Neighborhood News

06/23/2017 - 2:01pm
Police have closed H Street NE to traffic between the 500 and 800 blocks after an accident involving a Megabus. Police said they were first alerted about an incident at 11:27 a.m. They said that up to ten vehicles may have been involved, and multiple injuries have been reported, none of them life-threatening at this time. DC Fire and EMS said that the bus was empty except for the driver. WUSA reported that an eyewitness at the scene said the driver may have experienced a stroke. The Hill Rag... >>more
06/23/2017 - 1:26pm
On June 13, DC City Council voted to accelerate the modernization of the 77-year-old Jefferson Middle School Academy to Fiscal Year 2018, with construction to begin as soon as possible. District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) says that the school  is one of the fastest-improving middle-schools in DC, boasting significant gains in reading and math among students, strong partnerships and family engagement and increased enrollment.  But, parents say, that success is not reflected in... >>more
06/23/2017 - 12:45pm
At 12:50 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 300 block of Seventh Street SE.  At 3:33 a.m. Thursday, there was a robbery on the 400 block of Eighth Street SE.  At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of H Street NE on charges of Carrying a Pistol Without A License Outside a Home or Business.   Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious... >>more
06/22/2017 - 1:46pm
There will be a celebration of the life of William ‘Bill’ R. Holdforth or "Baseball Bill," as he was known around the Hill, Thursday June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Holdforth, 66, died of a heart attack May 28. Holdforth was a bartender at the Hawk and Dove from 1973 to 1978 and again from 1987-2002, but was perhaps best known throughout the District for his reaction to the decision by Bob Short to move the Washington Senators baseball franchise to Texas in 1971. Holdforth lost his... >>more
06/22/2017 - 12:17pm
Police are looking for help to identify and find a person of interest after an armed robbery of a convenience store in the 700 block of H Street NE. At about 5:01 a.m. on Tuesday June 20 2017, an individual entered the store and pulled out a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the clerks. The clerks did as he asked and the suspect took the money and fled the store. The person of interest can be seen in this video. Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-... >>more
06/21/2017 - 1:51pm
Thursday night will be a musical good time at Corner Store Arts. At 7:30 this Thursday June 22, California-based folk artists Kelly McFarling and John Elliott will play a show at Corner Store Arts. McFarling is an Atlanta, Georgia born San Francisco-based folk singer songwriter who has been hosted at both  Corner Store Arts here in DC, as well as the Corner Store West Mountain Jam in California. They like her THAT much. McFarling’s work is reflective of transitions, the... >>more
06/21/2017 - 9:19am
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announced that an arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that occurred on Wednesday, June 14. At approximately 9:42 p.m., members of the First District responded to reports of gun shots fired in the 1300 block of Half Street SW. When they got there, they discovered an adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency personnel transported the victim to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening... >>more
06/21/2017 - 8:13am
Former Councilmember Jim Graham will lie in state at the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) this Friday, June 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., representatives from District Council said. A program will begin after the Councilmember’s remains have been brought into the building, with remarks delivered by elected officials, dignitaries and special guests.   A viewing and religious service will take place Saturday, June 24 at All Souls Unitarian Church (1500 Harvard St.... >>more
06/20/2017 - 2:20pm
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. At the May meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B, Niles appeared to... >>more