Neighborhood News

09/01/2017 - 11:26am
Peregrine Espresso is celebrating their ninth anniversary! All day Tuesday September 5th, the cafes will be giving away free drip and iced coffee at all three of the Peregrine Espresso shops. Other giveaways will be offered, as well.  “We are thrilled to be celebrating nine years on the Hill and look forward to sharing many more years with our Eastern Market neighbors,” said Ryan Jensen, who founded the shop together with his wife, Jill Jensen. The first shop, the Capitol Hill... >>more
08/31/2017 - 5:04pm
On Thursday morning at around 8:00 a.m., George Farris chained himself to the door and security grate of his home at 732 Sixth St. NE. Farris, a 40-year veteran with three Vietnam combat tours who is also an insulin-dependent diabetic, is still making mortgage payments on the home that he says has been uninhabitable for more than two years. He says the alley to the north of his home has been in disrepair for years, broken down into the substrata by heavy truck traffic, building large... >>more
08/31/2017 - 12:24pm
Pets separated from their families due to Hurricane Harvey, and other Houston animals homeless before the storm are being relocated this week to Washington DC, the Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) said Wednesday. The HRA is appealing to animal lovers who may be considering the adoption of a new pet to visit adoptions centers today.  Dogs and cats adopted this week will clear room for animals arriving from Texas.  All pets available for adoption at HRA have been spayed,neutered and... >>more
08/30/2017 - 12:51pm
The Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B Special Call meeting on the future of Eastern Market and Seventh Street SE took place in a room packed with representatives of District government and government agencies, community organizations, stakeholders, press and concerned community members. Barry Margeson, Manager of Eastern Market for the Department of General Services (DGS),described the weekend Eastern Market as not a single entity but an ecosystem that requires balance to function,... >>more
08/30/2017 - 9:42am
At 6:21 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 1200 block of Howison Place SE on charges of Burglary One. At 8:11 a.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 700 block of 18th Street NE on charges of Fleeing from a Law Enforcement Officer in a Motor Vehicle. At 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, a car was stolen on the 200 block of East Capitol Street NE. At 4:11 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on charges of Robbery on the 1100 block of H Street NE. At 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault in the course of an... >>more
08/29/2017 - 10:56am
On Saturday September 16th, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) welcome public participation in their Environmental Assessment (EA) of possible improvements to Southeast Boulevard and Barney Circle. Learn more about the project and provide feedback to the project team. Commonly referred to as the Southeast Boulevard Project, the EA will evaluate conversion of the existing facility into an urban boulevard consistent with the expected... >>more
08/28/2017 - 11:00am
At 2:12 a.m. Sunday morning, police from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded to reports of an armed carjacking in the 1800 block of I Street NE. Two women were waiting for their companions in the car parked in the back alley at that address when the car was approached by four people. One suspect came to the passenger side with a handgun and said, “give me all your stuff and get out of the vehicle.” At the same time, another suspect went to the driver’s side and... >>more
08/25/2017 - 11:57am
The National Capital Bank of Washington (NCB) has been awarded honorable mention in the National Community Service Awards, presented by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). The awards recognize exceptional and outstanding volunteer efforts of community banks throughout the nation. Recognized for its commitment to and involvement with the Capitol Hill Community, NCB has supported neighborhood organizations and business throughout its 125 year history. NCB has provided financial... >>more
08/25/2017 - 11:16am
At 1:18 a.m. Friday, there was an armed robbery at 1:18 a.m. at the corner of Maryland Avenue and F Street NE. Police are looking for a black man about 25 years old. He stands about 5 ‘ 10” tall and weighs around 150 pounds. He was driving a green 2003 or 2004 model Jeep Grand Cherokee. Do not approach suspects. Anyone who has information regarding these cases should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the Text Tip Line by sending a text... >>more