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06/27/2016 - 10:46am
Driver Opens Fire, Hits One at 17th and Independence A driver shot at another driver and three cars at the intersection of 17th Street and Independence Avenue SE around 2:20 a.m. on Sunday. Police reported that a woman drove up to the intersection and started talking with people nearby. The second car pulled up, they had an argument and the driver of the second car fired at the woman and three nearby cars — the shots shattered two windows and lefts several bullets. The woman was... >>more
06/27/2016 - 10:11am
It’s hot outside, so it’s a good thing there are plenty of fun indoor activities all along the H Street NE Corridor. Whether you enjoy watching funky theater or prefer getting funky at a karaoke throwdown, I’ve got you covered. And when you need to refuel, just stop by Fare Well for comfort food (or Mediterranean cuisine) sans animal products. Langston Golf Course Celebrates 77 Years The historic Langston Golf Course (!langston-gc/a8rrt, 2600 Benning Road NE)... >>more
06/27/2016 - 9:10am
Richard B. “Randy” Anderson Jr. is a fit and imposing man, with a heart of gold and big plans for the National Capital Bank (NCB). Anderson was announced as president and chief executive officer of NCB in May, along with Thomas A. Barnes as the bank’s chairman of the board. The new appointments come after several years of management transition following the sudden death of Chairman and CEO Richard A. Didden in 2013. Surviving brother James M. Didden, former president and... >>more
06/25/2016 - 11:11am
Metro Closures on Capitol Hill The second phase of SafeTrack, Metro’s year-long plan to do major repairs all over the system, involves shutting down all rails and stations between Eastern Market and both the Benning Road (Blue and Silver lines) and Minnesota Avenue (Orange) stops, from mid-June through July 3. Throughout the closure, only the Orange and Silver lines are running west from Eastern Market; Blue Line trains will only operate between Arlington Cemetery and Franconia-... >>more
06/25/2016 - 11:11am
Toll Brothers property developers received a tongue lashing from Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6C06 Commissioner Tony Goodman at the June 8 monthly meeting. With nine major construction projects in the NoMa community, residents are resigned to the fact they will be surrounded by dump trucks and noise for extended periods of time. Lately, Commissioner Goodman has been fielding phone calls from his neighbors complaining of dump trucks from the Toll Brothers’ site at 200 K St. NE... >>more
06/25/2016 - 11:11am
To remember the 49 people who died in a shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on June 12, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D04 Chair Andy Litsky opened the June 13 meeting with a moment of silence. “It has happened once again and we are all taking stock,” Litsky said before the respectful pause. The remainder of the meeting focused on resolving a long list of business, but the national feeling of mourning reverberated in each neighbor and commissioner in... >>more
06/25/2016 - 11:11am
‘Darth Vader Building’ Turning away from the Dark Side The advisory neighborhood commissioners heard a presentation by a representative from the Douglas Development Corporation about a building that has a long presence in the District. Plans call for making the building – at 111 Massachusetts Ave. NW, which also borders New Jersey Avenue and Second and H streets – a true gateway to the Mount Vernon Triangle community. Douglas Development owns the building under the name... >>more
06/25/2016 - 11:11am
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6A Chair Phil Toomajian called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St. NE, with Commissioners Mike Soderman, Patrick Malone, Calvin Ward, Sondra Phillips-Gilbert, Matt Levy, and Stephanie Zimny in attendance. Omar Mahmud was unable to attend. The meeting began with a community presentation from Karima Holmes, director of the Office of Unified Communications (OUG). Holmes’ January appointment was confirmed in May.... >>more
06/25/2016 - 10:45am
Solar power for residences, apartments, and condos. Green buildings. Rain barrels and the forecast and mitigation strategies for likely climate-change impacts. These are just a few of the topics that DC’s advisory neighborhood commissions (ANCs) address. Now, thanks to a program offered by the DC Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE), commissioners will receive technical assistance on these complex issues through an Environmental Ambassador (AEA) program. The goal is to provide... >>more
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