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07/01/2016 - 12:58pm
Frager’s Garden Center (1230 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will close down for the 2017 season while the lot’s new lessee SGA Companies Inc. develops a mixed-use apartment and retail complex, Frager’s owner John Weintraub said June 30 at a community presentation by SGA. Weintraub doesn’t have plans to relocate the garden center to a temporary location before the new Frager’s Hardware development by Perseus Reality on the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE is complete in... >>more
07/01/2016 - 10:40am
Police identified the man fatally shot on June 29 near Starburst Plaza on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE around 10 p.m. Matheno El, 25, was found shot and died at the scene. Police have no suspects. In Other News At 6:31 p.m., police arrested a man on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE on charges of Shoplifting. There were thefts on: the 800 block of H St. NE; the 800 block of Fourth St. NE; the 600 block of H St. NE; the 400 block of Eighth St. SE. There were thefts from cars on... >>more
07/01/2016 - 9:10am
Do you or a loved one have experience with a joint that has been compromised? Finding the right healthcare professionals who incorporate a multi-system integrative approach is vital to help you prevent acute and chronic health conditions, find the root cause of your health concern, and improve your overall well-being. Since the body has interwoven, weblike connections among organs, bones, muscles, ligaments, and the brain, being sure that you encompass a total body approach into your daily... >>more
06/30/2016 - 6:06pm
At a June 29 meeting, frustrated Hilleast community members demanded answers as to why violent crime persists in the 1700 block of Independence Avenue SE area. A recent crime surge sparked a meeting at St. Coletta of Greater Washington — the murder of Stephanie Goodloe on June 18 by the 700 block of Kentucky Avenue SE, the shooting that injured one and shattered several car windows on June 26 by the 1700 block of Independence Avenue SE, and more gunshots reported near Potomac Gardens on... >>more
06/30/2016 - 12:53pm
A Southwest DC citizen found Tommy Wells' stolen Brompton bicycle with the help of social media and news, and reported it to police around June 30. Wells, the director of the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE), reported his signature green foldable bicycle stolen on June 23 on the corner of North Capitol Street and H Street NE, despite having locked it.  The person who found it told police the suspect tried to sell him the bicycle and he recognized it from media reports,... >>more
06/30/2016 - 11:12am
Thoughts Of A Jazz Lover Jazz can be enigmatic, an alchemy of mysterious sounds and moods that is spontaneous and yet deliberate in its free flowing creativity. There is a high note of haughtiness, perhaps a sort of natural aristocracy from a kind of inbred austerity about jazz that puts it in a class by itself, elevating the music to a higher form of consciousness. Your mind clears, your body relaxes and suddenly life smiles at you. Jazz is beautiful music. Just listen and enjoy.   Turn... >>more
06/30/2016 - 10:12am
Sleuth Extraordinaire The government shut-down has all but emptied the corridors of power, but there’s no rest for Kit Marshall. The staffer who discovered her Senate boss dead in “Stabbing in the Senate” finds herself once again embroiled in murder. Thankfully this time she’s not a person of interest. Unfortunately her new boss, the freshman congresswoman from North Carolina, is suspect numero uno. “I already recovered once on Capitol Hill from being labeled a... >>more
06/30/2016 - 9:35am
A man was fatally shot near Starburst Plaza on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE around 9:56 p.m. Police responded to reports of gunfire and found the man on the ground, not breathing. He was later declared dead at the hospital. No description of a suspect is available yet.  In Other News At 11:06 a.m., police charged Christian Romero, 23, of Murder Two. At 11:30 p.m., police arrested a man on the intersection of 20th Street NE and Rosedale Street NE on charges of Assault Resulting in... >>more
06/30/2016 - 9:10am
It can be difficult to understand the scope of how climate change is going to affect our daily lives, but I’d like to try to convey how much it is going to change what’s in your glass. The global increase in temperature is going to shift the entire industry in new directions, and major studies have been dedicated to what vineyards and vintners should expect. Wines are going to become bigger, bolder, and come from new locations. While Bordeaux has nicknamed it the “bon probleme... >>more
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