Neighborhood News

07/29/2016 - 9:32am
Police announced the arrest of a suspect in a series of burglaries at yoga and Pilates studios during June and July at a press conference on July 29. More than 10 studios, including at studios near Union Market and in Ivy City, have been targeted — some multiple times. Video surveillance showed the burglar as a man wearing a white shirt, wearing glasses and carrying a backpack. He used a crowbar to break open the drawers in the studios and took cash and small electronics.  In... >>more
07/29/2016 - 12:00am
Higher summer temperatures, increased precipitation and more intense storms. These are just some of the impacts that DC is beginning to experience due to climate change. DC's Department of Energy and the Environment has worked with experts to develop Climate Ready DC, a draft climate adaptation action plan. This draft document is available for public comment through Sept. 2.   Go to doee.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddoe/service_content/attachments/CRDC%20Draft%20for%20Public%... >>more
07/28/2016 - 4:48pm
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and his wife Jordi Hutchinson welcomed a new baby boy named Everett into their family on July 20, much to the excitement of his first child Cora. After a Twitter storm of congratulations and compliments on the growing family, Allen announced he will take a few weeks off of work on paternity leave to stay home while his family acclimates to their new addition. “Jordi and Everett came home from the hospital on Thursday afternoon [July 20] and we've... >>more
07/28/2016 - 2:01pm
Stanton-EastBanc LLC has released new renderings for the Hine Project development along the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE and reaching toward Eastern Market. At this stage in the development of the old Hine Junior High School and its neighboring lots, excavation has finished and vertical construction started in the spring of 2016. The new mixed-use buildings will include 158 residential units, with 46 at an affordable rate and 17 for senior housing; more than 330 parking spaces below... >>more
07/28/2016 - 11:47am
MPD announced the 32nd annual America’s Night Out Against Crime at spots in all seven police districts on Aug. 2. Neighbors, officers and community leaders will get together for cookouts, open houses, block parties, candlelight vigils and activities in an effort to fight crime. Here are the locations for the First and Fifth Districts: from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sursum Corda/Tyler House (1112 First Terrace NW) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brentwood Village Shopping Center (1301 Rhode Island Ave.... >>more
07/27/2016 - 2:25pm
“No Trespassing” signs, a padlocked door and a cancelled Trivia Night on Wednesday show signs that The Argonaut (1433 H St. NE) is closed. Several blogs, news websites and tweets on Tuesday carried the rumor that the H Street Corridor business staple closed for reasons ranging from a miscommunication on DC taxes to a dispute between the restaurant’s owners. A staff member told the Washington Post that employees received an email from the management informing them that the... >>more
07/27/2016 - 12:13pm
Community members interested in using the Randall Recreation Center (South Capitol and I Street SW) can learn more about and give feedback on the plans for the site at a meeting on July 28 at the center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host this meeting at the Ward 6 Randall center, the first of eight town hall meetings in each ward. DPR wants to hear community member’s ideas for programming that will best fit the needs of their neighborhood, DPR... >>more
07/25/2016 - 12:09pm
Rallycross racers will take over RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol St. SE) on July 29 and 30 for the third-annual Red Bull Global Rallycross competition. This race is round eight of a 12-race series across the nation. Gates open on Friday at 12 p.m. for practice laps, with a driver autograph opportunity at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. with warm ups, and then the day moves through rounds in both the Supercar and Lite race categories. The Lites final is at 1:50 p.m. and the Supercar... >>more
07/22/2016 - 4:29pm
A new proposed bill to amend the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) rules would eliminate the ability of community groups to protest alcohol or historic preservation licenses. It would also protect ANC commissioners from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. City Council members Anita Bonds (D-At Large), chair of the Committee on Housing and Community Development, and David Grosso (I-At Large) put forth Bill 21-0697 “Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Omnibus Amendment Act of... >>more