Neighborhood News

05/17/2017 - 12:25pm
Two years after the murder of Hill Rag reporter Charnice Milton, WeAct Radio in Ward 8 has plans to open a community bookstore in her honor. Kymone Freeman, activist and co-owner of WeAct, will host an announcement event for the Charnice Milton Community Bookstore on May 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the radio’s studio at 1918 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE. The event will also include a call for book donations and an update from MPD police detectives on the investigation into Charnice’s... >>more
05/16/2017 - 4:20pm
First District Commander Morgan Kane updated commissioners on what police and DC agencies can and can’t do in handling the homeless population that camps in tents under the L, M and N Street underpasses in NoMa. She spoke at the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C May meeting. Commissioner Heather Edelman (6C06) has expressed concern for her residents’ safety because the tents often take up the whole sidewalk and push pedestrians into the street. Kane explained that if MPD and... >>more
05/15/2017 - 5:20pm
Some of DC’s residents have decided to fight DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plans to cut the recycling and waste budget by $477,000 in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget with a petition to Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3). Cheh chairs the Committee on the Transportation and the Environment. Resident Catherine Plume started the petition asking the Council and Cheh to restore the funds for budget on change.org. The petition had 394 supporters as of May 15—organizers are hoping to reach 500... >>more
05/13/2017 - 8:37pm
Two police cars collided and a single gunshot rang out in two separate instances near Potomac Gardens on the 1200 block of I Street SE around 6:18 p.m. on May 13. The officers in the accident received minor injuries from the crash, and collided while responding to a request for more police during multiple arrests on the block, First District Commander Morgan Kane wrote in a message to the community. During the investigation into the crash, officers heard a gunshot in the area.  Officers... >>more
05/12/2017 - 5:07pm
Grab your neighbors—this weekend starts the first Eastern Market Main Street Market Week! Running from May 14 to 21, the market week will celebrate local Eastern Market businesses with a series of events all week, culminating in Night at the Market. Neighbors should pick up their Market Week Passport at 701 North Carolina Ave. SE or at participating businesses on May 14 and then collect stamps at the different events. Stamps can turn into prizes at the end of the week. The Market Week... >>more
05/11/2017 - 3:20pm
The annual Day of the Dog Festival at Congressional Cemetery has moved from Saturday, May 13, to Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this year due to expected weather. The 5K and Kids Fun Run will still go on for May 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the cemetery (1801 E St. SE). Participants celebrate everything dog related in a nice walking spot usually reserved for the Cemetery’s K9 Corps members. But on Sunday, admission the cemetery will offer free admission for all leashed dogs and people. The... >>more
05/09/2017 - 2:53pm
Neighbors on Capitol Hill have rallied to help a beloved swimming coach at the Rumsey Aquatic Center after a bullet paralyzed him when a mugger attacked and shot him in April near his Southeast home. Friends have opened up a Go Fund Me fundraiser with a goal of $10,000 to help pay for coach Zaan Scott’s recovery costs and rehabilitation for his injuries. He is paralyzed from the waist down and is wheelchair bound. The link to the Go Fund Me “Help Zaan Walk, Run, & Swim Again!... >>more
05/09/2017 - 12:58pm
Frager's Hardware and the developers of the project on the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE commemorated the start of the project's construction May 9. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, long-time owner of Frager's Hardware John Weintraub and project representatives from Perseus Realty launched the official start. The Penn Eleven development covers 1101-1117 Pennsylvania and includes: 40-50 two- and three-bedroom luxury condominium units; the new Frager’s Hardware store... >>more
05/09/2017 - 9:22am
At 12:19 p.m., police arrested a woman on the 1300 block of Potomac Avenue NE on charges of Theft Second Degree. At 3:30 p.m., police arrested two men on the corner of 13th and E Streets SE on charges of Theft Second Degree. In Other News There were thefts on: the 1000 block of H St. NE; the 1200 block of First St. SE; the 500 block of 12th St. SE; the 500 block of 12th St. SE; the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE. There was a theft from a car on the 600 block of Constitution Ave. NE There... >>more