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Ward 6 Business & Consumer Town Hall

Neighborhood News - 10 hours 22 min ago
On Wednesday, Apr. 29, 6:30-8 p.m., join Councilmember Charles Allen and At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange, Chair of the Council's Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs Committee, for a Ward 6 Business and Consumer Town Hall at at Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.   Do you have questions about how the city issues liquor licenses?  Is there a DCRA issue you want to learn more about? Curious about grants for small and local businesses?

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Annual Taste of 8th Returns to Barracks Row May 2

Dining - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:27am
By Annette Nielsen

The popular Barracks Row Taste of 8th event featuring food from nearly 30 restaurants takes place Saturday, May 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a food event not to miss, as Barracks Row has been established as the District’s go-to food destination with its own Rose’s Luxury named Best New Restaurant in America (2014) by Bon Appétit Magazine.

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Pepco Asks for Raize Permit for Seventh St. Substation

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:17am
By Sharon Bosworth

In the Capitol Hill Historic District vacant lots are a rarity and raze permits are even more unusual. In mid- March 2015 a raze permit application was submitted by Pepco to DC’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. It appears to be Pepco’s intention to raze their unused sub station located at 732 Seventh St. SE. As a matter of policy DCRA submits raze applications to DC’s Historic Preservation Office for administrative review. HPO routinely clears raze applications such as this that do not involve historic preservation issues.

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Evening Robbery on A St. SE

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:12am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a sidewalk robbery on the 1700 block A St. SE at 9;30 p.m.

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 400 block of 18th St. NE at 9 p.m. at a residence.

There was assault with a gun on the 700 block of 13th St. SE at 8 p.m.

In Other News

Cars were stolen on:

  • the 1200 block of 18th Pl. NE;

  • the 300 block of E St. SW.

There were thefts on:

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CHRS House Tour Volunteers Needed

Homes & Gardens - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:35pm
Volunteers are needed to staff the houses as docents the two days of the Tour. Docents help check people in to each house, keep the traffic flowing, and add a layer of protection for the homeowners. Let them  know if you’re able to serve as a docent for one of three shifts: Saturday, May 9: 4-7 p.m.; Sunday, May 10: Noon-2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 10: 2:30-5 p.m. Email caphrs@aol.com if you are able to help.
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Police Arrest Juvenile for Crime Spree

Neighborhood News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 9:25am
By Andrew Lightman

MPD Detectives arrested a juvenile male for a crime spree occurring in the early morning on April 21, 2015. They have charged him with three counts of Robbery of an Establishment and three counts of Armed Robbery and one count of Armed Carjacking. The youth was allegedly involved in the follow incidents:

  • an armed robbery in the 5000 block of Ninth St. NE at approximately 2:10 a.m.;

  • an armed robbery of an establishment in the 1400 block of H St. NE at approximately 3:20 a.m.;

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White House Spring Garden Tours

Homes & Gardens - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:00am
The White House will open the grounds and gardens to visitors on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. During this event, visitors can see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, the White House Kitchen Garden, and the South Lawn of the White House.    This event is free and open to the public; however, a ticket is required for all attendees (including small children).

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Traffic Lanes on 4th Street, SE, to Shift Temporarily

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:41pm
CSX has informed the District Department of Transportation that it plans to start preparation for construction on its Virginia Avenue Tunnel project as soon as Thursday, Apr. 23. The site preparation work is expected to last approximately 60 days and will involve surveying, installing Erosion and Sediment Control measures, relocating utilities, and installing fencing.   Traffic lanes on 4th St. SE, between the westbound lanes of Virginia Ave.

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H Street Robbery

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 11:56am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a sidewalk robbery on the 1400 block of H St. NE at 3:15 a.m.

There was a knifing on the 800 block of 21st St. NE at 5:20 p.m.

There was a knifing on the 1400 block of L St. SE at 7:10 a.m.

Burglary Person of Interest Sought

Police are seeking a person of interest in relation to a burglary that occurred on the 20th of April at 9:30 a.m. on the 1000 block of Ninth St. NE.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Arts - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:19pm
By Jess Oros Thursday, April 16

Cheryl D Edwards’ Studio – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Gun Assault on the C St. SE

Neighborhood News - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 1:12pm
By Andrew Lightman

There was an assault with a gun on the 1800 block of C St. SE at 5:30 p.m.

In Other News

There were burglaries on:

  • the 1200 block of 18th Pl. NE at 12:28 a.m. at a residence;

  • the 1200 block of 18th St. NE at 4 a.m. at a residence;

  • the 1000 block of Ninth St. NE at 9:30 a.m. at a residence;

  • the 1300 block of Potomac Ave. SE at Harris Teeter;

  • the 1000 block of Third St. SE.

A car was stolen on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

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Belga Café and Chimay Brewery Pair for Tuesday Beer Dinner

Dining - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:07pm
By Annette Nielsen

Belga Café’s Chef Bart Vandaele’s monthly beer dinner pairs Chimay Beer with a cheese-inspired menu Tues., April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Starting with a welcome beer of Chimay Cinq Cent, guests will taste great flavors in a starter of young asparagus tips, spring peas, morels and garlic shoots/pickeled spring onions covered in spring snow of aged Chimay served up with Chimay Premiere.

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Evening Robbery on Ninth St. NE

Neighborhood News - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:54pm
By Andrew Lightman

There was a violent robbery on the 900 block of Ninth St. NE at 8:15 p.m.

In Other News

There was a case of Second Degree Sex Abuse reported on the 700 block of Massachusetts Ave. NE at 2 a.m. at an apartment complex.

There were burglaries on:

  • the 700 block of 16th St. SE at 2 a.m. at a residence;

  • the 1800 block of H St. NE at a residence at 12:16 a.m.

There was a theft on the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE at a convenience store.

There were thefts from automobiles on:

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"Bard in the Yards" Free Shakespeare Films at The Yards Park

The Arts - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:00am
Folger Theatre and the Capitol Riverfront BID celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday this April with three free screenings of some of the most beloved film adaptations of the Bard. From April 24 through April 26, free screenings of Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, and Franco Zeffirelli’s The Taming of the Shrew will begin at sundown, between 7:30-8 p.m. each night.

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DDOT Announces its 2015 Research Internship Summer Program

Kids & Family - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 12:00am
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has announced its 2015 Research Internship Program, which engages full-time students to work on specific research topics around the agency. The internship program allows DDOT to conduct research into topics of interest while also serving as a resource for students to acquire practical skills.

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Gordon Biersch Celebrates National Garlic Day with Free Garlic Fries

Dining - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:16pm
By Annette Nielsen

One of the best food-themed days we recognize has to be National Garlic Day on April 19. As the US is a large garlic producer (China and India are ahead of us), with over 80 percent of the country’s output grown in Gilroy, California, you can find a number of garlic festivals globally.

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BZA Sends La Lomita Plans Back To The Drawing Board

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:05pm
By Erica Hendry

Samuel Fuentes has owned La Lomita, a neighborhood Mexican restaurant, and three adjoining townhouses in Southeast Capitol Hill since 1987.

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Mentoring: More Difficult and More Rewarding than it Looks

Kids & Family - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:06pm
By Paul Rivas

There seems to be a lot of mentoring going on all over the Hill these days. But, what does this really mean?

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Categories: Kids & Family

Victim Fights Off Mugger

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:07pm
By Andrew Lightman

A pedestrian on the 200 block of 12th St. SE was approached by a juvenile male armed with a handgun at 8:58 p.m. The mugger demanded his property. The two struggled. The victim was hit on his skull with the gun, but managed to strike the assailant in the head in self defense. The mugger fled without obtaining the victim's property. The victim was not injured.

In Other News

There was a rape on the 300 block of P St. SW in a parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

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Wednesday's Southwest DEA Raid Nets Guns and Drugs

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:04pm
By Andrew Lightman

Wednesday's DEA raid on an Eye Street apartment located in Greenleaf Gardens public housing complex was connected to two recent robberies of a local drugstore. On April 12 and April 13, gunmen robbed the CVS located on the 1100 block of Fourth St. SW of controlled substances, i.e. drugs.

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