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August 10th, 2017

ANC 6B Report - July 2017

The July meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B was largely occupied with business of the Planning & Zoning Committee, the discussion focusing on two cases. Readings of reports were dispensed with for the following: Alcohol and Beverage Committee (ABC), Transportation, Hill East Task Force, Eastern Market Community Advisory Community Report, Hine Community Advisory Report, and Outreach and Constituent Services Task Force.

ANC 6A Report - July 2017

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A Chair Phil Toomajian called the meeting to order in the community room at Capitol Hill Towers, 900 G St. NE, with Commissioners Calvin Ward, Patrick Malone, Sondra Phillips-Gilbert, Stephanie Zimny, Marie-Claire Brown, and Mike Soderman in attendance. Commissioner Levy was absent.

The meeting opened with community presentations.

MPD First District

August 9th

Digital Citizenship: The Cost of the Internet

We don’t just hand the car keys to a kid and expect that they will know the rules of the road and how to be safe behind the wheel. Yet that’s what we seem to have done with the Internet. Sure, we have parental blocks of certain sites and screen time limits when they’re little, but those restrictions are pretty much gone by the time they are in their tweens. But the ramifications of handing over the keys too soon to free roaming the internet can be just as costly as handing over the keys to the car too soon.

You Posted What?

Heather Schoell is a Capitol Hill parent of two teenagers, and is not afraid of being the bad guy if it means that Harvard isn’t off the table. Advocating for the life success of all students is her thing.

How To Pick a Public Charter School

With all the school options our city offers, how should parents determine what will work best for their children? In addition to private schools, the District of Columbia offers two types of free public schools to its citizens. District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is the default option for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Each street address has assigned to it an elementary, middle, and high school in which students can enroll at any time of the school year.

E.V. Downey is the principal educational consultant at Downey School Consulting, where she consults on public, charter, private, and special needs school choices and issues. She started consulting after years of teaching kids of all ages and working in private school administration. A graduate of DC Public Schools, E.V. lives on Capitol Hill with her husband and two children.

Why Do They Run?

DC’s missing teens put a spotlight on failings in the city’s services

A teen makes a call to police. Her mom’s boyfriend tried to stab her. The one before had tried to choke her. She wants a protection order placed on this one, so she goes down to the courthouse alone, only to find her mom there with the boyfriend. She’d like to leave her mom’s house, but she’s 18 and trying to figure out a plan.

Are Mosquitoes Exploiting DC's Building Boom?

Mosquitoes Grow in Number and Aggressiveness

The Southwest neighborhood of the District is a busy place. More than 50 development projects are planned or underway in the area, including The Wharf, the new DC United stadium, and a new Pepco station, leading to increased business, residents and excitement.

But some are wondering if all this all new development, combined with a rapidly warming climate will be accompanied by an old problem: a proliferation of mosquitoes and the diseases they could potentially transmit. For with construction comes the mosquitoes favorite breeding place—standing water.

H Street Life - August 2017

While the steamy August weather in the District may make venturing out on unnecessary treks a daunting proposition, there is good reason to brave the heat. With many locals out of town for vacation, it may be a bit easier to snag a weekend table at one of our popular local spots. Perhaps a visit to Granville Moore’s to help them celebrate ten years of Belgian brews and tasty mussels on H Street NE?

Bar Elena to Replace Boundary Road

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Arrests Made After Car Crash Near Safeway August 3

Crime Blotter: August 8

Carjacker Charged in Two Additional Cases

At about 11:00 a.m. August 3 police noticed a car on Benning Road matching the description of a vehicle that had been reported stolen in a Maryland carjacking. They pursued the car, which ran a red light and crashed into two other cars at the corner of 14th Street and D Street SE, near the Safeway. The two drivers inside the stolen car tried to run away, but were captured by police.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on August 8, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.