Posts Tagged ‘Congress Heights’

Congress Heights Residents React to Shooting of Children

After two children and a counselor were shot Monday in the Village of the Parklands in Congress Heights, City Desk headed down to the neighborhood to see how residents were reacting to the shooting.
“It’s terrible that people are going around with guns and don’t consider that children are around,” said Sandy Hairston, 19. “Police are just [...]

3 Shot Near Congress Heights School

WUSA9 reports that three teenagers have apparently been shot in different locations near Congress Heights Elementary School in Ward 8.
According to MPD, "one shooting occurred in the 500 block of Alabama SE. The second shooting happened in the 3300 block of 4th St SE. The third happened in the 800 block of Wheeler Hill SE." [...]

National’s Planes Flying Over SE Neighborhoods

Over the weekend, the Post noted that residents of Bellevue and Congress Heights have had to deal with some pretty annoying noise issues this past year, thanks to new flight patterns:
The neighborhood isn’t under the normal flight path of landing jets—planes usually approach along the Potomac River—but that changed this spring.
National Airport began overnight milling, [...]

D.C. Statehood: The TV Series

"Today Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development Director Crystal Palmer will participate in a series of meetings with cable network executives in New York to attract more cable production to the District. Mayor Gray and Director Palmer also hope to encourage network executives to develop programming for [...]

Businesses in Congress Heights Prepare for ‘New Money’

The federal Department of Homeland Security typically conjures up images of airport screening, border guards, hurricane damage, or terrorist attacks. A group of business owners and local activists in Congress Heights, though, are hoping the arrival of the department's offices will help the neighborhood become the District's next Barracks Row or Adams Morgan.
Through the Congress [...]

Shooting in Congress Heights

An adult male was shot this afternoon near Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and Malcolm X Avenue SE. Police say the victim is conscious and alert. D.C. EMTs are transporting him, in serious condition, to a trauma center. Peaceaholics founder Ron Moten tells City Paper the victim is a 34-year-old man, and the shooting came [...]

Seegars Strikes Back at Peaceoholics

Southeast D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner  Sandra "SS" Seegars fired yet another volley Friday in her ongoing feud with the nonprofit Peaceoholics organization.
Seegars put out a press release demanding that the group, which aims to turn at-risk youths away from violence, be investigated for taking three teens wanted by authorities away on a recent Maryland retreat.
The teens, who were being sought for [...]

Visions for MLK Avenue

Though celebrations and acknowledgments of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday have died down, City Desk feels the need to squeeze in at least one more tidbit on MLK—or at least the avenue named for him in Southeast D.C.
The blog South East Socialite conducted a poll this week to find out what visions residents in Congress [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Skyland Project Endures Three-Hour Zoning Hearing

Harry Potter and the Urban School Nightmare reports on the blame game that seems to go on at every DCPS meeting:
"In numerous staff meetings, my administration has told teachers that our students are failing because we're not using engaging instruction or making meaningful c onnections. My response, rather than acknowledging that there are times when [...]

Neighborhood Watch: Were Horseshoers Horsing Around in Congress Heights?

The Issue: What to do with Shepherd Park? The horseshoe pitching club there has moved on to greener pastures after being pressured by the community to remove horseshoe pits from the park between Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Malcolm X Avenue. The horseshoe pits and accompanying chess boards were originally installed by the club [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Ms. Know-It-All Edition

Frozen Tropics posts a sneak peak inside the nearly finished H Street Country Club: "They are still putting the finishing touches on the golf course, but the place is otherwise ready to go. With a capacity of 300 people, the space has great potential, and the owners have pushed it to the limits. The menu [...]