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Evening Attempted Robbery on Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Neighborhood News - 4 hours 8 min ago
By Andrew Lightman

There was an attempted robbery on the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE at 6:46 p.m.

There was a purse snatching on the 1800 block of Benning Rd. NE at a convenience store at 6:31 p.m.

There was a robbery at an undisclosed location in PSA 108 at 10:30 p.m.

In Other News

There was a burglary on the 1200 block of Half St. SW at 8:20 a.m.

There were no cars stolen.

There was a theft on the 500 block of 24th St. NE.

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Former Three-Division World Champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner Media Workout

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:20pm

Former Three-Division World Champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner will hold a media workout on Saturday, Apr. 26, 2 p.m., at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center, 100 Joliet St. SW, as he prepares for his junior welterweight bout against Carlos Molina on the undercard of "THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana" Saturday, May 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on SHOWTIME PPV.
 

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Robbery in PSA 106

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:32am

There was a robbery at 11 p.m. in an undisclosed section of PSA 106.

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 1900 block of I St. NE at 6:15 p.m. at a residence.

There was a burglary on the 800 block of 20th St. NE at 9:30 a.m. at a residence.

There was a car stolen on the 700 block of Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Police Nab Thieves

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Three Burglaries and One Stolen Car

Neighborhood News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:39am
By Andrew Lightman

There were burglaries:

  • on the 600 block of H St. NE at 9:50 p.m. from a government building;

  • at an undisclosed location at 10 a.m. in PSA 105;

  • on the 200 block of 14th Pl. NE at 10 a.m. at a residence.

There was a car stolen on the 400 block of 16th St. NE.

There was an assault with a deadly weapon at the DC Jail.

There were no robberies.

There were thefts on:

  • the 500 block of E St. NE at a playground;

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New Broadcast Endeavor in the Capitol Riverfront

Neighborhood News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:02pm

Fifteen year lease has been signed to relocate CBS RADIO’s six local stations to 1015 Half St. SE in the Capitol Riverfront. The building is two blocks from Nationals Park and just south of the US Capitol. CBS RADIO’s newest broadcast facility will include a nearly 33,000-square-foot floor plan that includes offices, a street-level studio facing L St. SE (where the stations will have the ability to do live broadcasts visible to passersby and visitors), and a performance space where local and national recording artists can host live shows and unique experiences for listeners.

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Championship Boxing Returns to DC with a Knockout

The Arts - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:47am
By Dave Kletzkin

The boxing scene in our nation’s capital is alive and well. With a card featuring big name fighters from other major east coast cities, fans packed the DC Armory for the biggest night of boxing since Mike Tyson’s last hurrah in 2005 at Verizon Center. Defeating Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan, the ageless wonder Bernard Hopkins of Philadelphia, six months shy of his 50th birthday, became the oldest undisputed champion of any weight class in boxing history.

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Early Morning Robbery on K St. SW

Neighborhood News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:39am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a robbery on the 200 block of K St. SW at 4:30 a.m.

There was an armed burglary on the 1500 block of F St. NE at 9:25 a.m. at a residence

There were no cars stolen.

There were thefts:

  • on the 600 block of Orleans Pl. NE;

  • on the 1800 block of Massachusetts Ave. SE.

  • at an undisclosed store in PSA 507.

There were thefts from automobiles on:

  • the 100 block of Fifth St. SE;

  • the 200 block of Sixth St. SE;

  • the 900 block of E St. SE;

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Midnight Armed Robbery on Lyman Place NE

Neighborhood News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:33am
By Andrew Lightman

There was an sidewalk, armed robbery on the 1700 block of Lyman Place NE at 12:01 a.m.

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 600 block of G St. SE at a residence at 11 a.m.

There was a burglary on the 1000 block of 17th St. NE at 9 a.m. at a residence.

There were cars stolen on the 200 block of L St. SW and the 200 block of 10th St. SE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1900 block of Benning Rd. NE at a liquor store;

  • the 800 block of H St. NE at a store;

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Save the Bees

Homes & Gardens - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:52pm

It's finally spring and beekeepers are at least as happy as you are about that. The weird weather has created a situation where, now that it is warm, that survivor bees in the wild are likely to build up quickly and swarm. If you see a swarm of bees, or even think you might, call 202-255-4318 or email dcbees at dcbeekeepers.org. They can get an experienced beekeeper to help you out. Insecticides truly will not take care of your situation, but they can.

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Makan Custom Contemporary Environments Shop Opens

Homes & Gardens - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:00am

Makan (which means “the place” in Arabic) will have its grand opening on Thursday, Apr. 24, from 7-10:00pm, at 411 New York Ave. NE. Makan showcases custom lighting, furniture and textiles as well as antiques and art, and offers the architecture and design services of its owners. Interior and lighting designer Zach Sherif brings talent and a seasoned eye to the 3,500-square-foot DC showroom opened with longtime business partner and architect Victor Sobki. The showroom “aligns our design sensibilities and energy,” says Sherif.

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DC Residents Help Shape Future of Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Neighborhood News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 12:00am

Share your ideas for what services, spaces and technology you want to see in the renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at a citywide roundtable discussion. Representatives from Martinez + Johnson and Mecanoo, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library architect team, will also present. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, at 9th and G sts. NW, will undergo a major renovation and modernization to meet the current and future needs of DC residents. The evening will begin with a short presentation from the architect team, followed by roundtable discussions.

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White House Spring Garden Tour

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:56pm

As part of the President and First Lady’s ongoing effort to open the People’s House to as many people as possible, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. During this event, visitors can see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden and South Lawn of the White House. Additionally, the White House Kitchen Garden-the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden-will be accessible to guests.

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Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition Call for Entries

The Arts - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:20am

Exhibition dates are June 26-Sept. 28. The call deadline is May 10. There will be an opening Reception with Juror on Thursday, June 26 from 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition is open to Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Maryland artists. Original hanging work created in any medium within the past 3 years will be considered. Read more at hillcenterdc.org/home/call-for-entries.
 

Categories: The Arts

AppleTree to Move to Jefferson Tennis Courts

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:04am
By Charnice Milton

Commissioner Stacy Cloyd (6D02) introduced a motion to send a letter to Tonia Proctor, Supervisory Realty Specialist for the DC Office of General Services (DGS), supporting AppleTree Institute's Amidon Campus moving into temporary spaces at Jefferson Academy's old tennis courts. AppleTree shares space with Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, whose student population increased to the point that they need the classrooms AppleTree currently uses. Therefore, AppleTree proposed moving into portable classrooms at Jefferson Academy until the latter begins renovations in 2016.

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Afternoon Armed Robbery on Benning Rd. NE

Neighborhood News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:01am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a robbery at 1:30 p.m. involving a knife on the 1900 block of Benning Rd. NE.

There was a sidewalk knifing on the 1500 block of Maryland NE at 1:25 p.m.

More Information on C Street Burglary

The Wednesday's evening burglary at a home on the 1600 block of C St. SE did not involve a weapon. The thief entered the home through an unlocked door and stole some property.

Police advise residents to keep their door locked at all times.

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Buika: A Lover First

The Arts - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:37am
By Ferzana

Hypnotic and haunting, internationally acclaimed singer Concha Buika performed at the Strathmore on April 6. With an evocative voice capable of taking you on a journey to the bottom of her pain and back, Buika makes it clear that she is a lover first and a singer second. Her voice is deep and gravelly and her anguish is real.

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More Informaton on E Street Burglaries

Neighborhood News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:20am
By Andrew Lightman

As reported in the April 16th Crime Blotter, there were three morning burglaries in quick succession on the 800 block of E St. NE. According to police, a single thief gained access to a residential building and broke into three apartments. Dectectives have obtained images from a newly installed video camera system and hopeful that they will be able to identify a suspect.

Police urge homeowners and property manages to strengthen the doors and door frames of their apartments to deter potential thieves.

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Non-Stop Shoulder Shakes, Knees Bends and Dhol Beats at Bhangra Blowout XXI

The Arts - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:06am
By Ferzana

An intercollegiate dance competition in its 21st year, the South Asian Society of the George Washington University hosted the epic Bhangra Blowout XXI at Lisner Auditorium on April 5, 2014. Slated to be a show of eight Bhangra dance teams competing from top universities as far as California, a powerhouse GW home team, and Penn Masala, the featured finale act of an award-winning a cappella group, the evening was an outstanding display of Punjabi cultural dance and another wonderful testimonial of American immigration.

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ANC 6C Happenings

Neighborhood News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:43am
By Charnice Milton

Church of God

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Just Opened Today: Uprising

Dining - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:38am
By Annette Nielsen

You’re bound to be out and about over the weekend taking in the great spring weather and blooms – and if you’re looking for a new place to re-caffeinate and have a quick bite, try Uprising Muffin Company.  Donnie Simpson, Jr. has spent the last four years working on his pet project – opening up a coffee shop and fine-tuning his recipes for sweet and savory muffins.

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Categories: Dining
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