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2014-2015 Leaf Collection Season Begins

Homes & Gardens - 5 hours 40 min ago
Leaf collection runs from Nov. 3, through Jan. 10. Residents should note that the same crews that collect leaves also remove snow, so leaf collection may be interrupted for snow removal duties.

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Anacostia River Festival Scheduled for Spring

The Arts - 5 hours 40 min ago
New in 2015, the National Cherry Blossom Festival's Anacostia River Festival will take place in Anacostia Park on Sunday, Apr. 12. The event merges the arts, health, environment, and recreation, with activities including canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, bike riding, and nature walks. On Apr. 18, a new National Greenscape Corridor Bike Tour will connect the US National Arboretum, the National Mall, and Arlington Cemetery. The 6-mile trail has key markers that discuss tree care and the history of Washington, DC. The 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival is Mar.

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Categories: The Arts

Package Stolen From Porch in Northeast

Neighborhood News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:07am
By Riham Hagona

On Oct. 29th, a homeowner on the 1200 block of E St. NE was shocked to find that a mailed package was stolen from their porch at 10 a.m. The unknown individual(s) responsible discarded several of the items from the package in a nearby alley. The MPD recovered the stolen items and returned them to the resident. 

In Other News

There was a case of First Degree Sex Abuse in a DC Government building at 9 a.m.

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Reading the Tea Leaves

Neighborhood News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:27pm
By Andrew Lightman

With the November general election nearly upon us, it is time for this columnist to stare into his tea cup. Conveniently, a poll conducted between Oct. 20 and 21 by Public Policy Polling (PPP), commissioned by WAMU and Washington City Paper, provides new grounds for speculation. It is the first survey to offer a ward-by-ward breakdown of the candidates' support.1

General Poll Results

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Weekend Closures of the Intersection at 11th St. and M St. SE

Neighborhood News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:29pm
As part of the 11th Street Bridge project, the District Department of Transportation will close the intersection of 11th St. and M St. SE from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. The westbound I-695 (Southeast/Southwest Freeway) exit ramp to M St. SE  and the on-ramp to southbound I-295/northbound DC 295 at M St. SE will also be closed during these times. The closures will allow crews to complete milling operations at the intersection in preparation for final paving and striping.

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Kim's Garden Park Restoration Project Annual Community Meeting

Homes & Gardens - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:48am
Friends of Kim Brenegar will host its annual community meeting to report on “Kim’s Garden,” a park restoration project located at the intersection of 8th St., North Carolina Ave. and Independence Ave. SE. Capitol Hill residents and businesses are encouraged to attend to learn more about the project’s milestones achieved in the past year as well as plans for the future. The meeting will take place at Christ Our Shepherd Church (first floor), 801 North Carolina Ave.

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H Street Robbery

Neighborhood News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:37am
By Riham Hagona

On Oct. 19th, at approximately 2 a.m., a man was on his way home when he was approached by several individuals on the 1200 block of H St. NE. They began to accost and assault him and eventually robbed him. The incident was reported on Oct. 27. Police are working diligently to prevent crimes such as this. Anyone with information should contact the police at (202) 727-9099.

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There were thefts on:

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Capital Maritime Music Fest

The Arts - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:00am
The U.S. Navy Memorial, Washington Revels, and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington present the second annual Capital Maritime Music Fest, an all-day family-friendly festival featuring soul-stirring songs of the sea, thrilling workshops, a star spangled concert, a special kid's corner, and plenty of sing-a-longs. Activities include a 1 p.m. kick off concert by the U.S.

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Support Rowing Team and Other SYC Programs

Kids & Family - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:41am
By Elizabeth Nelson

The Youth Rowing Team of Serve Your City (SYC) the "HillEast Crew" had its final Fall Season Rowing practice yesterday at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. The kids took a last trip up the Anacostia River followed by a pizza party and certificate ceremony with their mentors back on shore.

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Categories: Kids & Family

"HillEast Crew" Youth Rowing Team Seeks Support

Kids & Family - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:34am
Serve Your City is a Capitol Hill based non-profit organization that partners with the DC Strokes Rowing Club and other organizations to expose disadvantaged youth to after-school fitness and health activities on the Anacostia River. Many of the children have had no prior experience with the river that abuts their neighborhood. In addition to developing a relationship with the natural environment and improving their self confidence, they acquire a skill that could lead to college rowing scholarships, for which many minority youth do not apply.

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Shots Fired in Southwest

Neighborhood News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:09am
By Riham Hagona

Last night at approximately 7 p.m., there were gunshots on the 1400 block of Fourth St. SW. First District officers responded and canvased the area. No victims were located. Police did recover shell casings on the scene. The police have no suspects at this time.

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Free Cab Rides on Halloween to Combat DUI's

Neighborhood News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:00am
As a means of making area roadways a little less frightening this Halloween, free cab rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the District of Columbia next Friday evening, Oct. 31. Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the Halloween SoberRide program will be in operation at 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 and operate until 4 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.

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Midnight Robbery on North Carolina

Neighborhood News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:43am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a violent robbery on the 1300 block of North Carolina Ave. NE at 12:10 a.m. in an alley.

There was an attempted robbery on the 100 block of 12th St. NE at 8 p.m. in a mall.

In Other News

There was a knifing on the 900 block of 22nd St. NE at 10:05 p.m. in a residence.

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 1100 block of G St. SE;

  • the 100 block of E St. SE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 500 block of H St. NE at a store;

  • the 1000 block of Fourth St. SW at Safeway.

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Radici's Soft Opening

Dining - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:44am
By Annette Nielsen

Walk into Radici and you’ll feel as if you’re in an Italian alimentary or market – from the authentic Italian terracotta at your feet, the hanging Venetian globes, to the beautiful paper-wrapped dry pastas or artisan produced specialty items on the handcrafted oak shelves.

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Categories: Dining

DDOT Announces Revised Proposed Rules for DC Streetcar

Neighborhood News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00am
By Kathleen Donner The District Department of Transportation has announced the publication of revised proposed rules to establish routes and hours of operation for the DC Streetcar system, and prohibit actions that impede DC Streetcar operations. The revised rulemaking reflects the overwhelming number of public comments opposing the prohibition of riding a bicycle within a streetcar guideway.

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District Snow Team Holds Preparedness Dry Run

Neighborhood News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00am
By Kathleen Donner On Oct. 24, the District Snow Team prepared for the upcoming snow season by participating in a dry run. Crews from the Department of Public Works and the District Department of Transportation staged the emergency fleet in Lot 8 behind RFK Stadium prior to being deployed across the District. More than 250 pieces of heavy equipment were used during this exercise.        This annual exercise is conducted to re-familiarize the District Snow Team with their routes and equipment.

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EMMCA ANC 6B Meet and Greet

Neighborhood News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00am

Eastern Market Metro Community Association is organizing a 'meet and greet' for candidates for ANC 6B. All candidates have been invited.

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Monthly Reverse Mortgage Workshops Announced

Neighborhood News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00am
By Kathleen Donner Housing Counseling Services, Inc., a HUD approved non-profit housing counseling agency is one of the few housing counseling agencies in the DC metro area that has certified reverse mortgage counselors on staff. Housing Counseling Services has added a new workshop for homeowners who need a refresher on the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), also known as a reverse mortgage. HECM Workshops will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. at 2410 17th St. NW. Workshops are available in English and Spanish. Other languages are available with advance notice.

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The Fifth Annual Ghosts & Goblets Soiree

The Arts - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 2:23pm

Join the 65,000 'residents' of Historic Congressional Cemetery this Sat., Oct. 25, for the graveyard’s annual Ghosts & Goblets Soiree. This annual Halloween party, now in its fifth year, raises money to support the cemetery's operations and mission to conserve its grounds, maintain its infrastructure, and serve as a community resource celebrating America's heritage.

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Police Nab Mugger Tuesday Night

Neighborhood News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:11am
By Andrew Lightman

As previously reported in the Oct. 21 Blotter, female pedestrians on the 1400 block of A St. SE at 9:29 p.m. were approached from behind by a black male. “Give me your money or I will kill you,” the mugger reportedly said. The victims complied turning over a purse.

Police stopped the suspect after a canvas placing him under arrest.

In Other News

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 700 block of I St. NE;

  • the 400 block of First St. SE;

  • the 1900 block of East Capitol St.

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