The Hill Rag

04/27/2017 - 11:48am
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with your Capitol Hill bookstores this Saturday, April 25. Fairy Godmother Children’s Bookstore (319 Seventh St. SE) is celebrating with free books for children from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children can get one free copy of a used, out of print or slightly worn book ranging from toddler to young adult level. Fairy Godmother has served Capitol Hill as an independent bookstore for more than 33 years. East City Bookshop (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will celebrate... >>more
04/27/2017 - 9:31am
A man was shot in the legs on the 1300 block of H Street NE around 12:45 a.m. on April 27. He did not suffer life-threatening injuries. Police are searching for the suspect. In Other News At 7 a.m., police arrested a man on the 100 block of M Street SW on charges of Theft First Degree of a car. At 4:50 a.m., police arrested a man on the corner of Independence Avenue and Second Street SE on charges of Driving Under the Influence. At 3:40 p.m., police arrested a man on the 300 block of 14th... >>more
04/26/2017 - 12:46pm
The National Capital Bank of Washington has announced that Robin Robertson has joined the Bank as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Director for its Washington metropolitan branch network. Robertson has over twenty years of banking experience in branch management and branch operations, as well as bank marketing, most recently with Cardinal Bank, where she was Director of Marketing. In her new role, Robertson will be responsible for driving sales and service performance of its retail teams... >>more
04/26/2017 - 12:39pm
The National Capital Bank of Washington (NCB) reported net income of$1,173,000, or $4.07 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $1,819,000, or $6.31 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2016. NCB continues to improve asset quality which resulted in a reversal of loan provision expense in the amount of $1,264,000 for the first quarter of 2017 compared to a $1,895,000 provision reversal for the first quarter of 2016. Non-performing loans to total loans... >>more
04/26/2017 - 10:55am
You can order a $1 pretzel April 26 at the Pretzel Bakery (257 15th St. SE) to celebrate National Pretzel Day and the shop’s fifth anniversary since opening on Capitol Hill. Owner Sean Haney and Director of Operations Alan Chargin will also hand out 500 free pretzels in the Rayburn Office Building on Independence Avenue SE with DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen. Since opening in 2012, the Pretzel Bakery has grown and added savory and sweet takes... >>more
04/26/2017 - 9:50am
Mountain Bike Patrol Catches Thieves Two bicycle thieves were stopped by mountain bike riding police officers on the 900 block of 12th Street NE on April 25. One man climbed up on the balcony of the victim’s home, grabbed his bicycle and threw it over the ledge to a second man. The victim yelled at them and they fled without the bike. Officers quickly responded on their mountain bikes and arrested the two suspects.   Man Grabs Money from Unzipped Purse A woman was robbed while... >>more
04/25/2017 - 2:06pm
Drivers and DC residents be aware: several law enforcement agencies will simulate a response to a terrorist attack in a drill Wednesday, April 26, in Northeast DC, Southeast DC, Arlington County, Fairfax County and Prince George’s County. The exercise will start in the morning. The drill is intended to help train first responders, law enforcement and other agencies on how to react in the case of an attack, Homeland Security and Public Safety for Council of Governments Managing Director... >>more
04/25/2017 - 1:37pm
Out with frites and in with tacos—Bearnaise (315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) will switch from a French bistro to a taqueria between May and June. Restaurateur Spike Mendelsohn, who recently returned to Capitol Hill, will turn the Sunnyside Restaurant Group holding into a fast-casual stop for residents and visitors to the Capitol, as first reported by the Washingtonian’s Jessica Sidman. “We're taking another American favorite food and serving it up with a hip vibe and fresh... >>more
04/25/2017 - 12:00am
The image of a young girl                 emerges out of the casket… Up, out of the ground                 into—onto— The divine dancefloor,                 there to be approached By her young admirer         ... >>more