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More Rice is Nice

Dining - 8 hours 21 min ago
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 - 12 hours 56 min ago
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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Cherry Blosson Festival Seeks Local Talent

The Arts - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:00am
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is accepting submissions for the second annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Sing Into Spring competition, a call for local talent that will highlight the region’s outstanding vocalists in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015. Up to four winning soloists and/or vocal groups will perform in the largest spectator event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The 2015 Parade is from 10 a.m.-noon and runs along Constitution Ave.

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New Take on Korean

Dining - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:45am
By Celeste Mccall

Nearby, Korean BBQ taco restaurant TaKorean was scheduled to open last month at The Yards in the Capitol Riverfront. Located in Twelve12 at 1212 4th St. SE, this is native Washingtonian Mike Lenard’s third enterprise, including a popular food truck (still roaming DC streets) and a stall in Union Market. Fans can expect a similar lineup of tortillas stuffed with bulgogi beef; sweet-spicy chicken; hoisin tofu topped with kimchi; rice bowls and pork roasted with chili paste.

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Computer Sntached in Front of Southwest Library

Neighborhood News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:27am
By Andrew Lightman

A man was working on his computer near the Southwest Library at 4:39 p.m. A pedestrian snatched the computer. The thief handed it off to bicyclist. Both fled the scene.

In Other News

There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 300 block of 16th St. NE at a residence at 7:42 p.m.

There was an attempt at an unarmed robbery at an undisclosed location in PSA 105 at midnight.

There was a car stolen on the 700 block of Fourth St. SW.

There were burglaries on:

  • the 1100 block of Abbey Pl. NE at 9 a.m. at a residence;

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Free Pizza

Dining - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:56am

Zpizza, an artisan-inspired pizza chain, is sharing tastes of its oven-baked pies for free on Sept. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at its Penn Quarter location at 806 H St. NW.

 

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"The New York Avenue Gateway Hotel Development and Financing Incentive Act of 2013" Is a Farce

Commentary - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:49am
By Ed Lazere

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute and UNITE HERE Local 25 find that Bill 20-564, “The New York Avenue Gateway Hotel Development and Financing Incentive Act of 2013” proposes a highly unjustified waste of taxpayer dollars. It would provide tremendous business tax breaks while producing virtually no benefits for the District’s economy or residents. The bill, which will be the subject of a hearing today by the Committee on Finance and Revenue, should be rejected.

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Two Cars Stolen in NE

Neighborhood News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:45am
By Andrew Lightman

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 200 block of G St. NE;

  • the unit block of Seventh St. NE.

There were burglaries on:

  • the 1900 block of I St. NE at a condo;

  • the 1400 block of L St. SE.

There were thefts on:

  • the 2000 block of Rosedale St. NE at a condo;

  • the 800 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE at a drugstore;

  • the 600 block of G St. NE at a residence;

  • the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE at a bar.

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Listen To The Mayoral Debate

Neighborhood News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:31pm

The first Mayoral Debate between Councilmember David Cantania (I-At Large), Ward 4 Councilmember and Democratic Nominee Muriel Bowser and Carol Schwartz (I) will at place on Sept. 18 at the American University Forum at American University's Abramson Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

The debate will be live streamed by American University here.

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Two Cars Stolen

Neighborhood News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:13pm
By Andrew Lightman

There were cars stolen:

  • on the 700 block of Fourth St. SW;

  • at an undisclosed location in PSA 105.

There were thefts:

  • on the 1400 block of Maryland Ave. NE;

  • on the 900 block of H St. NE at a convenience store;

  • at an undisclosed convenience store in PSA 106;

  • the 600 block of Massachusetts Ave. NE;

  • the 400 block of Eighth St. SE at a grocery store;

  • the 600 block of D St. SE.

There were thefts from automobiles:

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Indian Delight

Dining - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:39am
By Celeste Mccall

In nearby Southwest we’re fans of Masala Art, which debuted this summer. A long-awaited spinoff of Atul Bhola’s parent restaurant on upper Wisconsin Ave. NW, this stylish, 133-seat charmer showcases the cooking of Chef Ajay Ramola. (Masala is an Indian spice blend.) Much of Masala’s dazzling décor is Bhola’s own creation.

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Visit DDOT’s DC Streetcar at the 2014 H Street Festival

Neighborhood News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:15am
On Saturday, September 20, DDOT will join the H Street Festival with a huge presence on the H Street NE corridor. This year, the agency is staging a booth for its Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) and multiple “booths”—made up of de-energized streetcars—for its DC Streetcar program.   For the first time, DC Streetcar will allow festivalgoers to board streetcars along the H Street corridor.

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First District Officers Nab Burglar

Neighborhood News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:30am
By Andrew Lightman

At 5:30 p.m. residents on the 1100 block of Eighth St. NE observed a man breaking into a residence and called 911. First District officers quickly set up a perimeter. Assisted by K9 units, they tracked down and arrested the perpetrator inside the residence.

“Thanks to the outstanding work of First District Officers and the concerned neighbors, a burglary suspect was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest. Great job by all!,” wrote Lieutenant Duncan Bedlion on the MPD 1D Listserv.

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Dog Park Opens in Southwest

Neighborhood News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:18pm
By Andrew Lightman

After many years and a few false starts, The Landsburg Dog Park opened its gates yesterday to an ethusiastic assembly of canine residents. The park is located on Delaware Ave. SW between M and I Streets.  It is roughly 15,00o square feet divided into large and small dog play areas.

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Madison Investments’ Capitol Hill Condo Passes Muster with Historic Staff

Neighborhood News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:28pm
By Shaun Courtney

Madison Investments’ proposal for a new four-story, 48-unit condo building at the corner of 11th and I streets, SE in Capitol Hill received support for its initial design concept from Historic Preservation Office staff in advance of the Historic Preservation Review Board meeting Sept. 18.

The new development will bring residential use to a parking lot and car service station at 900 11th St. SE. This is Madison’s first foray into Southeast Capitol Hill.

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Sidewalk Robbery on H

Neighborhood News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:02pm
By Andrew Lightman

There was violent, sidewalk robbery on the 1400 block C St. SE at 11:21 p.m. Two miscreants approached a pedestrian on the 1400 block of C St. SE. One of them punched the victim in the face and stole his cell phone. The robbers fled the area on foot.

In Other News

There were no burglaries.

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 600 block of Morris Pl. NE;

  • the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE;

  • the 1600 block of Maryland Ave. NE.

There were thefts on:

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Market Watch

Dining - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:38am
By Celeste Mccall

Check out Happy Hens’ Barnyard, a stand at the C Street end of the weekend farmer’s row. Operated by Tom and JacQui Hornsby Jr., the farm also sells free-range chicken (and their eggs) and seasonal seafood. The Hornsbys are “working on” a website, so for more information call 443-366-5173 or 443-235-7454. Some cooks use duck eggs in baking and other recipes. Besides being slightly larger than chicken eggs they have tougher shells, making them harder to crack.

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Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee Elections

Neighborhood News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:00am

The Eastern Market community Advisory Committee will met on Sept. 17, 7 p.m. in the North Hall at the Eastern Market. There will be an election of officers and an independent community representative during the meeting. Only current EMCAC member representatives are eligible to serve as officers and it is requested that all nominations be received by Sept. 10. Election is by simple majority of the standing EMCAC members.

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More from Eighth …

Dining - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 11:37am
By Celeste Mccall

Szechuan House is back. Situated at 515 8th St. SE (upstairs from Medium Rare), the “new” Szechuan offers mainly carryout with a couple of small tables practically in the kitchen. Long-time patrons can expect such favorites as steamed or fried dumplings, egg rolls, hot and sour soup, orange chicken, and beef teriyaki. Lunch, served weekdays from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.(except holidays), offers General Tso’s chicken, beef broccoli, double-cooked pork, and healthful steamed dishes.

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Late Evening Purse-Snatching on D St. NE

Neighborhood News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:59am
By Andrew Lightman

There was a sidewalk purse-snatching on the 1800 block of D St. NE at 10:58 p.m.

More information is available about Wednesday's robbery in a shopping mall on the 1600 block of Benning Rd. NE at 3:45 p.m. According to a police source, a young black man accosted a woman stealing her purse.

In Other News

There was a burglary on the 400 block of 11th St. NE at 3 p.m. at a residence.

There were no cars stolen.

There were thefts on:

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