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by Andrea Swalec — March 11, 2015 at 9:15 am 0

Construction at 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Feb. 23, 2015

Near Northeast Resident Banned From Smoking in His Home — A man whose family has lived on 5th Street NE off the H Street corridor since the ’60s has been barred from smoking in his house. Neighbors who moved next door in September sued, saying smoke seeps into their bedroom and their 18-month-old daughter’s playroom. [WJLA; Washington Post]

H Street NE Responds to Streetcar Doubts — Local small business owners are depending on the start of H Street streetcar service, the head of the business groups H Street Main Street and the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce said. [Washington Times]

Man Stabbed Near Homeless Shelter — Police are searching for a teenager who stabbed a man in the abdomen about 1 a.m. today on the 400 block of 2nd Street NW. [WUSA 9]

Police Chief Touts Drop in Violent Crime — Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a D.C. Council hearing yesterday that violent crime dropped 9 percent in 2014. Protesters denounced the stop-and-frisk tactic “jump outs,” in which undercover officers in unmarked cars surround a suspect. Lanier said use of the technique is limited, which the head of the DC Ferguson Movement called false and “highly offensive.” [WAMU; Washington Post]

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