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Man Arrested in January Shooting Near Eastern High School

Neighborhood News - 5 hours 46 min ago
By Christine Rushton

Suspect Arrested in Shooting Near Eastern High

Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that occurred on Jan. 8 on the 1800 block of East Capitol Street NE around 9:48 p.m. Daniel Evans, 18 of Southeast DC, was charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon for the shooting that sent three to the hospital with gunshot wounds. Two others were grazed by bullets in the incident.

Man Grabs Woman on Metro Branch Trail

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Help Find Tommy Wells' Bicycle

Neighborhood News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:13pm
By Christine Rushton

Be on the lookout for a green Brompton foldable bicycle; Tommy Wells, director of the Department of Energy and the Environment, tweeted Thursday that someone stole his on the corner of North Capitol Street and H Street NE around 1 p.m.

A video of the crime shows the thief wearing neon reflective green work pants, a blue sweater and a dark baseball hat, Wells said. The bicycle still has its rack and lock.

Wells is well known for riding the bicycle on his commutes around the District.

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Allen Promises Community Engagement on SW Shelter Design

Neighborhood News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 12:53pm
By Andrew Lightman

During a community meeting held at Friendship Baptist Church on June 22, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen promised there would be Southwest community input into the design of the short term family housing planned for 850 Delaware Ave. SW. The land, now the site of Unity Health Care's Southwest Clinic, is bordered by a small, grassy Federal Reservation 220 on the north, Delaware Avenue to the west, I Street to the south and Telesis Corporation's Randall School Project on the east.

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Randall School Deal Moves

Neighborhood News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:10am
By Christine Rushton

Telesis Corporation will partner with Lowe Enterprises for the development of the Randall School property (65 I St. SW), Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen announced Wednesday.

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Crime Report: Eight Thefts, Two Robberies

Neighborhood News - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 9:52am
By Christine Rushton

At 5:05 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1500 block of F Street NE on charges of Robbery.

At 1:20 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 4:03 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1200 block of H Street NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 9:40 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Florida Avenue NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 4:18 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1500 block of Q Street SW on charges of Theft of an Auto (Car).

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High Lead Levels in SW Library Fountain

Neighborhood News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 2:28pm
By Christine Rushton

A water fountain at the Southwest Library (900 Wesley Place SW) tested with a high lead level of 23.6 parts per billion (ppb) in a recent round of tests, DC Public Library (DCPL) Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan announced June 21.

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Two Men Indicted for Barracks Row Barbershop Shooting

Neighborhood News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:40am
By Christine Rushton

Two men were indicted June 15 for allegedly shooting a man and his 21-month-old son at a Barracks Row barbershop on Feb. 12 around 1:40 p.m.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for DC and Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced that Terrence Atchison, 20, and Barry Bloomfield, 27, were indicted by a grand jury on 21 charges — including assault with intent to kill a minor while armed — for the incident at Wrenn’s Barber Shop on the 1000 block of Eighth Street SE. They will be arraigned in the DC Superior Court for the charges on June 23.

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Crime Update: Stabbing Near Miner Elementary; Several Robberies, Thefts

Neighborhood News - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:29am
By Christine Rushton

Man Stabbed Near Miner Elementary

A man was stabbed on the 1600 block of F Street NE around 10:30 a.m. Police reported that three attackers — described as black males wearing jeans and black shirts — approached the victim, tried to rob him and ended up stabbing him. The victim was taken to the hospital.

Attempted Robber Thwarted by Victim

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Potomac Gardens Youth Program Needs Donations

Neighborhood News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 2:24pm
By Christine Rushton

Total Family Care Coalition at Potomac Gardens (1225 G St. SE) is raising money to fund two air conditioning units for its summer student program that runs from July 1 to Aug. 5.

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Tips to Prevent Burglary This Summer

Neighborhood News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:41am
By Christine Rushton

Burglary Prevention Tips

As the summer months start, more people will be out and about in the neighborhoods. Here are some tips from police to avoid burglary in her home:

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DC Agencies Prepare Southeast Residents for Hazmat Emergency

Neighborhood News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 5:33pm
By Christine Rushton

At a June 18th community meeting, emergency responders advised residents near the CSX railway and Virginia Avenue Tunnel project to prepare for a possible hazardous material spill by assembling kits and making general plans. However, they cautioned that detailed evacuation routes remain depend on the specifics of a particular derailment.

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Ex-Boyfriend Charged in the Fatal Shooting of a Hilleast Woman

Neighborhood News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 2:18pm
By Christine Rushton

Stephanie Goodloe took out a restraining order on her ex-boyfriend Donald Hairston the first week of June. At her home on June 18, police allege Hairston shot and killed her.

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Childcare Worker Fatally Shot in SE, Maryland Man Charged with Her Murder

Neighborhood News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:59am
By Christine Rushton

Man Arrested for Fatally Shooting a Southeast Woman

On June 19, police arrested a man for allegedly fatally shooting a woman on the 700 block of Kentucky Avenue SE on June 18 around 1:25 a.m. Donald Hairston, 49 of District Heights Maryland, was arrested on charges of First Degree Murder while Armed in the investigation over the shooting death of Stephanie Goodloe, 40 of Southeast DC.

On Saturday, police responded to reports of gunshots and found Goodloe suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She died at the scene.

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Potomac Avenue and Stadium-Armory Stations to Close June 18

Neighborhood News - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 2:35pm
By Christine Rushton

Ward 6 Metro riders will soon face a new commuting headache. Starting June 18 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will close the Potomac Avenue and Stadium Armory stations and shut down Blue Line service, among other changes associated with “SafeTrack Surge 2.”

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and ANC 6B Chair Kirsten Oldenburg (6B04) spent the week prior to the change warning neighbors that this surge, unlike the first, will dramatically affect daily transportation in Hill East.

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A Father’s Day Manifesto

Commentary - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 1:55pm

If I had a father

    I’d call him on the phone;

I’d tell him how I miss him;

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Arrest Made in Quadruple Shooting on North Capitol

Neighborhood News - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:23am
By Christine Rushton

Man Arrested in Quadruple Shooting

Police arrested a man Wednesday for shooting four people on the 1300 block of North Capitol Street NW on June 8 around 4:23 p.m. Kevin Antonio Cole, 26 of Southeast DC, was charged with Assault with Intent to Kill for shooting and striking four other men. Police are still searching for other suspects that were in the escape vehicle, a 2003 Ford Explorer with temporary Pennsylvania license plates.

Robbery at Gunpoint on L Street SE

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Are You Ready for Hazardous CSX Train Derailment?

Neighborhood News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 2:06pm
By Christine Rushton

Responding to the expansion of the CSX train line by the Virginia Avenue Tunnel (VAT), local leaders will host a community meeting on June 18 to prepare Southwest and Southeast residents for a potential hazardous material spill or other derailment threats. The emergency preparedness meeting will convene at 10 a.m. on Saturday at 200 I St. SE, First Floor.

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Man Arrested for Fatal Shooting on Benning Road

Neighborhood News - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 9:30am
By Christine Rushton

Police arrested a man Wednesday for a fatal shooting that occurred on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE on Feb. 19 around 9:42 p.m. Kenneth Adams, 18, of Northeast DC was charged with First Degree Murder while Armed for the death of Dante Kinard, 21, also of Northeast DC.

In Other News

At 7 p.m., police arrested a man on the 700 block of 24th St. NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 4:20 p.m., police arrested a woman on the unit block of N St. SW on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

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New Plans for 270-Unit Residence in The Yards

Neighborhood News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 1:32pm
By Christine Rushton

Commissioners in ANC 6D offered support at their June 13 meeting for the new 270-unit mixed-use residential building coming to the Yards on Parcel L by Third Street SE sometime in 2019. But the commissioners agreed that developer Forest City needs to revisit the initial design plan because, aesthetically, they don’t like its apparent architectural disconnect between the historic and modern buildings in the community.

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Shooting Near Nationals Park Leaves One Injured

Neighborhood News - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 9:58am
By Christine Rushton

Man Injured by Shrapnel from a Shooting by Nationals Park

A man was hit by shrapnel from a shooting on the 1500 block of First Street SW around 12:16 a.m. Police reported that a man drove by in a silver or tan sedan, took a shot at the victim on his porch and then fled. The victim wasn’t hit by bullets, but by flying material from the shots.

Police Crack Down on ATV Riders

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