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ANC 6C Report - November 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:11am
By Christine Rushton

Neighbors came out in force at the November meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C to oppose a planned two-story carriage house on the 100 block of Eighth Street NE. The arguments over the building’s proposed height, the alley’s overall accessibility to large vehicles like fire trucks, and the potential crowding of an already small passageway filled the meeting.

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ANC 6D Report - November 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:11am
By Andrew Lightman

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D met on Oct. 17. Chair Andy Litsky (6D04), Commissioners Marjorie Lightman (6D01), Stacy Braverman Cloyd (6D02), Roger Moffatt (6D05), Meredith Fascett (6D07), and Rhonda N. Hamilton (6D06) were present for the entire meeting. Vice Chair Rachel Reilly Carroll (6D03) joined toward the last third.

The Wharf

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ANC 6A Report - November 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:11am
By Elizabeth Nelson

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A Chair Phil Toomajian called the meeting to order, with Commissioners Calvin Ward, Sondra Phillips-Gilbert, Matt Levy, and Stephanie Zimny in attendance. Omar Mahmud, Mike Soderman, and Patrick Malone were absent.

The meeting included several community presentations.

Ward 6 State Board of Education

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ANC 6B Report - November 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:11am
By Virginia Avniel Spatz

At its Nov. 10 meeting, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B supported an appeal to the Zoning Administrator in regard to a long-delayed construction project and acted on a range of liquor- and zoning-related matters. The meeting also provided a brief forum on problems with Washington Gas’s Project Pipes.

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ANC 6E Report - November 2016

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 11:11am
By Steve Holton

Support for Capital Vista Community Project

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South by West

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 10:36am
By William Rich

District Wharf Update

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Finding a Spoke in the Stack

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 10:03am
By Christine Rushton

In the first week of October an ad asking $300 for a Surly Long Haul Trucker bicycle in DC popped up on the website OfferUp. It looked clean, and the seller, “Jay,” listed it as having “normal wear” for a used bike.

One problem: that bike retails at nearly $2,000.

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Afterschool Rate Hikes Spark Frustration

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:42am
By Christine Rushton

Confusion over new custodial and security costs sent several afterschool programs in the District into a panic in September. The DC Department of General Services (DGS) started charging rent in the 2016-17 year to use the buildings, and DC Public Schools (DCPS) increased the fees for the security and custodial services.

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You Can Still Get Health Insurance through DC Health Link

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:18am
By Jodi Kwarciany

It’s important to remember that DC residents and businesses can still get insurance for all of 2017 through DC Health Link, our local insurance marketplace, despite uncertainty about the future of federal health insurance programs following the national elections. We don’t know what will happen to these programs, but it will not affect healthcare options for next year. Consumers should take advantage of their choices now.

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When Federal Policy Goes Low, DC Should Stay High

Neighborhood News - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:18am
By Ed Lazere

At a time when many DC residents – including me – are deeply concerned about the national election outcome, it’s important to remember that the District has a track record of pursuing its own path. DC was a leader in expanding health insurance well before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), for example, and can ensure that our residents maintain health insurance if the ACA is repealed or scaled back.

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Man Fatally Shot Near Ivy City

Neighborhood News - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 10:28am
By Christine Rushton

A man was fatally shot on the 1800 block of Capitol Avenue NE near Ivy City around 8 p.m. Police reported that two men were shot in the incident, and one died at the hospital. Police also said witnesses saw about five to six men wearing dark clothing fleeing the scene.

In Other News

At 9:46 p.m., police arrested a man on the unit block of Independence Avenue SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.

There were thefts from cars on:

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Winners of 2016 Brickie Awards

Neighborhood News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 1:48pm
By Christine Rushton

Local community leader Nicky Cymrot, Shaw Main Street, the Pretzel Bakery, the manager of King Greenleaf Rec Center and the Hill Rage newspaper took home awards in the 10th annual Ward 6 Brickie Awards this year.

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen will award the honors on Dec. 1 at the Apollo (600 H St. NE) during a free and public celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. The community nominated each of the recipients.

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Seven Thefts Reported Wednesday

Neighborhood News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:42am
By Christine Rushton

At 8:30 a.m., police arrested Marquete Murray, 24, on charges of Murder One.

At 5:25 p.m., police arrested a man on the 700 block of 12th Street SE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

In Other News

There were thefts from cars on:

  • the 700 block of Third St. NE;
  • the 500 block of Ninth St. SE.

There was a burglary on the 200 block of K St. SW.

There were thefts on:

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Holiday Tree Sales Around Capitol Hill

Neighborhood News - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 8:54am
By Christine Rushton

Prepare your home for the holidays with fresh trees and wreaths from a few local fundraisers on Capitol Hill from Dec. 2-4. This year Brent Elementary (301 North Carolina Ave. SE) and the Boy Scouts of Capitol Hill Troop 500 are selling to raise money for their student participants and year round programs.

Troop 500 is selling fraser and balsam fir Christmas trees, wreaths and tabletop trees at the Church of the Reformation (212 East Capitol St. NE) on:

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Robbery at Board of Child Care

Neighborhood News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:05am
By Christine Rushton

Police Arrest Man in Killing at Potomac Gardens

Saeve Evans, 30 of Southeast DC, was arrested as a suspect in the fatal shooting of Breyona McMillian, 16, on Nov. 25 at Potomac Gardens Housing complex on the 1200 block of I Street SE. Evans was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm on Nov. 29. Police are continuing to investigation. Read more here.

Robbery at Board of Child Care

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Police Arrest Man Suspected of Shooting 16-year-old Breyona McMillian

Neighborhood News - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 9:25am
By Christine Rushton

The man suspected of firing the shots that killed a 16-year-old girl on Nov. 25 at Potomac Gardens on the 1200 block of I Street SE turned himself in to DC police on Nov. 29. Police arrested the man, 30-year-old Saeve Evans of Southeast, on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the fatal shooting of Breyona McMillian.

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Bike and Roll DC Christmas on Wheels Tours

The Arts - Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:00am
Christmas on Wheels tours (bicycles and Segway) will be offered every Saturday and Sunday beginning Dec. 3 to 18. Tour highlights include the holiday showcase at the US Botanic Garden, the Capitol Christmas tree, hotel and Embassy decorations, a hot chocolate stop, the White House Christmas tree, and more. Christmas on Wheels will be led by professionally trained guides and filled with historical anecdotes—of the festive variety—as riders arrive at each tour stop.

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Love In A Brown Bag

Commentary - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 1:29pm
By Anonymous

It's morning, my grandchildren aren't up, yet,

    and my daughter is bagging their lunch.

How familiar is this pattern from generation

    to generation of mothers in the crunch.

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DIIV Brings Down The House

The Arts - Tue, 11/29/2016 - 1:23pm
By Rebekah Barrow

"Please pirate our music," Zachary Cole, a thin, barely visible figure obscured by an enormous multicolored patchwork cardigan, says to the crowd in a voice like velvet. The band DIIV catches air after their first song having played at a noticeably faster pace than their recorded version. This was unexplainable, but likely a conscious choice by the musicians who may have felt that any tangibleness of the songs would have faded in such a large setting.

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Open Meeting for Recent Shootings Nov. 28

Neighborhood News - Mon, 11/28/2016 - 5:32pm
By Christine Rushton

Several community representatives and DC leaders will gather to address the four shootings, two fatal, on Capitol Hill in the last two weeks at a meeting on Monday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m.  

The public community meeting at St. Coletta of Greater Washington (1901 Independence Ave. SE) will cover the back-to-back shootings along the 1500 block of A Street on Nov. 19, the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl at Potomac Gardens (1225 G St. SE) on Nov. 25 and the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man on the 600 block of L Street SE on Nov. 27.

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