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Trashing a Candidacy

Commentary - 8 hours 35 min ago
By Anonymous

A man walks into a bank and asks a teller to make a $20,000 cash withdrawal. This, Dear Readers, sounds like the commencement of a long-winded saga that one might overhear late one evening while deep in one’s cups at the bar of the Tune Inn. Yet such a scene played itself out in a time not so long ago, in a galaxy not so far, far away.

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Drugstore Theft Turns to Assault

Neighborhood News - 10 hours 41 min ago

On Monday, Jan. 26th, at approximately 4:50 p.m., a drugstore on the 500 block of 12th St. SE was the scene of an offense that could have taken a horrible turn. An individual was seen shoplifting, and when confronted, the suspect pulled out a knife and fled the location. There were no injuries, however the charge of assault with a knife was reported. Police ask anyone with information on criminal activity to contact them at (202) 727-9099.

Notable Arrests

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Evening Southeast Burglary

Neighborhood News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:25am
By Riham Hagona

Residents of a house on the 200 block of 16th St. SE reported a burglary that occurred on Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Police found that the burglars had forced entry into the house through the back door and stole items from inside. Police remind all residents to make sure to lock up all their windows and doors and report any suspicious activity at (202) 727-9099.

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Wednesday, January 28 Trash and Recycling Collections

Neighborhood News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:06pm
The Department of Public Works has announced that subfreezing temperatures predicted for Wednesday, January 28 may impede trash and recycling collections, especially where collections occur in alleys.  Today, sun and temperatures in the high 30sF will melt the snow; however, refreezing will occur overnight. Residents whose collections are missed are asked to hold their items until the next collection day.
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Wharf Ward 6 CBE Open House

Neighborhood News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:24pm
The Wharf, Dept. of Small & Local Business Development and CBCC are co-hosting an CBE Open House on Wednesday, Jan 28, 4-5 p.m. at The Wharf, 690 Water St. SW. Learn about Wharf plans and contracting opportunities. For more information, call 202-368-5865 or email fcouts@seswcbcc.org. 
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Assault Victim Also Robbed

Neighborhood News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:21am
By Riham Hagona

A young woman reported being assaulted by another female (and her friends) while in the 1000 block of K St. SE. During the assault, one of the assailants took the victim’s phone. Lieutenant Kenneth Hargrove asks anyone with information to contact the police at (202) 727-9099.

Notable Arrests

On Jan. 26, at 8:35 a.m., Anthony Veney was arrested and charged with a robbery/pursesnatching that occurred on the 1901 block of D St. SE.

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Morton's Pharmacy Robbery

Neighborhood News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:54am
By Riham Hagona

Morton’s Pharmacy on 8th St. and East Capitol was robbed on Jan. 23. Three black males are the suspects in the robbery. A resident of Capitol Hill, Ethel Glen, commented that “This is not the first time that this establishment has been robbed in the middle of the day”. The robbery is still being investigated.

On Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9 p.m., an individual was shot once in a parking lot on the 900 block of H St. NE. Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to contact them at (202) 727-9099.

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Initial District of Columbia Report on the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station Incident on January 12 Released

Neighborhood News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:00am
The District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency has released the Initial District of Columbia Report on the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station Incident on January 12, 2015. Click below to view the report.   mayor.dc.gov/publication/initial-district-columbia-report-lenfant-plaza-metro-station-incident-january-12-2015
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Hine Development to Move Forward

Neighborhood News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:05pm
By Shaun Courtney

The DC Court of Appeals today denied the petitioners' request for rehearing en banc of their lawsuit objecting to Stanton-Eastbanc's plan to redevelop the site of Hine Junior High School on Capitol Hill. The court's action opens the way for the project to proceed this spring. -

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Hine Deal a Go!

Neighborhood News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:47pm
By Andrew Lightman

The DC Court of Appeals today denied the petitioners' request for rehearing en banc of their lawsuit attempting to derail the Stanton-Eastbanc's plan to redevelop the site of Hine Junior High School on Capitol Hill. The court's action opens the way for the project to proceed this spring.

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Police Seek Help in Jan. 13th Florida Ave. Robbery

Neighborhood News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:50am
By Andrew Lightman

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two persons of interest related to a violent robbery on the 1300 block of Florida Ave. NE that occurred at 7:42 p.m. on Jan. 13.

The persons maybe see in the above video. Anyone with information should call 202-727-9099.

In Other News

There was a burglary on the 1600 block of K St. NE at 7:20 a.m. at a residence.

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More Information on Tuesday's Shooting

Neighborhood News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:08am
By Andrew Lightman

On Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 8:36 p.m. there was a sidewalk shooting on the 700 block of 13th St. SE. A woman was hit in the buttocks. Police are investigating her account of the incident.

In Other News

A construction site was burglarized on the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1600 block of F St. NE;

  • the 1900 block of Maryland Ave. NE from a residence;

  • the 1000 block of Florida Ave. NE from a residence;

  • the 1000 block of Fourth St. SW from CVS;

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Reserve Now for Overbeck Lecture: Alice Dunnigan “Alone Atop the Hill”

The Arts - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:08pm
On Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., author and attorney Carol McCabe Booker will deliver an Overbeck History Lecture based on the newly republished autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, who overcame both race and gender barriers as the first black woman to break into the national press corps in Washington. The new, retitled edition, Alone atop the Hill, follows Dunnigan from her childhood as the daughter of a sharecropper and laundress in Kentucky to her arrival in World War II Washington, where she worked first as a typist and eventually as a reporter.

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Categories: The Arts

Evening Assault with a Gun on 13th St. SE

Neighborhood News - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:56am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a sidewalk assault with a gun at 8:36 p.m. on the 700 block of 13th St. SE.

Early Morning Robbery on 14th St. NE

A pedestrian walking on the 700 block of 14th St. NE at 1:30 a.m. was stopped by a mugger, who threatened him with a gun demanding his property. The victim complied and was not harmed. The gunman fled on foot.

In Other News

There was a car stolen on the 1200 block of Carrollsburg Pl. SW.

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Early Morning Maryland Ave. Restaurant Robbed

Neighborhood News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:46pm
By Andrew Lightman

There was a robbery on the 1400 block of Maryland Ave. NE at a restaurant at 1:15 a.m.

In Other News

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 600 block of H St. NE at 5:20 p.m. in a convenience store.

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 600 block of 10th St. NE;

  • the 1600 block of E St. SE;

  • the 400 block of 18th St. NE.

There were burglaries on:

  • the 1200 block of I St. NE at 8:30 a.m. at a residence;

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Statement from DDOT's Acting Director on the Status of DC Streetcar

Neighborhood News - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 12:00am
Below is a statement on the status of the DC Streetcar from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s Acting Director Leif Dormsjo:   “Passenger safety is the number one priority for public transportation in the District of Columbia. Further, given the need to achieve safety certification, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will not set arbitrary deadlines for the independent State Safety Office (SSO) to complete their regulatory compliance review.

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City Administrator Releases Preliminary Readout of Emergency Calls and Dispatch Times for WMATA Incident

Neighborhood News - Sat, 01/17/2015 - 12:00am
Following the incident at WMATA, Mayor Bowser has ordered a review of the response to the event, to be conducted in conjunction with the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) ongoing investigation into the causes of the smoke incident and prevention of any such events.

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Allen Promises 'Books from Birth' Bill

Neighborhood News - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:52pm
By Andrew Lightman

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen stood in front of the Southwest Public Library today to announce the introduction of his 'Books From Birth' Bill. The legislation would empower the DC Public Libraries (DCPL) to mail each child once a month a book from birth through age five. The program would be designed to connect young families with DCPL resources and educational information to facilitate adult and early childhood literacy.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Arts - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:19pm
By Jess Oros Friday, January 16

Washington Project for the Arts – on view 24 hours

Hothouse Video: Marina Zurkow featured six video animations, which form a narrative commenting on man’s interactions in the environment. The 144-hour video cycles continuously so viewers never see the same hand-drawn images twice. For details, click here.

The show will be at Capitol Skyline Hotel located at 10 I (Eye) Street SW.

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Categories: The Arts
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