Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Hill’

D.C. Has Confirmed Two Cases of Zika Virus This Year, One Involving a Pregnant Woman

Zika can also be sexually transmitted.

Local Students to Recite MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream Speech’ at Lincoln Memorial on Friday

This is the 12th annual such reading, according to the National Park Service.

MPD: Officers’ Conduct Was ‘Necessary and Reasonable’ During Detainment of Black Teens

The incident was recorded and shared widely online.

Plan to Create Jobs, Maintain Affordable Housing Near 11th Street Bridge Park Released

Short-term strategies include hiring residents who live in Wards 6, 7, and 8 to help construct the park as well as preserving existing affordable housing near the bridge since home values will almost certainly rise as the park nears completion.

At Capitol Hill Crime Meeting, Residents Leave Without Immediate Solutions

The First District—which includes Capitol Hill, Navy Yard, Southwest, and parts of downtown—has experienced a 35 percent rise in violent crimes in the previous 30 days compared to last year.

Jason Goolsby: “I Want Justice”

“I just don’t want it to happen again."

#JusticeForJason Rally Draws Dozens After Police Detain Black Teens on Capitol Hill

“He was one of the sweetest boys that I’ve had the honor of teaching. He wouldn’t hurt anybody."

Kids Break Capitol Hill Sledding Rules With Impunity


Norton Asks for Congressional Sledding Break

Red Sled redemption to Launch Capitol Hill Neighborhood Publication

The publisher of is planning to launch a local online news publication covering the Capitol Hill area sometime this fall.
Scott Brodbeck, the founder of the publishing company Local News Now, said the news outlet will broadly cover the Capitol Hill, H Street NE, and Navy Yard neighborhoods, though it is still figuring out its exact [...]

No New Leads in Violent Capitol Hill Robberies

D.C. police have no new leads in their investigation of a string of violent robberies on Capitol Hill, a Metropolitan Police Department commander told more than 100 residents during a meeting at the Hill Center.
In all three robberies, the victims were female and walking alone. Two of them occurred near the Eastern Market Metro station [...]

D.C. Woman Reportedly Scares Off Mugger by Saying She’s an NSA Intern

It's not a foolproof plan, but here's a creative, only-in-D.C. way to scare off a would-be mugger.
Apparently a 95-pound woman scared off a man who was trying to rob her around the Capitol Hill/Union Station area Monday evening by telling him that she was an intern for the National Security Agency and if he stole [...]

Despite the Shutdown, Signs of Normalcy on Capitol Hill

Despite the federal government shutdown and a lighter-than-normal crowd at Pete's Diner, the following signs of normalcy were observed on Pennsylvania Avenue SE this morning from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
1. White-haired woman smoking a cigarette outside Tune Inn
2. Nine people lined up inside Starbucks at Pennsylvania and 3rd
3. Homeless gentleman sipping coffee outside Hunan Dynasty
4. [...]

District Line Daily: Fight of the Gun

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A D.C. Protective Services Police Department sergeant is on trial for buying an AR-15 assault rifle, even [...]

The Morning After at Frager’s

Frager's Hardware owner John Weintraub stands on the grassy median at the corner of 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Behind him: a few dozen Capitol Hill residents, some snapping iPhone photos and some just gaping. In front of him: his 93-year-old hardware store, in ruin.
A raging fire more or less destroyed Frager's Hardware last [...]