Posts Tagged ‘Navy Yard’

Navy Yard Residents Still Aren’t Convinced About Train Tunnel Plan

The details of how the government will permit the owners of the 100-year-old Virginia Avenue tunnel, CSX Transportation, to reconstruct the train route will likely be finalized by the end of the summer. But before any decisions are issued, Navy Yard residents who live nearby want its owners and the involved government agencies to finally listen to their grievances, something they say [...]

Navy Yard Residents to Council: We Really, Really Do Not Want the CSX Tunnel

D.C. Council Chariman Phil Mendelson held a marathon five-hour hearing today on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel—an operating, 100-year-old rail track for freight trains that runs through the Navy Yard and Capitol Hill areas. The owner of the tunnel, CSX Transportation, says it's in need of major renovations.
And some residents don't want those renovations to happen, [...]

Navy Yard Residents: Seriously, We Want Nothing To Do With This Tunnel Project

Navy Yard residents still unequivocally don't want the the city to give a complex Virginia Avenue Tunnel construction project the go-ahead, and last night, hundreds of neighbors came out to let Mayor Vince Gray know just how horrible they think the project is.

The 4,000-foot Virginia Avenue Tunnel is an operating rail track for freight trains [...]

Navy Yard: No New Tunnel, Please, We’re Residents

The densely populated Navy Yard neighborhood barely resembles the industrial district it was just a couple decades ago. But there is at least one major remnant of its  past: The Virginia Avenue Tunnel, an operating rail track for freight trains that runs through the Navy Yard and Capitol Hill areas.
Now, the owners of the more [...]

District Line Daily: Carnegie’s Clandestine Operation

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The International Spy Museum is moving from its home in Penn Quarter to Carnegie Library, which [...]

The Needle: Party Fumble

Workers' Comp: Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones  was injured while partying in D.C. early this morning after a fight broke out on the party bus he was on with Ravens teammates. A stripper named Sweet Pea allegedly hit Jacoby with a big Ace of Spades bottle, causing him to bleed everywhere. (Based on [...]

Blanket Security

Five hours after a man went on a shooting rampage at the Navy Yard Monday morning, Jacqueline Alston was still waiting to hear if her husband was OK.
A custodial worker who keeps the fourth floor of the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters clean, Ernest Johnston isn’t allowed to carry a cell phone to his job—national [...]

Two Funds Created for Community and Victims’ Families in Navy Yard Aftermath

Two funds are being established in response to Monday's Navy Yard shooting—one to help the injured and victims' families and the other to address the long-term challenges of violence in the region.
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the same organization that managed the $25 million Survivors’ Fund for victims of the Sept. 11, [...]

Some Victims Identified in Navy Yard Shooting

Metropolitan Police Department officials have released the names of seven of the 12 people killed, allegedly by Aaron Alexis, in today's shooting at the Navy Sea Systems Command headquarters at the Navy Yard. Five other victims' names were still being withheld as of 10:50 p.m.
The names released Monday night:

Michael Arnold, 59
Sylvia Frasier, 53
Kathy Gaarde, 62
John Roger [...]

The Needle: Mass Tragedy in the District

Mass Tragedy: The tragedy coming out of the District this morning was heard around the world. At least one gunman opened fire at the Naval Sea Systems Command this morning killing 12 people and injuring a Metro police officer. The suspect, who was killed, has been identified as Aaron Alexis. Not enough minuses for this [...]

Here’s What’s Still Closed in the Wake of the Navy Yard Shooting

The shooting this morning in Southeast killed 12 people and closed down much of the area around the Navy Yard. With the Metropolitan Police Department having declared one shooter dead, many travel restrictions are now being lifted. Here's what remains closed:

Both sides of the 11th Street Bridge are closed. The inbound side had been shut down [...]

This Week’s Page Three Photo

1100 Block of New Jersey Avenue SE, April 11

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