Neighborhood News

01/18/2017 - 10:45am
Stickers with the words “Unity in the Community” started popping up in the window corners of Capitol Hill shops, restaurants and schools in the last week. Stores like Metro Mutts (508 H St. NE), The Cupboard (1504 East Capitol St.) and the Pretzel Bakery (257 15th St. SE) joined in the efforts to unite the Capitol Hill community under shared values of peace, tolerance, diversity and respect. Local residents and organizers of the campaign Laelia Gilborn and Soyun Park launched the... >>more
01/18/2017 - 9:36am
Car Flies into the Anacostia A car careened into the Anacostia River after going off Anacostia Drive by the 11th Street Bridge on Jan. 17 around 12:30 p.m. The driver was taken to the hospital, but the vehicle sank into the river. Shooting Victim Identified Police identified the man who died in a fatal shooting Jan. 17 on the 600 block of 14th Place NE around 6:40 a.m. Ronnell Tye Reaves, 22 of Suitland, Md., died from gunshot wounds, and another was taken to the hospital. Police have not... >>more
01/18/2017 - 9:01am
Local organizers for the Women’s March on Washington need 50 people from the District to volunteer as local ambassadors for the march on Jan. 21. Ambassadors will help guide and welcome visitors in the city on two shifts: one starting at RFK Stadium at 8 a.m. and ending around 12 p.m., and another from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday as groups leave the District, said DC regional leader Jackie Savage. They will also need volunteers in the downtown area after the march from 3 to 7 p.m. The local... >>more
01/17/2017 - 3:16pm
DC has put together a comprehensive list of street closures, parking restrictions, pedestrian routes, prohibited items and public transportation options for this week’s 58th Inauguration. Here is a look at what to expect in the Ward 6 and Capitol Hill area from Jan. 18-20. Check for the list for the entire District and surrounding Virginia and Maryland routes. Street closures — Wednesday, Jan. 18: no closures; no-parking restrictions start in the red zone (... >>more
01/17/2017 - 9:27am
A man was shot and killed on the 600 block of 14th Place NE on Jan. 17 at 6:30 a.m. Police are searching for a man — thin black male wearing all black — they say shot two men inside of a car. One of the victims died at the scene, the other was seriously injured, and the suspect fled east on 15th Street NE. Police will update as more information is known. In Other News At 6 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 6:... >>more
01/16/2017 - 1:31pm
More than 1,200 buses filled with people in support of the Women’s March on Washington will head into the District on Jan. 21. In preparation for the throngs of marchers, Metro Police (MPD), a private security firm hired by the Women’s March organizers, trained citizen marshals and legal observers plan to monitor the streets during the campaign. The City expects at least 450,000 people at the Women’s March, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Director Chris... >>more
01/16/2017 - 9:26am
More than 300 organizers, 700 businesses and an unknown number of supporters from DC will welcome the supporters of the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. Efforts nationwide have sparked sister movements in other cities, but the concentration of people marching in support of women’s rights, inclusion, equality, diversity and democracy will flock to Capitol Hill on Saturday. One DC regional leader for the march and Ward 6 resident, Jackie Savage, wants people to feel... >>more
01/13/2017 - 10:03am
Seventh graders in Ms. Claire Smullen’s art class sketched, colored and collaged with determination the week before the 58th presidential inauguration. The Stuart-Hobson Middle School (410 E St. NE) students wanted to ensure their posters made it up on display in time for the millions of people visiting the District to see. “A lot of new people will be coming to DC, and our artwork shows what we stand for in our community,” said Jamie Morris, a seventh grader in Smullen’... >>more
01/12/2017 - 7:38am
The District saw declines in violent crime and property crime in the 2016 year, the Mayor’s Office announced Jan. 11. Violent crime decreased about 10 percent overall, according to the District’s data: 17 percent down for homicides; 13 percent for robberies; and six percent for weapons assault. Property crime decreased four percent overall:  17 percent down for burglaries; 14 percent for car thefts; three percent for thefts from cars; and no change for theft. Metro Police... >>more