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via Casa Ruby

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department announced that an arrest has been made in connection with multiple offenses which occurred in the 2800 block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

At approximately 2:00 pm, the suspect engaged in a verbal altercation with a victim inside of an establishment. Following the exchange, the subject physically assaulted the victim and made threatening remarks. The subject proceeded to exit the establishment and throw a brick at the door, causing damage.

Based upon the initial investigation at the scene and witness statements, the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this as a potential bias related crime.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 20-year-old Andrew Cook, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Felony Destruction of Property. Cook was additionally charged with Simple Assault and Threatening to Kidnap or Injure a Person.”

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2822 Georgia Ave NW via Casa Ruby

Thanks to all who emailed this outrage from Casa Ruby:

“Alert! Alert!

Our Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center was just vandalized and a staff assaulted by a transgender Hater 2 days after our mayor Muriel Bowser reported a 100% increase in hate crimes against transgender people, the violence is real 7 transgender women murdered this is how it begins and we refuse to be the next ones.”

BMPV

“Dear PoPville,

Two families with children enrolled in a local elementary school, Bruce Monroe Elementary at Park View (BMPV), are currently facing deportation proceedings and are approaching the community for help.

A fund has been established to support the families so they can retain an attorney.

We’re urging neighbors to please consider donating! Any money not spent providing legal assistance to BMPV families will be donated to the CAIR coalition and CARECEN in equal parts.”

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3333 Georgia Ave, NW

From The Midlands:

“In honor of President’s Day The Midlands will be donating 100% of profits from the entire day to the Latin American Youth Center of Washington DC.

Their mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. (more…)

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“a barred owl in front of our house on Keefer Place, NW”

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.

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3333 Georgia Ave, NW

From The Midlands:

“Jan 20th. Farewell President Obama & Diamond Joe Biden Rocking Taco Fiesta featuring live music from Katie Chambers and the band Nation. We will host the open bar party from 7 to 11 with endless tacos, prepper raffle and cutouts of Barry O & Diamond Joe.

Tickets.

“The Midlands would like to invite everyone to join us after the Women’s March to cover our windows & walls with your posters.

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We also need your help to support the House of Ruth a local charity that helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives escaping domestic abuse and achieve safe housing, trauma recovery, mental health programs, addiction recovery, employment and abuse-free relationships.

All profits from Flying Dog Brewery drafts from 6P to 9P will be donated.

Fire Dancing performance by Revolutionary Motion (more…)

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This unit is located at 701 Lamont St, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“Sleek, industrial loft condo with low fees. This unique offering boasts true loft ceilings, up-to-date kitchen, exposed brick, ductwork and concrete floors. Soaring walls in a modern palette make perfect backdrop for works of art or TV. Renovated kitchen with glistening stainless steel appliances, sleek cabinetry. Balcony off master suite, amazing built-out closet spaces, garage parking!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $550,000 ($228 monthly fee.)

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“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering you could post something in support of Save Bruce Monroe Park. The City is planning on turning it into a 9 story luxury condo building on Georgia Ave, and I think many of our neighbors would be opposed to this if they were aware. People need to call their councilmembers today before the Council votes tomorrow on whether to postpone a final vote.

There is also an email tool that people can use.

More info on the park.

I love the Columbia Heights/ Petworth area, and it would be a real shame to lose this park to more condos.”

Ed. Note: You can see previous Bruce Monroe posts here.

The following release was just issued at 12:25pm on the Columbia Heights Listserv “DC Council Approves Surplus and Disposition of Bruce Monroe Site for Park Morton Redevelopment Effort”:

“Today, the Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously at their Committee of the Whole meeting to place the Bruce Monroe surplus and disposition resolutions on the consent agenda for approval at today’s final Legislative Meeting of 2016. This action supports the effort for the site to be used as the “Build First” site in the District’s effort to replace the Park Morton Housing Complex with a new mixed-income community without displacing Park Morton families from the community. The Zoning Commission is scheduled to take action on the related Park Morton Planned Unit Development cases on January 30, 2017, following two hearings held earlier this month. (more…)