Work has started on the mural at William Rumsey Aquatic Facility, 635 North Carolina Ave. SE. The mural, to be located on the left entrance wall, will be painted by noted artist Aniekan Udofia, who has been with the MuralsDC program since its inception and has painted multiple art projects throughout the city including the Duke Ellington mural and the mural on the side of Ben’s Chili Bowl.
Lieutenant Edward Bernat of PSA 506 provided the following tips to prevent being a victim at an ATM:
Already a favorite destination in Tenleytown since 2009, owner Atul Bhola opened Masala Art’s second location yesterday in Southwest (1101 4th St SW, 202.554.1101, masalaartdc.com).
A much-anticipated opening for those in the neighborhood (or for Arena Stage pre-theater diners), the restaurant provides another option just north of Subway, on a block where you also can find Station 4 and Z-Burger.
The Wharf Construction Committee met on July 2 to discuss the development of the Southwest Waterfront. After introductions were made, the floor was opened to review items on the agenda.
All community events will continue as scheduled throughout the summer and into the fall. The final scheduled event for the year will be the Parade of Lighted Boats on Saturday, December 6. All events are free of charge.
On Friday July 4th, at 5:20 p.m., a convenience store in the 5500 block of Colorado Ave. NW was robbed and 76-year-old James Oh was killed. The MPD is currently investigating the incident as an Armed Robbery of an Establishment and Homicide. The Police urge the public to view the below video and asisst in identifying the individual shown in the video. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.
On Sunday July 20th, 2014, officers from the MPD were called in to investigate (the sound of) gunshots on Minnesota Ave. NE at 9:35 p.m. Upon arrival, the police discovered Delonta Lavale Martin, 22, in the 4700 block of Minnesota Ave. NE. He had been shot multiple times, and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. The MPD offers a reward up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information leading to the arrest or conviction of anyone in a homicide case.
On July 18, 2014, at 9:00 p.m., on the 1900 block of Benning Rd. NE, there was an occurance of First Degree Sex Abuse with Force. This criminal act occured within 1000 feet from a school. Police ask anyone wih information on this act of violence, or other criminal activities to contact them at (202) 727-9099.
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There was a burglary on the 1700 block of Benning Rd. NE at 5:30 p.m. at an office room.
There was a robbery with Force and Violence on the 600 block of C St. SE at 10:45 a.m.
On Monday, July 21, 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday, July 23, 7-9 p.m. at the Hill Center, the detailed renderings of all six parcels of land on both sides of Pennsylvania Ave. between 7th and 9th Sts. SE, which comprise the Eastern Market Metro Plaza, will be presented and discussed. Preliminary cost estimates will also be presented.
A burglary on the NE has left one household in distress and car-less. On July 17th, at 12:01 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on the 1200 block of E St. NE through the rear door while the occupants slept inside. The suspect(s) then proceeded to steal propetry and a vehicle belonging to the residents. Police ask anyone with information on this case and other similar crimes to contact them at (202) 727-9099.
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There were burglaries on:
On July 17th, Gwendolyn Crump, the Director of the Office of Communications of the MPD, released a statement confirming that the reports of a shooting occurring on the 2100 block of 13th St. NW were false. The police were lead to the scene by a phone call and they are currently investigating the case to find out where the call originated.
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There was a burglary on the 1400 block of G St. NE at 6:30 a.m. at a residence.
There was a robbery on the 408 block of 12th ST. SW at 8:00 p.m.
As part of the 11th Street Bridge Project, the District Department of Transportation will institute staggered closures of 8th Street SE, between Virginia Avenue and I (Eye) Street, overnight on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
There is further progress in the design of proposed improvements to the Eastern Market Metro Plaza/Park, the six parcels of publically owned land on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, between 7th and 9th Streets, SE. Since the summer of 2013, a task force of citizens representing many groups and organizations on Capitol Hill has been meeting with a design team lead by architect Amy Weinstein, of Esocoff and Associates and landscape architect Lisa Delplace, president of Oehme von Sweden, 536 8th St, SE, to develop a plan to improve those six parcels.
Conditions along the entire 8th Street corridor will soon be improving. The District Department of Transportation just awarded a grant to Barracks Row Main Street for streetscape maintenance. Though the exact timing on the DDOT maintenance work is still unknown, the repairs are now funded and will address the many broken pavers, missing bricks and sinkholes created by the unusual winter last year.
On July 16, 2014, at 11:30 p.m., a robbery occurred on the 700 block of H St. NE at a customer area. According to police reports, the complainant became involved in an argument when the suspect struck him. The suspect subsequently stole the complainant’s property. Police urge anyone with information on this case or other criminal matters to contact them at (202) 727-9099.
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There were thefts on:
· The 812 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE at 9:30 a.m.;
Union Market announces the fourth annual DC Scoop on Saturday, July 19. This is a day for ice cream lovers and makers a like. This free event will be held in the indoor event space above the market, Dock 5 and the alley behind it. It is a day of activities and fun with ice cream to taste and buy from both local artisans and makers from other cities as well. There will be a wide array of ice cream products including gelato, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles and good old-fashioned ice cream. For kids there will be an Ice Cream eating contest for demonstrations and raffles as well as giveaways throughout the day.
Union Market is at 1309 5th Street, NE
On Monday, July 14, 2014, at 4:15 a.m., 20-year-old Jonathan Jones was arrested and charged with the offense of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. This occurred on the 1900 block of M St. NE. The car was missing from Sunday, July 13, at 6:00 p.m. and was returned to the owner on Monday at 11:00 a.m.
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There was one offense of Assault With Intent To Commit First Degree Sex Abuse on the 1100 block of H St. NE at 4:30 p.m.
Recently a lease was signed on 705 8th St SE (formerly Hello Cupcake) for Souk!
The eagerly awaited H Street Organic Market has finally opened its doors. Its produce section is extensive, with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Those with dietary restrictions will be delighted by the array of lactose- and gluten-free options, particularly in the prepared frozen foods sections. A coffee bar will be up and running shortly and will feature brews from local purveyor Swing’s Coffee (www.swingscoffee.com).