Neighborhood News

08/16/2017 - 3:28pm
At 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 500 block of H Street NE on charges of Misdemeanor Sex Abuse. At 11:48 p.m. Tuesday, a man and a woman were arrested on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE on charges of Aggravated Assault. At 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the 1000 block of New Jersey Avenue SE. At 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon in the Unit block of I Street SE. Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious... >>more
08/16/2017 - 10:44am
The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) held its second public hearing on the future status of Seventh Street SE. The Committee continued to seek comment on the issue of whether or not the 200 and 300 blocks of Seventh Street –the site of three outdoor markets – should remain closed to weekend traffic after the Hine School Project is complete. Sources indicated that the Project is expected to be completed as early as September 30 and as late as October 31. Many of... >>more
08/15/2017 - 1:48pm
Change keeps coming to the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium Campus. For the past six weeks, the Skate Park at RFK has been closed for a transformation by local artist Naturel. Co-designed by a pro skater, this 15,000-square-foot attraction has been called the top skate park in the DC area. Skaters of all ages and skill levels use it, and families enjoy watching the action. Join Events DC for a day of family-friendly fun with games, food, music, entertainment and the unveiling of a new mural on... >>more
08/15/2017 - 9:28am
At approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday night, a car was going Eastbound on I-695 near the 11th Street SE exit when people travelling in another car shot at them multiple times. Nobody was hit by the gunfire. This incident is being investigated by members of the First District Detective’s office. Anyone who may have information or witnessed the shooting should call MPD at 202-727-9099 . You can also text information to MPD at 50411. In Other News At 4:30 a.m. Monday, a man was arrest on the 100... >>more
08/14/2017 - 2:47pm
A man with a swastika tattoo on his abdomen was asked to leave by staff at William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center (635 North Carolina Ave SE) at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon. DPR Director Keith Anderson said in a statement issued Monday afternoon that the individual had visible drawings on his body of swastikas, upside-down crosses, and "666".  Several posts on social media indicated that the man was asked to leave the pool by the lifeguard, a young black man, who told the man... >>more
08/14/2017 - 12:58pm
At 8:21 p.m. Friday, there was an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon on the 1900 block of Bennett Place NE. At 5:00 a.m. Saturday, there was a robbery on the 300 block of Eighth Street SE. At 10:34 a.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE on charges of Indecent Exposure. At 5:00 p.m. Saturday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of Benning Road NE on charges of Operation of All-Terrain Vehicles and Dirt Bikes. At 5:37 p.m. Saturday, a car was stolen on the 100 block... >>more
08/14/2017 - 9:34am
The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) Executive had an open meeting Saturday afternoon to discuss the status of Seventh Street SE. Attendees included merchants from inside the market building, outdoor vendors from the publicly-managed outdoor market on the 200 block of Seventh Street SE and the two privately-managed outdoor ‘flea’ markets on the 300 block of Seventh Street SE, along with Seventh Street SE business owners and residents from the area. After the 2007... >>more
08/11/2017 - 11:56am
On Wednesday August 9, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced that there is insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights or District of Columbia charges against Officer Brian Trainer of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Trainer fatally shot 31 year-old Terrence Sterling on Sept. 11, 2016 in Northwest Washington. On the day of the shooting, Sterling was first noticed by police while riding his motorcycle on U Street NW. The chronology... >>more
08/11/2017 - 11:26am
Think your garden is the best on the block? The Hill Rag would like to recognize the hard work of our neighborhood gardeners whose efforts add so much to the beauty of our streetscapes and the enjoyment of our backyards. Send us your best photos and short descriptions including focal plantings, use of space, special features and the name of landscape designer if other than yourself. Winners and runners-up will be featured in the September 2017 Hill Rag. Entries will be judged on design,... >>more