arrest
via google maps

From MPD:

“Arrest Made in Multiple Child Sexual Abuse Offenses:
1800 Block of Perry Street, Northeast

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services Division announced an arrest has been made in a Child Sexual Abuse offense that occurred between the dates of August 17, 2016 and February 6, 2017

The investigation revealed that the suspect, who was employed as a public charter school teacher, engaged in sexual contact on multiple occasions with two female victims and one male victim.

On Friday, February 24, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 35-year-old Manuel Garcia Fernandez, of Northwest, DC, was arrested and charged with three counts of Second Degree Child Sexual Abuse.

Anyone who has information regarding this subject committing similar crimes should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

womendenim

From an email:

“Join A Free Hand Co. in the newly redesigned A Creative DC: Brookland space for WOMEN + DENIM: a fundraising shopping party and jeans drive! Local artists and retailers will be selling products ranging from all-natural skincare (Be Clean), to clothing and accessories (Kaleidos and Mallory Shelter Jewelry) to home goods and paper products (Elizabeth Graeber and Painted Palettes). We’ll have sparkling wine on hand and plenty of ~GOOD VIBES~ as we support DC women. (more…)

homicide
via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1500 block of Irving Street, Northeast on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

At approximately 1:47 am, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS found no signs consistent with life, and the victim remained on the scene. (more…)

Brooklands-Finest
12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“Brookland’s Finest will host a fundraiser this Thursday, February 2nd, where 50% of the proceeds of a special appetizer, dinner and dessert created by chef/co-owner Shannan Troncoso will benefit Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School. Fish tacos will be the appetizer, Tony T’s adobo marinated fried chicken will be the entrée, and banana split with Moorenko’s ice cream will be the dessert.

100% of sales from a keg of Port City Optimal Wit will be donated as well.”

rental

This rental is located at 3900 7th Street, NE at Quincy. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1175 / 1br – 650ft2

We have a one bedroom apartment located in Brookland available for August rental. Amenities include hardwood floors. On and off street parking is available.

Located just a five minute walk from the Brookland/Catholic University metro stop (Red Line), two blocks from the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center and with in walking distance of Catholic University, convenience stores, drug stores, food markets, dry cleaners, and restaurants.

Monthly Rent: $1,175 plus utilities (gas and electric).
Utilities paid by tenant (gas and electric)
Security Deposit: $1,175
One year lease (minimum)”

hawk

“Seen chilling out in Brookland/University Heights, close to the ‘buffet’ – my birdfeeders.”

If you spot a hawk or other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to [email protected] Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

1218 Perry St NE #201

This unit is located at 1218 Perry Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Bargain in Brookland! Wood floors and tons of natural light. Gorgeous eat in kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances and marble counter tops. Enjoy central air, a Nest thermostat and a washer/dryer combo in the unit. Walk to Yes Organic Market, Catholic University, many shops and Brookland Metro (Red line). Low condo fees. Storage cage included! OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-4”

GDON

You can see more photos here and a youtube tour here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $299,000 ($279 monthly fee.)

g9-route

A reader reports:

“Just wanted to share with you and fellow readers, from Kenyon McDuffie’s facebook page last night.

“The G9 is on schedule to begin service on Rhode Island Avenue in March 2017.

The G9 will run the entire east-west length of Ward 5 along Rhode Island Avenue and connect downtown on the same route the G8 takes.”

It looks like the new G9 route got approved and will start running in March 2017. Not sure of the exact route/stops, but this is great news for ward 5 residents as it will connect Rhode Island Ave to downtown via a direct bus route. Awesome for Woodridge/Langdon/Brookland residents!”

brooklands-finest
12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“The neighborhood restaurant Brookland’s Finest, co-owned by Tony Tomelden, John Solomon and chef/partner Shannan Troncoso, is getting close to selling their 30,000th Colonel Burger. The sandwich, named for Colonel Brooks, who was an early 20th century developer of the Brookland neighborhood, is made with certified Angus beef, and topped with pickled onions, Tillamook cheddar, Applewood smoked bacon, and served on a brioche bun with a side of tempura onion rings. To celebrate, the restaurant will present the guest who ends up ordering the 30,000th burger (anticipated sometime this month) with a golden safety pin, and make a donation in their name to one of three charities — TAPS, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the Washington Jesuit Academy, or a charity of the guest’s choosing.

ward5
Rendering of 1700 Rhode Island Ave, NE via DC Department of General Services

“Dear PoPville,

I thought your readers might find the BZA submission for the Ward 5 family homeless shelter to be of interest. They are requesting multiple zoning exceptions including height, loading zone, and parking. Not sure where the other shelters’ plans are in their process, but if the board approves this, it could set the tone for zoning leniency with the other shelters’ plans. Needless to say, several neighbors are very unhappy with the exceptions. Can’t we build a shelter that contributes to the character of a neighborhood instead of being a monstrous eyesore?”