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Archive - Nov 2015


November 30th

SMART911 Mobile App Information

Smart911 ( is a program that enables citizens to create a free safety profile for their households. These profiles provide critical, lifesaving data, such as floor plans and medical conditions to 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers, which they in turn provide to police, fire and emergency medical personnel before they arrive at a scene. 

November 26th

New Pop-Ups Launch At Lab 1270

The Union Market Retail Site Offers Neighbors Local-Made Products Each Week

Union Market’s new Lab 1270 retail space launched on Nov. 14 in time for holiday sales. The lab is a test space for local DC pop-up retailers. The site on the 1300 block of Fifth Street NE — catty corner to the market — gives each of the six to 10 small businesses a chance to test out the neighborhood market and collaborate with other new designers.

Shoppers can stop in Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 25th

Ride Along With Local Police

MPD Bicycle Officers Invite All District Residents To The First Joint Tour

Looking to burn off Thanksgiving pie? Get to know your local police officers! Join the citywide community bike ride on Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. Adult and teenage cyclists will cruise the Metropolitan Branch Trail 14.7-mile route with the police. The event starts at the First District headquarters at 300 Indiana Avenue NW.

Lt. Shane Lamond of the Fourth District encourages people and families of all ages to come. Be careful bringing young children, since the event lasts two to two-and-a-half hours. The trail is mostly paved. 

November 24th

Fatal Stabber Arrested

Police detained a 35-year-old SE man for a murder near the Navy Yard Metro

Police arrested Daniel Scott, 35, on murder charges related to the fatal stabbing of James Neal, 54, on the unit block of M Street SE Nov. 21 at 7:50 p.m.

Scott of Southeast DC attacked Neal of Southwest DC two blocks from the Navy Yard Metro, according to the police report. Neal was transported to Howard University Hospital where he died of his injury the next morning.

November 23rd

Police Arrest Four On DUIs

Crime Blotter — November 23

Police arrested three men and one woman on charges of Driving Under the Influence on:

  • the 1200 block of H St. NE at 2:43 a.m.;
  • the 200 block of Maryland Ave. SW at 2:09 a.m.;
  • the 700 block of North Carolina Ave. SE at 12:45 a.m.;
  • the 600 block of 14th St. NE at 1:25 a.m.

At 2 a.m., police arrested a man on the 500 block of Eighth St. SE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 11:03 a.m., police arrested a man at the intersection of 21st St. NE and H St. NE on charges of Possession of Unregistered Ammunition.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on Nov. 23, 2015 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.

November 22nd

Small Plates At Ten 01

Ben's Chili Bowl Family Ventures Into Small Plate Cuisine on H Street NE.

Owners of DC icon Ben’s Chili Bowl launched a fresh take on craft culinary cuisine at the grand opening of Ten 01 restaurant on Saturday. Located above the family-owned Chili Bowl site on the 1000 block of H Street NE, Ten 01 promises seasonal small plates and a kitchen devoted to recipes made from scratch.   

November 20th

HIPS Triples Clientele

The New H Street Location Offers More Space For New Services

Client numbers at HIPS Center for Health and Achievement tripled since the nonprofit moved to the 900 block of H Street NE in August, said HIPS executive director Cyndee Clay. HIPS invited neighbors and clients to take a tour of their enhanced services at a grand opening Thursday.

November 18th

7-Eleven Takes Over S&J Liquor and 15th Street Dry Cleaners

Longtime businesses forced to close when leases were not renewed

S & J Liquor and 15th Street Dry Cleaners on the 1500 blocks of Massachusetts Avenue SE and Independence Avenue SE will permanently close on Nov. 30. The owner of the building, Remy Esquenet, signed a new 10-year lease with 7-Eleven starting in January 2016.

Neighbors of S & J and the dry cleaners are concerned about the trash, traffic, loitering, and rats a 7-Eleven could bring. Denise Krepp, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) for 6B, said she reached out to Esquenet and the 7-Eleven managers about their concerns.