Neighborhood News

01/29/2015 - 11:36am
As DC lawmakers consider legislation to implement an inspection program for rail freight passing through the Nation's Capital, the question naturally arises: What has the local government historically done to protect communities and historic structures from a catastrophic train wreck or toxic spill? The answer, unsettling as it may sound, is: Not much. CSX Transportation, the company that owns, operates and maintains some 70 miles of track in the District, says it handles 375,000 carloads... >>more
05/05/2016 - 2:01pm
The National Capital Bank of Washington reported net income of $1,819,000, or $6.32 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to $366,000, or $1.27 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2015. The first quarter of 2016 included $1,895,000 of pre-tax provision reversals resulting from the partial recovery of loans charged-off in 2014. Total assets were $407,845,000 as of March 31, 2016 compared to $436,927,000 as of March 31, 2015. At the end of the... >>more
05/05/2016 - 12:04pm
A man was arrested for a burglary that occurred on the 1900 block of M Street NE on April 26 around 11 p.m. While a homeowner was sleeping, Demetrius Rotwon Lyons, 21, of Northeast DC and a few other men burst into the house, stole money and fled. He was charged with Burglary One.   In Other News At 12:45 a.m., police arrested a man on the 100 block of 11th St. SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence. At 10 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1900 block of D St. SE on charges of... >>more
05/04/2016 - 2:43pm
Kids Smiles celebrated its five-year anniversary on April 26. At the gathering, Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander (D) praised the clinic for offering dental services to children who can’t afford it. She also commended their efforts to educate the local community and children on the importance of dental hygiene. “Kids Smiles has done an excellent job in educating the students at KIPP DC and in the surrounding community on the importance of oral health while providing quality... >>more
05/04/2016 - 1:37pm
A man was shot on the 1200 block of I Street SE around 1:20 a.m. Police reported that the man sustained non-life threatening injuries. They don’t have a suspect description. In Other News There was a robbery on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE. 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... >>more
05/04/2016 - 1:19pm
Well-known Capitol Hill realtor Jackie Von Schlegel died of breast cancer at 1:15 a.m. this morning at the home of her niece Lisa Trent in Blountville, TN. She was 77 years of age. Von Schlegel was surrounded by friends, family and her beloved cat, Monkey Man, at the time of her death. Von Schlegel requested cremation. Her ashes will be scattered on to the Potomac River. No service is planned in Tennessee. "I had the pleasure of calling Jackie my friend and colleague for over 20 years.... >>more
05/04/2016 - 1:18pm
To mark the DC Preservation League’s 45th Anniversary, the organization will honor individuals, corporations, and projects that have made a catalytic contribution to the city’s civic and cultural legacy.    The Capitol Hill Restoration Society will receive an award for its advocacy, education, community outreach efforts and for its early and sustained contributions to preservation efforts in Washington, DC.    CHRS will be honored at the DC Preservation League... >>more
05/03/2016 - 10:03pm
The District government has launched a new testing system for all water sources in city schools. The new system will test every water source for lead. After measuring the level, the source will be assigned an identifying barcode. Its lead level will then be recorded in a database that will be published in an online. The move comes after the discovery of lead in 17 water sources at 12 public schools in early April. Parents leveled severe criticism at the Department of General Services (DGS). DGS... >>more
05/01/2016 - 3:51pm
A leak of chemicals during a 14-car derailment on the CSX freight train line by Ninth Street and Rhode Island Avenue NE has been contained, confirmed DC officials. The accident occurred on May 1 around 6:40 a.m. Three cars leaked toxins in the incident. The largest leak was sodium hydroxide or lye, which is used in making paper, soap and detergent. A small calcium chloride leak was sealed. A leaking base valve on an ethanol car was sealed. Officials told residents to return home after they had... >>more