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Maryland Ave. Sidewalk Robbery

Neighborhood News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:00am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a sidewalk robbery on the 1700 block of Maryland Ave. NE at 11:30 p.m.

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 1900 block of Maryland Ave. NE at 11:30 p.m. at a residence.

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 1800 block of D St. NE;

  • the 1300 block of H St. NE;

  • the 1300 block of Massachusetts Ave. SE.

There were burglaries on:

  • the 800 block of 20th St. NE at 6 p.m.;

  • the 1800 block of Maryland Ave. at 8:40 a.m. at a residence.

There were thefts on:

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Chancellor Henderson Hosts State of the Schools Event

Kids & Family - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:29am
Tonight, Sept. 30, 7-9 p.m., District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will welcome families and community members to H.D. Woodson High School, 540 55th St. NE, for an update on the state of the schools.    Chancellor Henderson will deliver remarks about DCPS’ efforts and priorities. Following the remarks, attendees will have the opportunity to explore displays set up in the school to learn more about DCPS’ rigorous and exciting academic programming and offerings.

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Mandarin Offers New Spa Treatment

The Arts - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:10am
By Andrew Lightman

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month,The Spa at DC's Mandarin Oriental will offer a new Inner Strength spa treatment, featuring the Inner Strength oil personally created by Aromatherapy Associates’ founder Geraldine Howard. Howard created the oil to help her cope during her own battle with cancer. The ingredients build strength, inspire courage and induce a positive state of mind. A percentage of each treatment purchased will be donated by the Forbes Four Spa to cancer research.

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Bang At The Yards to Host All Day “Cut-A-Thon”

Kids & Family - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:03am
By Andrew Lightman

Bang Salon, a full-service hair salon, will host a 12-hour marathon hair Cut-A-Thon on Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the company's soon-to-open location at 1212 4th St, SE. This is the salon’s fourth charity event in support of ovarian cancer education. 100 percent of proceeds from every haircut will be donated to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Complimentary champagne, mimosas and small appetizers will be served to participants throughout the day.

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Two Northeast Street Burglaries

Neighborhood News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:53am
By Andrew Lightman

There were burglaries on:

  • the 400 block of 21st St. NE at 2:20 p.m. at a residence;

  • the 800 block of Ninth St. NE just after midnight at a residence.

There were thefts on:

  • the 1900 block of Maryland Ave. NE at a condo;

  • the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE at a bus stop;

  • the 400 block of 14th St. SE at a supermarket.

There were thefts from automobiles on:

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New Visitor Parking Passes, New Rules

Neighborhood News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:41am
By Madeleine Deason

The 2014 Visitor Parking Passes (VPP) that would have expired on Sept. 30, 2014 will remain valid until Dec. 31, 2014, and residents can apply for 2015 passes starting Oct. 1, 2014, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced Thursday. The extension gives DC residents time to adjust to the new system and gives DDOT time to review public comment to determine if any changes need to be made.

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Police Nab Burglar

Neighborhood News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:23pm
By Andrew Lightman

On Sept. 27 in the later afternoon, a man knocked on the front door of a home located on the 600 block of Orleans Pl. NE. The resident did not answer. He then went to the rear of the property and kicked in the backdoor. The resident ran out the front and observed the burglar fleeing with her property. First District officers caught the thief during a subsequent canvas of the neighborhood.

Street Robbery on C St. NE

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Frager's Inks Deal With Roadside Development

Neighborhood News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:49am
By Andrew Lightman

Frager's Hardware of Capitol Hill has reached an agreement with Roadside Development, LLC, a District based developer, to purchase its property at 1101-1117 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, on Capitol Hill. After development, Frager's will return as the anchor tenant under a long-term lease. The store will transfer its hardware, paint center, garden center and equipment rental operations, now scattered in three different temporary storefronts across the Hill, to their original home.

Deciding to Sell

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District, D.C. United to Host Community Open House for Soccer Stadium in Buzzard Point

Neighborhood News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00am

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m., District officials, representatives from DC United and Akridge will host an Open House/Community Information Forum for the proposed soccer stadium in Buzzard Point. The session will provide in-depth planning information for residents on all facets of the project. The event will be at 100 M Street, SE—8th Floor. It is just steps away from Metro Green Line Navy Yard station. Parking is available in the building.

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The Reopening of Van Ness Elementary School

Kids & Family - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:00pm
By E.V. Downey

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, I joined dozens of hopeful future Van Ness Elementary School parents and community members, to learn more about DCPS’s plans to reopen their school. Van Ness Elementary, just across M Street from the Washington Navy Yard, closed in 2006 due to the razing of multiple dwelling units in the immediate area. DCPS officials confirmed that the school will reopen for Fall 2015 and that the $15 million renovation budget is still in place.

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Afternoon Robbery on E Street NE

Neighborhood News - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:53pm
By Andrew Lightman

There was a violent, sidewalk robbery on the 500 block of E St. NE at 1:10 p.m. A female pedestrian was attacked behind by a man. Her attacked put a knife to her throat and demanded her purse. Snatching her cell phone, he fled the scene on an unknown Metro bus headed east on K St. NE.

More Information on Monday's Robbery

A male pedestrian was standing on the 1000 block of Maryland Ave. NE at 10:30 a.m. A man approached him, revealed a handgun demanding his wallet. The victim gave the man his wallet. The thief walked eastbound on E St. NE.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up

The Arts - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 2:09pm
By Jess Oros

Red Dirt Studio- 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Join Red Dirt Studio as they celebrate their new space at the oldMountRainier firehouse. Events will consist of activities for children followed by a new composition by InnerLoop and a reserved keg of Franklin’s limited edition special brew for adults. To learn more about the fundraiser, click here.

The Old Mt. Rainier firehouse is located at 4051 34th Street, Mt. Rainier, MD.

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New Asian-Fusion on H

Dining - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:50am
By Celeste Mccall

Justine Choe, who operates Tony’s Breakfast at 1387 H St. NE, is eyeing the long-vacant building at the corner (same address as Tony’s) for a Korean/fusion restaurant called BAB. On the drawing board are chili fries topped with buttered kimchi; crispy pork belly; kimchi quesadillas; Korean sweet potatoes. Also coming to H is Sin Bin Sports Bar at 1336 H St. NE, and Thai Cuisine is replacing Pho Bar & Grill at 1360 H. 

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Two Northeast Street Robberies

Neighborhood News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 4:18pm
By Andrew Lightman

There was a violent robbery on the 2400 block of E St. NE at 7:30 a.m.

There was a violent robbery on the 1000 block of Maryland Ave. NE at 10:30 a.m.

There was a car stolen on the 1700 block of Benning Rd. NE.

There was a burglary on the 1700 block of H St. NE at 1:18 p.m. at a residence.

There were thefts on:

  • the 200 block of E St. NE at a residence;

  • the 600 block of 10th St. NE from a group home;

  • the 700 block of 12th St. NE from a residence;

  • the 1100 block of Abbey Pl. NE;

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Tidbits

Dining - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:49am
By Celeste Mccall

Le Pain Quotidien, 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, has a daily happy hour starting at 4:00 p.m., with half-price organic beer and wine. Nearby, Sona Creamery serves Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Radici (formerly the Silver Spork), 303 7th St. SE, was scheduled to complete renovations around Labor Day. They’ve been operating an outdoor pop-up shop along 7th St. Ambar, 523 8th St. SE, has opened its roof deck. So has Red Rocks pizza, 1348 H St. NE.

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Wolf Trap to Host ‘Let’s Move’ Youth Event

Kids & Family - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:00am
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts invites the public to the 4th Annual “Let’s Move with Music at Wolf Trap!” from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 27. Enjoy music, games, and youth activities at this fun and free event   “Let’s Move with Music at Wolf Trap!” is part of the National Park Service’s mission to provide education and recreation to the public.

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District, DC United Host Community Open House for Soccer Stadium

Neighborhood News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:41am

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m., District officials, representatives from DC United and Akridge will host an Open House/Community Information Forum for the proposed soccer stadium in Buzzard Point. The session will provide in-depth planning information for residents on all facets of the project. The event will be at 100 M Street, SE—8th Floor. It is just steps away from Metro Green Line Navy Yard station. Parking is available in the building.

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Two Cars Stolen on H Street Corridor

Neighborhood News - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:36am
By Andrew Lightman

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 1700 block of H St. NE;

  • the 1000 block of E St. NE.

There was a burglary on the 1800 block of E St. NE at a condo.

There were thefts:

  • on the 900 block of 17th St. NE at a supermarket;

  • on the 1000 block of Fifth St. NE;

  • on the 1100 block of Fourth St. NE at a condo;

  • on the 1300 block of H St. NE;

  • on the 900 block of Fourth St. SW;

  • at an undisclosed location in PSA 108;

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More Rice is Nice

Dining - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:47am
By Celeste Mccall

Restaurateur Med Lahlou is showcasing rice at his three restaurants, including Station 4, 1101 4th St. SW, which is hosting “paella night,” on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. Executive chef Orlando Amaro will create a different version each week: bacalao paella (squid ink, cod, and garlic aioli), del campo paella (chicken, bell peppers), del mar y de la tierra paella (saffron rice, seafood, chicken, chorizo, peas), and clams and chorizo paella with lobster broth. Paella is $25 for one or $35 for two.

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Wharf Construction Update

Neighborhood News - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:12am
By Riham Hagona

The Wharf Construction Committee met on Sept. 3rd to discuss the development of the Southwest Waterfront. After introductions were made, the floor was opened to review items on the agenda.

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