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Police Nab Mugger Tuesday Night

Neighborhood News - 1 hour 53 min ago
By Andrew Lightman

As previously reported in the Oct. 21 Blotter, female pedestrians on the 1400 block of A St. SE at 9:29 p.m. were approached from behind by a black male. “Give me your money or I will kill you,” the mugger reportedly said. The victims complied turning over a purse.

Police stopped the suspect after a canvas placing him under arrest.

In Other News

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 700 block of I St. NE;

  • the 400 block of First St. SE;

  • the 1900 block of East Capitol St.

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Radici Opens This Weekend

Dining - 3 hours 9 min ago
By Andrew Lightman

Radici Market, an independently owned specialty food & wine emporium located across from historic Eastern Market, is opening this coming weekend. Radici, meaning "roots" in Italian, focuses on the local, the natural and the traditional. Expect unique artisanal offerings from carefully selected purveyors from the old and new worlds. Boasting fresh pasta and mozzarella, the store will be every Hill shopper's first stop on their way to a great Italian, home-cooked dinner.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Arts - 3 hours 25 min ago
By Jess Oros Friday, October 24

Pleasant Plains Workshop – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Pleasant Plains Workshop for a group exhibition featuring the members of DDAY Collective. Members David Ibata, Danielle Scruggs, Alice Wonder, and Yodith Dammlash, explore the idea of art as a reflective process offering insight into the individuals who create the works.For more details about the exhibition, click here.

Pleasant Plains Workshop is located at 2608 Georgia Avenue NW

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ANC 6B Candidates Meet & Greet

Neighborhood News - 12 hours 4 min ago

There is an EMMCA sponsored ANC 6B Candidates Meet and Greet on Monday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the SE Library. 

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Radici Opens

Dining - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:19pm
The long awaited Radici is opening this weekend with their house made treats and Italian fare. The chef-driven Radici boasts daily, fresh pasta and mozzarella. They also offer house pastries, breads and the famous Italian coffee illy. All of this in addition to their carefully curated market, stocked with wine and local artisan and Italian specialty items. Radici is at 303 7th St. SE.
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Morning Robbery on Constitution Ave. NE

Neighborhood News - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:22am
By Andrew Lightman

At 6:27 a.m. this morning (Oct. 23), a pedestrian on the 900 block of Constitution Ave. NE was approached by man who demanded money brandishing a gun. The gunman fled without taking any property. The victim was unharmed. First District detectives are investing the incident.

Police Seeking Persons of Interest in Bladensburg Robbery

Police are seeking assistance in identifying three persons of interest in relation to the armed robbery of a store that occurred on Oct. 12 in the 900 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE.

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THIH Guide to Halloween on the Hill

The Arts - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:56am
By Claudia Holwill

The cold air is setting in, leaves are turning colors, and pumpkins and gourds are showing up on stoops all around the neighborhood...all of the signs that the best fall celebration is upon us: Halloween! The Hill is one of the best places to celebrate this holiday. Whether or not you have little ones dressing up, there is plenty of fun to be had for ghosts and goblins of all ages.

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Making Room for Families in DC’s New Construction

Neighborhood News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:45am
By Shaun Courtney

As developers build new condos and apartments across the city, there is a growing clamor for larger units–more than two bedrooms–to accommodate families wishing to stay in the city. The demand and lack of supply of housing for families was partially to blame for a delayed Zoning Commission decision on requested additional height and density for the latest phase of the Yards project coming to the Navy Yard neighborhood.

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Afternoon Purse-Snatching on Third St. NE

Neighborhood News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:38am
By Andrew Lightman

On the 400 block of Third St. NE at 1:26 p.m, a female pedestrian was approached from behind by a man who snatched her purse feeling northbound.

In Other News

There was a robbery on the unit block of P St. SW at 9: 10 a.m.

There was a robbery at an unknown location in PSA 108.

There was a car stolen on the 200 block of Sixth St. NE.

There was a burglary on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE at an office.

There was a theft on the 100 block of Sixth St. SE.

There were thefts from automobiles on:

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RFK Stadium to Host Opening Ceremony for 2015 Police and Fire Games

The Arts - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:00am
RFK Stadium will host the opening ceremony for the 2015 World Police and  Fire Games to be held on Friday, June 26. From June 26 to July 5, first responder athletes and other public safety agencies representing 70 countries will compete in 61 sporting events, in 53 different venues across the nation’s capital region. With approximately 12,000 hotel rooms reserved to date and an expected 30,000 visitors to the region, the 2015 Games will give the nation’s capital a dress rehearsal for an Olympic bid in 2024.

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Morning Tidbits

Neighborhood News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:43am
By Andrew Lightman

The Hill Rag Crime Blotter reports on an armed robbery on I St. NE.

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Armed Robbery on I Street NE

Neighborhood News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:04am
By Andrew Lightman

A female pedestrian walking home on the 1100 block of I St. NE, just north of the busy H Street corridor, at 8 p.m. was held up at gunpoint. Her purse was stolen, but she was not injured. The case is under investigation by First District Detectives.

There was a knifing on the 1600 block of Benning Rd. NE at 5:10 p.m.

There was a car stolen on the 1900 block of Maryland Ave. NE.

There were burglaries on:

  • the 1400 block of A St. NE at 1:20 p.m. at a home;

  • the 1300 block of A St. NE at 11 a.m. at a condo;

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River Park Nursery School Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Kids & Family - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00am
River Park Nursery School is having its annual yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastern Market on the plaza in front of the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center, 635 North Carolina Ave. SE. Proceeds support River Park, which has a 50-year tradition of providing quality instruction that encourages individual growth and development. For more information, contact Molly Brose at 202-550-9922 . 
Categories: Kids & Family

River Park Nursery School Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Kids & Family - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00am
River Park Nursery School is having its annual yard sale and bake sale on 

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Police Nab G Street NE Robbers

Neighborhood News - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:45am
By Andrew Lightman

On Oct. 19 at 1:50 a.m., two pedestrians were walking on the 1100 block of G St. NE. Two juveniles held them up at gunpoint robbing them of $180 and two cell phones. First District officers in the area arrested the robbers and recovered the stolen property and a black, plastic BB gun.

Maryland Avenue NE Robbery

On Oct. 18, a pedestrian on the 1400 block of Maryland Ave. NE at 12:55 a.m. Kindle Fire in hand. Three black males walked up to him. One of them struck him in the head taking his electronic device.

The three suspects are described as:

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National Park Service Seeks Comment on Proposed Expansion of the Kennedy Center

The Arts - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00am
The National Park Service, the National Capital Planning Commission and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Preforming Arts are accepting comments from the public on the environmental impacts of a proposal to expand the Kennedy Center. The proposed project would expand the facilities at the Kennedy Center by adding space for classrooms, rehearsal rooms, event spaces, and offices in a dedicated area.

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SE/SW Transportation Improvement Study & Environmental Assessment Public Meeting

Neighborhood News - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00am
The Federal Highway Administration and the District Department of Transportation invite you to attend a public meeting at Van Ness Elementary, 1150 5th St. SE, for the SE/SW Transportation Improvement Study and Environmental Assessment.   The SE/SW Transportation Improvement Study will address East/West transportation needs between the Southeast and Southwest Washington communities of Anacostia and the Waterfront.

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Lansburgh Dog Park Official Opening

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:53pm

The official "Grand Opening of the Lansburgh Dog Park" for Oct. 19 at 12 to 3 p.m.

  • Official Leash cutting with Ward 6 Council Member Tommy Wells

  • Test your dog on an agility course

  • Meet "Sam the Bloodhound

  • Dog park play (of course)

  • Refreshments

  • Paws of SW t-shirts for sale!

Lansburgh Dog Park is located at Delaware and K SW Streets. For more information or to volunteer at the dog park, contact PAWS of SW.

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Early Voting to Begin

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:35am
By Andrew Lightman

With only 19 days left until the DC General Election, The DC Board of Elections is making all of the necessary preparations to accommodate the voting public. Among them is Early Voting which begins at One Judiciary Square on Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 1

Early Voting begins District wide on Saturday, October 25th at the following satellite voting centers:

  • Chevy Chase Community Center – 5601 Connecticut Avenue NW

  • Columbia Heights Community Center – 1480 Girard Street NW

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Police Nab New Jersey Avenue SE Muggers

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:21am
By Andrew Lightman

The Blotter reported yesterday that an attempted robbery took place on the unit block of North Carolina Ave. SE. The report was incorrect. Here is the real story.

At 6:05 p.m., a female pedestrian was walking on the 500 block of New Jersey ave. SE. She was approached by a woman, who asked to use her phone. When she refused, the woman put her hand in her park and asked, “Do you want to see my knife?” Screaming, the victim fled south on New Jersey Ave. SE making good her escape.

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