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Archive - Sep 2016

September 30th

Contractor Cancels Application for SW Halfway House

The Geo Group, Inc., Confirms Sept. 30 Decision

A private prison contractor that showed interest in a proposed 300-bed male halfway house project at 475 School St. SW in Ward 6 officially cancelled its application Sept. 30. Geo Group, Inc., said in a statement that due to opposition from the community, the company has withdrawn from the Federal Bureau of Prison's project.

September 29th

Contractor Wavering on SW Halfway House

The Geo Group, Inc., Reportedly Pulls Its RFP for the School Street SW Prisons Project

A developer that showed interest in a proposed 300-bed male halfway house project at 475 School St. SW in Ward 6 may pull its application, according to sources in the DC government and Southwest business community. On Sept. 29, a representative from Geo Group, Inc., called several people who oppose the project and said the group plans to cancel its Request for Proposal (RFP) offer for reentry services to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP).

September 28th

Lottery Dates Announced for 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting

National Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on the Ellipse in President’s Park on Dec. 1, 5 p.m. Free tickets for the 94th annual tree lighting ceremony presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are awarded through an online lottery, which opens at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 and closes at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. To enter the lottery, visit the and click the TICKET LOTTERY link.

East Building of the NGA Reopens Sept. 30

The East Building of the National Gallery of Art, which houses modern artworks, has undergone extensive renovations and reinstallations and will open to the public

The East Building reopens on Friday, September 30.

September 27th

Major Hit-and-Run Crash Sunday

Crime Blotter — Sept. 26

Robbery on 15th NE

Police are searching for a youth that robbed a person on the 700 block of 15th Street NE around 7:10 p.m. The youth is described as a black male about 15-16 years old, 5-foot-3 and wearing a white shirt, tan pants and a short haircut. He was riding a white bicycle.

Hit and Run Car Flagged in Hilleast Crash Sunday

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on Sept. 26, 2016 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv. 

September 26th

Where to Watch Tonight's Debate

Catch the First Presidential Debate Sept. 26 at These Bars

Looking for a place to watch or drink during Monday’s first presidential debate? Catch Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump sparring on the big screen from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at these local Hill and H Street stops.

September 23rd

Hine Development Signs First Office Space Tenant

Co-Working Space Provider The Yard Signed On

A co-working space business signed on as the first tenant to lease a space at the Hine Development’s 700 Pennsylvania Ave. SE site on Sept. 23. The Yard, an office space provider based in New York, leased a 31,500-square-foot space on the second floor of the building.

September 22nd

Found on the Hill Opens Near Eastern Market

The Vintage Curation Store Will Offer Retail Items As Well As Consignment

Collections of items dating back to the 1920s, 30s and 40s offer more than decorations for a home — those items tell a story, according to Marilyn Calza, the curator for the new Found on the Hill (323 Seventh St. SE) shop. Opening on Sept. 24, the store blends her creative discoveries and the vintage décor of the Mindful Restaurant Group’s (MRG) businesses for anyone looking to add a vintage touch to their home.