A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Brandi Young is Missing (1100 Block of 19th St)

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Do You Know this Dog?

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A reader found this dog wandering around 6th and K Street this morning. He does not have a microchip, and is currently staying at the New York Avenue Shelter waiting to go home.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

MPD Seeks Info in 1300 Block of Orren 6/17 Murder

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Have a Ball at NoMa's 4th of July Bash

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Fun at last year's bash. Photo courtesy of NoMa BID

NoMa's home to quite the 4th of July bash this year. They've got a live blue grass band, moon bounces, face-painting, and more. The Harris Teeter kicked in free hamburgers, hotdogs, and watermelon will be available for the first 200 attendees. This is an all ages event at Storey Park (1005 First Street NE).

Grease is Playing at NoMa Summer Screen Tonight

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Join friends and neighbors for tonight's edition of NoMa Summer Screen.  There will be music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and the classic film Grease (PG-13). Pre-movie music by DJ Deedub. Tonight's food trucks are: Popped! Republic, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Healthy Fool, Federal City Bros, Pleasant Pops. All films include subtitles.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Celebrate the 4th with Little Miss Whiskey's

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A little something for those prefer their 4th of July with a bit of dance music and an extensive beer selection. Little Miss Whiskey's (1104 H Street) starting at 10pm.

Escape the Oval Office at the Soft Opening of Escape the Classroom

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You may have heard about the new escape room experience headed to H Street. Now's your chance to try it out at Escape the Classroom (1322B H Street). The concept is simple. You head into a room, in this case a recreation of the the Oval Office, and search for clues that will allow your team of 5-10 people to escape from the room within the one hour time limit. Here's the description of the Oval Office game:

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tragic Story of a Dog Attack & Info on Animal Control

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A neighbor recently contacted me with a very disturbing story about a fatal dog on dog attack. His story appears below. Beneath that you will find information on animal control in the District of Columbia and what to do if you witness animal abuse/neglect or encounter a dangerous animal situation.
We live on Owen Place in Trinidad.  Our neighbor got a pit bull a few years back.  We just found out that it was trained over the years to fight.  About a year ago it jumped another neighbor’s fence and ripped apart a little white dog in just a few seconds while several neighbors watched in horror, unable to do much.  The dog was taken by Animal Control but somehow it ended up back at the neighbor’s house.

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Ben's Chili Bowl to Open 7/8

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Contestants chow down during a Ben's Halfsmoke eating contest at the 2014 H Street Festival

You've probably noticed the sign outside the new Ben's Chili Bowl location on H Street. The lights are up, the chairs are in, and they are ready to go. If you're around at 11am on Wednesday you can even watch them cut the ribbon.

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Man Fatally Shot in the 1600 Block of E Street

A man was shot shortly after 5pm today in the 1600 block of E Street. This is only a couple of blocks away from popular a community swimming pool that is open until 6pm on Sundays. Neighbors reported hearing several shots. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died. If you have information about this shooting please contact police by calling 911 or 202-727-9099, or anonymously texting 50411.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fatal Shooting in the 1200 Block of Raum

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Statement from MPD:

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, at approximately 12:00am Fifth District officers responded to 1200 block of Raum Street for sounds of gunshots.  Once on the scene the observed a male suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The male was transported to Med Starr and later succumb to his injuries.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Medical Examiner Says Homicide in Burning Body Case

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Multiple local news outlets are reporting that the body found burning in a trashcan behind Holbrook Terrace is that of an African-American male. The body had gunshot wounds, and the death has been ruled a homicide.

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: Anacostia in Bloom Edition

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Anacostia wildflowers in bloom. The Anacostia Community Museum will offer docent-led tours this Sunday of their current exhibition "How the Civil War Changed Washington." Photo credit: Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

Thursday, June 25

Hill Center Galleries  – 6pm to 8 pm

Join Hill Center Galleries for the opening reception of the third annual Open Regional Art Exhibition, which features 104 works from 96 artists. The National Gallery of Art Senior Curator and Chief of Design, Mark Leithauser, juried this year’s exhibition. For details and to RSVP, click here.

Hill Center is located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

ANC 5D Special Meeting 7/2

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Screenshot of an ANC5D meeting filmed by Edward Milton

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION (ANC) 5D
NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING
FIFTH DISTRICT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, 1805 BLADENSBURG RD, NE
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015 – 7:00 PM
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