Neighborhood News

Neighborhood News

04/08/2015 - 2:17pm
“A PR disaster” is how DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D-Chair) characterized the District's arrangements with Vision McMillan Partners (VMP) at a recent oversight hearing. VMP is the group tasked by the Deputy Mayor for Planning... >>more
04/04/2015 - 9:12am
District residents remain concerned about government waste, fraud and abuse. They say that in recent years, agencies charged with preventing such behaviors have been asleep at the gate.  A bank clerk first alerted law enforcement to Harriett... >>more
04/04/2015 - 9:42am
It’s getting harder and harder to afford an apartment in DC. Virtually no low-cost housing is available in the private rental market and rents continue to rise at a break-neck pace. This is squeezing the budgets for many residents, and it is... >>more
04/17/2015 - 4:05pm
Samuel Fuentes has owned La Lomita, a neighborhood Mexican restaurant, and three adjoining townhouses in Southeast Capitol Hill since 1987. So as redevelopment started to sweep his neighborhood, he decided to throw his hat in the ring... >>more
04/17/2015 - 12:07pm
A pedestrian on the 200 block of 12th St. SE was approached by a juvenile male armed with a handgun at 8:58 p.m. The mugger demanded his property. The two struggled. The victim was hit on his skull with the gun, but managed to strike the assailant... >>more
04/17/2015 - 12:04pm
Wednesday's DEA raid on an Eye Street apartment located in Greenleaf Gardens public housing complex was connected to two recent robberies of a local drugstore. On April 12 and April 13, gunmen robbed the CVS located on the 1100 block of Fourth... >>more
04/17/2015 - 12:00am
Attorney General Karl A. Racine alerts District residents to e-mails some residents have received from a scam artist claiming to be collecting debts for Cash Advance, Inc. or one of its affiliates. Some of these fraudulent e-mail messages are... >>more
04/17/2015 - 12:00am
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has available funding for the Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps grant program.  Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps is jointly sponsored by CNCS and the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile... >>more
04/16/2015 - 2:13pm
The DC Streetcar vehicles are back on the roads and the outreach team is engaging the public.    After a brief pause in simulated service, the DC Streetcar vehicles are back on the roadways. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT... >>more
04/16/2015 - 11:11am
At approximately, 7 p.m., a dozen agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency assisted by the DC Housing Authority raided an apartment in the Greenleaf Gardens public housing complex. Eight persons were arrested on a combination of gun and drug charges... >>more
04/16/2015 - 12:00am
The District Department of Transportation will temporarily close all the eastbound lanes on the East Capitol Street Bridge (Whitney Young Bridge) over the Anacostia River from 9 p.m., Friday, April 24, 9 p.m. to Monday, April 27, 5 a.m., weather... >>more
04/15/2015 - 11:59am
Work is now underway to prepare the building for demolition. There is a 24-hour emergency phone number to report site issues at 240-630-6750. The schedule is that demolition of the buildings is in May; excavation in June; construction begins in... >>more
04/07/2015 - 11:21am
VIO Begins Sales This Spring at The Wharf The luxury condominium building formerly known as Parcel 4B currently under construction at The Wharf now has a more official name. VIO, which derives from Latin for “I journey,” will be a 12-... >>more
04/07/2015 - 10:52am
Ask folks to name their favorite part of the Anacostia River and many will point to the stretch below the New York Avenue bridge, where the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on the east bank and the National Arboretum on the west create a sense of a... >>more
04/07/2015 - 10:12am
For the past ten years this column has been focused on Barracks Row. The Hill Rag aimed a spotlight on Eighth Street to lend support to the Barracks Row Main Street organization begun in 1999 by a local citizens group determined to save the corridor... >>more