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by Andrew Ramonas — July 15, 2016 at 9:35 am 0

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]

by Courtney Brown — July 14, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Rowhouses on E Street NE

Hill Now’s building permit roundup is back again. Check out what your neighbors are constructing around the Capitol Hill area.

The permits the D.C. government issued from Thursday, July 7, to Wednesday, July 13, are below. Permits from our previous roundups are here.

The data also is available through this link.

by Tim Regan — July 14, 2016 at 11:00 am 0

1401 Maryland Ave NE, photo via Google Street ViewThe rumors are true, according to Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen: Chick-fil-A has plans to open a location near H Street.

The national chicken sandwich chain has filed plans with D.C.’s Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) to open an eatery at 1401 Maryland Ave. NE, Allen tweeted out earlier today.

“The rumors are true,” Allen tweeted. “The applications are in at DCRA to build a new Chick-fil-A on the site of the closed Checkers.”

Chick-fil-A serves a menu of chicken sandwiches, wraps and fries shaped like teeny tiny waffles.

Photo via Google Street View

by Andrew Ramonas — July 14, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

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:

2 B/M – WHITE TANK TOP, S2, ,SHORT WITH BLUE STOP ,, 5;8 BRAID, — BLUE SHIRT WITH BLUE STOP ON IT WAS THE ONE WITH THE GUN

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.

by Andrew Ramonas — July 14, 2016 at 9:30 am 0

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]

by Andrew Ramonas — July 13, 2016 at 10:45 am 0

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

by Andrew Ramonas — July 13, 2016 at 10:05 am 0

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]

by HillNow.com — July 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0

"I Voted" stickerThe race to enter (or stay in) the lowest level of elected office in the D.C. government officially has begun.

Almost a dozen locals who live in the Capitol Hill area yesterday picked up nominating petitions to serve as members of District’s Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.

Monday was the first day prospective candidates could get the nominating materials. They have until Aug. 10 to collect the signatures of 25 of their neighbors in their single member districts to get on the Nov. 8 ballot.

So far, the candidates include:

ANC 6A

  • Single Member District 01
    • Marie-Claire Brown (704 10th St. NE)
  • Single Member District 02
    • Commissioner Phil Toomajian (631 10th St. NE)
  • Single Member District 07
    • Commissioner Sondra Phillips-Gilbert (1744 E St. NE)

ANC 6B

  • Single Member District 03
    • Brian Ready (622 1/2 I St. SE)
  • Single Member District 04
    • Commissioner Kirsten Oldenburg (423 12th St. SE)
  • Single Member District 07
    • Aimee M. Grace (1219 Potomac Ave. SE)
  • Single Member District 10
    • James Zeigler (1717 East Capitol St. SE)

ANC 6C

  • Single Member District 03
    • Commissioner Scott Price (517 E St. NE)
  • Single Member District 06
    • Heather Edelman (1152 5th St. NE)

ANC 6D

  • Single Member District 05
    • Katelynd Mahoney (1250 4th St. SW)

by Courtney Brown — July 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Three men sought in a theft in Hill East last month have appeared in surveillance footage, police said.

The theft happened in the CVS Pharmacy at 500 12th St. SE about 9:10 p.m. June 14.

Video authorities released yesterday in connection with the crime shows the men walking into the store together and leaving, after some time elapsed. One of them held a bag as he walked out.

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 $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

by Andrew Ramonas — July 12, 2016 at 9:35 am 0

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]

by Tim Regan — July 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm 1 Comment

7th and C streets SETwo thieves gave a man sleeping in his car a rude awakening when they robbed him at gunpoint early yesterday morning.

Police said a man was sleeping in his vehicle near the intersection of 7th and C streets SE around 5:30 a.m. yesterday when he was approached by two suspects. One of the thieves pulled out a black handgun and took the man’s money and wallet, according to authorities.

Both suspects fled eastbound on C Street, police said.

Additionally, teenagers robbed someone near the intersection of L St. NW and New Jersey Ave. NW late last night, police said.

Police just after 11 p.m. provided a lookout for:

3 B/M’s between the ages of 14-15 Suspect (1) wearing red shirt, red hat, red shorts armed with a gun.

by Tim Regan — July 11, 2016 at 11:15 am 0

A construction worker was seriously injured after falling from scaffolding in Southwest earlier this morning.

The incident happened on the 400 block of Water St. SW around 8:15 a.m., according to D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Oscar Mendez. The worker fell nearly 10 feet onto a plate glass window.

Rescuers rushed the seriously injured worker to the hospital shortly after the fall, Mendez said.

Photo via D.C. Fire and EMS

by Andrew Ramonas — July 11, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

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

by Andrew Ramonas — July 11, 2016 at 9:05 am 0

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]

by Andrew Ramonas — July 8, 2016 at 9:35 am 0

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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