Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Hill’

Kids Break Capitol Hill Sledding Rules With Impunity

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Norton Asks for Congressional Sledding Break

Red Sled redemption

ARLnow.com to Launch Capitol Hill Neighborhood Publication

The publisher of ARLnow.com 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

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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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 [...]

Fire Ravages Frager’s Hardware, a Capitol Hill Institution

A four-alarm fire broke out tonight at Frager's Hardware, the beloved Capitol Hill institution. Firefighters were still trying to put the blaze out more than two hours after it started.
Owner John Weintraub told people on the scene that the store's staff had all gotten out safely. But the D.C. government warned residents via the city's emergency [...]

Troll Call

District voters approved an amendment to the city’s Home Rule Charter on Tuesday that could end the need for Congress and the White House to approve local budgets each year (unless the change is thrown out by the courts or by Congress, which is still possible). Which means the long-frustrating practice of federal lawmakers adopting [...]

District Line Daily: Hairy Situation

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D.C.'s subculture for "bears"—gay men who are hairier and larger than average—is booming. But can a [...]

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Pennsylvania Avenue SE, January 8
 

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Independence Avenue SE, December 18

District Line Daily: Red Top Meters Killed

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In some late-breaking news Friday, a driver for sedan service Uber was accused on a neighborhood [...]

D.C. Film Office Coup! Congressman Uses Capitol Hill as Stand-In for Illinois

People say D.C. is a hard place to shoot films, but that didn't stop Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock (R) from using a Capitol Hill neighborhood as a stand-in for storefronts in his district. But, as the Hill is Home notes, Schock never says he's not actually in Illinois.
Standing outside the Heritage Foundation's Pennsylvania Ave. office, [...]

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