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Capitol dome

Hill East Community Leader Leads Fight Against Planned Health Clinics — Commissioner Chander Jayaraman of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B is gathering locals to help fight against two new health clinics opening near the intersection of 15th Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Independence Avenue SE. [Hill Rag]

Capitol Hill Reality Show to Star Millennials — A Los Angeles-based production company next week will start filming “House Divided,” a reality television show with politically minded millennials who will live together in a Capitol Hill rowhouse for a month. [Washington Post]

Man Wanted in Near Northeast Theft Caught on Video — A man sought in connection with a theft on the 400 block of M Street NE on May 25 has appeared in surveillance footage released yesterday. [YouTube/MPD]

Councilmember Allen: Chick-fil-A Looks to Open in Former Checkers Space — The rumors are true, according to Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen: Chick-fil-A has plans to open a location near H Street. [Hill Now]


Police car lightTwo men robbed someone at gunpoint near RFK Stadium last night, police said.

The armed robbery happened near 19th and East Capitol streets about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities said they’re looking for:


Police said they’re looking for a man in a violent robbery in Southwest this morning, too.

The crime occurred on the 100 block of M Street SW about 8 a.m.

Authorities described the suspect as:

B/M, 5’10”-6’0”, 150lbs-200lbs, medium complexion, late 20’s, wearing a black top, and navy blue basketball short.

Police also arrested a man wanted in connection with a violent robbery near Kingsman Academy Public Charter School early this morning, according to authorities.

The crime happened near 14th and E streets NE about 12:45 a.m.

The victim had her purse stolen by a man who punched her in the face, knocking her down, police said.


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Helicopter over Navy Yard

Navy Yard Parcel to Have Homes and Retail, Not Offices — A lot bounded by I, Half, K and 1st streets SE is slated to get a mixed-use development, not an office campus as originally planned. [Washington Business Journal]

Community Leaders Back Plan for Frager’s Garden Center Site — Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B this week approved a proposal to put a 12o-unit apartment complex on the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, which currently has a “shotgun” house and Frager’s Garden Center. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Cops Release Photos of Man Wanted in NoMa Bank Robbery — A man suspected of robbing a bank in NoMa yesterday afternoon has appeared on surveillance footage, police said. [Hill Now]


A man suspected of robbing a bank in NoMa yesterday afternoon has appeared on surveillance footage, police said.

The robbery happened in the Premier Bank at 1160 1st St. NE about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Photos police distributed today in connection with crime show a man standing in the bank. At the bank, the man passed a teller a note that demanded money, according to authorities. He then got the cash and fled.

Police described the man as a:

White male, 30’s years of age, 5’8″ in height, pale complexion, with light brown hair, white shirt with blue lines, white tennis shoes, and blue jeans.

The bank also was robbed twice in April.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C. currently offers a reward of up to $5,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.

Photos via Metropolitan Police Department


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NoMa sculpture

Power Outage Hits Hill East — About 400 Pepco customers are without power this morning near Pennsylvania Avenue between 14th and 17th streets SE. The power is expected to return by 2 p.m. [Alert DC]

Capitol Put on Lockdown After Bullets Fly Nearby — The U.S. Capitol campus was put on lockdown yesterday afternoon after a passenger in a car near the Third Street Tunnel shot at police. [Washington Post]

Developers Get OK to Demolish H Street Connection — Rappaport and WC Smith have secured permits to raze the H Street Connection strip mall. [Frozen Tropics]

Cops Nab Men Wanted in Near Northeast Carjacking — Police have arrested two men in connection with an unarmed carjacking on the 600 block of L Street NE on July 6. [Hill Rag]


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H Street NE public art

Thief Breaks Into FBI Vehicle Near H Street, Steals Guns — A thief would up with a handgun and a long gun over the weekend after breaking into an FBI-issued vehicle on the 800 block of 7th Street NE. [Washington Post]

ANC 6D Commissioner Won’t Seek Reelection — Commissioner Stacy Cloyd of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6D, who has represented a chunk of the Capitol Hill area centered around South Capitol Street since 2014, has decided not to run for reelection. [JDLand]

New Elementary School Principal in Southwest Speaks Out — TaMikka Sykes, who was tapped to lead Amidon-Bowen Elementary School (401 I St. SW) for the 2016-2017 school year, said she is bringing on the school’s first Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focused teacher. [Hill Rag]

Worker Seriously Injured After Falling From Scaffolding in Southwest — A construction worker was seriously injured after falling from scaffolding in Southwest yesterday. [Hill Now]


A man sought in a stabbing in the NoMa area last month has appeared in surveillance footage, police said.

The assault happened on the unit block of K Street NW about 11:45 p.m. June 10.

One person was injured in the attack, according to authorities.

Video police distributed Friday in connection with the crime focuses on a man with long hair and a black shirt walking with three other individuals.

It’s unclear whether one of the three other people is the victim. But authorities don’t appear to want them for questioning.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a serious crime committed in the District of Columbia

Video via YouTube/Metropolitan Police Department


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Barracks Row clock

Man Gets 39-Year Prison Sentence for Stabbings Near Miner — Ernest Johnson, 21, was sentenced to 39 years in prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her 75-year-old grandmother and another man on the 1500 block of F Street NE, just south of Miner Elementary School. [Washington Post]

Bardo Eyes Brewery License for Navy Yard Site — Bardo is looking to secure a manufacturer’s license for a brewery at 25 Potomac Ave. SE after D.C.’s alcohol regulators wouldn’t approve its application for a tavern liquor license for the property. [Barred in DC]

Barracks Row’s New Roof to Open ‘Soon’ — The Ugly Mug at 723 8th St. SE is slated to have rooftop drinking “soon,” according to a local blog. [Hill is Home]

Work Begins on 49-Unit Capitol Hill-Area Condo Building — Construction has started on a 49-unit condo development at 900 11th St. SE. [Capitol Hill Corner]


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Southeast Capitol Hill flower

Capitol Put on Lockdown — Police put the U.S. Capitol on lockdown this morning. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the lockdown. [NBC Washington]

Group Marches to Capitol Over Men Killed in Police-Involved Shootings — Demonstrators marched to the U.S. Capitol yesterday recent deadly police shootings of black men Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana. [FOX 5]

Fire Breaks Out on Benning Road — Firefighters put out a blaze in an apartment building on the 1500 block of Benning Road NE yesterday. No one was injured. [Twitter/D.C. Fire and EMS]

Shakespeare Theater Co. Withdraws Application for Southwest Development — Shakespeare Theater Co. has withdrawn its Planned Unit Development application for the site at 501 I St. SW. [Hill Rag]


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Jefferson Academy Middle School

Jefferson Academy’s New Principal Speaks Out — Greg Dohmann, who was tapped to lead Jefferson Middle School Academy for the 2016-2017 school year, said he hopes to make the Southwest school a “destination school for kids around the city.” [Hill Rag]

Capitol Hill Staffers Can Get Lead Tests — Members of Congress and their staffers now can get free blood tests to determine if they have high levels of lead in their bodies. Facilities managers last week said they found an elevated amount of lead in water in a Capitol office building. [Huffington Post]

Five People Seriously Injured in Car Crash Near Eliot-Hine Middle School — Five people were seriously injured in a car crash near Eliot-Hine Middle School yesterday. [Hill Now]


Police carAuthorities have apprehended a boy in connection with a carjacking near the H Street corridor this spring, police announced last night.

The young man, who is under the age of 18, was arrested Monday on a warrant for the May 18 carjacking on the 800 block of 11th Street NE.

In the crime, three people flagged down a motorist, telling her that her tire was going flat, police said. The trio then pulled her from her car, got in and drove off.

The boy police arrested is considered the “main suspect,” according to authorities.

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D.C. Moms and Dads for Rational-Gun-Safety Legislation march (Photo via Twitter/Charles Allen)

Local Gun Control Activists March to Capitol Hill — Members of D.C. Moms and Dads for Rational Gun Safety Legislation marched from Lincoln Park to the U.S. Capitol to demand action on gun violence yesterday morning. [Washington Post]

Vandals Damage Children’s Art Near Eastern Market — Vandals damaged Capitol Hill students’ art that is on display on the walls of the walkway bordering the Hine construction site near Eastern Market. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Man Convicted of Attack on Dog at Lincoln Park — Local Ryan Bixenmann, 36, has been convicted in an assault on a dog at Lincoln Park last year. The dog was euthanized after receiving internal injuries in the attack. [Hill Rag]

Photo via Twitter/Charles Allen

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(Updated at 10:50 a.m.) A man sought in a robbery with a knife in a NoMa sandwich shop last week has appeared in surveillance footage, police said.

The armed robbery happened at the Subway near H and North Capitol streets NW about 8 a.m. June 26. During the robbery, the suspect lifted up his shirt to reveal a knife he hid in his clothes.

Video authorities distributed late last week in connection with the crime shows a man talking to a cashier at the restaurant. The Subway worker then opened the cash register, and the man grabbed fistfuls of cash, which he put in his pocket before leaving.

Police also nabbed a man wanted in a NoMa bank robbery over the weekend.

The robbery, which involved a note to a teller, occurred in the TD Bank at 1275 1st St. NE about 12:15 p.m. Saturday.

Joshua Parker, a 30-year-old man who has no fixed address, was arrested yesterday in connection with the crime. Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Video via YouTube/MPD


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Councilmember Charles Allen of Ward 6 at the Barracks Row Fourth of July parade (Photo via Twitter/Office of Charles Allen)

Photos: How Capitol Hill Celebrates July 4 — Local blogger Larry Janezich photographed U.S. Marine Corps musicians, dancers, politicians and other people as they marched down Barracks Row on Independence Day. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Frager’s Garden Center to Close Next Year — Frager’s Garden Center at 1230 Pennsylvania Ave. SE is scheduled to close in 2017 to make way for a new mixed-use development. [Hill Rag]

Photos from Man Slain on Metro Go Up in NoMa Station — Photos from Kevin Sutherland, who was stabbed to death on a Metro train near the NoMa-Gallaudet University stop last year, are now on display in the station. [Washington Post]

Photo via Twitter/Office of Charles Allen


Police car lightMen with guns robbed someone in Hill East and stole a car from another person near the H Street corridor yesterday morning, police said.

The armed carjacking occurred on the 600 block of Morton Place NE about 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The armed robbery happened on the 1600 block of C Street SE about 11 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities said they’re looking for five men in each of the crimes. But they haven’t released detailed descriptions of the suspects.

In the carjacking, police did note that one of the suspects wore black sweatpants and a black ski mask. The thieves took a 2016 Toyota Camry with temporary Virginia tags in that crime.

Police believe the crimes are connected, according to Councilmember Charles Allen of Ward 6.


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