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Month-Long Closure of L St. SE between 10th and 11th

Neighborhood News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:34pm
As part of the 11th Street Bridge Project, the District Department of Transportation will close L Street SE, between 10th Street and 11th Street, for approximately one month starting on Tuesday, July 29. The closure is needed for crews to complete sidewalk and drainage reconstruction work. L Street SE is scheduled to reopen along this corridor by Monday, August 25. Signed detours will be posted during the closure.   Motorists traveling eastbound on L Street SE will be detoured to 10th Street, then to M Street to access 11th Street.

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Police Seek Assistance in First Degree Sex Abuse Case

Neighborhood News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:28am
By Riham Hagona

On Saturday, July 26, at 5:00 a.m., the offense of First Degree Sexual Abuse took place on the 500 block of 49th St. NE. An adult female was walking in the area when she was approached by an unknown subject and forced to the rear of the location. The subject then proceeded to sexually assault her. The suspect was described as a light-complexioned black male between 25 and 29 years old with medium length plaits or dreads. He was wearing tan shorts and a white t-shirt and is of medium build.

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On-Ramp Closed from 2nd St. and C St. SW to Eastbound I-695

Neighborhood News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:00am
The District Department of Transportation has arranged the full closure of the on-ramp from 2nd Street and C Street SW to eastbound I-695 (Southeast/Southwest Freeway) and southbound South Capitol Street. This closure—which is necessary for construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial—will last from Monday, July 28 to Wednesday, August 20. Traffic will be rerouted to an on-ramp to eastbound I-695 and southbound South Capitol Street that is located near the intersection of Washington Avenue and C Street SW.
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Eastern Market Advisory Committee Meeting

Neighborhood News - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 12:09pm
The next meeting of the Eastern Market Advisory Committee will take place on Wednesday, July 30, 7 p.m. in the North Hall of Eastern Market at 7th St. and North Carolina Ave. SE.
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Two Suspects in Armed Robbery Seen in Surveillance Video

Neighborhood News - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 2:21pm

On July 24, at 11:25 p.m., the offense of Armed Robbery of an Establishment with a gun took place in the 1900 block of Rhode Island Ave. NE. The MPD are currently investigating the case and seek the public's assistance in locating and identifying two persons of interest which can be seen in the below video. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the police at (202) 727-9099.

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Overnight Closure of Virginia Ave. SE between 7th and 8th

Neighborhood News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 5:23pm
As part of the 11th Street Bridge Project, the District Department of Transportation will close Virginia Avenue SE, between 7th Street and 8th Street, on Sunday, July 27, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. The closure is needed for crews to complete milling and paving work. Virginia Avenue SE traffic will be detoured to 7th Street, then to L Street to access 8th Street.  
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Overnight Closure of O St. SE between 11th and 12th

Neighborhood News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 5:18pm
As part of the 11th Street Bridge Project, the District Department of Transportation will close O Street SE, between 11th Street and 12th Street, overnight on Monday, July 28, from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. The closure is needed for crews to complete paving work. Motorists will be detoured to N Street SE to access 12th Street and Water Street.
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Suspects Sought in Armed Robbery

Neighborhood News - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:47pm
By Riham Hagona

On July 22, at 2:35 a.m., the offense of Armed Robbery of an Establishment took place in the 2800 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE . The MPD are currently investigating the case and seek the public's assistance in locating and identifying three persons of interest which can be seen in the below video. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the police at (202) 727-9099.

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ATM Robbery at Knifepoint

Neighborhood News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:21pm
By Riham Hagona

On July 20, at 12:30 a.m., a complainant reported that a subject approached him from behind on the 1000 block of Massachusetts Ave. NE. The subject forced the victim to the ground and placed a small knife on the complainant’s face while he demanded his ATM card and PIN. The victim complied and the suspect fled in an unknown direction. The MPD urge anyone with information on this case to contact the police at (202) 727-9099.

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Soccer Stadium Community Roundtable with Councilmember Bowser Tonight

Neighborhood News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:35am
Councilmember Bowser has scheduled a Community Roundtable meeting to discuss the pending soccer stadium legislation, Bill 20-805. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 24, 7 PM at the DCRA Buiding, 1100 4th St. Suite E200, SW. The SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council strongly encourages the community to attend and is campaigning for a community benefits agreement to be included in this Buzzard Point redevelopment legislation.
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Rumsey Pool Mural Work Begun

The Arts - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:00am

Work has started on the mural at William Rumsey Aquatic Facility, 635 North Carolina Ave. SE. The mural, to be located on the left entrance wall, will be painted by noted artist Aniekan Udofia, who has been with the MuralsDC program since its inception and has painted multiple art projects throughout the city including the Duke Ellington mural and the mural on the side of Ben’s Chili Bowl.

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Tips To Prevent Being a Victim at the ATM

Neighborhood News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:08pm
By Riham Hagona

Lieutenant Edward Bernat of PSA 506 provided the following tips to prevent being a victim at an ATM:

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Masala Art Opens in Southwest

Dining - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:23pm
By Annette Nielsen

Already a favorite destination in Tenleytown since 2009, owner Atul Bhola opened Masala Art’s second location yesterday in Southwest (1101 4th St SW, 202.554.1101, masalaartdc.com).

A much-anticipated opening for those in the neighborhood (or for Arena Stage pre-theater diners), the restaurant provides another option just north of Subway, on a block where you also can find Station 4 and Z-Burger.

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The Wharf Construction Update

Neighborhood News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:20pm
By Riham Hagona

The Wharf Construction Committee met on July 2 to discuss the development of the Southwest Waterfront. After introductions were made, the floor was opened to review items on the agenda.

All community events will continue as scheduled throughout the summer and into the fall. The final scheduled event for the year will be the Parade of Lighted Boats on Saturday, December 6. All events are free of charge.

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Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery and Homicide

Neighborhood News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:56am
By Riham Hagona

 

On Friday July 4th, at 5:20 p.m., a convenience store in the 5500 block of Colorado Ave. NW was robbed and 76-year-old James Oh was killed. The MPD is currently investigating the incident as an Armed Robbery of an Establishment and Homicide. The Police urge the public to view the below video and asisst in identifying the individual shown in the video. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.

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Multiple Gunshots Keep the Homicide Branch Busy

Neighborhood News - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:34pm
By Riham Hagona

On Sunday July 20th, 2014, officers from the MPD were called in to investigate (the sound of) gunshots on Minnesota Ave. NE at 9:35 p.m. Upon arrival, the police discovered Delonta Lavale Martin, 22, in the 4700 block of Minnesota Ave. NE. He had been shot multiple times, and was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. The MPD offers a reward up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information leading to the arrest or conviction of anyone in a homicide case.

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Sex Abuse Near School

Neighborhood News - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 7:06pm
By Riham Hagona

On July 18, 2014, at 9:00 p.m., on the 1900 block of Benning Rd. NE, there was an occurance of First Degree Sex Abuse with Force. This criminal act occured within 1000 feet from a school. Police ask anyone wih information on this act of violence, or other criminal activities to contact them at (202) 727-9099.

In Other News

There was a burglary on the 1700 block of Benning Rd. NE at 5:30 p.m. at an office room.

There was a robbery with Force and Violence on the 600 block of C St. SE at 10:45 a.m.

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Eastern Market Metro Park Designs Community Meetings

Neighborhood News - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:00am

On Monday, July 21, 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday, July 23, 7-9 p.m. at the Hill Center, the detailed renderings of all six parcels of land on both sides of Pennsylvania Ave. between 7th and 9th Sts. SE, which comprise the Eastern Market Metro Plaza, will be presented and discussed. Preliminary cost estimates will also be presented.

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Burglar Steals Property and Car

Neighborhood News - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:50pm
By Riham Hagona

A burglary on the NE has left one household in distress and car-less. On July 17th, at 12:01 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a residence on the 1200 block of E St. NE through the rear door while the occupants slept inside. The suspect(s) then proceeded to steal propetry and a vehicle belonging to the residents. Police ask anyone with information on this case and other similar crimes to contact them at (202) 727-9099.

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DCRA Entree Food and Drink Forum

Dining - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:00am
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ Small Business Resource Center will host its second annual “Entrée Food & Drink Forum” on Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  This year’s event will expand its focus to include breakout sessions devoted to catering, vending, delis, bakeries, and restaurants to offer support to a broader array of stakeholders.

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