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DDOT to Temporarily Close Lanes on 9th Street Expressway SW

Neighborhood News - 6 hours 26 min ago
The Department of Transportation is conducting bridge repairs on D Street Bridge over the 9th Street Expressway, Saturday April 30  through Sunday May 1 and Saturday May 7 through Sunday May 8, weather permitting.   Temporary double lane closures of the 9th Street Expressway will occur between 7 am to 7 pm. A single lane will remain open at all times.    Motorists can anticipate low- to- moderate traffic delays during this time.

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Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs on April 30

Neighborhood News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:03pm
By Christine Rushton

MPD Offers Prescription Drug Disposal April 30

Stop by one of seven sites to dispose of old or unused prescription medications on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s a part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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East City Bookshop Opens This Weekend

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:47pm
By Christine Rushton

Pick up a book or two at East City Bookshop’s grand opening celebration on April 30. The celabration begins at 10 a.m. and continues to 8 p.m.. The shop is located at at 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 100.

Storeowner Laurie Gillman plans a full day of author signings, a scavenger hunt, live local music and children’s book readings. Visitors can participate in doorbuster prizes like coupons for books. Here’s a full schedule:

Children’s Book Readings and Activities

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Two Robberies Near Maryland Avenue in Northeast

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 1:58pm
By Christine Rushton

Fatal Stabbing Near NoMa

A man was stabbed to death on the 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police reported that they found Kenneth Eugene Jackson, 27, of NW DC with a stab wound, and he died after being taken to the hospital.

Armed Robbery at 13th and C Streets NE

A man was robbed at gunpoint near the bus stop at 13th and C Streets NE around 12:30 p.m. The two suspects approached the man, pointed the gun and demanded his belongings. They fled in a red Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Au Pair in America Hosts Free Cultural Fair

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:49am
By Christine Rushton

Au Pair in America’s DC chapter invites families interested in exploring the world’s traditions to their Cultural Fair at Nationals Park on May 1. The free event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. inside the park’s Norfolk Southern Club at 1500 South Capitol St. SE. Go to the centerfield gate entrance and up the escalator. RSVP at www.aupairinamerica.com/.

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The Ladysmiths Art Jewelry Spring Show at Arena Stage

The Arts - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:00am
The Ladysmiths Art Jewelry group is holding their annual spring show and sale on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 1 to 8 p.m. at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. The show will feature the work of 24 local jewelry and fiber artists.

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DOEE to Test Ward 6 Students for Lead

Neighborhood News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:52pm
By Christine Rushton

The DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) plans to send mobile units to test lead levels in students at Ward 6 elementary schools on April 27 and May 4.

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Kitten Stolen from Washington Humane Society

Neighborhood News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:05am
By Christine Rushton

Police need help finding a kitten stolen from the Washington Humane Society on the 1200 block of New York Avenue NE around 5:40 p.m. on April 23. A person walked in with two children and expressed interest in the cats. While the Humane Society staff helped someone else, the suspect fled with a kitten. It was a small, black and grey kitten.

If you have any information, call 202-727-9099 or the Humane Society at 202-576-6664.

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Rendezvous at Market Day at J.O. Wilson

Kids & Family - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:00am
On Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the parents, teachers, and staff of J.O. Wilson Elementary School invite you, your family, and your friends to celebrate spring at Rendezvous at Market Day. Attractions include arts and crafts sales, food, kids games and activities, and local musical talent. Attendance is free. J.O. Wilson Elementary School is at 660 K Street NE.
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Two Robbed at Gunpoint on 8th and G Streets NE

Neighborhood News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:11am
By Christine Rushton

Two people were robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of Eighth and G Streets NE on Saturday around 12:40 a.m. Two suspects in a car pulled up, pointed the gun and stole a wallet and cell phone. They then fled.

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At 3:32 a.m., police arrested a man on the 500 block of C St. NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 4:50 p.m., police arrested a man on the 900 block of 21st St. NE on charges of Burglary Two, Car Theft.

There were thefts on:

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DC DMV Suspends Proposed Driver Education Regulations

Neighborhood News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:00am
The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles is indefinitely suspending the driver education requirement for residents who are first time drivers regardless of their age. In 2014, DC DMV drafted regulations that would have required all first time drivers to pass a driver education course administered by a private vendor.   Implementation was scheduled to begin on May 1, 2016; however, the agency will further review the impact of such a requirement on residents. New drivers will still be required to have a valid DC DMV learner permit.

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D.C. United Soccer Stadium Demolition Event

Neighborhood News - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 12:00am
Join Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday, April 25, at 11 a.m., for the D.C. United Soccer Stadium Demolition Event at Second and S Streets, SW. 
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DGS Fails to Report Dangerous Lead Levels in Ward 6 Schools' Water

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 2:24pm
By Christine Rushton

Water in three Ward 6 elementary schools tested positive for lead in a recent retesting of the systems, the DC Department of General Services (DGS) announced on April 21. But while school principals and parents only received notice this week, DGS representatives said they knew about the problem in August of 2015.

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Police Increase Patrols in Lincoln Park, Eastern Market Regions

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:49am
By Christine Rushton

Police increased the patrols and altered the PSA lieutenant shifts in the First District after a series of armed carjackings and robberies in the last two weeks. Councilmember Charles Allen confirmed on Thursday that MPD Chief Cathy Lanier and 1D Cmdr. Robert Contee added police officers in the areas around Police Service Area (PSA) 108 and 107 — along Independence Avenue SE and Massachusetts Avenue SE, stretching from around Eastern Market to RFK Stadium.

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Metro Mutts Closing Barracks Row Store

Neighborhood News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 3:40pm
By Christine Rushton

Metro Mutts plans to shut down its Barracks Row store at 407 Eighth Street SE in June after revaluating its expanding retail, training and home delivery services. The popular Hill pet store will keep its original 508 H Street NE location open.

In an email to their patrons, Metro Mutts co-owners Lee and Kelly Hartshorn and Anna Lappas-Collins said the closing doesn’t reflect any slow down in their business. They plan to continue growing their dog walking and cat sitting services, community outreach events and their newly launched home delivery service.

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Final Sale: Homebody Closing Doors in May

Neighborhood News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 2:41pm
By Christine Rushton

Homebody furniture and home goods store at 218 Seventh Street SE will permanently close its doors around May 1. After more than a decade in the Capitol Hill community, storeowner Henriette Fourcade decided to start a new career and plans to sell as much as she can in the final closing sale.

Homebody offers an array of modern furniture pieces, lighting and other items for home decoration. Some items are now 60 to 70 percent off their normal price.

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Armed Robbery Near Eastern Market, Carjacking Near Lincoln Park

Neighborhood News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:11am
By Christine Rushton

Woman Robbed at Gunpoint Near Easter Market

A man with a gun robbed a woman at the bus stop at 18th and C Streets SE around 6:30 a.m. Police reported that while the woman was waiting for a bus, a man about 5-foot-6 wearing all black pointed a gun at her and stole from her purse. He then fled.

Couple Carjacked on 18th and Independence

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H Street Main Street Wins $60,000 Grant

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 5:15pm
By Christine Rushton

H Street Main Street received $60,000 from the District on April 19 as a part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to support small businesses and job growth in all eight wards.

The H Street businesses’ grant will support a study on the prospective of an emerging Business Improvement District (BID) for the H Street corridor. Bowser awarded a total of five “Great Street Grants” totally $300,000. The District will award a total of $5.3 million in grants for the Great Streets and small business development.

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Police Arrest Four for Theft in SE and SW

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 10:30am
By Christine Rushton

A man was robbed at gunpoint on the 200 block of Ninth Street SE around 10:20 p.m. Police reported that the suspect approached the man with a gun, stole his cell phone and wallet and fled.

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Police arrested four on charges of Theft Second degree on:

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Ward 6 Town Hall on Proposed DC Budget

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 7:02am
On Thursday, April 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the DHS H Street Service Center (2nd Floor), 645 H St. NE, join Councilmember Charles Allen for a Ward 6 Town Hall on the proposed DC Budget. What are your questions? What are your priorities?

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