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Police Arrest Suspect in Bike Theft

Neighborhood News - 13 hours 42 min ago
By Riham Hagona

On August 20th, 2014 at 10:27 p.m., a Second Degree Theft occurred at the 400 block of Eighth St. SE. According to Lieutenant Nicholas Galluci, the suspect stole a bike from the location and rode away with it. Later, the suspect was caught by MPD and placed under arrest. The police continue to urge anyone with knowledge of a crime to come forward and contact the police at (202) 727-9099.

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“Who’s a Washingtonian?” Grant Program Deadline Extended

Neighborhood News - 23 hours 33 min ago
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC has extended its deadline for the “Who’s a Washingtonian?” grant program to Sept. 5. Eight $5,000 grants are available for programs that can unite different D.C. demographics on a humanities project and can encourage unique dialogue between communities.

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Aggressive Panhandling in 1D

Neighborhood News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:35am
By Riham Hagona

One resident on the 300 block of A St. NE was approached on Thursday, August 14th, by an individual who claimed to have shoveled the resident’s yard (at an earlier date) and had not yet been paid.  This incident happened to the same resident again later that evening, and both times, the resident asked the unidentified individual to leave as he was busy with his infant child.  The individual asked for $17, and later $15. On the second occasion, the individual became hostile and accosted the resident before leaving.

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DUI Arrests in 1D

Neighborhood News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:15am
By Riham Hagona

On August 15th, 2014 there were two arrests for Driving Under Influence - Drugs/Alcohol. The first arrest occurred on the 300 block of 8th St. SE at 1:37 a.m., and the second took place on the 700 block of 11th St. NW at 2:30 a.m. The MPD would like to remind everyone that drinking and driving is a serious offense, and should never be an option.

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There was a robbery on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE at 5:15 p.m.

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Devils Backbone Brewing Company DC Beer Week Events

Dining - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:29pm
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SW Public Safety Forum

Neighborhood News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:40pm
By Riham Hagona

The Southwest has been experiencing an increase in gun violence and criminal activity over the past few weeks. The MPD and DC Housing Authority are inviting the community to a public safety forum to discuss recent criminal activities and learn how to make the community safer. This Pubilc Safety Forum will be taking place on Wednesday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenleaf Gardens Senior Building (1200 Delaware Ave. SW). 

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Fifth District Goes on Safety Walk

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:16pm
By Riham Hagona

Residents from the Fifth District engaged in a safety walk last night, and were joined by officers who answered questions on safety issues and crime facts. Officer Barnes was particularly helpful in answering questions and getting to know the neighbors better.

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There were burglaries on:

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Alopecia Speaks: Bald Women Rock Conference Remix

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:00am

Washington, DC Sisters With Alopecia Group presents Alopecia Speaks: Bald Women Rock Conference Remix Saturday, Sept. 13, 1-5:30 p.m. at the St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. Register for this free event at alopeciaspeaks-baldwomenrockconferenceremix.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Jameelah Fernanders at 202-455-7195 or jameelah19@gmail.com. Alopecia Speaks: Bald Women Rock Conference Remix is a monologue performance about women living with Alopecia and the people that love them.

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Police Fighting Back Against Robberies

Neighborhood News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:51pm
By Riham Hagona

On August 12, 2014, at 1:20 p.m., a suspect approached an individual as he was entering his car. The suspect robbed the victim of his cash, and then took the victim back in to his own residence, where he was robbed of more cash. This robbery occurred on the 600 block of Pickford Pl. NE. Later that evening, another robbery which occurred on the 1300 block of Ives Pl. SE at 9:10 p.m. was closed with an arrest on the scene.

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Construction Continues in Southwest Wharf

Neighborhood News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:35pm
By Riham Hagona

The Wharf Construction Committee met on August 6 to discuss the development of the Southwest Waterfront. Following formal introductions, the floor was opened to review items on the agenda. 

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Knife Assaults in the First District

Neighborhood News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:27am
By Riham Hagona

There were two instances of assaults with a knife that occurred in the First District on August 11th, 2014. The first took place early in the day on the 1200 block of H St. NE at 11:17 a.m. At 7:00 p.m., another knifing occurred in an office building on the 300 block of D St. SW. 

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There were thefts on:

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ANC 6E Report

Neighborhood News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:24am
By Steve Holton

Zoning Request Denied

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Run in Lincoln’s Footsteps at President Lincoln’s Cottage 5K

Neighborhood News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:00am
On Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m., runners will become a part of history when they join Olympic champion Joan Benoit Samuelson at the first annual Freedom 5K XC at President Lincoln’s Cottage. After winning the Boston Marathon twice, Ms. Benoit Samuelson went on to become the first woman to ever win the gold medal in the Olympic marathon at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

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Design Released for LGBT Memorial at Congressional Cemetery

Neighborhood News - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:00am
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans Memorial Project announces the final design for the monument to be placed on a Memorial site at Congressional Cemetery.  The design consists of three black granite panels standing 11 feet high, 5 feet wide, and 1 foot thick.  Cremation inurnments of LGBT service members will surround the memorial that will be available for individual purchase. On each of the three panels, there will be two of the six service emblems: Army and Air Force, Navy and Marines, and the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

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Help Find Owner of Lost Boston Terrier

Neighborhood News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:03am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a lost dog found near the corner of 15th St. and Constitution Ave. NE. It appears to be a Boston Terrier. The owner should contact Kristy at AtlasVet at 202-552-8600.

In Other News

There was a burglary on the 200 block of 20th St. NE at a residence.

There was a rape at the DC Jail.

There were thefts on:

  • 1500 of Benning Rd. NE at an apartment building;

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Weekend Closure of Westbound I-695 Exit Ramp to M St. SE/Navy Yard

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:12pm
As part of the 11th Street Bridge project, the District Department of Transportation will close the westbound I-695 (Southeast/Southwest Freeway) exit ramp to M St. SE/Navy Yard from 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. The closure is needed to allow crews to continue demolition of the old 11th Street Inbound Flyover Bridge.    Both southbound DC 295 (Anacostia Freeway) and northbound I-295 (Anacostia Freeway) motorists wishing to access M St.

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Fatal Crash on H Street NE

Neighborhood News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:10pm
By Andrew Lightman

On the morning of Aug. 6 at 3:54 a.m., 24-year-old Maurice Bobby Kirkland of Northwest, Washington, DC, was driving an Infiniti G35 traveling westbound on the 1500 block of H St. NE. Kirkland lost control of his vehicle. His car struck a pole and then collided with a Mack truck. Kirkland was injured in the crash and later died at a local hospital.

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Clean Green Team Lights Up Potomac Gardens

Homes & Gardens - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:53am
By Cheryl Corson, RLA, ASLA

Every two weeks during the growing season, the sound of mowers and leaf blowers fills the air in Potomac Gardens as a uniformed landscape crew makes its way through the grounds. The men maintaining these grounds are called the Clean Green Team, and most of them have lived in Potomac Gardens since they were kids. Now they are paid to care for the landscape where most of the residents know them and their families. Not only that, but some of the landscapes they now maintain were recently carved out of concrete with help from Clean Green Team personnel. 

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Creating the Perfect Garden

Homes & Gardens - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:12am
By Derek Thomas Photograph By Derek Thomas

The savvy gardener knows that summer is the perfect time to begin thinking about creating the perfect garden or re-thinking your outdoor spaces. 

The process

There are several things that you can plan now to make sure that you have to successful garden this fall and for years to come.

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