Capitol Hill’s eagerly awaited Spanish restaurant, Joselito: Casa de Comidas, is set to open any day at 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Created by Javier Chandon and wife Christiana Campos (who also operate SER in Arlington), Joselito is named after Javier’s late father, Jose Chandon Perez. Headed by executive chef David Sierra, the kitchen will turn out traditional Spanish fare – with some innovative twists – for lunch and dinner.
A man was shot and killed on the 600 block of 14th Place NE on Jan. 17 at 6:30 a.m. Police are searching for a man — thin black male wearing all black — they say shot two men inside of a car. One of the victims died at the scene, the other was seriously injured, and the suspect fled east on 15th Street NE. Police will update as more information is known.
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At 6 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW on charges of Theft Second Degree.
Back in the late 1970s we were warned to eliminate fat intake from milk, eggs, cheese, and butter. Excessive calories and arterial damage were linked with dairy foods. I followed along like most health-conscious folks and cut back on whole-milk products. Substituting grey-blue skim milk on my morning cereal, I also replaced our table butter with margarine. It tastes like butter! Not really, but we did it anyway.
More than 1,200 buses filled with people in support of the Women’s March on Washington will head into the District on Jan. 21. In preparation for the throngs of marchers, Metro Police (MPD), a private security firm hired by the Women’s March organizers, trained citizen marshals and legal observers plan to monitor the streets during the campaign.
At 3:36 a.m. on Jan. 14, police arrested a woman on the 2400 block of East Capitol Street SE on charges of Reckless Driving.
At 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 15, police arrested a woman on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.
At 5 a.m. on Jan. 15, police arrested a woman on Interstate 395 on charges of Driving Under the Influence.
At 8:25 p.m. on Jan. 15, police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.
More than 300 organizers, 700 businesses and an unknown number of supporters from DC will welcome the supporters of the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.
Efforts nationwide have sparked sister movements in other cities, but the concentration of people marching in support of women’s rights, inclusion, equality, diversity and democracy will flock to Capitol Hill on Saturday. One DC regional leader for the march and Ward 6 resident, Jackie Savage, wants people to feel welcomed.
Helping at a 2016 summer camp for disabled children, Eastern High School student Kaheri Gyenyame, a senior and Ward 4 resident, realized doctors and nurses make up only part of the career options in the medical field. Gyenyame traveled with hospital staff and worked with children as a part of her six-week internship through MedStar Health’s Prescription for Success partnership program with Georgetown University Hospital and Eastern High School’s Health and Medical Science’s Academy (HMSA). Philanthropic investment group Companies for Causes coordinated the program.
Police tracked down and arrested a 21-year-old man on Jan. 11 for at least six burglaries since September around Capitol Hill. Anthony Brown, no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Burglary One for:
Seventh graders in Ms. Claire Smullen’s art class sketched, colored and collaged with determination the week before the 58th presidential inauguration. The Stuart-Hobson Middle School (410 E St. NE) students wanted to ensure their posters made it up on display in time for the millions of people visiting the District to see.
A man died in a car wreck near the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station on New York Avenue NE on Jan. 11 around 6:10 p.m. Police and Fire and EMS tweeted pictures of the car, which had wrapped around pole on the New York Avenue bridge sidewalk, the passengers side completely crushed inward. Two people were in the car — one man died and the other was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to police.
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At 4:24 p.m., police arrested a man on the 900 block of 12th Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.
The District saw declines in violent crime and property crime in the 2016 year, the Mayor’s Office announced Jan. 11.
Violent crime decreased about 10 percent overall, according to the District’s data:
- 17 percent down for homicides;
- 13 percent for robberies;
- and six percent for weapons assault.
Property crime decreased four percent overall:
At 1:38 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1700 block of Lang Place NE on charges of Burglary One.
At 10:10 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1900 block of D Street SE on charges of Robbery.
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There were thefts from cars on:
- the 1200 block of Linden Place NE;
- the 400 block of 13th St. NE;
- the 1800 block of A St. SE.
Reporting Illegal Activity
Commissioners in ANC 6B argued for more than an hour on Jan. 10 over a resolution supporting a key change in the District’s 1985 Youth Rehabilitation Act (YRA).
A man found assaulted near Union Station on Oct. 2 died in the hospital last week. Richard Lewis, 37, succumbed to his injuries on Jan. 6. On Oct. 2 around 2:30 a.m., he was attacked on the unit block of Massachusetts Avenue NE, and police are searching for a man spotted on nearby surveillance video wearing a jacket and blue hat.
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There were thefts on:
Capitol Hill residents prepare — the 58th presidential inauguration will close roads and restrict access starting Jan. 19.
U.S. Capitol Police will oversee the closure of several roads around the Capitol building for the ceremonies swearing in President-elect Donald Trump. Streets will reopen on Friday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m., these roads will be closed:
Police Arrest Man for Knife Threat
Police arrested a man for holding a knife and chasing a person after an argument on the 900 block of Bladensburg Road NE on Jan. 5 around 2:20 a.m. Theodore Travis Czarniewy, 28 of Northeast DC, was arrested on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Bat-Wielding Attacker Arrested