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Rosedale Community Halloween Party Expects Largest Turnout Ever

Kids & Family - 6 hours 20 min ago
The Rosedale Community Recreation Center, 1701 Gales St. NE, is hosting this year’s Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29, noon to 4 p.m. Halloween at Rosedale, offers a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for children and families in the surrounding neighborhood.

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Meeting on the Rehabilitation of Anacostia Freeway Bridges over South Capitol Street

Neighborhood News - 6 hours 20 min ago
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., the District Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on the rehabilitation of the Anacostia Freeway Bridges over South Capitol Street. The rehabilitation project is designed to eliminate deficiencies, increase safety for the traveling public, and enhance the durability of the bridge structures. The meeting is at Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Neighborhood Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW.
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Poll Opens for "People's Choice" for Greenest Buisness in DC

Neighborhood News - 6 hours 20 min ago
Department of Energy and Environment has announced that for the first time since 2009, the District Sustainability Awards will be open for a “People’s Choice” award honoring a DC business or organization for outstanding achievement in sustainability. The public is invited to vote online at doee.dc.gov until Oct. 10.

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Contractor Cancels Application for SW Halfway House

Neighborhood News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43pm
By Christine Rushton

A private prison contractor that showed interest in a proposed 300-bed male halfway house project at 475 School St. SW in Ward 6 officially cancelled its application Sept. 30. Geo Group, Inc., said in a statement that due to opposition from the community, the company has withdrawn from the Federal Bureau of Prison's project.

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Multiple Robberies Reported Thursday

Neighborhood News - Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:33am
By Christine Rushton

Police arrested Avery Kinney, 24 of Northeast DC, on three counts of Armed Robbery (Gun) in connection to these incidents:

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Contractor Wavering on SW Halfway House

Neighborhood News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:28pm
By Christine Rushton

A developer that showed interest in a proposed 300-bed male halfway house project at 475 School St. SW in Ward 6 may pull its application, according to sources in the DC government and Southwest business community. On Sept. 29, a representative from Geo Group, Inc., called several people who oppose the project and said the group plans to cancel its Request for Proposal (RFP) offer for reentry services to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP).

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Man Fatally Shot on 10th NE

Neighborhood News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:30am
By Christine Rushton

A man was fatally shot on the 900 block of 10th Street NE around 4 a.m. Police responded to reports of a gunshots and found the man. He died of his injuries.  

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At 5:05 p.m., police arrested a woman on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

There were thefts on:

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East Building of the NGA Reopens Sept. 30

The Arts - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:42pm
By Meghan Markey

The East Building of the National Gallery of Art, which houses modern artworks, has undergone extensive renovations and reinstallations and will open to the public

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Police Search for a Robber in Hilleast

Neighborhood News - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:27am
By Christine Rushton

Police are looking for an armed robber that stole a woman’s white purse around 10 a.m. near the intersection of 18th and D Streets SE. The man was described as a black male about 5-foot-6, around 160 pounds and wearing a red jacket, black pants and a black baseball hat.  

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At 3:20 p.m., police arrested a man on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE on charges of Theft First Degree.

At 9:50 p.m., police arrested a woman on the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

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Major Hit-and-Run Crash Sunday

Neighborhood News - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 9:44am
By Christine Rushton

Robbery on 15th NE

Police are searching for a youth that robbed a person on the 700 block of 15th Street NE around 7:10 p.m. The youth is described as a black male about 15-16 years old, 5-foot-3 and wearing a white shirt, tan pants and a short haircut. He was riding a white bicycle.

Hit and Run Car Flagged in Hilleast Crash Sunday

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Where to Watch Tonight's Debate

Neighborhood News - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 2:05pm
By Christine Rushton

Looking for a place to watch or drink during Monday’s first presidential debate? Catch Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump sparring on the big screen from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at these local Hill and H Street stops.

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Weekend Crime: Uber Driver Carjacked on Ninth NE

Neighborhood News - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 11:34am
By Christine Rushton

Uber Driver Carjacked Sunday

An Uber driver was carjacked on Sunday around 5:05 a.m. on the 300 block of Ninth Street NE. The police reported that the driver got out of his car to help a customer with her luggage when three masked men came up, demanded his money and then fled in the Uber driver’s car. The car is described as a 2013 Chevrolet Suburban, black, four-door and with a Virginia license plate number H525778.

Shoplifter Arrested for Two Robberies

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Lottery Dates Announced for 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting

Neighborhood News - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:00am
National Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on the Ellipse in President’s Park on Dec. 1, 5 p.m. Free tickets for the 94th annual tree lighting ceremony presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are awarded through an online lottery, which opens at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 and closes at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. To enter the lottery, visit the nationaltree.org and click the TICKET LOTTERY link.

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Hine Development Signs First Office Space Tenant

Neighborhood News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:14pm
By Christine Rushton

A co-working space business signed on as the first tenant to lease a space at the Hine Development’s 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE site on Sept. 23. The Yard, an office space provider based in New York, leased a 31,500-square-foot space on the second floor of the building.

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Police Catch an Armed Robber in Northeast

Neighborhood News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:35am
By Christine Rushton

Armed Robber Caught in Northeast

Police caught a man who robbed one person at knifepoint and attempted to carjack another in Northeast around 12:05 a.m. on Thursday. The first incident occurred near the 900 block of Eighth Street NE where the man was able to steal the victim’s belongings. The second incident happened 20 minutes later near the unit block of Pierce Street NE when the man tried to steal the person’s car. He fled when he failed and police soon found and arrested him.

Armed Carjacking on Potomac Avenue SE

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Found on the Hill Opens Near Eastern Market

Neighborhood News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:32am
By Christine Rushton

Collections of items dating back to the 1920s, 30s and 40s offer more than decorations for a home — those items tell a story, according to Marilyn Calza, the curator for the new Found on the Hill (323 Seventh St. SE) shop. Opening on Sept. 24, the store blends her creative discoveries and the vintage décor of the Mindful Restaurant Group’s (MRG) businesses for anyone looking to add a vintage touch to their home. 

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BZA Denies Appeal of Andromeda Permit in Hilleast

Neighborhood News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:17pm
By Christine Rushton

A commissioner in ANC 6B lost a zoning appeal Sept. 20 over the  Andromeda Transcultural Health clinic at 201 15th St. SE. The appeal to the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) argued that the Zoning Administration erred when it granted the substance use disorder clinic a permit to operate in the C2-A “general office” zoned building.

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Man Robbed by Group of Three on E Street NE

Neighborhood News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:48am
By Christine Rushton

Man Robbed by Three on E Street NE

A man was robbed on the 1200 block of E Street NE around 2:30 p.m. Police reported that three black males ages 18-20 approached the victim with a weapon in hand and took his personal belongings. They fled in a white, new model Toyota Camry with tinted windows and temporary tags.

Robbery on Benning Road NE

Five black males wearing dark clothing committed a robbery around 3:30 p.m. on the 2500 block of Benning Road NE. Police are still investigating.

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Tonight: Meeting to Address Watkins Renovation

Neighborhood News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:26pm
By Christine Rushton

Community members confused or frustrated by the communication on permitting for the Watkins Elementary School (420 12th St. SE) modernization can learn more on Sept. 22 at a meeting from 6-8 p.m. in Eliot-Hine Middle School (1830 Constitution Ave. NE).

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Man Wearing GPS Monitor Charged in NE Murder

Neighborhood News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 9:48am
By Christine Rushton

Police arrested a second man Monday in connection to the fatal shooting of a transgender woman in Northeast on July 4. Jalonte Little, 26 of Southeast DC, was arrested and charges with First-Degree Felony Murder While Armed in the killing of Deeniqua Dodds, 22. Dodds died on July 13 after at least two men attacked her in what police believe was an attempted robbery on the 200 block of Division Avenue NE. Police also arrested Shareem Hall, 22 of District Heights, Md., last week in connection to the incident.

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