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05/25/2017 - 1:12pm
The 56-year-old man arrested for assaulting a man, who later died, outside of Union Station in October 2016 pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on May 24, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office in DC. Victor Purdie of Southeast DC was arrested and charged originally for second-degree murder after he repeatedly kicked and punched Richard Lewis, 57, on Oct. 2 around 2:30 a.m. Lewis didn’t regain consciousness and eventually died of his injuries on Jan. 6. Lewis was living in an... >>more
05/25/2017 - 12:29pm
Police have reclassified the fatal stabbing on the 1100 block of K Street SE on May 22 as a Death Investigation. An autopsy report from the Medical Examiner’s Officer revealed the stab wound would not have been enough to kill 31-year-old Whitney Jones or Riverdale, Md. Police are investigating the full cause of death. In Other News At 4 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1500 block of Maryland Avenue NE on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 5:40 p.m., police arrested a man on the 800... >>more
05/25/2017 - 9:12am
There soon will be exciting residential rental opportunities at The Wharf. Leasing begins in late-May and move-ins start in August for the two new apartment buildings, Incanto and The Channel.   There will be a lottery held on June 22 to select candidates for the Affordable and Workforce units.  People interested to apply must sign up by JUNE 16. For those interested, go to, click “Residences,” then visit one or both buildings’ websites ( >>more
05/25/2017 - 9:12am
Spring can be an elusive and short-lived season in the District. It is undeniably a time of fresh growth, but also a time of metamorphosis and rebirth. Along the H Street NE Corridor new restaurants sprout and bloom, a local pet business prunes the branch of its retail operations to redirect vigorous growth into providing services, and a holiday tradition with echoes of a fertility festival finds a home. Metro Mutts Closing Shop to Expand Pet Service Offerings Metro Mutts(http://metromuttsdc.... >>more
05/25/2017 - 9:12am
Three dozen organizations participated in the Capitol Hill Volunteer Fair held at the Hill Center on April 29. While some focus their work solely on Capitol Hill, others have broader coverage, often for the greater DC area, while also serving Capitol Hill’s population. One of these organizations is A Wider Circle, a nonprofit founded in 2001 by Dr. Mark Bergel that focuses on helping low-income households, especially with donated furniture. In its first year of operations A Wider Circle... >>more
05/24/2017 - 4:26pm
Eastern Market Metro Park could get $4.5 million in funds to start planning in the fiscal year 2018 budget, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) announced May 24. The City Council will vote on the final FY18 budget on May 30. The Committee on Transportation and the Environment, chaired by Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh (D), voted to support the funds. “Right now, the Eastern Market Metro Park is a place people walk through – but I want it to be a place that people walk to,”... >>more
05/24/2017 - 12:13pm
At 2:52 p.m., police arrested a woman on the 100 block of M Street SW on charges of Robbery. In Other News There were thefts on: the 1300 block of Potomac Ave. SE; the 500 block of 12th St. SE; the 1500 block of Independence Ave. SE; the unit block of 14th St. SE. There was a robbery on the 100 block of 18th St. SE. There were thefts from cars on: the 600 block of Seventh St. NE; the 700 block of 15th St. NE. Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities... >>more
05/24/2017 - 10:12am
For many retirees, the idea of setting your own schedule, chances to take longer travel vacations, and pursuing long-lost dreams is exhilarating. The Robert Browning quotation, “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be,” becomes a retiree’s rallying cry. Staying fit, smart, witty, and wise seems to be the key to aging successfully. Capitol Hill and its surrounding neighborhoods are becoming a retirement destination both for long-time residents and for retirees from the broader... >>more
05/24/2017 - 9:12am
As we prepare our land and plan our gardens, we often rip up everything we see. “Everything that grows must go!” used to be my motto until I learned about edible weeds. We can spare our backs, pharmacists, and pocketbooks by learning how to identify and use the plants that are already growing in our yard. Clover, burdock, and plantains (not the banana, but that is good too) are common edibles with medicinal qualities. Walking throughout Deanwood and the greater east of the river... >>more
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