Friday, August 17, 2018

Fox 5: Woman Hospitalized Following Altercation (During Which She Used a Racial Slur) on the X2 Bus

Reader Pat sent in this Fox 5 news story on a woman who was hospitalized following a fight on the X2 bus Tuesday evening. Videos posted on Twitter shows part of the incident in which a white woman argues with someone off screen. The white woman, who clutches a beverage in a plastic cup, says "I just don't want to listen to your music. You guys are..." Which is interrupted by another woman (off screen) who says something like "Throwing yourself into a fit over what now?" The white woman swears, complaining that someone smacked her head, and the other woman responds that she should shut up then. The white woman says "No! I don't have to shut up" and then gets up and moves towards the front door of the bus while one or more people shout for her to get off the bus. Before she exits she looks back and says what I hear as "F**king [the n word] asses!" The other people on the bus can be heard reacting before the clip cuts off. The final video clip shows the the white woman lying on the sidewalk of the Hopscotch Bridge with blood on her face and liquid spattered all around the area as the bus drives away and someone (it sounds like the other woman from the argument) shouts out at the woman on the sidewalk "Call someone else a [n word]!" Other people can be seen standing nearby on the sidewalk, and at least one of them appears to be making a phone call. The Root also covered the incident.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Refresh Your Wardrobe Sustainably at Tomorrow's Summer Swap Shop at Wundergarten

Summer Swap Shop

Do you have clothes, shoes, or accessories that you no longer wear taking up valuable real estate in your closet or drawers? Bring them to the Summer Swap & Shop tomorrow (Friday, August 17th) from 2–6pm at Wundergarten (1101 First St. NE).

1. Bring your clothing and accessories to trade at the event (children's clothing is fine)
2. For each item you bring, you will receive one ticket
3. Use your tickets to “purchase” any item at the Summer Swap Shop. Every item costs one ticket.

Items can be in any condition (but should be clean). Clothing that you deem to be too tattered for swapping can be dropped off at DC Sustainable Fashion Collective's textile recycling table.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Non-Fatal Shooting Yesterday at 21st & I Street NE

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There was a mid-day (11:06am) shooting yesterday in Carver-Langston area. The original alert gives a location of the 2400 block of I Street NE, which seems a little off (but you can see that I Street does curve around oddly where it meets 22nd Street NE). I've placed the pin at 21st & I Street NE. An MPD representative explained on a local email list that "5th District members were near the 2000 block of Maryland Avenue, NE, when they heard sounds of gunshots and immediately began canvassing.  A short time later, a victim was located in the 2100 block of I Street, NE suffering from a gunshot wound." That victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The text of the original alert is below.

Alert: Shooting at 1106 hrs in the 2400 block of I Street, NE. Lookout for B/M, 18-25 years of age, slim build, tan pants, orange/ red sweatshirt, Last seen driving a black vehicle
DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT #i20180469171
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-508) Alert DC
Sent by MPD Cad # 2609

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

ANC 5D Meeting Tonight with Presenter Crown Castle on Expanding Wireless Infrastructure

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5D will hold their monthly meeting tonight in the community room at 371 Morse St. NE. The meeting starts at 7pm. I haven't seen an agenda yet, but I was contacted by a representative for one of the presenters. You can read about them below.

Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure and we are committed to building a safer, better-connected community.

 As you may be aware, the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer has developed an efficient and streamlined processes for providers to install “small cell” solutions on existing right-of-way infrastructure like street signs, telephone poles, or streetlights in the District. These small cells will improve the quality of wireless service throughout the District by expanding coverage and increasing network capacity.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Local Spots Taking Part in Restaurant Week

Fare Well will offer Restaurant Week menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner. 
Their regular menu will be available as well.

Restaurant Week starts today and several neighborhood establishments are participating. Restaurant week runs from August 13th through the 19th, and some restaurants choose to extend their specials offerings. During this time the restaurants below will offer special fixed price multi-course menus (three course lunch for $22, or a three course dinner for $35, or brunch for $22.) Businesses can choose to participate only at lunch, dinner, or brunch (brunch is a new addition this year). Check the restaurant's website, or the Restaurant Week website, to see updates or the menus many places have posted.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Local Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Candidates

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The Board of Elections has released the list of candidates for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner who turned in their petitions with the required number of signatures. There are likely to be some challenges to signatures, so some of these folks may not appear on the final ballots for the general election on November 6th. The asterisk next to a name identifies an incumbent.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Morning Briefing: Stellina Pizza, The Outsider, Kitsuen, & an ANC 5D Mtg

1359 H St. NE, shown here in 2007 when it was home to Sova, is set to become a Japanese restaurant called The Outsider

Stellina Pizza to Open in Union Market District
An ABRA application for a Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant has been filed for Stellina Pizzeria at 399 Morse St. NE. The application calls for seating capacity of 40, total occupancy load of 60, and a sidewalk cafe with 20 seats. Proposed hours of operation are Sunday–Wednesday 11am–11:30pm and Thursday–Saturday 11am–12:30am. The protest petition deadline is September 17th, with a roll call hearing set for October 1st., and a protest hearing November 28th.