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09/03/2014 - 11:36am
What do you call a candidate that wins an election by one vote? Mayor! Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser faces a situation qualitatively different from any previous Democratic nominee for mayor. Typically, Wards 5, 7 and 8 provide a cushion of blue... >>more
09/19/2014 - 8:27am
A man was working on his computer near the Southwest Library at 4:39 p.m. A pedestrian snatched the computer. The thief handed it off to bicyclist. Both fled the scene. In Other News There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 300 block of 16th... >>more
09/19/2014 - 7:45am
There were cars stolen on: the 200 block of G St. NE; the unit block of Seventh St. NE. There were burglaries on: the 1900 block of I St. NE at a condo; the 1400 block of L St. SE. There were thefts on: the 2000 block of Rosedale St.... >>more
09/15/2014 - 3:18pm
After many years and a few false starts, The Landsburg Dog Park opened its gates yesterday to an ethusiastic assembly of canine residents. The park is located on Delaware Ave. SW between M and I Streets.  It is roughly 15,00o square feet... >>more
09/15/2014 - 2:28pm
Madison Investments’ proposal for a new four-story, 48-unit condo building at the corner of 11th and I streets, SE in Capitol Hill received support for its initial design concept from Historic Preservation Office staff in advance of the... >>more

Arts & Entertainment

09/20/2014 - 12:00am
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is accepting submissions for the second annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Sing Into Spring competition, a call for local talent that will highlight the region’s outstanding vocalists in the National... >>more

Food & Dining

09/19/2014 - 11:45am
Nearby, Korean BBQ taco restaurant TaKorean was scheduled to open last month at The Yards in the Capitol Riverfront. Located in Twelve12 at 1212 4th St. SE, this is native Washingtonian Mike Lenard’s third enterprise, including a popular food... >>more
09/19/2014 - 7:56am
Zpizza, an artisan-inspired pizza chain, is sharing tastes of its oven-baked pies for free on Sept. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at its Penn Quarter location at 806 H St. NW.   >>more
09/17/2014 - 11:39am
In nearby Southwest we’re fans of Masala Art, which debuted this summer. A long-awaited spinoff of Atul Bhola’s parent restaurant on upper Wisconsin Ave. NW, this stylish, 133-seat charmer showcases the cooking of Chef Ajay Ramola. (... >>more
09/15/2014 - 11:38am
Check out Happy Hens’ Barnyard, a stand at the C Street end of the weekend farmer’s row. Operated by Tom and JacQui Hornsby Jr., the farm also sells free-range chicken (and their eggs) and seasonal seafood. The Hornsbys are “... >>more
09/13/2014 - 11:37am
Szechuan House is back. Situated at 515 8th St. SE (upstairs from Medium Rare), the “new” Szechuan offers mainly carryout with a couple of small tables practically in the kitchen. Long-time patrons can expect such favorites as steamed or... >>more


09/19/2014 - 7:49am
The DC Fiscal Policy Institute and UNITE HERE Local 25 find that Bill 20-564, “The New York Avenue Gateway Hotel Development and Financing Incentive Act of 2013” proposes a highly unjustified waste of taxpayer dollars. It would provide... >>more

Capitol Hill Community

09/18/2014 - 8:40am
Thinking ahead about a holiday gift for that certain someone who merits something really special? Look no further. Crafty Bastards ( at Union Market (1309 5th Street NE) has you covered, whether you... >>more
09/15/2014 - 9:38am
A few weeks ago, Tony Puesan, the owner of HR-57 (, 1007 H Street NE), shared with me that he was closing his establishment to pursue a larger space in NW DC.  The performances on the weekend of August 9th were the last held at... >>more
09/12/2014 - 9:31am
Residents have speculated, and circulated many a rumor about the building since the eviction of the methadone clinic at 910 Bladensburg Road NE five years ago.  For a while there were whispers that the space might become a sports bar, or... >>more
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