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Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice

Neighborhood News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:35pm
In her new book, former BBC investigative journalist Dina Gold describes the Nazi seizure of her family’s stately six-story building and her extensive battle to reclaim it. The property served as the headquarters of the H. Wolff fur company, one of the most successful international businesses in Germany. The Nazis forced the sale of the building on Krausenstrasse 17/18, and after World War II, it fell in the Soviet sector of Berlin, two blocks from Checkpoint Charlie, and beyond legal reach.   In this program, March 15, 7 p.m.

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Police Catch a Robber at DC Protective Services

Neighborhood News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:48am
By Christine Rushton

Police arrested a woman for theft at the DC Protective Services Division on the 600 block of H Street NE around 4:15 p.m.

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Police arrested two on the 100 block of M St. SW on charges of Theft Second Degree around 6:36 a.m.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

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Easter Eggstravaganza at Lincoln Park

Kids & Family - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:06pm
The Easter Eggstravaganza is an event for kids and families on Capitol Hill (toddlers through fifth grade). They will have live family-friendly entertainment, an Easter Bunny, a bike raffle, popcorn and cotton candy, and six Egg Hunts. It will be held at Lincoln Park on Saturday, March 26. Register for your egg hunt at 1:30 p.m., 2:10 p.m. or 2:50 p.m.

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A Valentine's Day Promise

Commentary - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 2:24pm
By Anonymous

I’ll be there when the time comes,

    when time no longer is your friend:

When time starts spinning your thoughts

    and piling up behind your eyes;

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DOEE Issues 2016 Fish Consumption Advisory

Neighborhood News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:57pm
Many District residents use the District’s waterways--the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, Rock Creek, and their many tributaries--for recreational, boating, and angling pleasure. Some anglers rely on the fish caught in these waters for food. To protect public health, the District of Columbia Government routinely samples common game fish for contaminants regularly found in US waters.

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DC State Athletic Association Accepting Scholarship Applications

Kids & Family - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:44pm
The DC State Athletic Association is accepting applications for the DCSAA 2016 Student-Athlete Academic Scholarship Awards program.

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Man Dies of Gunshot Wounds on M Street NW

Neighborhood News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:16am
By Christine Rushton

Man Fatally Shot on M NW

A man was fatally shot on the unit block of M Street NW at 8:45 p.m. Police responded to reports of gunfire in the area, discovered the victim and transported him to the hospital with gunshot wounds. He later died. Police have not arrested any suspects.

NE Man Arrested for Two Rapes

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Meeting to Learn about Short Term Family Shelter in Southwest

Neighborhood News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 3:32pm
As part of Mayor Muriel Bowser's goal of closing the DC General Homeless Shelter, the District today announced plans to build a short term family shelter with fifty units of housing adjacent to the Blind Whino Art Gallery at 700 Delaware Ave. SW. Sites have also been selected in each of the District’s eight wards. If the legislation passes the Council, all eight sites will be built and occupied by 2018 or sooner. This is the first of a number of SW Community Meetings on this topic.

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Auditions for Principal Role in “Alice Adams” at CHAW

The Arts - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:36pm
“Alice Adams” is a new musical in progress by Composer Robert Convery, which will be workshopped and performed during July and August 2016. They are seeking Sopranos with good low range to audition for the Principal role of Alice Adams. The selected singer should be able to begin solo rehearsals in May. There is an honorarium for the role. Auditions will be held Wednesday, March 9 and Monday, March 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m . at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. Or, by appointment, if you are unable to make audition times.

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Auditions for Principal Role in “Alice Adams” at CHAW

The Arts - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:35pm
“Alice Adams” is a new musical in progress by Composer Robert Convery, which will be workshopped and performed during July and August 2016. They are seeking Sopranos with good low range to audition for the Principal role of Alice Adams. The selected singer should be able to begin solo rehearsals in May. There is an honorarium for the role. Auditions will be held Wednesday, March 9 and Monday, March 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m . at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 Seventh St. SE. Or, by appointment, if you are unable to make audition times.

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Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC Announces 2016 Harmony Award Recipients

The Arts - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:28pm
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) announces three Harmony Awards that will be given in the spring of 2016. The award is given to an individual from the community, an organization, and an individual from within the Chorus family who exemplify GMCW’s mission and work to champion equality. The National Center for Transgender Equality, two of GMCW long-time singers and supporters, as well as the founder of GMCW will receive the organization’s highest honors.
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Mayor's Plan to Close DC General

Neighborhood News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:15pm
The District’s Department of General Services (DGS) conducted a months-long search to identify suitable sites for the new short-term family housing.  DGS looked for spaces that could collectively serve the same number of residents at DC General, with access to services and public transportation.  The locations include a mix of District-owned properties, as well as newly purchased or leased private property.  They are: 2105-2107 10th St. NW (Ward 1); 2619 Wisconsin Ave. NW (Ward 3); 5505 Fifth St. NW (Ward 4); 2266 25th Pl.

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Carjackers Stopped, Arrested Near Eastern Market

Neighborhood News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:11pm
By Christine Rushton

Police Catch Carjackers Near Seventh SE

A woman was carjacked on the 500 block of Seventh Street SE around 7:25 p.m. The woman was sitting in her Toyota Camry when a juvenile entered from the back seat. She immediately left the vehicle and two others got into the car and stole her purse. They fled, but police and Metro transit officers stopped and arrested the suspects and retrieved the car and purse. No one was injured.

Eastern High Student Stopped With Knife

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Mayor Announces New Homeless Shelter in SW

Neighborhood News - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:29am
By Andrew Lightman

As part of Mayor Muriel Bowser's goal of closing the DC General Homeless Shelter, the District has announced plans to build a family shelter behind the Blind Whino art gallery at 700 Delaware Ave. SW. “In a city as prosperous as ours, there is no reason we should keep families at DC General. The building is too big, too old and too far removed from the services that get families back on their feet,” said Mayor Bowser.

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Children's Films at the National Gallery of Art

Kids & Family - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:00am
Families are invited to enjoy a wide range of innovative film programming that includes classics, recently produced shorts, and foreign features. Selected to appeal to both youth and adult audiences, age recommendations assist parents in selecting the most emotionally and intellectually stimulating films for their children. Feature films are in English, unless otherwise noted. All children’s films are shown in the East Building Auditorium, which seats 500 people. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups are welcome. Programs are free.

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Do The Write Thing of DC Publishes Anti-Bullying Books

Kids & Family - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 7:48pm
In response to the growing problem of bullying, which sometimes leads to truancy, failing grades and even suicidal thoughts, local not-for-profit organization, Do The Write Thing of DC (DTWT), has developed an anti-bullying program that is currently being implemented in a public charter school. DTWT has published two books to encourage youth to pledge not to bully others--Be A Superhero by Saying No To Bullying (third to fifth graders) and Stand Up Against Bullying Like a Superhero (Pre-K to second graders).

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Murder After the Matinee at STC

Neighborhood News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:58pm
By Christine Rushton

A cluster of theater goers sit and chat as they wait for their post-show panel discussion. Six panelists saunter backstage to await their cue. The lights go dark, the curtain rustles and then — a scream. As the light returns there lies the body of a prominent theater critique, Vic Thames. Detectives or not, the audience members must investigate to uncover who committed the murder.

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Women in the Arts Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2016

The Arts - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:30pm
On Sunday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrate Women’s History Month by helping the National Museum of Women in the Arts improve Wikipedia. The museum's fourth annual edit-a-thon focuses on improving articles related to notable women artists and art-world figures. Training for new editors and refreshments will be provided. Attendees should bring a laptop, power cord and photo ID. Registration required.

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United Negro College Fund Mayor's Masked Ball

Neighborhood News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:20pm
The United Negro College Fund Mayor's Masked Ball is on Saturday, March 6, 6 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The UNCF Washington Mayor’s Masked Ball raises funds to support scholarships and programs for the nearly 4,000 students from the greater Washington, DC area who attend UNCF-member institutions and colleges across the nation. uncf.org.
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Crash by Nats Stadium Causes Life-Threatening Injuries

Neighborhood News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 1:12pm
By Christine Rushton

Police are investigating a car crash near Nationals Park on the 1500 block of South Capitol Street that occurred Sunday around 4:30 p.m. One driver was thrown from his car and was sent to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Another woman and child in the second vehicle were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The crash may have involved a police chase, but investigators are still searching.  

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At 12:02 a.m., police arrested a man on the 300 block of G St. SW on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

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