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06/27/2017 - 8:10am
In a sudden development Monday, attorneys representing the CHC BOLD PAC, a congressional political action committee focused on Hispanic issues, withdrew their Board of Zoning Application for 428 New Jersey Ave. SE. After postponing the initial hearing earlier this month, the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) was to meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to hear the application. But in a letter dated Monday June 26, attorneys stated, “As a result of further deliberation, the Applicant withdraws the... >>more
06/26/2017 - 9:57am
Two complementary initiatives to help reduce the rat infestation on the Hill were announced at the June 20 meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B Outreach and Constituent Services Task Force (OCSTF) meeting. Citizen-Assisted Enforcement Gerard Brown, Program Director for the Rodent and Vector Control Division of the Department of Health (DOH) appeared —during his vacation, no less— to announce that the department was finalizing a pilot citizen-assisted ‘clean... >>more
06/26/2017 - 9:44am
On Sunday afternoon shortly after 4:00 p.m., a woman was assaulted and stabbed in a business on the 1500 block of Independence Avenue SE. The female suspect was found and arrested late Sunday night by the First District Detectives Unit. In Other News At 1:50 a.m. Friday, a man was arrested on the 1900 block of H Street NE on charges of Simple Assault. At 7:10 p.m. Friday, there was a burglary on the 300 block of Constitution Avenue NE.  At 10:37 p.m. Saturday, a... >>more
06/23/2017 - 2:01pm
Police have closed H Street NE to traffic between the 500 and 800 blocks after an accident involving a Megabus. Police said they were first alerted about an incident at 11:27 a.m. They said that up to ten vehicles may have been involved, and multiple injuries have been reported, none of them life-threatening at this time. DC Fire and EMS said that the bus was empty except for the driver. WUSA reported that an eyewitness at the scene said the driver may have experienced a stroke. The Hill Rag... >>more
06/23/2017 - 1:26pm
On June 13, DC City Council voted to accelerate the modernization of the 77-year-old Jefferson Middle School Academy to Fiscal Year 2018, with construction to begin as soon as possible. District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) says that the school  is one of the fastest-improving middle-schools in DC, boasting significant gains in reading and math among students, strong partnerships and family engagement and increased enrollment.  But, parents say, that success is not reflected in... >>more
06/23/2017 - 12:45pm
At 12:50 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 300 block of Seventh Street SE.  At 3:33 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE.  At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without A License Outside a Home or Business.   Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious... >>more
06/22/2017 - 1:46pm
There will be a celebration of the life of William ‘Bill’ R. Holdforth or "Baseball Bill," as he was known around the Hill, Thursday June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Holdforth, 66, died of a heart attack May 28. Holdforth was a bartender at the Hawk and Dove from 1973 to 1978 and again from 1987-2002, but was perhaps best known throughout the District for his reaction to the decision by Bob Short to move the Washington Senators baseball franchise to Texas in 1971. Holdforth lost his... >>more
06/22/2017 - 12:17pm
Police are looking for help to identify and find a person of interest after an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 700 block of H Street NE. At about 5:01 a.m. on Tuesday June 20 2017, an individual entered the store and pulled out a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the clerks. The clerks did as he asked and the suspect took the money and fled the store. The person of interest can be seen in this video. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-... >>more
06/21/2017 - 1:51pm
Thursday night will be a musical good time at Corner Store Arts. At 7:30 this Thursday June 22, California-based folk artists Kelly McFarling and John Elliott will play a show at Corner Store Arts. McFarling is an Atlanta, Georgia born San Francisco-based folk singer songwriter who has been hosted at both  Corner Store Arts here in DC, as well as the Corner Store West Mountain Jam in California. They like her THAT much. McFarling’s work is reflective of transitions, the... >>more
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