The Hill Rag

06/21/2017 - 9:19am
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announced that an arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, June 14. At approximately 9:42 p.m., members of the First District responded to reports of gun shots fired in the 1300 block of Half Street SW. When they got there, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency personnel transported the victim to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening... >>more
06/21/2017 - 8:13am
Former Councilmember Jim Graham will lie in state at the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) this Friday, June 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., representatives from District Council said. A program will begin after the Councilmember’s remains have been brought into the building, with remarks delivered by elected officials, dignitaries and special guests.   A viewing and religious service will take place Saturday, June 24 at All Souls Unitarian Church (1500 Harvard St.... >>more
06/20/2017 - 2:20pm
The June meeting of the Outreach and Constituent Services Task Force (OCSTF) takes place Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital. The meeting will feature a presentation from Jennifer Niles, Deputy Mayor for Education, focusing on the facilities needs of Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan. Modernization for the school was accelerated in the District Budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. At the May meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B, Niles appeared to... >>more
06/20/2017 - 1:13pm
Celebrate the start of summer with Councilmember Anita Bonds (D-At Large) this Wednesday evening! Councilmember Bonds will have her Ward 6 Community Chat on Wednesday June 21, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lavagna (539 8th St. SE). Lite fare will be provided. The event is hosted by Near Community Partners and the Ward 6 Democrats. >>more
06/20/2017 - 10:51am
Police are asking for help to identify and find two people of interest after an armed robbery with a gun in the 1200 block of I ("Eye") Street NE on Tuesday May 30, 2017. On Tuesday night at about 10:40 p.m., two suspects approached the victim. One of the two suspects showed a gun and demanded the victim's property. The victim gave it to them, and the suspects fled the scene. The persons of interest can be seen in this video. Robbery on H Street NE Police have issued an alert... >>more
06/19/2017 - 12:34pm
Students from Eastern High School made a presentation June 1 in the board room of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with senior IMF staff, including Managing Director Christine Lagarde, acting as the Executive Board. The students were part of “The Future Economists Academy,” a joint initiative by IMF staff volunteers and the non-profit organization Serve Your City, which provides opportunity and experiences for at-risk D.C. students. The goal of the Academy is to teach basic... >>more
06/19/2017 - 11:37am
On Friday at 6:09 p.m., a person was robbed of a cellphone after pulling over to check their tires in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The suspects are described as two black men in their early twenties. One man is 5’8-5’10, thin with a dark complexion. He was wearing a white tank top and black shorts. The other man is 5’8-5’10, thin, and was wearing a black tank top and black shorts. Anyone with information about this crime or any others should please call... >>more
06/19/2017 - 10:21am
I heard that a garden in a pot should contain just three things – “a Thriller, a Filler, and a Spiller.” Meaning what? Fine Gardening magazine popularized this wise mantra. The Thriller can be a brilliant spike of bloom or leaf. Filler – any bushy thing. The Spiller – something drooping down over the edge of the pot. Find three that go together, and go for it.   My springtime Japonica camellias were sensational this year. But I can never figure out how to... >>more
06/19/2017 - 9:17am
Capitol Hill has been compared to a village, a finely integrated community, a place to call home. Perhaps one of the most alluring parts as many Hill homes are their entries. Some have grand, long walkways like the homes on East Capitol St. and Massachusetts Avenue. Some are secret enclaves, little pockets, all are enchanting. 12th St NE. #1 The alliums that were planted here are a demonstration of restraint. In the large bed in the front of the home the only plants are allium’s--... >>more