The Hill Rag

03/27/2017 - 3:11pm
Eastern Market chef Jonathan Bardzik marks the return of spring with his first live cooking demonstration of the season, outside at the Market on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting his sixth season at the Market, Jonathan is known for his storytelling and farm-fresh, seasonal recipes. Join him for free tasting samples and recipe cards and tips on what’s looking fresh and delicious at the Market this weekend. His tent will be set up at the intersection of Seventh and C... >>more
03/27/2017 - 2:47pm
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) paid a visit to Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D during its March 13 meeting to address community and commmisioners’ concerns over violence, Buzzard Point construction and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s budget plan. Shootings in Southwest Allen stated he was very concerned about recent shootings in Southwest. There have been three in three weeks. One of these incidents occurred right in front of the entrance to the King Greenleaf Recreation... >>more
03/27/2017 - 9:41am
Knife Robber Arrested Police arrested a man for robbing a man at knifepoint on Dec. 5, 2016, around 10 p.m. on the 200 block of Eighth Street SE. Ortego Coles, 25, was arrested on charges of Armed Robbery (Knife) for attacked another man, struggling with him and stealing his property. Bank Robber Arrested Police arrested a man who attempted to rob a bank on the unit block of M Street SE on Aug. 12, 2016, around 3:31 p.m. Syles Kealoha, 22 of Southwest, was arrested on charges of Bank Robbery... >>more
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 Donna_scheeder@comcast.net.  >>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