC General Election, The DC Board of Elections is making all of the necessary preparations to accommodate the voting public. Among them is Early Voting which begins at One Judiciary Square on Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 1

Early Voting begins District wide on Saturday, October 25th at the following satellite voting centers:

  • Chevy Chase Community Center – 5601 Connecticut Avenue NW

  • Columbia Heights Community Center – 1480 Girard Street NW

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Police Nab New Jersey Avenue SE Muggers

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:21am
By Andrew Lightman

The Blotter reported yesterday that an attempted robbery took place on the unit block of North Carolina Ave. SE. The report was incorrect. Here is the real story.

At 6:05 p.m., a female pedestrian was walking on the 500 block of New Jersey ave. SE. She was approached by a woman, who asked to use her phone. When she refused, the woman put her hand in her park and asked, “Do you want to see my knife?” Screaming, the victim fled south on New Jersey Ave. SE making good her escape.

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Lane Closures on 14th Street Bridge (I-395)

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:12am
On Oct. 20 through Oct. 24, the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) will repair a bridge deck joint on the inbound two left lanes of the 14th Street Bridge (I-395), over the Potomac River, weather permitting. DDOT encourages all motorists to stay alert as they travel through this corridor.
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DC Circulator Semi-Annual Open House

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:00am
The District Department of Transportation will host its DC Circulator Semi-Annual Open House on Monday, Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. at Pinstripes, 1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW. At the open house, DDOT will present current operations and performance, solicit feedback from passengers, and present information related to the Draft 2014 DC Circulator Transit Development Plan Update, which was released on Sept. 23. You can reach the meeting by riding the DC Circulator routes: Union Station to Georgetown or Dupont Circle to Rosslyn via Georgetown. The stop is Wisconsin Ave. and M St. NW.

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DC Circulator Semi-Annual Open House

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:00am
The District Department of Transportation will host its DC Circulator Semi-Annual Open House on Monday, Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. at Pinstripes, 1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW. At the open house, DDOT will present current operations and performance, solicit feedback from passengers, and present information related to the Draft 2014 DC Circulator Transit Development Plan Update, which was released on Sept. 23. You can reach the meeting by riding the DC Circulator routes: Union Station to Georgetown or Dupont Circle to Rosslyn via Georgetown. The stop is Wisconsin Ave. and M St. NW.

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Two Men Shoot on Wednesday Night on Independence Avenue SE

Neighborhood News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:57pm
By Andrew Lightman

Two victims were shoot at 9:45 p.m. last night on the 1700 block of Independence Ave. SE. The first, struck in the chest, was taken to a local hospital, where he is reported to be in stable condition. The second, hit in the shoulder, was treated at the scene and released. The police have no suspects. The shooting is under investigation by First District Detectives.

In Other News

There were cars stolen:

  • on the 200 block of I St. SW;

  • on the 200 block of Virginia Ave. SE;

  • at an undisclosed location in PSA 107;

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Ward 6 School Board Candidates Debate

Neighborhood News - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:00am
By Madeleine Deason

Ward 6 school board candidates, Mark Naydan and Joe Weedon, answered questions about their plans for Ward 6 public schools at a forum at Eastern Senior High School on Tuesday.

Mark Naydan: The Educator

Mark Naydan has been a history and government teacher at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland for 10 years. He has been a resident of Ward 6 for more than 20 years. He taught in five countries and is involved in Northwestern’s PTA and the National Education Association.

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T of H Street to Raise Money for J.O. Wilson Elementary

Kids & Family - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:50am
By Andrew Lightman

The Third Annual Taste of H Auction will be held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE) on Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.tasteofh.org. Tickets cost $45/person.

“Taste of H” Auction for J.O. Wilson Elementary School assists in efforts to update the library and help families with medical and household emergencies.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Arts - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:39am
By Jess Oros

Thursday, October 16

Critical Exposure- 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Over 100 membersof the Critical Exposure community come together to support this fundraiser. Help them kick off their 10-Year Anniversary at this celebration of their student and professional photographers. There will be an auction for participants to buy their favorite pieces. For more information about the auction and fundraiser, click here.

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District Opens Playground at DC General Family Shelter

Kids & Family - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00am
Mayor Gray has announced the opening of a new playground for children at the DC General Family Shelter and thanks Pepco for providing a charitable donation to support the project. Pepco’s donation will be used to fund the management of the playground, which officially opened on Oct. 15.   The new playground, constructed by the District’s Department of General Services, features two play structures--one for 2-to-5-year-olds and a second for 5-to-12-year-olds.

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MLK Library Holds First DC Author's Festival

The Arts - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00am
The DC Author Festival is a public celebration of contemporary authors who live in Washington, DC. The festival contains vending and exhibiting tables where authors and publishers may promote or sell their works to the public, workshops for emerging authors,and public readings by local authors. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is at 901 G St. NW.  
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Dance Place Receives Kresge Foundation Award

The Arts - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00am
Dance Place has received a am award from the Kresge Foundation, a $3 billion private, national foundation, to expand the organization’s creative placemaking activities in the Brookland. The grant will support the creation and operation of an Arts Park  (located in the existing Kearney Street Alley located between the Brookland Artspace Lofts and Dance Place); continued free public arts programming in Brookland; and a cohesive way-finding project. danceplace.org
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