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03/30/2017 - 12:49pm
The Wylie Street Garden at the corner of 13th and Wylie Streets NE has shut down and gardeners must vacate the property as of mid-March. The urban gardening community space first planted seeds in 2002, but can no longer work on the corner lot since owner Kenneth Brewer, executive director of H Street Community Development Corporation (HSCDC), has plans to sell the lot in the near future, according to a notice at the Wylie Street garden. Gardeners previously got a reprieve from Brewer in 2016 (... >>more
03/30/2017 - 9:24am
At 3 a.m., police arrested a man and a woman on the 2100 block of H Street NE on charges of Robbery. At 11:16 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence. At 6:10 p.m., police arrested a man on the 200 block of Tennessee Avenue NE on charges of Driving Under the Influence. In Other News There were thefts on: the 700 block of Florida Ave. NE; the 300 block of Seventh St. SE. There was an assault with a dangerous weapon on... >>more
03/30/2017 - 8:44am
There were thefts on: the 1000 block of I St. NE; the 1100 block of New Jersey Ave. SE. There was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1200 block of Delaware Ave. SW. Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911. When reporting suspicious activity, give an accurate description. Here are some things to include: Brief... >>more
03/29/2017 - 10:12am
The first of two eagle eggs at the Arboretum hatched on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:21 a.m.   Visit >>more
03/28/2017 - 7:47pm
Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) announces the first annual Market Week. From May 14 to 21, EMMS will celebrate and promote the diversity and variety of the commercial corridor surrounding Eastern Market. Designed to showcase the businesses that create the experience of Eastern Market Main Street, Market Week will promote business events, specials, and activities from restaurants, retailers, and services through a Market Week Passport. Visitors and patrons can collect stamps in their Market... >>more
03/28/2017 - 3:16pm
Safeway has changed up management and plans to upgrade service after community frustrations bubbled over in March regarding the store’s two Ward 7 operations — 322 40th St. NE and at 2845 Alabama Ave. SE. Residents want store representatives to bring the discussion to the community in a public meeting. Following a March report in the East of the River newspaper that detailed the differences between product choices, cleanliness and amenities in Safeways in other wards and the... >>more
03/28/2017 - 1:31pm
DC’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) must publicly disclose its contracts with private developers when leasing or selling taxpayer-owned public property, according to a settlement agreement with DMPED and the Eastern Market Metro Community Association (EMMCA). EMMCA filed suit against DMPED in September 2014 for not publicly disclosing its contract dealings to DC residents, a requirement outlined in DC Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) laws... >>more
03/27/2017 - 3:11pm
Eastern Market chef Jonathan Bardzik marks the return of spring with his first live cooking demonstration of the season, outside at the Market on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting his sixth season at the Market, Jonathan is known for his storytelling and farm-fresh, seasonal recipes. Join him for free tasting samples and recipe cards and tips on what’s looking fresh and delicious at the Market this weekend. His tent will be set up at the intersection of Seventh and C... >>more
03/27/2017 - 2:47pm
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) paid a visit to Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D during its March 13 meeting to address community and commmisioners’ concerns over violence, Buzzard Point construction and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget plan. Shootings in Southwest Allen stated he was very concerned about recent shootings in Southwest. There have been three in three weeks. One of these incidents occurred right in front of the entrance to the King Greenleaf Recreation... >>more
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