“Metro Transit Police have arrested a 29-year-old man for assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly threatened a Green Line train operator with a knife this morning.
At approximately 8:40 a.m. today, Metro Transit Police officers responded to Anacostia Station after the operator of a southbound Green Line train reported that he had been threatened with a knife by a male patron, subsequently identified as Norman W. Polk.
Polk allegedly kicked and banged on the door leading to the train operator’s cab while the train was stopped servicing a station. When the operator opened the door to see what was going on, Polk allegedly displayed a three-inch folding knife and verbally threatened the operator for not moving the train fast enough. The operator secured the door and radioed for assistance.
Metro Transit Police responded, and the suspect was arrested on the platform at Anacostia Station without further incident. A knife was recovered at the scene.
The police activity resulted in Green Line delays of approximately 15 minutes during the morning rush hour, and two trains were single-tracked around the incident. There were no injuries.”
“After more than 10 years in the planning and approval process, DC Water is moving forward with the St. Elizabeths water storage tower. Construction is slated to begin in the coming weeks, and is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Some areas east of the Anacostia River have historically experienced low water pressure. DC Water planned years ago to improve the pressure with a new pumping station, water tower and transmission mains. Together, these elements would create a new water service zone (new pressure area) south of the Ft. Stanton area. While the pumping station was built in 2008, the water storage tower was delayed in approvals and permitting. (more…)
This house is located at 1501 W Street, Southeast. The listing says:
“Spacious, open floor plan, huge detached home in superb location right next to historic Frederick Douglas home. Basically rebuilt 4 bed/3.5 ba home w/2car carport, large kitchen w/separate dining room. Morning room leading to patio. Finished walkout basement w/bedroom & full bath w/kitchenette could be income producing! Close to Downtown D.C./Northern VA, restaurants & new shops in Anacostia!”
This house is located at 2222 Hunter Place, Southeast. The listing says:
“This is a must see!! This Gorgeous 4 bedroom home has 1 full bath and 2 half baths. The updated kitchen will suit the needs of your pickiest buyer! There’s a separate living and dining room. It features nice hardwood floors that sparkle! The fully finished basement is perfect for entertaining. There’s also plenty of room in the backyard for entertaining as well!”
I am a property manager and I manage a number of small condominiums all over the city including Georgetown, Anacostia, Columbia Heights, Eastern Market, etc.
On Tuesday night, 3/8/16, a resident/owner at one of my buildings in Anacostia – who we’ll call Paul – arrived home around 10:30pm to an apartment that had been robbed. While we are not entirely sure the order of events, based on what we know, the perpetrators most likely entered through his bedroom window and proceeded to steal his computer, TV, and PlayStation. It was most likely a group of kids, one of whom broke through the window, walked through the apartment, and let his/her accomplices in through the front door.
When the police arrived on site on the night of 3/8/16, as Paul explained to the police what happened, the police accused Paul of “staging” the break-in, asking Paul if there was “anything else he was leaving out of the story.”(more…)
“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Anacostia River Festival on Sunday, April 17 from 1 – 5PM in Anacostia Park, a premier event and official closing program of the National Cherry Blossom Festival! This year’s festival celebrates “connecting people to parks” in recognition of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration. Activities include: kayaking, boating, fishing workshops, hands-on art projects, musical performances, bike parades, and other unique programs engaging families with the river, its history and ecology. Held in Anacostia Park, this FREE event will encourage District residents and tourists alike to explore communities and parks east of the river.
When: Sunday, April 17, 2016; 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: National Park Service’s Anacostia Park. Good Hope Road and Anacostia Drive SE
Who: FREE and open to the public.
The Anacostia River Festival is presented by the National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.”