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June 20th, 2017

Deputy Mayor for Education and Department of Health Representative to Appear Before Task Force

Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles Headlines Tuesday’s OCSTF Meeting

The June meeting of the Outreach and Constituent Services Task Force (OCSTF) takes place Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital.

The meeting will feature a presentation from Jennifer Niles, Deputy Mayor for Education, focusing on the facilities needs of Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan. Modernization for the school was accelerated in the District Budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year.

Community Office Hours With Councilmember Bonds

Celebrate the start of summer with Councilmember Anita Bonds (D-At Large) this Wednesday evening!

Councilmember Bonds will have her Ward 6 Community Chat on Wednesday June 21, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lavagna (539 8th St. SE). Lite fare will be provided.

The event is hosted by Near Community Partners and the Ward 6 Democrats.

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

Crime Blotter: June 19

Police are asking for help to identify and find two people of interest after an armed robbery with a gun in the 1200 block of I ("Eye") Street NE on Tuesday May 30, 2017.

On Tuesday night at about 10:40 p.m., two suspects approached the victim. One of the two suspects showed a gun and demanded the victim's property. The victim gave it to them, and the suspects fled the scene. The persons of interest can be seen in this video.

Robbery on H Street NE

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 19, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

June 19th

Eastern High School ‘Young Economist Academy’ Presents Solutions to IMF Managing Director

Three-Week Program Focusing on Learning about Economics, Problem-Solving and the Role of the IMF Concludes with Field Trip to IMF Board Room

Students from Eastern High School made a presentation June 1 in the board room of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with senior IMF staff, including Managing Director Christine Lagarde, acting as the Executive Board.

Cellphone Snatched as Victim Checks Car Tires

Crime Blotter: June 17-18

On Friday at 6:09 p.m., a person was robbed of a cellphone after pulling over to check their tires in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The suspects are described as two black men in their early twenties. One man is 5’8-5’10, thin with a dark complexion. He was wearing a white tank top and black shorts. The other man is 5’8-5’10, thin, and was wearing a black tank top and black shorts. Anyone with information about this crime or any others should please call police at 202-727-9099.

Arrest in Armed Robbery

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 17-18, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

Dear Problem Lady - June 2017

I heard that a garden in a pot should contain just three things – “a Thriller, a Filler, and a Spiller.” Meaning what?

Fine Gardening magazine popularized this wise mantra. The Thriller can be a brilliant spike of bloom or leaf. Filler – any bushy thing. The Spiller – something drooping down over the edge of the pot. Find three that go together, and go for it.


My springtime Japonica camellias were sensational this year. But I can never figure out how to arrange them.

Three Sisters, Four Brothers

Growing as a Family for Greater Success

Often, when we plan our garden, we focus solely on what we want to get out of it, or at least that’s what I used to do until I realized the benefits of companion planting. Companion planting is the practice of selectively placing certain plant species near (or away) from one another in order to create a beneficial ecosystem for the crops being grown.

Captivating Entries

Garden Spot

Capitol Hill has been compared to a village, a finely integrated community, a place to call home. Perhaps one of the most alluring parts as many Hill homes are their entries. Some have grand, long walkways like the homes on East Capitol St. and Massachusetts Avenue. Some are secret enclaves, little pockets, all are enchanting.

12th St NE. #1