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Two Initiatives Announced at ANC 6B OCSTF Meeting

Neighborhood News - 6 hours 57 min ago
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Two complementary initiatives to help reduce the rat infestation on the Hill were announced at the June 20 meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B Outreach and Constituent Services Task Force (OCSTF) meeting.

Citizen-Assisted Enforcement

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Arrest Made in Stabbing on Independence Avenue SE

Neighborhood News - 7 hours 10 min ago
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

On Sunday afternoon shortly after 4:00 p.m., a woman was assaulted and stabbed in a business on the 1500 block of Independence Avenue SE. The female suspect was found and arrested late Sunday night by the First District Detectives Unit.

In Other News

At 1:50 a.m. Friday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of H Street NE on charges of Simple Assault.

At 7:10 p.m. Friday, there was a burglary on the 300 block of Constitution Avenue NE. 

At 10:37 p.m. Saturday, a car was stolen on the 1300 block of D Street SE. 

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Multiple Vehicles Involved in H Street Accident With Megabus

Neighborhood News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:01pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Police have closed H Street NE to traffic between the 500 and 800 blocks after an accident involving a Megabus.

Police said they were first alerted about an incident at 11:27 a.m. They said that up to ten vehicles may have been involved, and multiple injuries have been reported, none of them life-threatening at this time. DC Fire and EMS said that the bus was empty except for the driver.

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Modernization Accelerated for Jefferson Middle School Academy

Neighborhood News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 1:26pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

On June 13, DC City Council voted to accelerate the modernization of the 77-year-old Jefferson Middle School Academy to Fiscal Year 2018, with construction to begin as soon as possible.

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) says that the school  is one of the fastest-improving middle-schools in DC, boasting significant gains in reading and math among students, strong partnerships and family engagement and increased enrollment. 

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Robberies Reported on the Hill

Neighborhood News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:45pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 12:50 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 300 block of Seventh Street SE. 

At 3:33 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE. 

At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without A License Outside a Home or Business.

 

Reporting Illegal Activity

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Farewell to Baseball Bill

Neighborhood News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:46pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

There will be a celebration of the life of William ‘Bill’ R. Holdforth or "Baseball Bill," as he was known around the Hill, Thursday June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Holdforth, 66, died of a heart attack May 28.

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Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

Neighborhood News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:17pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Police are looking for help to identify and find a person of interest after an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 700 block of H Street NE.

At about 5:01 a.m. on Tuesday June 20 2017, an individual entered the store and pulled out a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the clerks. The clerks did as he asked and the suspect took the money and fled the store.

The person of interest can be seen in this video.

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Thursday Night Performance at Corner Store Arts

Neighborhood News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 1:51pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Thursday night will be a musical good time at Corner Store Arts. At 7:30 this Thursday June 22, California-based folk artists Kelly McFarling and John Elliott will play a show at Corner Store Arts.

McFarling is an Atlanta, Georgia born San Francisco-based folk singer songwriter who has been hosted at both  Corner Store Arts here in DC, as well as the Corner Store West Mountain Jam in California. They like her THAT much.

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Man Arrested for June 14 Shooting in Southwest

Neighborhood News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:19am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announced that an arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, June 14.

At approximately 9:42 p.m., members of the First District responded to reports of gun shots fired in the 1300 block of Half Street SW. When they got there, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency personnel transported the victim to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

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Former Councilmember Jim Graham to Lie in State at Wilson Building

Neighborhood News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:13am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Former Councilmember Jim Graham will lie in state at the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) this Friday, June 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., representatives from District Council said. A program will begin after the Councilmember’s remains have been brought into the building, with remarks delivered by elected officials, dignitaries and special guests.  

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Deputy Mayor for Education and Department of Health Representative to Appear Before Task Force

Neighborhood News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:20pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

The June meeting of the Outreach and Constituent Services Task Force (OCSTF) takes place Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital.

The meeting will feature a presentation from Jennifer Niles, Deputy Mayor for Education, focusing on the facilities needs of Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan. Modernization for the school was accelerated in the District Budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year.

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Community Office Hours With Councilmember Bonds

Neighborhood News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:13pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Celebrate the start of summer with Councilmember Anita Bonds (D-At Large) this Wednesday evening!

Councilmember Bonds will have her Ward 6 Community Chat on Wednesday June 21, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lavagna (539 8th St. SE). Lite fare will be provided.

The event is hosted by Near Community Partners and the Ward 6 Democrats.

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Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

Neighborhood News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:51am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Police are asking for help to identify and find two people of interest after an armed robbery with a gun in the 1200 block of I ("Eye") Street NE on Tuesday May 30, 2017.

On Tuesday night at about 10:40 p.m., two suspects approached the victim. One of the two suspects showed a gun and demanded the victim's property. The victim gave it to them, and the suspects fled the scene. The persons of interest can be seen in this video.

Robbery on H Street NE

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Eastern High School ‘Young Economist Academy’ Presents Solutions to IMF Managing Director

Neighborhood News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:34pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Students from Eastern High School made a presentation June 1 in the board room of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with senior IMF staff, including Managing Director Christine Lagarde, acting as the Executive Board.

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Cellphone Snatched as Victim Checks Car Tires

Neighborhood News - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:37am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

On Friday at 6:09 p.m., a person was robbed of a cellphone after pulling over to check their tires in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The suspects are described as two black men in their early twenties. One man is 5’8-5’10, thin with a dark complexion. He was wearing a white tank top and black shorts. The other man is 5’8-5’10, thin, and was wearing a black tank top and black shorts. Anyone with information about this crime or any others should please call police at 202-727-9099.

Arrest in Armed Robbery

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Dear Problem Lady - June 2017

Homes & Gardens - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:21am
By Wendy Blair

I heard that a garden in a pot should contain just three things – “a Thriller, a Filler, and a Spiller.” Meaning what?

Fine Gardening magazine popularized this wise mantra. The Thriller can be a brilliant spike of bloom or leaf. Filler – any bushy thing. The Spiller – something drooping down over the edge of the pot. Find three that go together, and go for it.

 

My springtime Japonica camellias were sensational this year. But I can never figure out how to arrange them.

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Captivating Entries

Homes & Gardens - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 9:17am
By Derek Thomas

Capitol Hill has been compared to a village, a finely integrated community, a place to call home. Perhaps one of the most alluring parts as many Hill homes are their entries. Some have grand, long walkways like the homes on East Capitol St. and Massachusetts Avenue. Some are secret enclaves, little pockets, all are enchanting.

12th St NE. #1

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The Historic Masonry Construction of Capitol Hill

Homes & Gardens - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:12am
By Gary Barnhart

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood built with brick.  Almost every street is lined with colorful row homes built about 100 years ago.  Though most brick row homes look similar, these buildings were designed and constructed by various builders and architects and there are unique differences between the buildings.

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Frager’s Joins ‘A Few Good Hardware Stores’

Homes & Gardens - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 9:10am
By Christine Rushton

Nearly 100 years ago, a man named Fritz “Frank” Frager got laid off from work at the Navy Yard in DC. It was the end of World War One. But instead of trying to find another job, he decided to put what money he had toward opening a local hardware store on Capitol Hill—Frager’s Hardware.

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Councilmember White Describes His Work on 2018 Budget to ANC 6C

Neighborhood News - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 2:51pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Councilmember Robert C. White, Jr. (I-At Large) appeared before the June meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C to discuss the work he has done on the District Budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year.

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