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Gay Men’s Chorus Announces First LGBTQA Youth Chorus

Kids & Family - 23 hours 51 min ago
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) announces the formation of its new GenOUT Chorus, the first LGBTQA Youth Chorus in the District area, under the direction of Artistic Director Thea Kano and Assistant Conductor Paul Heins. The GenOUT Chorus is seeking singers between the ages of 12 and 21 to join a newly forming youth chorus for LGBTQ youth and their allies.   The Chorus will make its premiere onstage at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St.

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Two Cars Stolen in Northeast

Neighborhood News - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:33am
By Andrew Lightman

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 1900 block of I St. NE;

  • the 2100 block of H St. NE.

There were burglaries on:

  • the 200 block of I St. SW at 8:46 p.m. at a residence;

  • the 300 block of Eighth St. NE at at a store;

  • the 1600 block of D St. NE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 900 block of H St. NE at 9 p.m. at a supermarket;

  • the 500 block of Seventh St. SE;

  • the 1200 block of Walter St. SE a residence.

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My School DC Application Process for 2015-16 School Year Opens

Kids & Family - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:00am
The District of Columbia has launched “My School DC,” the common application for DC Public Schools and public charter schools for the 2015-2016 school year. In its second year of operation, My School DC provides a single online application where families can apply for out-of-boundary spots at K-12 schools, all Pre-K programs for 3-year-olds and Pre-K programs for 4-year-olds, selective citywide high schools, and nearly every public charter school program. Approximately 3,000 applications have already been submitted by residents.

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Fifth District Officers Catch Muggers

Neighborhood News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:32am
By Andrew Lightman

On Dec. 16 at 5:45 p.m. a female pedestrian was walking north on Third St. NE. Two black men approached and demanded money, one of whom threatened her with a handgun. The victim handed over her cell phone. The two robbers fled on foot through a park.

Two Fifth District officers spotted the two robbers on the east side of the 300 block of Franklin St. NE. They gave chase taking both into custody. A black pellet gun was recovered from one of the suspects.

“Great job, Fifth District officers!” stated Lieutenant Corrine Hughes on the 5D Listserv.

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Report Shows Decline in New HIV Cases in the District

Neighborhood News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:00am
A new interim report of preliminary data shows a decrease in new HIV cases in the District of Columbia during 2013. The report shows there were 497 new HIV cases, a decrease from the 680 cases reported in 2012. Overall, this is a 58% decrease from 1,180 cases in 2008. This latest snapshot of the epidemic indicates the District saw reductions across gender, race/ethnicity, age and mode of transmission.

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DC Marks Milestone Nine Miles of Bike Lanes in 2014

Neighborhood News - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:00am
The District Department of Transportation has celebrated the public opening of the 4th St. NW to SW, bicycle route with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, setting a record for bike lane installations in 2014; making it more than nine miles of bike lane construction this year. The new 4th St. bike lanes connect from School St. SW, to Pennsylvania Ave.

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Two NE Evening Robberies

Neighborhood News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:06am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a violent street robbery on the 700 block of 16th St. NE at 6:25 p.m.

There was an attempted sidewalk robbery on the 1600 block of Kramer St. NE at 6:25 p.m.

There was an sidewalk assault with a deadly weapon on the 700 block of 21st St. NE at 1 a.m.

In Other News

There was a car stolen on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1600 block of Maryland Ave. NE at a business;

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Friends Community School

Kids & Family - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

Friends Community School Open House Receptions 

It is admissions season at Friends Community School, a kindergarten through 8th grade Quaker school that educates students of all beliefs. Open houses for prospective families are scheduled for January 10, and January 15, from 9 – 11 am sharp at the school, which is located in College Park, MD. About 25 students from Capitol Hill attend Friends.

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Lucky Victuals to Ring in 2015

Dining - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:21pm
By Annette Nielsen

This time of year, the saying goes, “Beans, beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you loot…in 2015!” The Southern New Year’s tradition that pairs Black-eyed Peas and Collard Greens (otherwise known as Hoppin’ John) is a lucky way to start the year – if it’s what you eat on the first day of 2015.

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Bûche de Noël To Go at B Too

Dining - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:15pm
By Annette Nielsen

If you’re looking to cross something off the holiday to-do list, think about relying on a professional for some gorgeous sweet treats. Chef Bart Vandaele’s “B @ Home” take-out at B Too is offering up beautiful Bûche de Noël, the traditional French-styled yule log. Chef Vandaele is creating his own versions: a red velvet rendition with classic cream cheese frosting, a hazelnut praline version or a dark chocolate and salted caramel Bûche de Noël with dark Belgian chocolate cake, orange cream, Grand Marnier, and salted caramel.

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Eastern Market Holiday Schedule

Dining - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:08pm

Schedule for Christmas Week (12/22 – 12/28):

  • Monday - OPEN Blue Iris Flowers, Bower’s Dairy, Union Meat

  • Tuesday - OPEN

  • Wednesday, Christmas Eve - OPEN

  • Thursday, Christmas Day - Closed

  • Friday - Closed

Saturday and Sunday - OPEN

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Police Nab F Street Gunman

Neighborhood News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:55am
By Andrew Lightman

 

On Dec. 14 at 8:25 a.m., there was an armed robbery on the 700 block of F St. NE. First District Detectives were called to the scene. The perpetrator was armed with a handgun. There were no reported injuries.

Subsequently, patrol officers managed to locate the vehicle used in the escape and located a suspect.

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Amidon-Bowen

Kids & Family - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

Amidon-Bowen Open House, Dec. 15

On December 15th, there will be a school Open House. Parents will have the opportunity to observe classes, meet teachers, tour the school, and ask any questions that might help them make this important decision about their child's schooling. Meet in the lobby at 9 a.m. - Bruce DarConte, Near Southeast Community Partners, Amidon-Bowen PTA- Director of Corporate Partnerships.

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Maury Elementary

Kids & Family - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

Literacy Night

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Friendship’s Collegiate Academy



Kids & Family - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

First Lego League Tournament Held at Friendship’s Collegiate Academy

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Capitol Hill Day School

Kids & Family - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

Sharing Food and Expertise 

November began with 22 CHDS alumni from 12 high schools giving eight- grade families an insider’s perspective on how high schools ease the transition for 9th graders with bonding trips, peer leaders, advisors, pre-season sports, and time management instruction.  Alumni described themselves as well-prepared for high school, which they found challenging but fun, with more freedom to choose classes and extracurriculars, and more responsibility to manage homework and reach out to teachers for help. 

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Andrene's Caribbean & Soul Food Brings Dine-In to Kennedy Street

Dining - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 12:00am
Andrene’s Caribbean & Soul Food, a neighborhood favorite at 308 Kennedy St. NW, has removed its plexiglass and has re-opened with a new interior and dine-in seating.   Andrene is a resident in the neighborhood, and knows many customers by name.

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Deadline Approaching to Get Health Insurance Coverage Effective January 1

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/13/2014 - 12:00am
Monday, Dec. 15, is the last day District residents can enroll in a health plan with benefits effective Jan. 1, 2015. With this deadline now only four days away, DC Health Link is increasing important resources to help last minute shoppers get enrolled in health coverage that begins the first day of the New Year.   DC Health Link Call Center, at 855-532-5465, hours will be extended on Sunday, Dec. 14, with Customer Services Representatives available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Monday, Dec. 15, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Chef George Kapnos at The Hill Center

Dining - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 1:09pm
By Annette Nielsen

Looking for a thoughtful holiday present? Have a Top Chef groupie on your list? 2014 Top Chef contestant George Kapnos is scheduled to teach at Hill Center March 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – where you’ll get to meet this culinary talent and be inspired through his class, Northern Greek Cooking.

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Captain Kimberlee Williams Joins The First District

Neighborhood News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:50pm
By Andrew Lightman

Captain Kimberlee Williams has been assigned to the First District. She is in charge of managing PSA's 106, 107 and 108. Williams served in the First District as a lieutenant between 2008 and 2010. She can be reached at kimberlee.williams@dc.gov.

In Other News

There were thefts on:

  • the 300 block of H St. NE at Giant;

  • the 300 block of Eighth St. SE;

  • the 300 block of 14th St. NE.

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