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Archive - 2016

December 5th

Holiday Shopping

Unusual Crafts, Arts, and Jewelry at Eastern Market Flea Markets

“The artist's world is limitless,” observed photographer Paul Strand. “It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.” Artists and craftspeople sell their creations while living this exact philosophy, in tents right outside our Hill doorstep, at Eastern Market on weekends.

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Karen Cohen is a Capitol Hill resident, certified residential planner, master gardener, organic grower, freelance photojournalist, award-winning photographer, and avid explorer. She can be reached at

Weekend Crime: Rash of Car Break-Ins in Southeast, Arrest for Gun Assault

Crime Blotter — Dec. 3-4

At 4:19 p.m. on Dec. 4, police arrested a man on the 700 block of 11th Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree.

At 1 a.m. on Dec. 4, police arrested a man on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon.

At 5:10 a.m. on Dec. 4, police arrested two men at the intersection of I Street and Eight Street SE on charges of Theft Second Degree from a car.

At 2:54 p.m. on Dec. 3, police arrested a man on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Burglary One.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on Dec. 3-4, 2016 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.

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Heard on the Hill

Oh, the holidays. The fa-la-la-ing and the relentless exaltations of rocking around Christmas trees are now upon us. The Hill is a particularly charming place to spend the holiday season, is it not? The noble Victorians bedecked with garland, the many gatherings of friends and family, and the ginormous wreaths outside of Union Station all fill me with what I suppose one could call holiday spirit.   

And yet.

Jen DeMayo has been a waitress, an actor, and a puppeteer. She worked for many years for the Atlas Performing Arts Center, which has resulted in her being a relentless H Street booster/streetcar apologist. Originally from the New York-New Jersey area, she is one of the many who whine endlessly about DC’s lack of good bagels and pizza. She is mom to two boys who attend DCPS (off the Hill). No matter what she may end up accomplishing in her life, she is sure that her obituary headline will say she was the founder of Moms on the Hill. Contact Jen at

December 3rd

ANC 6C Report - November 2016

Neighbors came out in force at the November meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C to oppose a planned two-story carriage house on the 100 block of Eighth Street NE. The arguments over the building’s proposed height, the alley’s overall accessibility to large vehicles like fire trucks, and the potential crowding of an already small passageway filled the meeting.

ANC 6D Report - November 2016

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D met on Oct. 17. Chair Andy Litsky (6D04), Commissioners Marjorie Lightman (6D01), Stacy Braverman Cloyd (6D02), Roger Moffatt (6D05), Meredith Fascett (6D07), and Rhonda N. Hamilton (6D06) were present for the entire meeting. Vice Chair Rachel Reilly Carroll (6D03) joined toward the last third.

The Wharf

ANC 6B Report - November 2016

At its Nov. 10 meeting, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B supported an appeal to the Zoning Administrator in regard to a long-delayed construction project and acted on a range of liquor- and zoning-related matters. The meeting also provided a brief forum on problems with Washington Gas’s Project Pipes.

ANC 6A Report - November 2016

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A Chair Phil Toomajian called the meeting to order, with Commissioners Calvin Ward, Sondra Phillips-Gilbert, Matt Levy, and Stephanie Zimny in attendance. Omar Mahmud, Mike Soderman, and Patrick Malone were absent.

The meeting included several community presentations.

Ward 6 State Board of Education

ANC 6E Report - November 2016

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