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Peregrine Espresso Celebrates Ninth Anniversary

Neighborhood News - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:26am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Peregrine Espresso is celebrating their ninth anniversary! All day Tuesday September 5th, the cafes will be giving away free drip and iced coffee at all three of the Peregrine Espresso shops. Other giveaways will be offered, as well. 

“We are thrilled to be celebrating nine years on the Hill and look forward to sharing many more years with our Eastern Market neighbors,” said Ryan Jensen, who founded the shop together with his wife, Jill Jensen.

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UPDATED: District Veteran Fights to Save Historic Home

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:04pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

On Thursday morning at around 8:00 a.m., George Farris chained himself to the door and security grate of his home at 732 Sixth St. NE. Farris, a 40-year veteran with three Vietnam combat tours who is also an insulin-dependent diabetic, is still making mortgage payments on the home that he says has been uninhabitable for more than two years.

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Car Stolen in Northeast

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:28pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of D Street SE on charges of Prisoner Escape.

At 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the 900 block of H Street NE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include:

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Metro Needs A Regional Tax

Commentary - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:25am
By Phil Mendelson

Democracy dies in the darkness, while Metro dies in the shadow of regional parochialism…The opinion response the Washington Post doesn’t want to publish

How could the District be so un-regional that it won’t support a regional tax to fund Metro’s deferred capital needs? [The District’s Death Wish for Metro]

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Human Rescue Alliance Needs Space for Animals Stranded by Hurricane

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:24am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Pets separated from their families due to Hurricane Harvey, and other Houston animals homeless before the storm are being relocated this week to Washington DC, the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) said Wednesday. The HRA is appealing to animal lovers who may be considering the adoption of a new pet to visit adoptions centers today.  Dogs and cats adopted this week will clear room for animals arriving from Texas.  All pets available for adoption at HRA have been spayed,neutered and microchipped.

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The View From the South Hall

Commentary - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:55am
By Bill Glasgow

After the Eastern Market fire, emergency legislation was passed to close the 200 block of 7th Street to accommodate the non-food vendors. This was the right thing to do. The non-food vendors could not set up next the Eastern Market building with all the construction going on, for obvious safety reasons.

When the Merchants left the East Hall and moved back to Eastern Market, the street remained closed, even though the non-food vendors had all their pre fire space available to them.

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Future of Seventh Street SE Discussed

Neighborhood News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:51am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B Special Call meeting on the future of Eastern Market and Seventh Street SE took place in a room packed with representatives of District government and government agencies, community organizations, stakeholders, press and concerned community members.

Barry Margeson, Manager of Eastern Market for the Department of General Services (DGS),described the weekend Eastern Market as not a single entity but an ecosystem that requires balance to function, describing how different managing groups have managed different spaces at different times.

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Man Arrested for Robbery in Northeast

Neighborhood News - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 8:42am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 6:21 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of Howison Place SE on charges of Burglary One.

At 8:11 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 18th Street NE on charges of Fleeing from a Law Enforcement Officer in a Motor Vehicle.

At 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, a car was stolen on the 200 block of East Capitol Street NE.

At 4:11 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on charges of Robbery on the 1100 block of H Street NE.

At 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault in the course of an attempted robbery on the 1700 block of E Street NE.

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Public Meeting On Southeast Boulevard Project

Neighborhood News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 9:56am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

On Saturday September 16th, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) welcome public participation in their Environmental Assessment (EA) of possible improvements to Southeast Boulevard and Barney Circle. Learn more about the project and provide feedback to the project team.

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Robberies in Northeast Monday

Neighborhood News - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 9:44am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 4:12 p.m. Monday, a woman was arrested on the 700 block of East Capitol Street SE on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon.

At 11:48 a.m. Monday, there was a robbery on the 400 block of E Street NE.

At 4:31 a.m. Monday, there was an assault during a robbery on the 1000 block of 19th Street NE.

At 7:54 p.m. Monday, a car was stolen on the 1700 block of Lyman Place NE.

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A Little Night Music Sends in the Clowns

The Arts - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:54pm
By David Hoffman

“Isn’t it bliss?” sings Desiree in “Send in the Clowns,” the signature tune from Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music.” The unambiguous answer is “YES!”

The one true “hit” of Sondheim’s storied career is crooned in a husky, hurtful murmur of rueful regret by the middle-aged actress Desiree. She addresses the verses to her onetime paramour Fredrik, who has just spurned her attempt to rekindle their romance.

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Armed Carjacking Early Sunday in Northeast

Neighborhood News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:00am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 2:12 a.m. Sunday morning, police from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded to reports of an armed carjacking in the 1800 block of I Street NE.

Two women were waiting for their companions in the car parked in the back alley at that address when the car was approached by four people. One suspect came to the passenger side with a handgun and said, “give me all your stuff and get out of the vehicle.”

At the same time, another suspect went to the driver’s side and told the driver, “give me your phone and get on the ground.”

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National Capital Bank Recognized by ICBA Community Service Awards

Neighborhood News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:57am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

The National Capital Bank of Washington (NCB) has been awarded honorable mention in the National Community Service Awards, presented by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). The awards recognize exceptional and outstanding volunteer efforts of community banks throughout the nation.

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Police Search for Man After Armed Robbery in Northeast

Neighborhood News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:16am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 1:18 a.m. Friday, there was an armed robbery at 1:18 a.m. at the corner of Maryland Avenue and F Street NE. Police are looking for a black man about 25 years old. He stands about 5 ‘ 10” tall and weighs around 150 pounds. He was driving a green 2003 or 2004 model Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Do not approach suspects. Anyone who has information regarding these cases should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the Text Tip Line by sending a text message to 50411.

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Finn McCool's Hosts Epic Fight Night

The Arts - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 1:42pm
By Andrew Lightman

Unhooked your cable? Don't miss the epic battle between Irish Notorious Mystic Mac, Conor McGregor and the American Pretty Boy Money, Floyd Mayweather. Finn McCool's, the last Irish Bar on Capitol Hill, will show the fight on its 13 massive flat screen TVs with BOSE Surround Sound.

Thirsty? There will be 48 taps pouring cold beer. There will be a $20 cover to attend, but the first beer is FREE on the house. No one below 21 allowed. ID required. Doors open at 5 p.m this Saturday, August 26th.

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Nickelz Production Strengthens DMV Hip Hop Community

The Arts - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:41am
By Chloe Detrick

When one thinks of cities with strong dance presences, Los Angeles’ performance studios or prestigious New York City ballet schools may come to mind. Surprisingly, with over 6 million multicultural residents in the DMV radius, it can be hard to pick up the hobby of choreographed dancing at an adult level.

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ANC Special Call Meeting Takes Place Tuesday to Discuss Future Status of Seventh Street SE

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:30am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

An ANC 6B Special Call Meeting to consider the future status of Seventh Street SE will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 29th. The meeting is the third public meeting to consider the topic this month.

ANC 6B Chair Chander Jayaraman (6B08) welcomed all who wished to attend, and said that he was looking forward to hearing public comment. "This is a very important issue in the community," he said, "that is why we have called this meeting."

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Woman Arrested in Northeast Aggravated Assault

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:29am
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

At 9:03 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Second Degree Cruelty to Children.

At 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Aggravated Assault.

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 1700 block of Gales Street NE on charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

At 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the Unit block of Fifth Street SE.

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DC Shorts Film Festival Calls the Hill Home for Closing Weekend

Neighborhood News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:21pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

The 2017 DC Shorts Film Festival will call the Hill home for their closing weekend, Friday September 15th through Sunday September 17th. Competitions, panels and film screenings will take place at the Miracle Theater (535 Eighth Street SE) and at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) at 545 7th Street SE.

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Arrest Made in December 2016 Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse Incident

Neighborhood News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:59pm
By Elizabeth O'Gorek

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Youth and Family Services Division, Physical and Sexual Abuse Branch announced that an arrest has been made in a Misdemeanor Child Sexual Abuse offense that occurred on Wednesday December 7, 2016 in the 1800 block of East Capitol Street, Southeast.

At about 4:00 p.m. on that date, an unknown suspect engaged in sexually suggestive conduct with a juvenile victim as the victim walked in the 1800 block of East Capitol Street Southeast.

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