Neighborhood News

03/23/2017 - 1:35pm
Sad news for the Hill — Bayou Bakery will close its coffee bar and eatery on the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital’s lot (901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) sometime in the next two months. Owner David Guas announced the closure in a statement March 23. “The Capitol Hill neighborhood is a great community, and it felt very much like New Orleans to me in so many ways,” Guas wrote. “I have a strong love affair with the building — one with outstanding character,... >>more
03/23/2017 - 9:38am
Police Show Photo of Man Suspected in Artist Killing As reported yesterday (Here), Corrina Mehiel, 34 of Burnsville, N.C., was found tied up and stabbed to death March 21 in her rented basement apartment on the 600 block of 14th Street NE. She was working with visiting artist Mel Chin at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Police are still searching for Mehiel’s 2004 blue Toyota Prius and now for a  man they believe is involved, last seen at a gas station on the 5000 block of Garret Avenue... >>more
03/22/2017 - 11:57am
The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) is looking for volunteers to serve on the Capital Improvements, Finance, Market Operations and Marketing and Promotions Committees. If you are interested, send a statement of interest and your contact information to Donna Scheeder, Chair, Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee at Donna_scheeder@comcast.net.  >>more
03/22/2017 - 11:27am
A woman was fatally stabbed in a house on the 600 block of 14th Street NE around 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. Police identified the woman as 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel of Burnsville, N.C.  DC Police are looking for the victim's car — a blue 2004 Toyota Prius with a Kentucky license plate, number 722RMY. There is also a yellow diamond-shaped sticker on the bumper under the license plate. Acting Chief Peter Newsham said Mehiel was temporarily staying at the home in Northeast. She... >>more
03/22/2017 - 10:10am
Rats. Capitol Hill has them and residents aren't happy. To answer some questions about what seems like a growing problem, the March 21 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B Outreach & Constituent Services Task Force focused on the infestations around the Hill. Program Manager Gerard Brown from the Rodent and Vector Control Division of the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH) opened with remarks. He noted that due to a series of mild winters, there has been an... >>more
03/21/2017 - 2:59pm
DC voters: mark your calendars a few months earlier for the 2018 primary elections, including for the upcoming mayoral race. Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) introduced a bill March 21 that would permanently place the primary election day for DC on the third Tuesday in June. Currently, District law puts the primary on the first Tuesday in September, but this date often violates a federal law requiring ballots be sent to overseas voters at least 45 days before the full election. The time... >>more
03/20/2017 - 5:14pm
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B started its March 14 meeting with a series of updates from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen. Here's a rundown of the key discussion points. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety In his role as Chair of the Council's Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, Allen stated that one of his top priorities is reforming the Youth Rehabilitation Act (YRA), long a subject of interest for ANC 6B and Commissioner Denise Krepp... >>more
03/17/2017 - 2:42pm
Neighbors around the Virginia Avenue Park in Southeast may soon get a newly designed space with a community garden, dog park and open green area. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC) 6B voted March 14 to support a redesign of the park located mainly north of Interstate 695 between Ninth and 11th Streets SE, which commissioners hope starts following the completion of the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel project. It took the commission two years to come up with a basic concept for the park’s... >>more
03/15/2017 - 11:19am
Developers and renovation projects in the District could get financial assistance from the city to prioritize “green” installations with a new bill Mayor Muriel Bowser will propose this week. The legislation would establish a “Green Bank” for the District, the first of any city in the nation — states like Connecticut and New York have banks. Bowser proposes the District invest $7 million per year for five years to fund DC’s Green Bank from a transfer of... >>more