The Hill Rag

03/26/2017 - 1:00am
On Thursday, March 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m., learn about the 11th Street Bridge Park, a project of Ward 8 based nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC that puts inclusivity and equity first, provides meaningful and rich cultural programming to District residents, and is working to improve the lives of residents in some of our most underserved communities.   The tour starts with a presentation inside the Miracle Theater, 535 Eighth St. SE, followed by a site tour giving you an... >>more
03/24/2017 - 6:43pm
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser created several new initiatives March 24 to solve the perceived increase in the number of missing youths that have appeared on DC Police’s missing persons reports in the last few weeks.    MPD has upped their social media alerts of youth lost or missing in the District as of late. The increase in reports has alarmed the public, sparking community meetings and calls on the District’s leadership to do a better job of finding and preventing these youth... >>more
03/23/2017 - 1:35pm
Sad news for the Hill — Bayou Bakery will close its coffee bar and eatery on the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital’s lot (901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) sometime in the next two months. Owner David Guas announced the closure in a statement March 23. “The Capitol Hill neighborhood is a great community, and it felt very much like New Orleans to me in so many ways,” Guas wrote. “I have a strong love affair with the building — one with outstanding character,... >>more
03/22/2017 - 11:57am
The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) is looking for volunteers to serve on the Capital Improvements, Finance, Market Operations and Marketing and Promotions Committees. If you are interested, send a statement of interest and your contact information to Donna Scheeder, Chair, Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee at  >>more
03/22/2017 - 11:27am
A woman was fatally stabbed in a house on the 600 block of 14th Street NE around 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. Police identified the woman as 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel of Burnsville, N.C.  DC Police are looking for the victim's car — a blue 2004 Toyota Prius with a Kentucky license plate, number 722RMY. There is also a yellow diamond-shaped sticker on the bumper under the license plate. Acting Chief Peter Newsham said Mehiel was temporarily staying at the home in Northeast. She... >>more
03/22/2017 - 10:10am
Rats. Capitol Hill has them and residents aren't happy. To answer some questions about what seems like a growing problem, the March 21 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B Outreach & Constituent Services Task Force focused on the infestations around the Hill. Program Manager Gerard Brown from the Rodent and Vector Control Division of the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) opened with remarks. He noted that due to a series of mild winters, there has been an... >>more
03/21/2017 - 2:59pm
DC voters: mark your calendars a few months earlier for the 2018 primary elections, including for the upcoming mayoral race. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) introduced a bill March 21 that would permanently place the primary election day for DC on the third Tuesday in June. Currently, District law puts the primary on the first Tuesday in September, but this date often violates a federal law requiring ballots be sent to overseas voters at least 45 days before the full election. The time... >>more
03/20/2017 - 5:14pm
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B started its March 14 meeting with a series of updates from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen. Here's a rundown of the key discussion points. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety In his role as Chair of the Council's Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, Allen stated that one of his top priorities is reforming the Youth Rehabilitation Act (YRA), long a subject of interest for ANC 6B and Commissioner Denise Krepp... >>more
03/19/2017 - 12:29pm
Death's not the victor, after all;           the equinox comes as a scold;  Life cracks the ground in shades of green,           throws off the lethargy of cold, And wakesand grows from fertile seeds,           aroused from dormant winter's night When dark was tantamount to death           and hope lay... >>more