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Archive - Sep 2012


September 28th

Arrests Made in the Maslin Assault

The Metropolitan Police Department’s First District Detectives Office has made three arrests in the T.J. Maslin robbery and assault case. Maslin was attacked on Aug. 18th on the 700 Block of North Carolina Ave. SE. He is still recovering from the head injuries inflicted during the savage beating.

On Sept. 26, MPD officers made three arrests were made in connection with the Masllin case. Arrested were: 21 year-old Tommy Tyrone Branch of Fort Washington, Maryland, 18 year-old Michael Moore of Landover, Maryland, and a juvenile male.

September 27th

September 26th

Marvelous Market is Now The Silver Spork

Marvelous Market, at the corner of 7th and C Streets SE is now The Silver Spork. Signs outside the building announce “Same owner, same stuff, new name.”  Owner Seth Shapiro bought out his contract with the local Marvelous Market chain and the Silver Spork will run as an independent business. Shapiro does not contemplate any changes in the near-term. 

September 24th

Killer of Bill Mitchell Pleads Guilty

Shooting Followed Attempted Robbery

Anthony Speight, Jr., 23 years of age, of Washington, DC, pled guilty this week the January 2011 slaying of Bill Mitchell. The murder followed a robbery attempt in Northwest Washington. Mitchell is the brother of Megan Shapiro, a resident of Capitol Hill, and a Realtor with ReMax Allegiance.

Speight entered the guilty plea in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The Hon. Russell F. Canan scheduled sentencing for Nov. 30. Speight faces a maximum statutory penalty of 40 years in prison.

The Wiener 500

Dachshunds Race to the Finish Line in Southwest

The first annual Wiener 500 dachshund race was held this past Saturday. Organized by OnTap Magazine as a benefit for PAWS of Southwest, the community group fighting for a neighborhood dog park, the competition pitted dachshunds of all varieties in a mad dash from one end of Southwest Landing to another. A crowd numbering more than 200 hundred enjoyed the sunshine, sipped beer and cheered the racers on. The event, which raised more than $1,000 for PAWS, is a follow up to last spring’s Chihuahua race.

September 19th

Whither The Flea Market - Updated

As the Hine Development Moves Forward, Future of the Private Arts & Crafts Markets Unresolved

Most visitors hardly give a thought to the complex arrangements that undergird the wonderful weekend arts and crafts market at Eastern Market. However, the development of the Hine School property is fast approaching. Once the fences go up, a significant portion of the space now occupied by weekend vendors will disappear. What is the best strategy to preserve this unique Capitol Hill institution in the interim and long term, many ask.

The Three Flea Markets

September 14th

Volunteer Job Caps Them All

Kathryn’s Work with American Legion Earns Her More Stripes

In her varied path through life, Kathryn Stillman has worn many hats – metaphorically and for real. First as a nursing aid, then in the Air Force, followed by the US Capitol Police, and currently with the US Senate Sergeant at Arms. For the last year she’s sported yet another cap. Her volunteer job gives her the right to a very impressive piece of head-wear. But she doesn’t wear it. Not for any reason other than she still has to order it. She’s so busy carrying out her duties she’s never got round to it.