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07/25/2016 - 12:09pm
Rallycross racers will take over RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol St. SE) on July 29 and 30 for the third-annual Red Bull Global Rallycross competition. This race is round eight of a 12-race series across the nation. Gates open on Friday at 12 p.m. for practice laps, with a driver autograph opportunity at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. with warm ups, and then the day moves through rounds in both the Supercar and Lite race categories. The Lites final is at 1:50 p.m. and the Supercar... >>more
07/25/2016 - 10:24am
Robber Targets PNC Bank on Pennsylvania SE On Saturday, a man robbed the PNC Bank at 650 Pennsylvania Avenue SE around 11 a.m. Police reported that a man — black, skinny, in his 30s, about 6 foot, wearing sunglasses and a tan hat — entered the bank, told the tellers he was robbing them and then fled with cash. Woman Hit in the Face with a Brick On Friday, a man attacked a woman on the corner of Eighth and L streets NE around 10:45 a.m. Police reported that the man came... >>more
07/24/2016 - 12:00am
Tickets are on sale now for Sugarfoots Broadway on the Hill closing dinner theatre performance on Thursday, July 28, 6:30 pm., at School Within School Auditorium, 920 F St. NE. This year’s production is adapted from Sugarfoots Tattle-Tales Children’s Book Series; Sugarfootn’ in Ghana, a delightful West African folktale – Why People Have to Work? Call 202-316-2258 or book on line at $15 ticket includes dinner.  >>more
07/22/2016 - 12:00am
The DC Department of Small and Local Business Development has set aside funding in FY2017 to create a Main Street program for the Eastern Market neighborhood, adjacent to the Barracks Row Main Street district. This meeting will be to discuss the Request for Applications that has just been released and the next steps in the process. The meeting is on Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Hill Center Lincoln Room.    Read more at  >>more
07/20/2016 - 3:04pm
H Street Main Street will start hosting a new farmer’s market in Starburst Plaza at 1501 Maryland Ave. NE on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. It will run from July 20 until Oct. 26. Each week the market organizers plan to bring in eight to ten vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables to ice cream to skin products. The community hopes the new activity will draw positive attention to Starburst, a site known for its crime and dilapidated appearance in the last few years, said Anwar... >>more
07/19/2016 - 4:36pm
Businesses in and around the Eastern Market community may gain access to city funds for a Main Street organization in the DC fiscal year 2017 budget. The proposed Eastern Market Main Street would include the area along Seventh Street SE from North Carolina SE to the Southeast Library (402 7th St. SE) and 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE to the 600 and 700 blocks of C Street SE.  The new non-profit organization “Merchant Row Association, Inc.” (MRA), made up of about a dozen... >>more
07/19/2016 - 2:07pm
Six young black men lounge in front of a long row of cars parked under the lights on Half Street, SE, close enough to hear the pounding pop grooves that fuel drag-queen performers at Ziegfeld's. It is an unseasonably warm Friday night in January. In fact, the intersection at Half and O streets smacks of summer; large crowds attracted by the cluster of gay-oriented venues mill out-of-doors in the otherwise industrial turf. But “Half and O,” also called near southeast, is unlikely... >>more
07/15/2016 - 2:46pm
Anyone interested in running for a position on their Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) must pick up and return a nomination petition to the DC Board of Elections (441 Fourth St. NW, Room 250N) by 5 p.m. on Aug. 10. Candidates need to pick up the petition themselves. They must get at least 25 registered voters within the petitioner’s Single Member District (SMD) to sign in support. In order to guarantee a name on the Nov. 8 election ballot, candidates must also file a “... >>more
07/14/2016 - 4:25pm
Hilleast ANC Commissioner Chander Jayaraman (6B08) wants neighbors to join him Friday in asking for Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen’s help in fighting two health clinics opening around the intersection of 15th Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Independence Avenue SE. The meeting is Friday, July 15 at 8 a.m. at the Pretzel Bakery (257 15th St. SE). In January 2016, Jayaraman and Commissioner Denise Krepp (6B10) started fighting Andromeda Transcultural Health’s plans to put in a... >>more
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