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Waterfront Church Ultimate Nerf Battle

Kids & Family - 7 hours 55 min ago
On Wednesday, Apr. 1, 6-8 p.m., bring your friends, and take them on in the Ultimate Nerf Battle! All students in grades 5-12 are invited to this free epic battle. The Ultimate Nerf Battle is at the Courtyard Marriott, 140 L St. SE. bit.ly/nerfwc 
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Knifing Suspect Caught in NE

Neighborhood News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:30am
By Riham Hagona

On March 25, at 4:30 p.m., Regginald Jackson was arrested on the 2000 block of Rosedale St. NE. He was charged with the offense of assault with a knife. Police continue to ask anyone with information on criminal activities to come forward and contact them at (202) 727-9099.

In Other News

There was a robbery on the 1600 block of Kramer St. NE at 1:38 p.m. 

There were thefts on:

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Categories: Neighborhood News

DC Bar Pro Bono Program Presents Best Practices in Employment Law

Neighborhood News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:00am
The DC Bar Pro Bono Program, in partnership with the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) and the law firm of Crowell & Moring, is sponsoring a four-part employment law course for small business owners. The four sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. beginning Apr. 28.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Hine Development Construction Fence Art Project

Kids & Family - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 1:45pm
Stanton-Eastbanc has invited Capitol Hill schools to create a work of art to be displayed on the 7th St. side of Hine Development construction fence.  The 4x6 canvasses were delivered to participating Capitol Hill schools in March and will collected and displayed to the public in early summer when the construction fence is erected. For any questions regarding the art project, email agolding@stantondevelopment.com.
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Assault Suspects Arrested

Neighborhood News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:14am
By Riham Hagona

Notable Arrests

On March 24th, at 6:06 a.m., Jason Fratus was arrested on the 1324 block of Massachusetts Ave. SE. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. 

At 11:30 a.m., Ken Roberts was arrested on the 1100 block of 21st St. NE and charged with the offense of a knifing.

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There were assaults with deadly weapons on:

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Categories: Neighborhood News

New Photo Enforcement Speed Cameras Deployed

Neighborhood News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:00am
The Metropolitan Police Department has announced the deployment of new photo enforced locations. The deployment locations for the Photo Enforcement Units will be sites where speeding has been identified to be a problem. The 30 day educational phase, or “warning period” started on Mar. 23. During this period, violators will receive warning citations. After the 30 day warning period, MPD will begin issuing live moving citations to violators.   The new photo enforcement locations are 6100 block of Eastern Ave.

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Police Seek Assistance in Masked Robbers Case

Neighborhood News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:12am
By Riham Hagona

On March 20, at around 11:14 p.m., a citizen was walking in the 500 block of 11th St. SE when two mask-wearing, gun-wielding delinquents appeared and stole the citizen’s wallet and electronic device. There was no physical violence that ensued, however the two suspects were able to get away. First District police are currently investigating and urge anyone with information to contact them at (202) 727-9099.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Robbery Attempt Thwarted

Neighborhood News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:49am
By Riham Hagona

On March 22nd, at 8:30 p.m., an individual was walking along the 234 block of 13th St. SE, when three unfamiliar individuals closed in. One suspect displayed a handgun and snatched the individual’s phone. After the crime was reported, responding officers tracked down the suspects, salvaged the stolen property, and placed the three suspects under arrest.

In Other News

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 1700 block of Lyman Place NE at 9:46 p.m.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Fattened Salmon

Commentary - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:00am
By Anonymous

As conscious thought diminishes

     and responds like fattened salmon

To the lure of some enticing stream,

     we instinctively pursue  

The mysterious headwaters

     back, on and up to create anew.

Now, suddenly, the thesis for

     our long course of study is due.

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Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Neighborhood News - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 12:00am
The next meeting of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee will take place on Wednesday, Mar. 25, 7 p.m., in the North hall of Eastern Market. The North hall is at the corner of 7th St. and North Carolina Ave. SE.
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EMULSION Opens

The Arts - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:59am
By Phil Hutinet

EMULSION, now in its second year, seeks to show visitors a wide array of art forms and mediums - from two-dimensional work to performance based work - to create a unified ensemble. Three cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place contestants on opening night.

An open call for entry to all artists residing in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area yielded 213 submissions. Gallerist Adah Rose Bitterbaum selected 31 applicants from the greater Washington-Baltimore region to exhibit.

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Categories: The Arts

Unique In Trivia

Commentary - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:00am
By Anonymous

When you look back, it's with aplomb

     at every life's fantasia,

All scripted to the same outcome,

     though eachunique in trivia.

You thought your choices absolute,

     to pick and choose what you would do:

The friends, the jobs, whom you would love:

     passion— sex—rites to opt through.

But your obituary reads

     convention lived at every step.

Turns out life livesconvention yet

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Categories: Commentary

Mayor Bowser Launches MuralsDC 2015, Seeks Wall Donations and Artists

The Arts - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:00am
Mayor Bowser, DC Department of Public Works Director Howland, and DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Director Thomas are seeking wall donations and artists for the city’s MuralsDC project by May, 2015. A collaborative between DPW and DCCAH, the initiative was created to replace graffiti-ridden walls with original works of art. MuralsDC has produced more than 50 murals citywide, since 2007. Many of the program’s walls had been a constant target for graffiti.

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Categories: The Arts

Gun Shot Victim Found on 10th St. NE

Neighborhood News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:58am
By Andrew Lightman

Police officers discovered a gun shot victim on the 600 block of 10th St. NE at 4:50 p.m. The man, conscious and breathing, had a non-life-threatening wound to his lower extremity. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

First District detectives are investigating the incident as an “Injured Person to Hospital.”

In Other News

There was a purse-snatching on the 700 block Eighth St. NE at 5:40 p.m.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Belgian Chic by Chef Bart Vandaele

Dining - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:00am
By Annette Nielsen

Replicating a recent James Beard Foundation dinner hosted in New York, Chef Bart Vandaele is bringing Belgian Chic to the DC community in a one-night special at B Too at 1324 14th St. NW on April 1 at 7 p.m. Guests will be treated to an extraordinary menu based on the cuisine of his homeland with wine pairings.

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Categories: Dining

Spring Cleaning Begins in the Region’s Drinking Water Pipes

Neighborhood News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:00am
The annual switch in water disinfection is part of a routine program to clean and maintain drinking water systems in the District of Columbia, Arlington County and the northeastern portion of Fairfax County. During the temporary switch to chlorine, local water authorities will also conduct system-wide flushing to enhance water quality.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Frager's Deal With Roadside Falls Apart

Neighborhood News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 2:02pm
By Andrew Lightman

As first reported online by the Washington Business Journal, discussions between Roadside Development, LLC, and Frager's Hardware to redevelop the site of the store's original location have collapsed.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Slavishly Enchained Letters

Commentary - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:29am
By Anonymous

Words have left the hinted scent of me

     on otherwise undisturbed pages,

There to be sniffed out by strangers

     or someone who thinks they knew me.

They're flat black on a sea of white,

     printed then closed on another page

As full of letter-made words and

     as pregnant with pure potential

As every page between covers

     that bind thoughts and ideas to hopes,

Pages to be opened and read,

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Categories: Commentary

Sri Lankan Home Cooking at Hill Center

Dining - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:26am
By Annette Nielsen

Upcoming programming at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital includes a class in the culinary arts, “An Introduction to Rice and Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking with Gastronaut, Skiz Fernando” on March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Categories: Dining

Springtime at FreshFarm Markets

Dining - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:15am
By Annette Nielsen

We’re lucky to live in the Chesapeake Bay food-shed – with an incredibly diverse array of food grown, harvested and produced. Whether you’re participating in a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), finding the best our area food entrepreneurs and incubators have to offer or learning how to confit ramps or try a local specialty like the pawpaw, our awareness and support of our local farmers and producers has a positive impact.

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Categories: Dining
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