Neighborhood News

12/09/2016 - 10:08am
Police Stop Man Known for Wielding BB Guns A man robbed a woman on the 300 block of 11th Street SE on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. After snatching a woman’s purse, the man fled but was soon found and identified by police. They returned the woman’s purse and further identified the man as someone who is known for carrying BB guns in the area. He was arrested. Police Catch Costco Jacket Thief Police arrested a man for stealing jackets from the Costco on the 2400 block of Market Street NE on Nov.... >>more
12/08/2016 - 3:16pm
A young mother and Hill East resident watched as her children played at a local park on a Saturday afternoon in November. The Center City Charter School (1503 East Capitol St.) playground seemed safe. But when she heard gunshots about 20 feet away, her family’s sense of safety vanished. “I am sickened that someone felt emboldened enough to shoot someone in the open in the middle of the day on our street,” she wrote on the neighborhood listserv Newhilleast on Nov. 19 after the... >>more
12/07/2016 - 1:20pm
Rebecca Ward remembers her first recital as a three-year-old ballet dancer: her mom took her and she danced on stage in a snowflake outfit. After years of studying ballet and teaching, Ward wants to now share more moments like those with young aspiring dancers on Capitol Hill. Starting in January, she will offer ballet classes through her new program Studio One Dance at the Rooted Pilates studio (511 11th St. SE). Rooted is owned by Randi Moore and opened up November (read the Hill Rag’s... >>more
12/06/2016 - 5:15pm
The DC City Council moved forward legislation on the proposed Nats Park digital display boards on Dec. 6 against calls from neighbors and local leaders to shut down the proposal. A final vote on Bill 21-919 is expected to take place on Dec. 20. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D), who introduced the bill in October, said he and the Council worked on several changes to the original bill in response to the concerns. He emphasized that the proposed legislation only deals with Nats Park and the... >>more
12/05/2016 - 1:10pm
Holiday shoppers looking to support two local ventures can now buy Appointed’s limited-edition designer notebook, profits of which benefit DC's Story of Our Schools non-profit. Sales started on Oct. 20 and run through May 1, 2017 for the $24 notebook. Story of Our Schools started in the fall of 2015 as a way to help local DC students learn about their neighborhoods’ and schools’ histories. It first launched as an afterschool student class at Capitol Hill Montessori @Logan... >>more
12/05/2016 - 9:38am
At 4:19 p.m. on Dec. 4, police arrested a man on the 700 block of 11th Street NE on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 1 a.m. on Dec. 4, police arrested a man on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon. At 5:10 a.m. on Dec. 4, police arrested two men at the intersection of I Street and Eight Street SE on charges of Theft Second Degree from a car. At 2:54 p.m. on Dec. 3, police arrested a man on the 1800 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Burglary One... >>more
12/03/2016 - 11:11am
Neighbors came out in force at the November meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C to oppose a planned two-story carriage house on the 100 block of Eighth Street NE. The arguments over the building’s proposed height, the alley’s overall accessibility to large vehicles like fire trucks, and the potential crowding of an already small passageway filled the meeting. Though commissioners sided with neighbors for now, the issue surfaced concerns heard frequently around... >>more
12/03/2016 - 11:11am
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D met on Oct. 17. Chair Andy Litsky (6D04), Commissioners Marjorie Lightman (6D01), Stacy Braverman Cloyd (6D02), Roger Moffatt (6D05), Meredith Fascett (6D07), and Rhonda N. Hamilton (6D06) were present for the entire meeting. Vice Chair Rachel Reilly Carroll (6D03) joined toward the last third. The Wharf Representatives of The Wharf provided an update on the project’s progress. Z Dock is nearly ready to accommodate the live-a-boards near Seventh... >>more
12/03/2016 - 11:11am
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A Chair Phil Toomajian called the meeting to order, with Commissioners Calvin Ward, Sondra Phillips-Gilbert, Matt Levy, and Stephanie Zimny in attendance. Omar Mahmud, Mike Soderman, and Patrick Malone were absent. The meeting included several community presentations. Ward 6 State Board of Education Joe Weedon, Ward 6 State Board of Education member, related that both of his children are enrolled at in-boundary schools; his daughter attends Eliot-Hine... >>more