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Dining - 1 hour 38 min ago
By Celeste McCall

Capitol Hill’s eagerly awaited Spanish restaurant, Joselito: Casa de Comidas, is set to open any day at 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Created by Javier Chandon and wife Christiana Campos (who also operate SER in Arlington), Joselito is named after Javier’s late father, Jose Chandon Perez. Headed by executive chef David Sierra, the kitchen will turn out traditional Spanish fare – with some innovative twists – for lunch and dinner.

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Categories: Dining

Man Fatally Shot in NE, Suspect At Large

Neighborhood News - 2 hours 38 min ago
By Christine Rushton

A man was shot and killed on the 600 block of 14th Place NE on Jan. 17 at 6:30 a.m. Police are searching for a man — thin black male wearing all black — they say shot two men inside of a car. One of the victims died at the scene, the other was seriously injured, and the suspect fled east on 15th Street NE. Police will update as more information is known.

In Other News

At 6 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW on charges of Theft Second Degree.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Butter Me Up

Dining - 2 hours 41 min ago
By Karen Cohen

Back in the late 1970s we were warned to eliminate fat intake from milk, eggs, cheese, and butter. Excessive calories and arterial damage were linked with dairy foods. I followed along like most health-conscious folks and cut back on whole-milk products. Substituting grey-blue skim milk on my morning cereal, I also replaced our table butter with margarine. It tastes like butter! Not really, but we did it anyway.

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Categories: Dining

Security, Parking for Women's March

Neighborhood News - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 1:31pm
By Christine Rushton

More than 1,200 buses filled with people in support of the Women’s March on Washington will head into the District on Jan. 21. In preparation for the throngs of marchers, Metro Police (MPD), a private security firm hired by the Women’s March organizers, trained citizen marshals and legal observers plan to monitor the streets during the campaign.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Weekend Crime: More than a dozen thefts, a car stolen, 2 assaults with weapons

Neighborhood News - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 9:50am
By Christine Rushton

At 3:36 a.m. on Jan. 14, police arrested a woman on the 2400 block of East Capitol Street SE on charges of Reckless Driving.

At 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 15, police arrested a woman on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 5 a.m. on Jan. 15, police arrested a woman on Interstate 395 on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

At 8:25 p.m. on Jan. 15, police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

A Local Look: DC's Women in the March

Neighborhood News - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 9:26am
By Christine Rushton

More than 300 organizers, 700 businesses and an unknown number of supporters from DC will welcome the supporters of the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.

Efforts nationwide have sparked sister movements in other cities, but the concentration of people marching in support of women’s rights, inclusion, equality, diversity and democracy will flock to Capitol Hill on Saturday. One DC regional leader for the march and Ward 6 resident, Jackie Savage, wants people to feel welcomed.

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Writing Prescriptions for Success

Kids & Family - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 10:41am
By Christine Rushton

Helping at a 2016 summer camp for disabled children, Eastern High School student Kaheri Gyenyame, a senior and Ward 4 resident, realized doctors and nurses make up only part of the career options in the medical field. Gyenyame traveled with hospital staff and worked with children as a part of her six-week internship through MedStar Health’s Prescription for Success partnership program with Georgetown University Hospital and Eastern High School’s Health and Medical Science’s Academy (HMSA). Philanthropic investment group Companies for Causes coordinated the program.

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Categories: Kids & Family

DC United 2017 Season Schedule Announced

The Arts - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 12:00am
The season, which gets under way with the team's home opener against Sporting Kansas City on March 4 at 7 PM, will be the Black-and-Red's final year at RFK before moving into their new home in Buzzard Point in 2018. Season tickets for 2017 are still available.

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Categories: The Arts

Police Catch Serial Burglar

Neighborhood News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:47am
By Christine Rushton

Police tracked down and arrested a 21-year-old man on Jan. 11 for at least six burglaries since September around Capitol Hill. Anthony Brown, no fixed address, was arrested and charged with Burglary One for:

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Students Display Artwork for Hill United

Neighborhood News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 10:03am
By Christine Rushton

Seventh graders in Ms. Claire Smullen’s art class sketched, colored and collaged with determination the week before the 58th presidential inauguration. The Stuart-Hobson Middle School (410 E St. NE) students wanted to ensure their posters made it up on display in time for the millions of people visiting the District to see.

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ANC6C Grants Committee Announces 2017 Application Schedule

Neighborhood News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 9:43am
The ANC6C Grants Committee is accepting applications for grants from non-profits on four dates in 2017. Grant applications are due to the Committee on Feb. 9, May 11, Aug. 17 and Nov. 2. Any non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS can apply.

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DC Goodwill Launches Free Local Donation Delivery Service

Neighborhood News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 1:00pm
Goodwill of Greater Washington has launched a pilot program that allows donors to mail their donations to Goodwill through the US Postal Service – for free. All donors need to do is place their donations of clothing, shoes, and accessories into any box, visit DCGoodwill.org to schedule a pick-up through the US Postal Service, print and affix a mailing label to the box and place it on their front porch for pick up. Upon receipt, Goodwill will email the donor an IRS compliant donation receipt.
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CHAW Announces Amy Moore and Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld to Succeed Retiring Executive Jill Strachan

The Arts - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:53pm
The Board of Directors of The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) have announced the spring 2017 retirement of CHAW’s long-time Executive Director, Jill Strachan, who has led the organization since 2007, and the appointment of Amy Moore and Hannah Jacobson Blumenfeld as Co-Executive Directors to succeed her.

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Categories: The Arts

Man Killed in NY Avenue NE Car Wreck

Neighborhood News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 9:36am
By Christine Rushton

A man died in a car wreck near the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro Station on New York Avenue NE on Jan. 11 around 6:10 p.m. Police and Fire and EMS tweeted pictures of the car, which had wrapped around pole on the New York Avenue bridge sidewalk, the passengers side completely crushed inward. Two people were in the car — one man died and the other was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to police.

In Other News

At 4:24 p.m., police arrested a man on the 900 block of 12th Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

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DC Says Crime Down, Launches Sector Policing

Neighborhood News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 7:38am
By Christine Rushton

The District saw declines in violent crime and property crime in the 2016 year, the Mayor’s Office announced Jan. 11.

Violent crime decreased about 10 percent overall, according to the District’s data:

  • 17 percent down for homicides;
  • 13 percent for robberies;
  • and six percent for weapons assault.

Property crime decreased four percent overall: 

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Three Car Break-Ins Reported Tuesday

Neighborhood News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:32am
By Christine Rushton

At 1:38 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1700 block of Lang Place NE on charges of Burglary One.

At 10:10 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1900 block of D Street SE on charges of Robbery.

In Other News

There were thefts from cars on:

  • the 1200 block of Linden Place NE;
  • the 400 block of 13th St. NE;
  • the 1800 block of A St. SE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

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Categories: Neighborhood News

ANC 6B Steams Over Youth Act

Neighborhood News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:22am
By Christine Rushton

Commissioners in ANC 6B argued for more than an hour on Jan. 10 over a resolution supporting a key change in the District’s 1985 Youth Rehabilitation Act (YRA).

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Man Beaten Near Union Station Dies

Neighborhood News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 9:40am
By Christine Rushton

A man found assaulted near Union Station on Oct. 2 died in the hospital last week. Richard Lewis, 37, succumbed to his injuries on Jan. 6. On Oct. 2 around 2:30 a.m., he was attacked on the unit block of Massachusetts Avenue NE, and police are searching for a man spotted on nearby surveillance video wearing a jacket and blue hat.

In Other News

There were thefts on:

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Categories: Neighborhood News

Inauguration 2017 Road Closures

Neighborhood News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:56pm
By Christine Rushton

Capitol Hill residents prepare — the 58th presidential inauguration will close roads and restrict access starting Jan. 19.

U.S. Capitol Police will oversee the closure of several roads around the Capitol building for the ceremonies swearing in President-elect Donald Trump. Streets will reopen on Friday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m.

Starting Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m., these roads will be closed:

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Weekend Crime: Two Assault Arrests, Several Thefts

Neighborhood News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 1:42pm
By Christine Rushton

Police Arrest Man for Knife Threat

Police arrested a man for holding a knife and chasing a person after an argument on the 900 block of Bladensburg Road NE on Jan. 5 around 2:20 a.m. Theodore Travis Czarniewy, 28 of Northeast DC, was arrested on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Bat-Wielding Attacker Arrested

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