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Eastern Market Report - July 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 11:56am
By Peter J. Waldron

The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee EMCAC) met on June 28th in the North Hall for its regular monthly meeting. There was one item on its agenda, a proposed Request For Proposals (RFP) to put together a Five Year business plan. This follows an earlier special meeting called on June 22nd to tackle the issues surrounding this RFP.

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ANC 6E Report - July 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 11:27am
By Steve Holton

Expansion Plans for AIPAC Building

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ANC 6D Report - July 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:57am
By Christine Rushton

A scheduled 20-minute presentation at the July meeting of the advisory neighborhood commission (ANC) on the health impacts to neighbors near the Buzzard Point and DC United stadium development turned into an hour-long argument between commissioners and the city’s representatives. Commissioners expressed their anger at the DC United project’s not sending representatives to the meeting and also the lack of priority placed on settling the health and air-quality concerns around the construction site.

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ANC 6C Report - July 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:26am
By Christine Rushton

Commissioners shared an unfortunate discovery and sudden news during July’s meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C. For Commissioner Chris Miller, a FOIA request revealed that at least 55 of the more than 110 DC Public Schools are not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ANC agreed to send a letter to the Department of General Services (DGS) requesting more compliance, which Miller agreed needs priority for the children attending those schools, who have the right to access their school anywhere.

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ANC 6B Report - July 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 9:45am
By Christine Rushton

Commissioners Denise Krepp and Chander Jayaraman again detailed their growing anger and frustration over the Department of Behavioral Health’s (DBH) handling of the clinics opening within blocks of each other in Hill East. At the July 12 meeting, Krepp and Jayaraman updated the ANC on the fight to revamp the process for giving certifications to clinics like Andromeda Transcultural Health (corner of South Carolina Avenue and 15th Street SE) — currently, clinic work in some instances is classified as general office use.

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ANC 6A Report - July 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 07/30/2016 - 9:12am
By Christine Rushton

Residents near the intersection of 11th Street and H Street NE may get relief from an increase in loitering, urination, and drug activity if the city agrees to the request of the advisory neighborhood commission (ANC) to remove benches on the corner. More than 50 residents over the last few years have signed petitions to get rid of the benches in hopes of deterring people from lingering there during the day and night, especially since many residents use the Capital Bikeshare station located there.

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Arrest Made in Series of Yoga, Pilates Studio Burglaries

Neighborhood News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:32am
By Christine Rushton

Police announced the arrest of a suspect in a series of burglaries at yoga and Pilates studios during June and July at a press conference on July 29. More than 10 studios, including at studios near Union Market and in Ivy City, have been targeted — some multiple times.

Video surveillance showed the burglar as a man wearing a white shirt, wearing glasses and carrying a backpack. He used a crowbar to break open the drawers in the studios and took cash and small electronics. 

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Climate Ready DC Survey Comments Sought

Neighborhood News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:00am
Higher summer temperatures, increased precipitation and more intense storms. These are just some of the impacts that DC is beginning to experience due to climate change. DC's Department of Energy and the Environment has worked with experts to develop Climate Ready DC, a draft climate adaptation action plan. This draft document is available for public comment through Sept.

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Welcome to the World, Everett Allen

Neighborhood News - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:48pm
By Christine Rushton

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and his wife Jordi Hutchinson welcomed a new baby boy named Everett into their family on July 20, much to the excitement of his first child Cora.

After a Twitter storm of congratulations and compliments on the growing family, Allen announced he will take a few weeks off of work on paternity leave to stay home while his family acclimates to their new addition.

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New Images of the Hine Development

Neighborhood News - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 2:01pm
By Christine Rushton

Stanton-EastBanc LLC has released new renderings for the Hine Project development along the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE and reaching toward Eastern Market.

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MPD Invites Community to National Night Out

Neighborhood News - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 11:47am
By Christine Rushton

MPD announced the 32nd annual America’s Night Out Against Crime at spots in all seven police districts on Aug. 2. Neighbors, officers and community leaders will get together for cookouts, open houses, block parties, candlelight vigils and activities in an effort to fight crime. Here are the locations for the First and Fifth Districts:

  • from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sursum Corda/Tyler House (1112 First Terrace NW)
  • from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brentwood Village Shopping Center (1301 Rhode Island Ave. NE)

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Obituary For A Friend

Commentary - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:26pm
By Anonymous

Obituary is too bleak a word to end

    the life and story of my friend:

Whatever the judgment of the world,

    however quickly this print fades,

He was my friend, and I loved him,

    and, as long as I am, he too will be.

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Argonaut Cancels Trivia, Padlocks Door

Neighborhood News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:25pm
By Christine Rushton

“No Trespassing” signs, a padlocked door and a cancelled Trivia Night on Wednesday show signs that The Argonaut (1433 H St. NE) is closed. Several blogs, news websites and tweets on Tuesday carried the rumor that the H Street Corridor business staple closed for reasons ranging from a miscommunication on DC taxes to a dispute between the restaurant’s owners.

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DPR Seeking Ideas for Randall Rec Center

Neighborhood News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:13pm
By Christine Rushton

Community members interested in using the Randall Recreation Center (South Capitol and I Street SW) can learn more about and give feedback on the plans for the site at a meeting on July 28 at the center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host this meeting at the Ward 6 Randall center, the first of eight town hall meetings in each ward. DPR wants to hear community member’s ideas for programming that will best fit the needs of their neighborhood, DPR Director Keith Anderson said in a statement.

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Police Arrest Three for Thefts

Neighborhood News - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:21am
By Christine Rushton

At 9:20 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1700 block of Gales St. NE on charges of Threat to Kidnap or Injure.

At 12:06 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1600 block of Maryland Ave. NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 6:28 a.m., police arrested a man on the 100 block of M St. SW on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 6:16 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Potomac Ave. SE on charges of Theft First Degree.

At 9:48 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1900 block of D St. SE on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

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Five Thefts Reported Monday

Neighborhood News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:57am

Shooting on Simms Place NE

A man was shot on the 1200 block of Simms Place NE around 3 p.m. Police reported that they found shell casings at the scene and tracked the victim down at the hospital. They are still investigating.

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At 3:19 p.m., police arrested a man on the 200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 3:50 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Theft Second Degree.

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Five Thefts Reported Monday

Neighborhood News - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:25am
By Christine Rushton

Shooting on Simms Place NE

A man was shot on the 1200 block of Simms Place NE around 3 p.m. Police reported that they found shell casings at the scene and tracked the victim down at the hospital. They are still investigating.

In Other News

At 3:19 p.m., police arrested a man on the 200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 3:50 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Theft Second Degree.

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Rallycross Races Roll Into RFK Stadium

Neighborhood News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:09pm
By Christine Rushton

Rallycross racers will take over RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol St. SE) on July 29 and 30 for the third-annual Red Bull Global Rallycross competition. This race is round eight of a 12-race series across the nation.

Gates open on Friday at 12 p.m. for practice laps, with a driver autograph opportunity at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. with warm ups, and then the day moves through rounds in both the Supercar and Lite race categories. The Lites final is at 1:50 p.m. and the Supercar at 2:30 p.m.

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Weekend Crime: Woman Hit With A Brick, Man Robbed in an Alley, PNC Bank Robbed

Neighborhood News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 10:24am
By Christine Rushton

Robber Targets PNC Bank on Pennsylvania SE

On Saturday, a man robbed the PNC Bank at 650 Pennsylvania Avenue SE around 11 a.m. Police reported that a man — black, skinny, in his 30s, about 6 foot, wearing sunglasses and a tan hat — entered the bank, told the tellers he was robbing them and then fled with cash.

Woman Hit in the Face with a Brick

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Sugarfoots Performing Arts Camp Presents Sugarfoots Broadway on the Hill

Kids & Family - Sun, 07/24/2016 - 12:00am
Tickets are on sale now for Sugarfoots Broadway on the Hill closing dinner theatre performance on Thursday, July 28, 6:30 pm., at School Within School Auditorium, 920 F St. NE. This year’s production is adapted from Sugarfoots Tattle-Tales Children’s Book Series; Sugarfootn’ in Ghana, a delightful West African folktale – Why People Have to Work? Call 202-316-2258 or book on line at sugarfoots.com. $15 ticket includes dinner. 
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