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Renewal by Andersen & The Arts - Renewing All Things for the Home

The Arts - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 8:48am
Local Artist Patricia DurJava will have an Exhibit of her work at the Renewal by Andersen RockvilleShowroom, 5081 Nicholson Lane, Rockville, MD  May 21 to June 28. Renewal by Andersen is hosting a brunch and exhibit event on Saturday May 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to meet Ms DurJava and see her amazing works of art.    Ms. DurJava, Resident Artist at the Washington ArtWorks, is recognized for her watercolor, acrylics, and acrycli collage.

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ABC Board Approves Bullfrog's Liquor Application

Neighborhood News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:33am
By Andrew Lightman

In an order issued this morning, The DC Alcoholic Control Board approved Bullfrog Bagel’s application for a New Retailer’s Class CR License and Sidewalk Café Endorsement at their new location at 317 Seventh St. SE. The application had been opposed by immediate neighbors, who feared an increase in noise. Recognizing the validity of their concerns, the Board restricted Bullfrog's operations in its order.

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Indigo Owner Catches a Burglar in Action

Neighborhood News - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:13am
By Christine Rushton

A man broke into Indigo restaurant at 243 K St. NE around midnight on Wednesday morning. The owner of the Indian restaurant lives above and caught the suspect on videotape as he broke in. The man fled when the owner came downstairs. He is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s.

In Other News

At 1:30 p.m., police arrested a man on the 500 block of 12th St. SE on charges of Shoplifting.

There was a theft on:

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Three Teens Attempt an Armed Robbery Near H Street NE

Neighborhood News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 9:54am
By Christine Rushton

Three teenagers attempted an armed robbery on the 1100 block of I Street NE around 12:20 p.m. Police described the two as black males 18 to 20 years old, wearing black clothes and one carrying a silver handgun.

In Other News

At 8:05 a.m., police arrested Darren Jackson, 27, for Murder Two.

At 9:10 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Shoplifting.

At 5 p.m., police arrested a man on the 900 block of 21st St. NE on charges of Aggravated Assault.

There were robberies on:

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Capitol Hill Classic Raises Over $90,000

Neighborhood News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 1:47pm
By Christine Rushton

Runners laced up on May 15 to raise more than $90,000 in support of the Capitol Hill Cluster Schools at the 37th Capitol Hill Classic. More than 3,500 adults and children participated in the 10K, 3K and children’s fun run. The courses ran around Stanton Park between Fourth and Sixth Streets in Northeast as far as RFK.

The top five winners of the 10K included:

  1. Lucas Meyer of DC at 32 minutes 17 seconds;

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Police Make Several Robbery, Burglary Arrests

Neighborhood News - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:39am
By Christine Rushton

Police arrested a young man for a violent robbery that occurred on May 8 on the 1200 block of I Street SE. The youth was from Southeast DC and was charged with Robbery Force and Violence.

Police arrested a man for an assault and attempted robbery that occurred on May 9 on the 500 block of New Jersey Avenue NW. Darnell Adams, 40, was charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Robbery for demanding money from the victim and hitting them multiple times.

In Other News

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New Plans for Joy Evans Park

Neighborhood News - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 5:18pm
By Christine Rushton

New construction on Joy Evans Park, located on the 500 block of L Street SE, starts in July. The plan is to install new Netplex play equipment, a garden learning space, outdoor seating for neighbors and an informal outdoor classroom area. Due to the park being next door to Van Ness Elementary, DC Public Schools (DCPS) is funding this phase of the project within the overall Van Ness renovation budget of about $32.4 million.

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Old House

Commentary - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:57pm

Soon, I'll be leaving you, old house,

    but I'll come back, as spirits do,

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Two Men Robbed at Gunpoint Near H Street

Neighborhood News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:53am
By Christine Rushton

Two Robbed at Gunpoint Near H Street

Two men with a gun robbed two others walking on the 600 block of 10th Street NE around 2:30 a.m. Police reported that the suspects stole a wallet and cash before fleeing. They’re described as black males in their mid-20s, one wearing a green polo shirt, the other wearing a burgundy polo shirt and in dark jeans.

Police Arrest a Man for a Southeast Burglary

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Signature Theatre Accepting Submissions for New Play Reading Series

The Arts - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am
The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre continues its commitment to new work by launching the second annual SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series. This initiative highlights and supports the work of DMV and regional playwrights and is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment. The readings will be hosted at Ali’s Bar in Signature Theatre’s Mead Lobby at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Feb.

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Be Aware of DC Parking Tickets Scam

Neighborhood News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:00am
Residents of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area are cautioned to be aware of a phishing scam to collect money from past due tickets. With this scam, customers receive an email that has “Notice of Overdue Parking Violation(s)” in the subject line. In the email, customers are asked to pay the past due fines and a late fee immediately with the threat of their vehicle being impounded; then, they are directed to a dot com website. DC DMV contacts customers via email if they have registered for DC DMV’s email ticket alert system.

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Pow-Pow Opens on H Street NE

Dining - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:56pm
By Christine Rushton

A new Asian fusion eatery opened at 1253 H Street NE on May 7. Combining Japanese, Korean and Chinese influences, Pow-Pow serves up farm-fresh salads, hearty bowls and giant egg rolls in a fast-casual setting. Plus, any dish can be made vegetarian or vegan.

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Parking Meter Rates Increase June 1

Neighborhood News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:31pm
The District Department of Transportation has implemented adjusted parking meter rates as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2015. The new rate structure was ordered by the Council of the District of Columbia last year, and establishes parking meter rates at $2.30 an hour for commercial and passenger vehicles citywide.   Approximately 14,850 parking meters across the District will be reprogrammed.

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Beware Parking Ticket Email Scam

Neighborhood News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:48am
By Christine Rushton

People need to beware a DC parking ticket scam going around through emails labeled as “Notice of Overdue Parking Violation(s).” Police warned residents on Wednesday that someone is sending the scam emails to collect money from supposed past due tickets. It reads that customers must pay the dues immediately or have their vehicle impounded. Do not pay or respond. If you receive an email, report it immediately to the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.ftc.gov.

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Throne Boxing: Dusty Hernandez-Harrison vs. Mike Dallas Jr.

The Arts - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:00am
Undefeated Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (29-0, 16 KOs) of Washington, DC returns to the ring to battle Bakerfield, California’s Mike Dallas Jr. (21-3-1, 10 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout on Friday, May 13 at the DC Armory.

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CrossTalk DC Kick-Off at Folger Examines Race and Religion

The Arts - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:52pm
Folger Shakespeare Library will host the CrossTalk DC Kick-Off Forum on Sunday, May 15, 2 to 6 p.m. CrossTalk DC is a community engagement initiative to bring disparate publics together to think about race and religion thoughtfully and deeply, through the lens of literature and history.

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Shakespeare Theatre's "Will on the Hill" Returns June 13

The Arts - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 1:38pm
On Monday, June 13, Will on the Hill, a favorite bipartisan event of theatre and political fans alike, returns to the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Arts - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:30am
By Phil Hutinet Friday, May 13

Touchstone—6:30-8 p.m.

Touchstone celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend with a champagne gala on Friday.  Three concurrent exhibitions, including a group retrospective, feature the works of member artists past and present.  For more information, click here.

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW

Washington Studio School —7 p.m.

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Huge Kid's Pop-Up Consignment Sale

Kids & Family - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 9:31am
One of the nation’s fastest growing franchises, Just Between Friends, is coming to the DC area for one of the biggest door buster consignment sales of the year, which will include clothing, books, DVDs, toys, puzzles, games, baby equipment, and more! Run by all volunteers, the sale will be held May 14 to 21 (starting at noon on the 14th) in an 18,000 square foot facility at Landmark Mall (near Macy's on the ground floor), 5801 Duke St., Alexandria, VA.

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Categories: Kids & Family

Office of the Tenant Advocate Meeting on Mold

Neighborhood News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:00am
The Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold a special stakeholder’s meeting on mold on Wednesday, May 25, 1 to 3 p.m. in the OTA office, suite 300N of the Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW.

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