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Bayou Bakery Closing on the Hill

Neighborhood News - 8 hours 37 min ago
By Christine Rushton

Sad news for the Hill — Bayou Bakery will close its coffee bar and eatery on the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital’s lot (901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) sometime in the next two months. Owner David Guas announced the closure in a statement March 23.

“The Capitol Hill neighborhood is a great community, and it felt very much like New Orleans to me in so many ways,” Guas wrote. “I have a strong love affair with the building — one with outstanding character, amazing history, and a connection to my hometown.”

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Police Show Photo of Suspect in Fatal Artist Stabbing

Neighborhood News - 12 hours 35 min ago
By Christine Rushton

Police Show Photo of Man Suspected in Artist Killing

As reported yesterday (Here), Corrina Mehiel, 34 of Burnsville, N.C., was found tied up and stabbed to death March 21 in her rented basement apartment on the 600 block of 14th Street NE. She was working with visiting artist Mel Chin at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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Eastern Market Call for Volunteers

Neighborhood News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:57am
The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) is looking for volunteers to serve on the Capital Improvements, Finance, Market Operations and Marketing and Promotions Committees. If you are interested, send a statement of interest and your contact information to Donna Scheeder, Chair, Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee at Donna_scheeder@comcast.net. 
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Woman Fatally Stabbed in Home Near H Street NE

Neighborhood News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:27am
By Christine Rushton

A woman was fatally stabbed in a house on the 600 block of 14th Street NE around 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. Police identified the woman as 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel of Burnsville, N.C. 

DC Police are looking for the victim's car — a blue 2004 Toyota Prius with a Kentucky license plate, number 722RMY. There is also a yellow diamond-shaped sticker on the bumper under the license plate. Acting Chief Peter Newsham said Mehiel was temporarily staying at the home in Northeast. She was last seen alive Sunday night the Corcoran Gallery of Art (500 17th St. NW).

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Mild DC Winters Grow Hefty Rats

Neighborhood News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:10am
By Liz O'Gorek

Rats. Capitol Hill has them and residents aren't happy. To answer some questions about what seems like a growing problem, the March 21 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B Outreach & Constituent Services Task Force focused on the infestations around the Hill.

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Two Arrests for Theft Tuesday

Neighborhood News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 9:57am
By Christine Rushton

At 2:46 p.m., police arrested a man on the 700 block of H Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 3:17 p.m., police arrested a woman on the 700 block of H Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 9:47 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1900 block of D Street SE on charges of Burglary Two.

In Other News

There was a theft on:

  • the 600 block of H St. NE;
  • the 300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE;
  • the 600 block of 15th St. NE.

There was a car stolen on the 1500 block of South Capitol St.

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Voters: Possible New Primary Date in DC

Neighborhood News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:59pm
By Christine Rushton

DC voters: mark your calendars a few months earlier for the 2018 primary elections, including for the upcoming mayoral race. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) introduced a bill March 21 that would permanently place the primary election day for DC on the third Tuesday in June.

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Four Thefts from Cars Around the Hill

Neighborhood News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 9:30am
By Christine Rushton

There was a theft on the 600 block of Water St. SW.

There were thefts from cars on:

  • the 800 block of Third St. NE;
  • the 100 block of D St. SE;
  • the 1000 block of First St. SE;
  • the 600 block of D St. SE.

There was a burglary on the 1100 block of E St. NE.

Reporting Illegal Activity

Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911.

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Two Rivers School Framing the Future Gala & Auction

Kids & Family - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:00am
Children and parents at Two Rivers Public Charter School spent a rainy afternoon creating boats, sea monsters, and space ships for a collaborative art project with local DC artist Dot Procter. Procter helped the group design, draw, and cut out boats that could be added to a map of the city.

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Allen Talks Rats, Missing Teens, YRA Review with ANC 6B

Neighborhood News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:14pm
By Liz O'Gorek

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B started its March 14 meeting with a series of updates from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen. Here's a rundown of the key discussion points.

Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety

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Weekend Crime: Shooter Arrested in SW; Man Choked in NE

Neighborhood News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:44am
By Christine Rushton

Shooter Arrested in Southwest

Police arrested a man for shooting another man several times on the unit block of N Street SW on Feb. 25 around 12:46 p.m. Delonte Mack, 29 of Southwest DC, was arrested on charges of Assault with Intent to Kill while Armed for shooting the victim several times. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Man Choked by Five Attackers

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Magic Spring

Commentary - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:29pm
By Anonymous

Death's not the victor, after all;

          the equinox comes as a scold; 

Life cracks the ground in shades of green,

          throws off the lethargy of cold,

And wakesand grows from fertile seeds,

          aroused from dormant winter's night

When dark was tantamount to death

          and hope lay idle, out of sight.

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Safe Sleep DC Campaign Launch

Kids & Family - Sat, 03/18/2017 - 12:00am
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, or SUID, is one of the leading causes of preventable infant deaths.

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Next Step for Virginia Avenue Park: Funding

Neighborhood News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:42pm
By Christine Rushton

Neighbors around the Virginia Avenue Park in Southeast may soon get a newly designed space with a community garden, dog park and open green area. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) 6B voted March 14 to support a redesign of the park located mainly north of Interstate 695 between Ninth and 11th Streets SE, which commissioners hope starts following the completion of the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel project.

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The Poetic Hill - March 2017

The Arts - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:15am
By Karen Lyon

Kenneth Carroll IIIwas selected by Words Beats & Life as the 2017 DC Youth Poet Laureate. He began performing as a sophomore at Wilson High School and continues to participate in poetry slams and readings throughout the Metropolitan DC area. Carroll, who self-identifies as “a total nerd,” is interested in issues of identity and social justice. Part of the latest generation in a tradition of the black literary arts movement in the District, Carroll’s work speaks to the inspiring resilience of DC’s cultural heritage.

 

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The Literary Hill - March 2017

The Arts - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:15am
By Karen Lyon

BookFest 2017!

Join us on May 7 for the Sixth Literary Hill BookFest, where you’ll meet the writers below as well as more than 30 other local authors. Capitol Hill booksellers, publishers, and other members of our literary community will also be on hand, and we’ll have author talks and a full lineup of stories and activities in the Children’s Corner. The BookFest is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the North Hall of Eastern Market.

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Categories: The Arts

CHAW’s Resident Gallery Artist Program Presents Pam Rogers’ “Botanica Magnifica.”

The Arts - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:15am
By Phil Hutinet

Demystifying Artist Open Studios and the Artistic Process

Introduced in August 2016, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Resident Gallery Artist program connects the Capitol Hill community with working artists and their process. CHAW is now in its 45th year as an organization with a track record of “building community through the arts.” CHAW’s Resident Gallery Artist program provides a space for experimentation while functioning as an artist incubator that interacts with the public. 

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Art and the City - March 2017

The Arts - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:12am
By Jim Magner

They chase the ambiguities of existence in a boundless zone of suggestion – all possibilities and no answers. Each drawing is his personal exploration, with no attempt to translate it for you. You’re on your own as you search for doubts and dreams in the dangerously seductive intricacies of Ben Tolman drawings.

I wrote that seven years ago. Maybe you, like countless others, have found yourself seduced by Ben’s ever evolving, ever-searching exploration of the mysteries of the ordinary, the familiar.

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Categories: The Arts

Two Arrests for Theft Wednesday

Neighborhood News - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:23am
By Christine Rushton

At 11:46 a.m., police arrested a man on the 700 block of Eighth Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 4:48 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW on charges of Shoplifting.

In Other News

There were thefts on:

  • the 700 block of H St. NE;
  • the 400 block of 14th St. SE.

There was a theft from a car on the 100 block of N St. SW.

Reporting Illegal Activity

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White House Easter Egg Roll Lottery Announced

Kids & Family - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 3:33pm
White House Easter Egg Roll tickets are free to the public and can be requested through an online lottery closing on Saturday, March 18, at noon. Entering the lottery is free of charge, and winners will be notified via email on Friday, March 31. Tickets are not for sale or resale. Those interested in attending can enter the lottery at recreation.gov.   The White House Easter Egg Roll will take place Monday, April 17, 2017, on the South Lawn of the White House.

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