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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 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 10:05 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 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 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]

by Andrew Ramonas — July 7, 2016 at 10:25 am 0

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]

by Andrew Ramonas — July 6, 2016 at 9:28 am 1 Comment

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

by Andrew Ramonas — July 5, 2016 at 9:40 am 0

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

by Andrew Ramonas — July 1, 2016 at 10:00 am 0

NoMa water tower

Wells Gets His Bicycle Back — Former Councilmember Tommy Wells of Ward 6, who currently is the director of the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment, got his Brompton bicycle back after someone stole it from NoMa. [Hill Rag]

Renderings of Frager’s Garden Center Redevelopment Revealed — SGA Architects last night released renderings of the 12o-unit apartment complex it plans to put on land on the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, which currently has a house and Frager’s Garden Center. [Capitol Hill Corner]

French Restaurant, Bike Shop, Wine Store to Open at The Wharf in 2017 — A French eatery, a bike and hardware shop, a wine store and a CVS are slated to open at a development on the Southwest waterfront next year. [Hill Now]

by Andrew Ramonas — June 30, 2016 at 10:25 am 0

Streetcar on H Street NE

Hill East Residents Lash Out at Cops Over Shooting — Frustrated locals last night lashed out at Police Chief Cathy Lanier over a shooting in Hill East this past weekend. [Washington Post]

Commuters Use Streetcar More Than Expected — The D.C. streetcar is getting more use than what the District Department of Transportation anticipated. [Washington City Paper]

Buzzard Point Residential Building Receives Building Permit — The Stadium District Lofts, near the forthcoming D.C. United stadium in Southwest, has received a permit for grading and sediment control measures. [Washington Business Journal]

D.C. General’s Playtime Project to Continue After Closure — The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, a nonprofit organization that helps children at D.C. General, plans to continue even after the homeless shelter’s planned closure. [DCist]

by Andrew Ramonas — June 29, 2016 at 9:20 am 0

Flowers near Frager's Hardware

Former Frager’s Owner Dies — Ed Copenhaver, who was a co-owner of Frager’s Hardware from 1975 to 2012, died of complications from cancer Monday. He was 73. [Hill Rag]

Shooting Reported on Benning Road — Someone was shot on the 1700 block of Benning Road NE last night. Police haven’t released any suspect information. [Frozen Tropics]

Woman Stabbed Near Nationals Park — Someone stabbed a woman near Nationals Park yesterday afternoon. [Hill Now]

Runners to Jog from H Street to Atlas Brew Works Tomorrow — Amateur athletes are set to run from H Street to a local craft brewery Thursday. [Hill Now]

by Andrew Ramonas — June 28, 2016 at 9:40 am 0

Eastern Market

DDOT Paves Hill East Alley, Irritates Local Blogger — Local blogger Larry Janezich wasn’t too keen on how a developer went about getting a dirt alley paved on the 200 block of 14th Street SE. [Capitol Hill Corner]

D.C. Group to March on Hill for ‘Rational Gun Safety’ — A group called “DC Moms & Dads for Rational Gun Safety” is set to march from Lincoln Park to the U.S. Capitol next Tuesday to push for universal background checks for firearms and to tell federal lawmakers not to interfere with the District’s gun laws. [Hill is Home]

Cops to Meet With Locals After Hill East Shooting — Police and other officials are set to meet tomorrow with locals to discuss a shooting in Hill East Sunday. [Hill Now]

D.C. Central Kitchen Seeking Volunteers to Prepare Meals for Charity — D.C. Central Kitchen and a local charity are on the hunt for volunteers willing to help “prepare a meal for our less fortunate neighbors” during Ramadan tomorrow. [Hill Now]

by Andrew Ramonas — June 27, 2016 at 9:55 am 0

Navy Yard mural

Capitol Hill Metro Closures to End July 3 — Metro is still on track to finish by July 3 its SafeTrack work that has closed the Potomac Avenue and Stadium-Armory stations since June 18. [Washington Post]

Frager’s Garden Center Redevelopment Meeting Set for This Week — An architecture firm has bought a house and Frager’s Garden Center on the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE to build an apartment complex is set to hold a community meeting Thursday. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Locals Raise Money for Daughter of Woman Killed in Hill East Shooting — Locals are opening their wallets to help the daughter of a woman who was killed in a shooting in Hill East earlier this month. [Hill Now]

Annual Car Race to Planned for RFK Stadium Grounds Next Month — An annual race will bring screeching tires and revving engine to the RFK Stadium grounds next month. [Hill Now]

by Andrew Ramonas — June 24, 2016 at 9:45 am 0

Public art in NoMa

Cops Nab Teen in January Shooting Near Eastern — Police have arrested 18-year-old Daniel Evans of Southeast D.C. in connection with a Jan. 8 shooting that injured five individuals. [MPD]

Thief Steals Former Ward 6 Councilmember’s Bike — A thief yesterday stole a Brompton bicycle in NoMa from former Councilmember Tommy Wells of Ward 6, who currently is the director of the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment. [Washington Post]

Councilmember Allen Proposes Community Advisory Group on Homeless Shelter — Councilmember Charles Allen of Ward 6 is planning to create a community advisory group on the proposed homeless shelter at 850 Delaware Ave. SW. [Hill Rag]

Plan to Redevelop Southwest School Moves Forward — Telesis Corp. will partner with Lowe Enterprises to redevelop the Randall School property at 65 I St. SW. [Hill Rag]

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