Neighborhood News

08/21/2017 - 12:39pm
Labyrinth Games and Puzzles (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is co-sponsor of the third annual WashingCon tabletop game convention coming to the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center (300 Reservoir Rd. NW) this Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th. Over 1,200 game fans of all ages are expected to attend. WashingCon offers hundreds of chances to try face-to-face gaming, from party games to complicated strategy as well as fun games and activities for kids. Labyrinth owner Kathleen... >>more
08/21/2017 - 12:30pm
Join the Southeast Branch of the DC Public Library (403 Seventh St. SE) on Monday, August 21 for a viewing party during the partial solar eclipse of the sun. On Monday at 2:42 p.m., the District will experience an 81 percent eclipse of the sun. Although it will not be a total eclipse, it is an extremely rare phenomenon. Those who attend the viewing party will receive a free pair of eclipse glasses to view the eclipse in the Southeast Library garden. The event is for the whole family--all are... >>more
08/21/2017 - 10:17am
At 3:00 a.m. Friday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Canal Street SW on charges of Threats to Kidnap or Injure a Person. At 7:35 a.m. Friday, a  man was arrested on the 1200 block of I Street SE on charges of Aggravated Assault. At 12:03 p.m. Friday, there was a robbery on the 1700 block of L Street NE. At 12:35 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. At 12:44 a.m. Saturday, there was an assault... >>more
08/18/2017 - 12:43pm
Councilmember Charles Allen (Wad 6-D) and Mayor Muriel Bowser were on hand at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Watkins Elementary School (420 12 Street SE). The ceremony celebrated the completion of the $44 million modernization of the school, which was built in 1962. The modernization includes a 26,338 square foot addition that consists of new administrative spaces, an outdoor classroom, state-of-the-art media center, and a new cafeteria and gym. The school shares... >>more
08/18/2017 - 10:28am
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced Thursday that they had made an arrest in the July 26th shooting murder of a 37 year-old man on the Anacostia River Trail. At about 8:30 a.m. that day, members of the Sixth District were dispatched to the listed the trail south of the 3300 block of East Capitol Street SE after reports of a shooting. When they got there, officers found a 37 year-old Southeast man who had been shot multiple times. The victim displayed no signs of life and was... >>more
08/17/2017 - 7:45pm
At 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, a woman was arrested on the 100 block of I Street SE on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon. At 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, a man was arrested on the 100 block of M Street SE on charges of Indecent Exposure. At 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, a car was stolen on the 1500 block of F Street NE. Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities helps prevent crime. If a citizen sees suspicious activity, or any activity that seems out of the ordinary,... >>more
08/16/2017 - 3:28pm
At 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, a man was arrested on the 500 block of H Street NE on charges of Misdemeanor Sex Abuse. At 11:48 p.m. Tuesday, a man and a woman were arrested on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE on charges of Aggravated Assault. At 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, there was a robbery on the 1000 block of New Jersey Avenue SE. At 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, there was an assault with a dangerous weapon in the Unit block of I Street SE. Reporting Illegal Activity Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious... >>more
08/16/2017 - 10:44am
The Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) held its second public hearing on the future status of Seventh Street SE. The Committee continued to seek comment on the issue of whether or not the 200 and 300 blocks of Seventh Street –the site of three outdoor markets – should remain closed to weekend traffic after the Hine School Project is complete. Sources indicated that the Project is expected to be completed as early as September 30 and as late as October 31. Many of... >>more
08/15/2017 - 1:48pm
Change keeps coming to the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium Campus. For the past six weeks, the Skate Park at RFK has been closed for a transformation by local artist Naturel. Co-designed by a pro skater, this 15,000-square-foot attraction has been called the top skate park in the DC area. Skaters of all ages and skill levels use it, and families enjoy watching the action. Join Events DC for a day of family-friendly fun with games, food, music, entertainment and the unveiling of a new mural on... >>more