07/02/15 10:45am

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301 Massachusetts Avenue, NE

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Romeo & Juliet has finally opened in the former White Tiger space. Their website says:

“Great food, great people Welcome to our new restaurant.

“Rome wasn’t built in a day.” – It has taken over 2 years to develop our restaurant to get the right feeling when you walk through our doors and taste from our kitchen.”

Check out their menus here.

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07/02/15 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

07/02/15 9:20am

A reader reports:

“There was a drive by shooting at 7th and N Street NW at approximately 12:25am. Two cars drove by shooting. One silver and one black. The black one appeared to be a Chevy Malibu. Officers on scene now. At least one person has been shot.

What can we do to stop this madness in this great, up and coming neighborhood? It’s every other week now!”

MPD confirms:

“The third district is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of 7th St., Northwest, at approximately 12:10 AM.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”

07/02/15 8:40am

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UPDATE from MPD:

“A call was placed from a building inside of the Washington Navy yard for possible sounds of gun shots around 0729 AM – a subsequent request was made to partner law enforcement agencies for assistance. At this time we have completed our search of the building and have found no evidence of a shooting or injured personnel.

The scene has been turned back over to Vice Admiral Hilarides of the NavSea Command.”

UPDATE from AlertDC:

MPD reports that the police activity is clear and all associated streets have reopened.”

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Traffic Advisory/Street Closures/M St SE from S. Capitol to 11th St SE/11th St from M St to Virginia/ Street Closures//South Capitol St from M to I St SE. Please avoid the area.”

From AlertDC:

“MPD reports police activity in the area of the Navy Yard. Please avoid the area. Go indoors and shelter in place.”

Updates when more is known. Thanks to all who’ve emailed and tweeted. In Sept. 2013 there was a shooting in the Navy Yard facilities.

Update from WMATA:

“MTPD K9 and EOD units have completed multiple precautionary sweeps of Navy Yard. Navy Yard station is open w/no impact to service. #wmata”

Update from Council Member Charles Allen ‏@CharlesAllenW6

“All #NavyYard staff accounted for according to authorities. Interviews taking place. Response & lock-down still being maintained for now.”