Neighborhood News

11/25/2015 - 1:58pm
Police are investigating an assault on a woman walking on the 200 block of Eighth Street SE at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday. A man came from behind and pushed the woman to the ground, according to the police report. He demanded she remove clothing and give him her tote bag. After stealing the bag, he fled. The woman was not sexually assaulted, but the police are treating the case as Intent to Commit First Degree Sex Abuse, according to the report. In Other News At 10 p.m., police arrested a man on the... >>more
11/24/2015 - 12:58pm
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, there was a grand opening of a state-of-the-art complex that includes a state-of-the-art fire station, a Hyatt Place Hotel, and local non-profit Kid Power, Inc. The new home for Engine Company 13 features a $10 million modern facility for FEMS units that will serve the rapidly growing population of Southwest DC. Once a surface parking lot, 400 E St. SW houses the first brand new fire station to be built in the District in more than 20 years. The entire project provided 450... >>more
11/24/2015 - 12:05pm
At 11:30 p.m., police arrested a female on the 900 block of Eighth St. NE on charges of Burglary One. At 7:21 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1900 block of D St. SE on charges of Burglary Two. At 9:44 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1300 block of Potomac Ave. SE on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 8 p.m., police arrested a man on the 1000 block of East Capitol St. SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence. In Other News There was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 900 block... >>more
11/13/2015 - 2:38pm
NSC Partners and The CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel Mitigation Fund Committee are pleased to announce awardees for the pro-rated portion of the $650,000 Mitigation Fund for Phase 1.  Look for Phase II to begin around February 2016. Awardees: Capitol Hill Village: Located at 725 8th Street, SE, for the expansion of their program for low-income individuals. Capitol Riverfront BID: Wayfinding Signage Program to contribute toward the purchase of directional signage to help visitors better... >>more
11/09/2015 - 12:00am
NoMa residents — prepare for the neighborhood’s first park. On Oct. 29, the NoMa Parks Foundation announced that it bought the lot at Third and L Street NE to develop into an 8,000-square-foot public space. Community meetings in November and December will determine what type of park the foundation will build — dog park, children’s playground or recreation park. Residents and businesses in the area are welcome to participate in the discussions and the Parks Foundation... >>more
11/06/2015 - 9:58am
Colleagues in the Little Diversified Architectural Consulting climbed eight floors to their office together at 3 p.m. Tuesday. This time their friend and colleague — Desiree Cooper — was absent. 37-year-old Cooper was killed by her boyfriend, 37-year-old John Robinson in a tragic murder-suicide on Nov. 2 at a residence in the 200 block of Tennessee Ave. NE. Robinson and Cooper met at the Results Gym and started dating a few months ago. The two were renovating Cooper’s house... >>more
11/03/2015 - 11:21am
If you had to name the “landlord” for the Anacostia River and the lands along and even under it, it would be the National Park Service (NPS). Here in the District, with a few exceptions like the Navy Yard and the adjacent Yards Park, the Park Service is responsible for the management of the riverfront. And we should consider ourselves lucky that nearly all that land is preserved forever as parkland open to the public. While the Park Service built its reputation with places such as... >>more
11/02/2015 - 9:42am
Developers Vie for Waterfront Station Parcel Three different visions for the District-owned parcel at Waterfront Station were presented at a community meeting on Sept. 10 held by the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). All three proposals contain multifamily buildings with unit sizes ranging from studios to two bedrooms, ground floor retail, and a new private drive on the north end of the site, which are included in the stage one planned unit development (... >>more
11/02/2015 - 9:11am
This month we are covering more relocations, openings, and a closing. Change. It’s what makes the Hill the Hill. Well, that and arguments about parking. Welcome Back, Las Placitas! This issue should hit the stands just in time to welcome back Las Placitas. When the much-beloved Salvadoran-Mexican casual family restaurant lost its lease, cries of despair were heard all over the Hill and on the Internet. While the Hill does not lack for restaurants slinging margaritas and chips, Las... >>more