Neighborhood News

02/06/2017 - 1:42pm
Have your family join children around the country in learning about the U.S. Bill of Rights through the National Education Project's fifth annual National Read-Along of the Bill of Rights Over the Internet. Though the read-a-long isn't scheduled until Dec. 15, 2017, you can print out the Bill of Rights, have your child sign it and put a small photo to show that they represent "We the people" of the Constitution and the United States.  You can find a copy of the Bill... >>more
02/21/2017 - 1:00pm
Student engineers at Payne Elementary School (1445 C St. SE) needs help funding a trip for the school’s Robotics Club to the VEX Worlds Championship in Louisville, K.Y. The award-winning club needs at least $7,845 to fund the transportation, the registration fees, the room and board fees and a new robotics kit for the competition April 23-25. The Payne Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has set up a Go Fund Me for the trip here. The PTA is a licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit and can take... >>more
02/21/2017 - 9:51am
At 9:45 a.m., police arrested a man on the 1100 block of Fourth Street SW on charges of Shoplifting. In Other News There were thefts on: the 700 block of H St. NE; the 1600 block of Second St. SW; the 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE; the 400 block of Eighth St. SE; the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE. There was an assault with a dangerous weapon on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE. There was a burglary on the 1100 block of I St. NE. Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed... >>more
02/17/2017 - 1:44pm
There’s a new breakfast, lunch and dinner eatery on the H Street corridor; Mediterranean restaurant Sospeso opened Feb. 17 at 1344 H St. NE. The latest addition to a growing business and restaurant community on H Street, Sospeso brings a mix of the owners’ family traditions and chef Lauren Sanders’ creations from Southern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. Some dishes on their menu include rice pudding and pastries for breakfast; Ras El Hanout soup and... >>more
02/16/2017 - 2:59pm
Several Capitol Hill, Union Market and H Street businesses have closed for the day Feb. 16 to support the #DayWithoutImmigrants movement around the country.  In protest of the Trump Administration's crack down on undocumented immigrants, owners of restuarants and businesses who either are immigrants, employ them or support them chose to shut their doors Thursday in solidarity. The intent — show the country what America would look like without immigrants.  Here's a list... >>more
02/15/2017 - 8:53pm
Miner Elementary (601 15th St. NE) in Ward 6 recorded at least three cases of bed bugs on students’ clothing Feb. 9, 14 and 15, according to DC Public Schools. "We’re continuing to monitor the situation, but we don’t believe that this is a widespread infestation," said DCPS spokesperson Janae Hinson in an email. The custodians at Miner also trapped several rodents recently and reviewed all protocol for identifying and reporting pests on Feb. 15.  Principal... >>more
02/14/2017 - 7:52pm
Whole Foods at 600 H St. NE will open its doors on March 15, the Texas-based grocery chain announced Feb. 14.  On the bottom floor of the Apollo mixed-use development, the predominately organic food and prepared foods store will fill about 40,000 square feet and offer fresh produce, meat, seafood and more. It will also include: a cafe section and outdoor patio for "fast casual" dining that will have a hot dog car and will serve alcohol — 16 local draft beers and wine;... >>more
02/13/2017 - 12:40pm
DC residents will rally against Congress overturning the District’s Death with Dignity law outside the House Rayburn Office Building on the south side at 5 p.m. on Feb. 13.  In another #HandsOffDC effort, the rally organizers plan to protest a half hour before the House Oversight Committee looks at the legislation in room 2154 of the Rayburn Building at 5:30 p.m. That hearing is open to the public. “We need a large turnout to show Congress and the nation that we will not sit... >>more
02/11/2017 - 9:12am
February can be a blah and blustery month. It starts out with that weird groundhog shadow-spotting ritual, and honestly I think he’s full of it. While it is a short month, it’s a long slog until March. The lone bright spot for some is the candy-coated Hallmark holiday in the middle. Before you start in, hear me out! I know that many smart and sophisticated people proclaim to hate Valentine’s Day because it seems insipid, and the candy-heart approach to love is a little too... >>more