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June 16th, 2017

Police Search for Phone Snatcher

Crime Blotter: June 15

At 1:55 p.m. Thursday, there was a daytime phone snatching on the 300 block of North Carolina Avenue SE. The victim was walking down the street when the suspect rode by on his bicycle and grabbed a phone out of the victim's hand. Police are looking for a black man with a short fade haircut. He was wearing a black t-shirt with writing on the back. If you have information on this case, call police at 202-727-9099.

In Other News

At 3:20 p.m. Thursday, police arrested a man on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without a License on the Unit block of P Street SW.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 15, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

This post has been updated to reflect additional information provided by MPD. The original posting listed the item stolen in the 300 block of North Carolina SE as a purse. It was a phone.

Two New Fitness Studios

High Tech, Variety and Community Connections

There’s no lack of choice when it comes to exercising on the Hill. Big box gyms offer variety, but can be intimidating. Small boutique studios offer comfort and intimacy, but your exercise routine may be limited by the lack of class choices.

Two new fitness studios have created very different ways to work out, yet have designed programs similar in concept – work hard at your own unique pace, be safe and have fun. They focus on variety, intensity and individual coaching within a class.

Pattie Cinelli is a holistic health and fitness consultant who has been writing her columns about the latest fitness trends for more than 25 years. Please email her with any comments or column ideas at:

East Side News - June 2017

Mount Vernon Triangle CID Hosts Annual Meeting

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (CID) hosted its annual meeting over breakfast at Ottoman Taverna, the traditional Turkish restaurant that opened last year at Fourth and I streets NW. The event brings together neighbors, business owners, and official figures of the neighborhood to discuss the progress made and the upcoming plans for the Triangle.

Taylor Barden Golden is a real estate agent with The Stokes Group at McEnearney Associates. A former Hill staffer, Taylor lives in Brentwood with her husband, two dogs, and a cat. She’s always on the lookout for new places to explore and ways to spend time outside. Get in; @rtaylorb.

Barre3: Community within a Workout

Let’s Get Physical

Interested in a workout location that offers a balance of exercise, nourishment, and connection? The community at Barre3 Union Station is built on these three pillars, nourishing the whole body while maintaining balance day in and day out.

Upon walking into the clean, crisp studio space, I was greeted with welcoming and friendly smiles by the front-desk personnel, instructors, and classmates. Having never engaged in a Barre3 class, I was taking on something new and different from my regular routine – which was a good thing! 

Stacy Peterson, M.Sc. human nutrition and functional medicine, CNS, CHHC, CSCS, is a functional nutritionist, holistic health, wellness, and strength and conditioning coach practicing whole-foods nutrition and physical training to individuals of all ages on the Hill. She provides an integrative approach, critical to everyone’s healthcare and performance team, helping individuals reach their health goals. For recipes, nutrition ideas, and exercise tips sign up for her monthly newsletter at Connect with Stacy by email,,or by calling 805-704-7193 for a free 15-minute consultation, to ask questions and discuss how she can help you achieve your digestion, overall health, and fitness goals.

June 15th

Frager’s Farewell Barbeque

Retirement Party for John and Fran Weintraub Takes Place June 20

Frager’s Hardware is hosting a retirement barbecue Tuesday June 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for John and Fran Weintraub, the former owners of the hardware store.

Police Investigate Shooting on Half Street SW

Crime Blotter: June 14

Police are investigating a shooting that took place in the 1300 block of Half Street SW at around 9:55 p.m. on June 14, 2017. A man was shot in his arm and was transported to a local hospital. Police are investigating and looking for further leads. If you have any additional information, please call the MPD at 1-888-919-CRIME (1-800-919-27463).

Charges of Distribution

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on June 14, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

Gray Proposes Legislative Fixes to Eastside Food and Medical Deserts

$468 Million of Incentives for a Hospital and Supermarket Incentives

Residents in Wards 7 and 8 may not need their large meat freezers in the coming years.

Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray (D) introduced legislation in the DC Council on May 21 that addresses two issues in the Ward 7 and Ward 8 communities: the ongoing food and retail deserts as well as a lack of a community hospital. This legislation, if passed, could help keep residents from having to go into neighboring Maryland or other wards for basic food and shopping needs.

The Poetic Hill - June 2017

John “Jake” Cosmos Aller is a novelist and poet who formerly lived on Capitol Hill near Lincoln Park. A former Foreign Service officer who served in ten countries and traveled to 45, he has been writing poetry all his life and has published in various electronic poetry forums. He is now retired and living in Korea.

If you would like to have your poem considered for publication, please send it to (There is no remuneration.)