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Creamery, Vet Hospital, Linens Store Coming to Hine Development

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:42pm
By Christine Rushton

Ice cream, a veterinary hospital and a home linens store are coming to the North Building of the Hine Project redevelopment on the 700 block Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Stanton Development announced April 28.

The project signed the leases for each of the new tenants—Trickling Springs Creamery, District Veterinary Hospital and Antiochia—and expect to have the spaces open by the late fall in 2017.

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CAG Opens New Site in Hill East

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:42am
By Christine Rushton

The Holy Comforter St. Cyprian Community Action Group (CAG) officially opened its doors at its new headquarters in the Hill East at 124 15th St. SE April 28.  The CAG’s new Harold J. Gordon Building will house its administrative offices and host its educational programs for those suffering from substance abuse.

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Eight Thefts Reported Thursday

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:56am
By Christine Rushton

At 4:40 p.m., police arrested a woman on the 700 block of H Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

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There were thefts on:

  • the 1900 block of Benning Road NE;
  • the 600 block of 24th St. NE;
  • the 600 block of H St. NE;
  • the 700 block of H St. NE;
  • the unit block of G St. SW;
  • the 400 block of Eighth St. NE.

There was a theft from a car on the 700 block of Third St. NE.

There was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1300 block of H St. NE.

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Why You're Fighting

Commentary - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:00am
By Anonymous

All I can say is: Sorry,

        that she died without my name.

Now, I'll tell you the whole story

        and where I would place the blame.

It's not true, what some are saying,

        that I failed to heed her plea.

I was serving in the army

        far away across the sea.

When her letters turned more somber,

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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Grants Applications Available

The Arts - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:00am
Guidelines and applications are now available for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) FY18 grant programs for the spring/summer application cycle.   Grants currently available for individuals include: Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (deadline,  May 26); Projects, Events or Festivals-Cycle 1 ( deadline, June 9); Public Art Building Communities-Cycle 1 (deadline, June 16); Art Bank: The Washingtonia Collection (Deadline, June 23).   Grants currently available for organizations include: Arts Educat

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Grab a Book and a Cupcake on Independent Bookstore Day

Neighborhood News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:48am
By Christine Rushton

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with your Capitol Hill bookstores this Saturday, April 25.

Fairy Godmother Children’s Bookstore (319 Seventh St. SE) is celebrating with free books for children from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children can get one free copy of a used, out of print or slightly worn book ranging from toddler to young adult level. Fairy Godmother has served Capitol Hill as an independent bookstore for more than 33 years.

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Man Shot on 1300 H Street NE

Neighborhood News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:31am
By Christine Rushton

A man was shot in the legs on the 1300 block of H Street NE around 12:45 a.m. on April 27. He did not suffer life-threatening injuries. Police are searching for the suspect.

In Other News

At 7 a.m., police arrested a man on the 100 block of M Street SW on charges of Theft First Degree of a car.

At 4:50 a.m., police arrested a man on the corner of Independence Avenue and Second Street SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 3:40 p.m., police arrested a man on the 300 block of 14th Street SE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

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Robin Robertson joins National Capital Bank of Washington as Retail Banking Director

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:46pm
The National Capital Bank of Washington has announced that Robin Robertson has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Director for its Washington metropolitan branch network. Robertson has over twenty years of banking experience in branch management and branch operations, as well as bank marketing, most recently with Cardinal Bank, where she was Director of Marketing.

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National Capital Bank of Washington Reports First Quarter Earnings

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:39pm
The National Capital Bank of Washington (NCB) reported net income of$1,173,000, or $4.07 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $1,819,000, or $6.31 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2016. NCB continues to improve asset quality which resulted in a reversal of loan provision expense in the amount of $1,264,000 for the first quarter of 2017 compared to a $1,895,000 provision reversal for the first quarter of 2016. Non-performing loans to total loans have decreased from 2.02% to 0.13% over the last year.

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Pretzel Bakery Celebrates 5 Years With $1 Pretzels

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:55am
By Christine Rushton

You can order a $1 pretzel April 26 at the Pretzel Bakery (257 15th St. SE) to celebrate National Pretzel Day and the shop’s fifth anniversary since opening on Capitol Hill.

Owner Sean Haney and Director of Operations Alan Chargin will also hand out 500 free pretzels in the Rayburn Office Building on Independence Avenue SE with DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen.

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Bicycle Thieves Thwarted

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:50am
By Christine Rushton

Mountain Bike Patrol Catches Thieves

Two bicycle thieves were stopped by mountain bike riding police officers on the 900 block of 12th Street NE on April 25. One man climbed up on the balcony of the victim’s home, grabbed his bicycle and threw it over the ledge to a second man. The victim yelled at them and they fled without the bike. Officers quickly responded on their mountain bikes and arrested the two suspects.  

Man Grabs Money from Unzipped Purse

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Live Drill for Terrorist Attack April 26

Neighborhood News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:06pm
By Christine Rushton

Drivers and DC residents be aware: several law enforcement agencies will simulate a response to a terrorist attack in a drill Wednesday, April 26, in Northeast DC, Southeast DC, Arlington County, Fairfax County and Prince George’s County. The exercise will start in the morning.

The drill is intended to help train first responders, law enforcement and other agencies on how to react in the case of an attack, Homeland Security and Public Safety for Council of Governments Managing Director Scott Boggs said in a release.

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Taqueria Replacing Bearnaise

Neighborhood News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:37pm
By Christine Rushton

Out with frites and in with tacos—Bearnaise (315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will switch from a French bistro to a taqueria between May and June.

Restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn, who recently returned to Capitol Hill, will turn the Sunnyside Restaurant Group holding into a fast-casual stop for residents and visitors to the Capitol, as first reported by the Washingtonian’s Jessica Sidman.

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Video Shows Suspect in Shooting on 9th NE

Neighborhood News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:24am
By Christine Rushton

Police have asked for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who shot another man on the 800 block of Ninth Street NE on April 12 after 8 p.m. Here is a link to the video of the suspect: https://youtu.be/hBkX-q_dli4 If you have information, call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.

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At 8:14 a.m., police arrested a man on the 100 block of M Street SW on charges of Theft First Degree.

There were thefts on:

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Eddie’s Alice Part II

Commentary - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:00am
By Anonymous

The image of a young girl

                emerges out of the casket…

Up, out of the ground

                into—onto—

The divine dancefloor,

                there to be approached

By her young admirer

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Free Pollinator Seeds Support DC's Green Efforts

Neighborhood News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:00pm
By Christine Rushton

Mayor Muriel Bowser and Director of the DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) Tommy Wells helped hand out free pollinator plant seeds on April 21 with a DC Statehood color theme. DOEE staff distributed seeds at 17 Metro stations in DC.

Bowser specifically chose the red Eastern Columbine and white Calico Aster flowers to represent the design of DC’s flag—the stars and bars.

Wells and the DOEE offered the packets of seeds to help the native DC plant species and habitat for pollinators like bees and butterflies thrive.

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Eddie’s Alice

Commentary - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:32pm
By Anonymous

A girl of all the beauty

that he could see,

Dancing with another,

                alone and waiting—

It seemed—

                just for him.

Twirling and turning

to turn his head….

A rare, rare thing is first love

—true love—

And, should it come to you,

it is your duty to live it!

That’s what the smile in her eyes

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Weekend Crime: Nearly a Dozen Thefts Reported

Neighborhood News - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:50am
By Christine Rushton

Police arrested a 21-year-old Baltimore man for a robbery and assault that occurred April 18 around 3:20 a.m. on the unit block of Massachusetts Avenue NE. Cody Blaker was arrested on charges of Robbery (Force and Violence) for attacked a man in the face and stealing his money.

In Other News

Police arrested three people on charges of Driving Under the Influence on:

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RSVP for Allen's Budget Town Hall

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 2:31pm
By Christine Rushton

Ward 6 residents interested in discussing the fiscal year 2018 budget can join Councilmember Charles Allen’s Town Hall April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Middle School (801 Seventh St. SW).

To RSVP, click here. The event will also broadcast live on Allen’s Facebook page.

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Four Thefts Reported Thursday

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:54pm
By Christine Rushton

At 11:30 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 11:22 p.m., police arrested a woman on the 2100 block of I Street NE on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon.

In Other News

There were thefts on:

  • the unit block of Independence Ave. SE;
  • the 400 block of M St. SE;
  • the 300 block of 14th Place NE.

There was a theft from a car on the 700 block of Fourth St. SW.

Reporting Illegal Activity

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