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Archive - May 2013

ANC 6D Report

Town Center Controversy

ANC 6C Report

Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk

Julie Hanson of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention spoke with the commission regarding the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk taking place on June 1 and 2. Although the organizers plan to close H Street between 20th and 21st streets as well as 20th and 22nd streets for their start and finish lines, the walkers will stay on the sidewalks. The event will begin around 7:20 p.m., taking the participants 16 miles throughout the city. All six commissioners present voted to support the event. 

ANC 6B Report

For the most part the May ANC 6B meeting, with all commissioners present, was a harmonious lull of unanimous votes. But a couple of issues broke the comity, and the meeting took on elements of “Family Feud” or “J’Accuse.”

License Renewals

ANC 6A Report

H Street Named “Great Street of the Year”

The Corporate Contribution-Free Campaign

The District Beat

Running a citywide campaign is expensive. Begging friends, family, supporters, and total strangers for cash to run a citywide campaign is a thankless and time-consuming task. Put the two together, and it becomes no surprise that candidates for elected office in D.C.—and just about everywhere else—have been happy to take money from corporations and well-connected contributors over the years. 

Martin Austermuhle is a web producer and reporter for WAMU 88.5 FM and freelance writer. He lives in Columbia Heights.

The Boys of Summer

E on DC

When June arrived back in the South Bronx in the early 1960s, schools went the way of the yo-yo. I ran across the street to the playground next to PS 39. It was where I played baseball. It was where I fell in love. How did this begin? It might have started with baseball cards, pink Spaldings, and a good broomstick. Yes, there is such a thing as seduction. Little did I know. I thought I was just collecting cards with my heroes’ pictures. 

Suspicious Death on Second Street SE

The Crime Blotter

At approximately 11 a.m. today, May 31, a middle-aged woman appeared to have committed suicide on the 200 block of Second St. SE. She lept from the third floor window with a rope fastened around her neck. She had tied her hands with duct tape and weighted herself down with a bag.

The suicide was discovered by Peter J. Waldron, a neighbor, who found the body hanging a foot or two outside his first floor window.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on May 25, 2013 posted by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

Weekend Arts Round Up

Superhero Edition

Friday May 31

The Fridge (6pm to 8pm)

If you grew up in the 70s or 80s, you watched superheroes save the world every Saturday morning.  In Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, a series of artists including DECOY, ULTRA & CHE KGB elevate comics to fine arts status.  For more info, click here.

The Fridge is located at 516 1/2 8th Street, SE.

Saturday June 1

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East City Art on Facebook  by follow them on Twitteror click hereto sign up for their newsletter.