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UPDATE: Complete MPD Report on Police Involved H Street, NE Shooting Thurs. Night.

@IAFF36 tweets at 8pm:

“Units responding for a reported shooting 1100 Blk H street NE”

A reader reports via email:

“I live at the corner of North Cap and M NE and saw over 20 police cars racing down M St NE tonight and then hooking a right towards H St NE around 7:50pm. Multiple other police sailing down N Cap, K, L St, etc all heading to the same area.

A friend who lives near 8th and L NE said there were was a helicopter circling H St NE and police cars coming from all directions headed toward the same area.”

On twitter readers send @PoPville:

“20+ metro PD cars & a helicopter circling sherwood rec center, headed towards #hstreet…what’s happening?”

“it was an active shooter. Shooter is down, several officers injured at 11th & H NE cc@PoPville”

“Shooting just occurred in front of &pizza on H street NE. Suspect is likely dead and an officer injured.”

“1 officer shot by suspect before officers opened fire on suspect”

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635 12th Street Northeast

This house is located at 635 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Great house only steps away from H Street revitalization. This 2BR, 1BA, 2Lvl, 1FPl home with deep yard and parking is perfect for buyers looking to add their own personal touches. The main level has a lovely living room with wood-burning fireplace galley kitchen, step-down den leading to outside space. Upper level has large front bedroom, full bath and back bedroom”

635 12th Street Northeast inside

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $649,999.

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8th and H St, NE via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

In August 2013 when I opened up my store on H street with the hopes and dreams that every entrepreneur has. I wanted to be successful, I wanted to give my customers a quality product at a great price and I wanted to be a part of the H Street community. I had scouted the location out for months. I loved the busy street and I thought that the bus stops were great because it dropped customers off directly in front of the store. Unfortunately immediately after I opened up I realized that there was a problem. My problem was the 10-20 regular loiterers that hung out directly in front and to the side of my store.

There was a lot of drug dealing and drug use. On a daily basis drunk or high people would come into the store and yell at me and my employees. They would threaten us. They would get in our faces. These men would sit on the two steps leading up to the front doors and they literally wouldn’t get out of my way or my customers way. They would stand in the handicapped ramp leading up to the store or sit on the handicap railing. They would also sit on the window sills running down the 8th street side of the building. I sent letters to Lt. Godin and commander Hickson at MPD. Lt. Godin really tried to help me. He visited often and did the best he could. In the end the police department is seriously outnumbered. There was only so much they could do. I begged my landlord to please help me but they did nothing. The people loitering outside made it clear that this was their neighborhood and we weren’t welcome.

They proved it in words and in action. I can tell you countless stories from my seven month pregnant employee being assaulted in the store to my own pregnant wife being intimidated. One employee quit after two days another quit after 7 days. I opened the store so I could make more money to support my growing family. Just before Christmas 2014 I asked the landlord to terminate my lease. They said that they wanted to work with me but because of the coming holidays they were short staffed and we could reconvene after the holidays. On January 13, 2014 my wife went into early labor by six weeks. It was a life changing moment. We had our first child, a boy and we named him Benjamin. We call him Benji. With the business costing me about $12,500 out of pocket to run a month it soon became apparent that we couldn’t afford daycare and I watched Benji as a stay at home dad and brought him to work with me. The daily barrage of intimidation and not knowing what would happen next really took a toll on all of us but especially my employees. (more…)

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1341 H Street, NE

From a press release:

“Easter is linked to Jewish Passover by more than just yearly calendar proximity. In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are identical, with both symbolically celebrating spring, hope, and rebirth, regardless of religion. In their long-continued tradition of bringing together people, cultures and religions, Washington DC’s premier Jewish-Irish bar/restaurant announced today plans to again make this connection with their first-ever “Lamb-a-palooza” Easter Meets Passover holiday weekend celebration, as part of their month-long Spring Shenanigans Simcha Festival.

The festivities begin at 5pm on Friday, April 3rd and run through Sunday, April 5th, offering non-traditional Passover Seder dinners, holiday-inspired brunches, and specialty cocktails. Friday and Saturday night’s multicultural Seder Plate-mirroring dinner menu features classic Matzo Ball Soup, a garden-fresh Romaine & Green Onion Salad with Spicy Horseradish Dressing, savory Herb-Roasted Lamb Chops served with Sauteed Swiss Chard & Shallots, Roasted Rosemary Potatoes, a Pickled Egg, Fruit & Honey Haroset and–with a final nod to the no-flour Passover tradition, freshly baked house-made Matzo Bread. Saturday and Sunday morning’s Brunch menu continues to play on both holidays, featuring Jewish & Irish hybrid dishes such as Beef Salami & Eggs, House-Smoked Salmon with Eggs, Tomatoes & Onion, Lamb Sausage & Egg Irish Breakfast, a “Sunny Side Up” Lamb Burger, Cream Cheese Omelets and Matzo Brei. And finally, to wash it all down, Star and Shamrock Bar Manager, Gene Barnett, will be unveiling his Irish whiskey and Manischewitz “Guilt Chaser” craft cocktail, with an enhanced selection of Kosher, California Cabernets and Chardonnays throughout the weekend.

Star and Shamrock’s famous frontman, co-owner, Jason Feldman, offered, “We have always stuck by the notion that there is more in common with these two cultures than most people think. We love celebrating the similarities with a bit of irreverency. Star and Shamrock’s story is more than just kitsch, it’s about our traditions and history. So, if you’re wondering whether you should go to Easter dinner at your mother-in-law’s during Passover or if it’s okay to eat matzo and peeps, our ‘Passover Meets Easter Lamb-a-palooza’ has your answer.”

For additional information on this and other Spring Shenanigans Simcha Festival celebrations, such as Star and Shamrock’s upcoming five-year-anniversary party on the weekend of April 16th, as well as various smaller parties in between, please visit www.StarandShamrock.com/SpringShenanigans.”

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From @MayorBowser’s State of the District last night:

“We all know that the Streetcar has been long on promises but short on results. That changes now.

I promise you that we will get the Street Car along H Street and Benning Road line up and running.

Then we will extend the line to downtown Ward 7 so that Councilmember Alexander’s constituents along Benning Road can ride to Union Station and eventually all the way to Georgetown.”

What about Georgia Ave and Walter Reed…?

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1351 H Street, NE

In other massively anticipated openings – Maketto has finally announced a day – Friday, April 10th.

From an email:

“MAKETTO HOUSE WARMING PARTY
APRIL 4, 2015
DOORS OPEN: 7PM, FIRST ACT: 8PM
PERFORMANCES BY
CHUCK INGLISH | AVERS | M.I.L.F. | BOND ST. DISTRICT
HOUSE DJ GAVIN HOLLAND
CO-SPONSORED BY
ALL THINGS GO x JAMES RIVER DISTILLERY x ROCK & ROLL HOTEL
TICKETS $25