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February 7th, 2013

Imagining Henry V

Folger Production Gives Weight to Whimsy

In Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” a newly minted king, fresh from a dissolute youth spent in the company of disreputable characters, leads his country to new heights – dealing decisively with traitors, rogues, and the French royalty who underestimate him, and uniting England and France to begin an era of peace. It’s a heavy reflection on the costs of war and the burden of leadership, but under the direction of Robert Richmond creative flourishes enliven the ponderous play.

Blotter - February 7

There were robberies committed on:

  1. 11th St. NE on Feb. 6 at 12:42 a.m.;

  2. Eighth St. & M St. SE on Feb. 6 at 12:40 p.m.;

  3. 1000 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE on Feb. 6 at 1:40 p.m.

In Other News

There was a car stolen on the Unit block of Massachusetts Ave. NE.

Thefts from an automobile were reported on:

  • 1300 block of K St. SE;

The Blotter - February 6

There were robberies committed on the:

  1. 1300 block of H St. NE at 8 a.m.;

  2. 900 block of Bladensburg Rd. NE at 4:30 a.m.

In Other News

A theft from an automobile was reported on 900 block of I St. NE.

There were thefts committed on the:

  • 1100 block of Seventh St. NE from a residence;

  • 700 block of Tenth St. NE from a commercial establishment;

February 6th

District’s Rate of Public-School Enrollment Goes Up For Fourth Consecutive Year

Student enrollment in the District of Columbia’s public schools increased 5 percent for the 2012-2013 school year, according to final audited data released today by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). The final results indicate an overall increase from 76,753 last year to 80,230 students enrolled statewide this year, and represent both DC Public Schools (DCPS) and D.C. Public Charter Schools (PCS).

District’s Rate of Public-School Enrollment Goes Up For Fourth Consecutive Year

Student enrollment in the District of Columbia’s public schools increased 5 percent for the 2012-2013 school year, according to final audited data released today by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). The final results indicate an overall increase from 76,753 last year to 80,230 students enrolled statewide this year, and represent both DC Public Schools (DCPS) and D.C. Public Charter Schools (PCS).

Citizen Thanks MPD for Help with Robbery at 19th and Constitution

Thank You MPD!

I was one of the people who was robbed, along with two others. Thankfully we got all of our property back with the exception of our SmarTrip cards and my car key.

First District Nabs Robbers

The Blotter

Shortly after 8 p.m., there was a robbery at 19 St. and Constitution Ave. NE. Several individuals were confronted by two robbers, one of whom displayed a weapon. They stole property including an iPhone fleeing area on foot. Police arrived on the scene quickly and obtained a description of the thieves, which they broadcast.

Livable! Walkable! Winable?

Tommy Wells Explores a Bid for Mayor
Photograph By
Andrew Lightman

Late in the afternoon on Feb. 4, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells filed papers to form an exploratory committee taking the first step in his quixotic quest to become the first white mayor of the District of Columbia. Having taken such momentous plunge, most politicians would have headed back to their home ward intent on raucously celebrating with their coterie of true believers.

Not Wells.

Opening in Anacostia