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Archive - Oct 2016


October 25th

Safeway on 14th to Close for Two Years in 2018

Foulger-Pratt Plans About 320 Residential Apartments

During an Oct. 24 community meeting, developers of the Safeway at 415 14th St. SE announced plans to redevelop the property with around 320-325 residential apartments and an expanded Safeway.

Foulger-Pratt, a local DC developer, detailed the initial stages of the mixed-use project, including plans to close the grocery store for between 18 and 24 months starting around 2018. It is a by-right project with no plans to request any zoning or other variances. The building is slated to finish and reopen in 2020.

Woman Robbed of Passport on 12th NE

Crime Blotter — Oct. 24

A woman was robbed on the 900 block of 12th Street NE around 8:20 p.m. Police reported that the suspect came up, pushed the woman down and stole her purse with an iPhone and passport.

In Other News

At 1:25 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 6:20 p.m., police arrested a man on Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.  

There were thefts on:

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on Oct. 24, 2016 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv. 

October 22nd

Profiles for Ward 6 ANC Elections

Who is Running in a Contested Race this 2016 Election?

Ward 6 Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) commission seats are up for election this year. The offical voting day is Nov. 8, but several early-voting sites open up on Oct. 28. Check the DC Board of Elections website for your nearest location and times. 

Read through the bios of ANC candidates running in contested races. (Bios are not included for candidates running without a challenger.)


October 21st

GoFundMe Seeks Help for Girl Struck Near Maury

A Car Hit Damita on Oct. 12

The family of a young girl hit by a car on Oct. 12 has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her medical costs. Damita, the young middle schooler, was hit around 4:50 p.m. by a car driving through a green light at a hazardous intersection near Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE).

Read about the accident in the Hill Rag story here.

Exhibition of Qur’ans at the Sackler Gallery

On October 22, 2016, the first major exhibition of Qur’ans will open to the public at the Sackler Gallery, “The Art of the Quran: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.” The Freer and Sackler Galleries contain one of the largest collections of Islamic art in the country, and some items from its permanent collection will join the more than 60 Qur’ans on display.

“The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts”opens October 20, 2016, and closes on February 20, 2017 at the Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW

October 20th

District to Restart Boys and Girls Club RFP

Community Meetings with Hilleast Start in Early 2017

The District plans to restart the process to redevelop the shuttered Boys and Girls Club (261 17th St. SE) in Ward 6’s Hilleast community, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen’s office announced Oct. 20.

October 19th

Arsonist Caught on Tape

Crime Blotter — Oct. 18

Neighbors caught a man on video setting fire to a car in their alley off of Third and K Street NE on Saturday, Oct. 15 around 2 a.m. In the video, the man is seen dressed in light colored sweat pants and a sweatshirt carrying a small incendiary device. He places it near the car and then jogs away as it ignites and burns.

If anyone recognizes the man or hears of a second incident, please contact police.

In Other News

At 10:30 a.m., police arrested Darrell Thompson, 27, on charges of Murder One.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on Oct. 18, 2016 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv. 

October 18th

Large Digital Displays Coming to the Outside of Nat's Stadium

Action By Council and Zoning Commission Required

The Washington Nationals announced plans to install 10 digital LED billboards on the walls of the ballpark at Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D's Oct. 17 meeting. The proposed signs range in sizes from 25 feet high and 17 feet wide to 38 feet high and 25 feet wide.

Bill Jarvis, a lawyer and lobbyist for the team, informed the commission that the intent of the Nat's proposal is to draw attention from pedestrians. The signs would encourage ballpark patrons to spend time and money in and around the waterfront, the team believes.