Neighborhood News

10/27/2016 - 9:31am
A male youth threatened another youth near Eastern High School on the 1800 block of East Capitol Street around 4:30 p.m. Police reported that the two were in an argument. One of the youth was standing in a group when a black male about 16 to 17 years old stepped forward from the group, pulled out a silver handgun, pointed it and said, “Yeah, come over here.” He then fled. The report states he was wearing a long black nylon jacket and black short pants. He has a high top fade hair... >>more
10/25/2016 - 2:05pm
During an Oct. 24 community meeting, developers of the Safeway at 415 14th St. SE announced plans to redevelop the property with around 320-325 residential apartments and an expanded Safeway. Foulger-Pratt, a local DC developer, detailed the initial stages of the mixed-use project, including plans to close the grocery store for between 18 and 24 months starting around 2018. It is a by-right project with no plans to request any zoning or other variances. The building is slated to finish and... >>more
10/25/2016 - 9:24am
A woman was robbed on the 900 block of 12th Street NE around 8:20 p.m. Police reported that the suspect came up, pushed the woman down and stole her purse with an iPhone and passport. In Other News At 1:25 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue SE on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 6:20 p.m., police arrested a man on Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence.   There were thefts on: the 600 block of 24th St. NE; the unit block of I St. SE... >>more
10/22/2016 - 3:11pm
Ward 6 Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) commission seats are up for election this year. The offical voting day is Nov. 8, but several early-voting sites open up on Oct. 28. Check the DC Board of Elections website for your nearest location and times.  Read through the bios of ANC candidates running in contested races. (Bios are not included for candidates running without a challenger.) 6A 6A01 — Marie-Claire Brown (no challenger) 6A02 — Incumbent chair Phil... >>more
10/21/2016 - 12:16pm
The family of a young girl hit by a car on Oct. 12 has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her medical costs. Damita, the young middle schooler, was hit around 4:50 p.m. by a car driving through a green light at a hazardous intersection near Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE). Read about the accident in the Hill Rag story here. Devita Atkinson, Damita’s mother, opened up the "Do It 4 Damita" GoFundMe campaign on Oct. 18 with a goal of raising $10,000... >>more
10/20/2016 - 1:41pm
The District plans to restart the process to redevelop the shuttered Boys and Girls Club (261 17th St. SE) in Ward 6’s Hilleast community, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen’s office announced Oct. 20. Community meetings to help plan the Request for Proposal (RFP) on the project will start in January or February of 2017, according to the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). DMPED will use the District’s new Our RFP model, which... >>more
10/19/2016 - 11:01am
Neighbors caught a man on video setting fire to a car in their alley off of Third and K Street NE on Saturday, Oct. 15 around 2 a.m. In the video, the man is seen dressed in light colored sweat pants and a sweatshirt carrying a small incendiary device. He places it near the car and then jogs away as it ignites and burns. If anyone recognizes the man or hears of a second incident, please contact police. In Other News At 10:30 a.m., police arrested Darrell Thompson, 27, on charges of Murder One.... >>more
10/18/2016 - 1:45pm
The Washington Nationals announced plans to install 10 digital LED billboards on the walls of the ballpark at Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D's Oct. 17 meeting. The proposed signs range in sizes from 25 feet high and 17 feet wide to 38 feet high and 25 feet wide. Bill Jarvis, a lawyer and lobbyist for the team, informed the commission that the intent of the Nat's proposal is to draw attention from pedestrians. The signs would encourage ballpark patrons to spend time and money... >>more
10/17/2016 - 8:57am
Ward 6’s Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School (659 G St. NE) won recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School in September. The school joins more than 300 others around the nation that won the honor from the U.S. Department of Education in 2016 based on either their high performing levels or success at closing the achievement gap. Fourteen schools in DC Public Schools (DCPS) have received the recognition over the years. Ludlow-Taylor will celebrate the award on Nov. 18 during the school’... >>more