The Hill Rag

10/21/2016 - 12:16pm
The family of a young girl hit by a car on Oct. 12 has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her medical costs. Damita, the young middle schooler, was hit around 4:50 p.m. by a car driving through a green light at a hazardous intersection near Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE). Read about the accident in the Hill Rag story here. Devita Atkinson, Damita’s mother, opened up the "Do It 4 Damita" GoFundMe campaign on Oct. 18 with a goal of raising $10,000... >>more
10/21/2016 - 11:14am
On Sunday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m., at RFK Stadium, Lot 8, St. Coletta of Greater Washington hosts its inaugural 5k Run ‘n’ Roll to support the school and its adult program, as well as raise awareness for individuals with disabilities. All proceeds will benefit St. Coletta’s school and adult programs, which serve more than 400 individuals with special needs at three campuses across the metro area. St. Coletta 5k Run ‘n’ Roll is followed by an open house at the school... >>more
10/21/2016 - 10:41am
There were thefts from cars on: the 600 block of Sixth St. NE; the 500 block of Seventh St. NE; the 1000 block of New Jersey Ave. SE; the 1200 block of E St. NE. There were thefts on: the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. SE; the 1300 block of E St. SE. Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary, immediately call 911. When reporting suspicious... >>more
10/21/2016 - 9:53am
On October 22, 2016, the first major exhibition of Qur’ans will open to the public at the Sackler Gallery, “The Art of the Quran: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.” The Freer and Sackler Galleries contain one of the largest collections of Islamic art in the country, and some items from its permanent collection will join the more than 60 Qur’ans on display. The stunning collection of Qur’ans spans a thousand years of history and originate from... >>more
10/20/2016 - 1:41pm
The District plans to restart the process to redevelop the shuttered Boys and Girls Club (261 17th St. SE) in Ward 6’s Hilleast community, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen’s office announced Oct. 20. Community meetings to help plan the Request for Proposal (RFP) on the project will start in January or February of 2017, according to the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). DMPED will use the District’s new Our RFP model, which... >>more
10/19/2016 - 11:01am
Neighbors caught a man on video setting fire to a car in their alley off of Third and K Street NE on Saturday, Oct. 15 around 2 a.m. In the video, the man is seen dressed in light colored sweat pants and a sweatshirt carrying a small incendiary device. He places it near the car and then jogs away as it ignites and burns. If anyone recognizes the man or hears of a second incident, please contact police. In Other News At 10:30 a.m., police arrested Darrell Thompson, 27, on charges of Murder One.... >>more
10/18/2016 - 1:45pm
The Washington Nationals announced plans to install 10 digital LED billboards on the walls of the ballpark at Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D's Oct. 17 meeting. The proposed signs range in sizes from 25 feet high and 17 feet wide to 38 feet high and 25 feet wide. Bill Jarvis, a lawyer and lobbyist for the team, informed the commission that the intent of the Nat's proposal is to draw attention from pedestrians. The signs would encourage ballpark patrons to spend time and money... >>more
10/17/2016 - 8:57am
Ward 6’s Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School (659 G St. NE) won recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School in September. The school joins more than 300 others around the nation that won the honor from the U.S. Department of Education in 2016 based on either their high performing levels or success at closing the achievement gap. Fourteen schools in DC Public Schools (DCPS) have received the recognition over the years. Ludlow-Taylor will celebrate the award on Nov. 18 during the school’... >>more
10/14/2016 - 10:12am
I am helping a friend transplant two grandiflora rose plants that are struggling in shade. When and how should we undertake the task? Prune the roses to about 30 inches in height in late fall, well before the first frost. Make your cuts just above a growth point. In two sunny spots that you have previously identified, dig two wide, very deep holes with plenty of compost at the ready, along with some bone meal and composted manure. Fill the holes with water, letting it recede while, with great... >>more