300 block of 9th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)A man stole a car at gunpoint on Capitol Hill about 5:25 p.m. yesterday.

The robbery happened on the 300 block of 9th Street NE, according to an email from Metropolitan Police Department First District Lieutenant Michelle Ridlehoover.

The stolen car is a black Lexus with D.C. license plates “EZ9527.” The armed thief was described as a black man with shoulder-length dreadlocks wearing a black and red Helly Hensen jacket.

Anyone who sees the car or might have more information is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099.

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Stanton Park (Photo via Google Maps)(Updated at 1:10 p.m.) Streets have reopened near Stanton Park on Capitol Hill after a water main break closed a portion of 4th Street NE this morning.

The break at the intersection of 4th and C streets NE closed 4th Street between Massachusetts and Maryland avenues NE.


DC Water is still working to repair the break, which a spokesperson said usually takes 6-8 hours.

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Maryland Avenue and 8th Street NE (Photo via Google Maps)Capitol Hill residents are slated to meet tonight to discuss safety in the area after gunfire was reported near Stanton Park over the weekend.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Northeast Neighborhood Library at 330 7th St. NE, according to a Facebook post. The library is in-between Stanton Park and the intersection of 8th Street and Maryland Avenue NE, where gunshots were heard Sunday about noon.

Police said they found shell casings in the area. No injuries were reported. But two cars sustained damage, according to locals.

Authorities haven’t released a suspect description.

“The goal of the conversation is to share what information is available regarding the incident and begin a discussion regarding efforts to improve safety in the 8th and Maryland area,” said Ali Noorani, who is helping organize the meeting. “I anticipate this will be the first of several conversations in order to work together to make the area safer for everyone.”

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3rd Street and Masachusetts Avenue NE (Photo via Google Maps)A car hit a pedestrian near Stanton Park this morning, according to the D.C. Fire and EMS Department.

The collision occurred at 3rd Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE, the department tweeted about 9:30 a.m.

The pedestrian was hospitalized with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The 96, D6 and X8 bus lines were experiencing delays due to the collision, according to Metro.

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Metro bus

WMATA is changing the route of the 96 bus line to provide new service along Massachusetts Avenue NE near Stanton Park.

The new route — which is scheduled to begin June 21 — departs from the current route by connecting Lincoln Park directly to Union Station.

This change will make it easier for Near Northeast residents to reach the bus line, which helps Capitol Hill-area locals access U Street NW, Adams Morgan and Woodley Park.

The 97 bus line — which shares much of its route with the 96 bus line — will to continue to service all of East Capitol Street, Constitution Avenue and Louisiana Avenue.


Eaters and Sleepers babies (Photo courtesy of Jessica Woodburn)

In 2004, Hill resident Jessica Woodburn had a newborn baby and was looking for support. She read on the online parents’ forum Moms on the Hill about a group that was forming for the parents of infants, called Eaters and Sleepers.

Within no time, Woodburn and her son Miles were part of a group of dozens of parents who met at each other’s houses on the Hill to share meals and talk about their experiences.

“It was fantastic to be around all these other people who were in the exact same boat,” the yoga instructor and French teacher said. “It was like a support group.”

Now, a decade later, the “Eaters and Sleepers” are 10-year-olds. Woodburn and fellow group member Nelle Fonseca are organizing a 10-year reunion, set to be held Sunday afternoon in Stanton Park.

Participants are asked to bring bikes, scooters, skates, balls and picnic supplies to the get-together scheduled for 12 to 4 p.m.

Woodburn said she expects to see old friends reconnect after their families moved or their kids were enrolled at separate schools. She said she’s thankful for the community she and other parents formed 10 years ago.

“This area is so rich in families and resources and schools,” she said. “We’re forever seeing people we met at some place or another.”


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