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Archive - 2016

December 1st

Holiday Tree Sales Around Capitol Hill

Brent Elementary and Boy Scout Troop 500 Sell Dec. 2-4

Prepare your home for the holidays with fresh trees and wreaths from a few local fundraisers on Capitol Hill from Dec. 2-4. This year Brent Elementary (301 North Carolina Ave. SE) and the Boy Scouts of Capitol Hill Troop 500 are selling to raise money for their student participants and year round programs.

Troop 500 is selling fraser and balsam fir Christmas trees, wreaths and tabletop trees at the Church of the Reformation (212 East Capitol St. NE) on:

November 30th

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Shooting 16-year-old Breyona McMillian

Ways to Help Her Family and the Community

The man suspected of firing the shots that killed a 16-year-old girl on Nov. 25 at Potomac Gardens on the 1200 block of I Street SE turned himself in to DC police on Nov. 29. Police arrested the man, 30-year-old Saeve Evans of Southeast, on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the fatal shooting of Breyona McMillian.

November 29th

Love In A Brown Bag

It's morning, my grandchildren aren't up, yet,

    and my daughter is bagging their lunch.

How familiar is this pattern from generation

    to generation of mothers in the crunch.

A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.

DIIV Brings Down The House

Reivew of a Recent 9:30 Show

"Please pirate our music," Zachary Cole, a thin, barely visible figure obscured by an enormous multicolored patchwork cardigan, says to the crowd in a voice like velvet. The band DIIV catches air after their first song having played at a noticeably faster pace than their recorded version. This was unexplainable, but likely a conscious choice by the musicians who may have felt that any tangibleness of the songs would have faded in such a large setting.

Rebekah is a Capitol Hill-born, DC native raised on Eggo waffles and Britpop. She graduated from The Evergreen State College where she learned how to listen to trees. She enjoys cult horror and fixing old cars. Visit her blog.

November 28th

Open Meeting for Recent Shootings Nov. 28

ANC Commissioners, DC Police, Ward 6 Councilmember Allen and More Will Attend

Several community representatives and DC leaders will gather to address the four shootings, two fatal, on Capitol Hill in the last two weeks at a meeting on Monday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m.  

The public community meeting at St. Coletta of Greater Washington (1901 Independence Ave. SE) will cover the back-to-back shootings along the 1500 block of A Street on Nov. 19, the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl at Potomac Gardens (1225 G St. SE) on Nov. 25 and the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man on the 600 block of L Street SE on Nov. 27.

November 23rd

Spanish Fare Coming to Capitol Hill

Joselito Will Open in January 2017

New restaurant Joselito Casa de Comidas (660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will soon offer tastes of traditional Spanish dishes with a modern twist in the growing Capitol Hill food scene. Joselito — pronounced with the Spanish “j” as an “h” — opens in the first week of January 2017 in the space that Sona Creamery occupied until the spring of 2016.

November 21st

Weekend Crime: Back-to-Back Shootings, Violent Pit Bull Attacks Again

Crime Blotter — Nov. 19-20

Two Shootings Within Hours in Hilleast; Commissioners to Host Meeting

Two men were shot in separate incidents but in the same location on the 1500 block of A Street SE on Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

In the first incident, police responded to reports of gunshots and found a man shot in the back of the left leg. He described the suspect as a black male about 20-30 years old, 6-foot, medium build and wearing dark jeans and a black hat. Witnesses also saw a dark gray four-door Volkswagen leaving the area.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on Nov. 19-20, 2016 by the MPD to the 1D Listservand 5D Listerv.

November 20th

UPDATE: Another Violent Pit Bull Attack in Hilleast

Police Have Not Arrested the Suspected Owner

UPDATE: Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen has spoken to police and animal control about the ongoing pit bull attacks in the Hilleast. Police and animal control both said they visited the owner Monday and will return tomorrow, but need as much compiled evidence and reports of attacks as neighbors can offer. They also warned neighbors to not engage with the owner and to call police if they see him or his dog.