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From MPD:

“On Monday, November. 14, 2016 at approximately 9:30 pm Fifth District Officers responded to the 2300 Woodridge St NE in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and located a victim. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. A suspect in the shooting was taken into custody for questioning. The shooting was found to be domestic in nature and no continuous danger to the community.”

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2414 Douglas Avenue, NE courtesy of District Clay

Following word of “the district’s first get-married-anytime, secular wedding ‘chapel’”

From a press release:

“The District Clay Center will open Washington’s first Ceramic Center and Gallery on Saturday, November 19 as it expands its space from 2,000 to 6,400 square feet at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse near Brookland in northeast Washington DC.

The NEW! District Clay Center will also include a 500 square foot ceramic Gallery, room for workshops and receptions, an associate artist program and studio artist program, including private artist studio space, the most comprehensive offering of ceramic equipment in the region, a guest resident artist program for young emerging artists and a master artist workshop program. (more…)

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courtesy Pop! Wed Co.

From a press release:

“DC-based wedding startup Pop! Wed Co. has opened the district’s first get-married-anytime, secular wedding “chapel”. Not getting married, but just want to visit? Stop by any Friday in November between 12-7pm for a drink and a tour!

You may know Pop! Wed Co. from their guerilla-style popup weddings at downtown museums, or their collaborations with beloved local establishments like DC Brau and Miss Pixie’s. Now, the wedding startup is opening their own bright, fun, styled wedding headquarters to host the most fun tiny weddings in the city — and maybe, on the planet.

The new wedding venue is part of DC’s Off the Beaten Track Warehouse, a community of artists in the heart of Northeast DC. Other tenants include florists and a letterpress studio, so couples can get almost anything they’d need for a wedding right at the Warehouse. [2414 Douglas St, NE] (more…)

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Photo by by Doug Van Sant

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2016) — This Saturday, September 24, D.C.’s famed concert and nightlife venue Echostage will celebrate its four-year anniversary in style with a free concert and party for fans. Internationally acclaimed DJs Deorro and MAKJ will provide the soundtrack for the night-long bash while party-goers enjoy a complimentary open bar to get the bash started from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Washingtonians 18+ can reserve free tickets to the event on Echostage’s website.

Since its inception in 2012, Echostage has attracted industry EDM and hip hop heavyweights such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Jay-Z, and Hardwell. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Andrew Pasko-Reader

“Dear PoPville,

Vocal residents in Langdon and Woodridge have successfully lobbied for a liquor license moratorium in the vicinity of Echostage, Stadium Club, Bliss, The Scene, etc. There will be a 30-day public comment period once the notice is up on the DC Register.

While I’m glad the radius is only 600 feet from the intersection of Bladensburg Rd. and 24th Pl. NE, and not the 1800 feet frequently requested, I’m still dismayed that residents are intent on suppressing economic development in this otherwise underutilized area of the city for the sake of their own street parking conveniences.”

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (Board) approved proposed rules on September 7, 2016 in response to community petitions for a limit on certain liquor licenses in the Langdon Park and Woodridge communities. The proposal is not yet in effect as it is still subject to a 30-day public comment period.

The proposed moratorium would extend 600 feet in all directions from the intersection of Bladensburg Road and 24th Place, NE. Within the zone, two restrictions would apply for a three-year period. First, the proposed rules would place a limit of three class C nightclub and multipurpose facility licenses in the zone. Second, the proposed rules would not allow new entertainment endorsements to be issued to restaurants and taverns in the area. (more…)

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From DPR:

“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in conjunction with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is hosting the 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day. The free event celebrates the music and memory of DC’s Go-Go music legend Chuck Brown.

The celebration features musical performances by the Chuck Brown Band, with Plunky and the Oneness, and Secret Society. The event also includes information tables and a children’s area with the Chuck Brown Foundation’s annual “back to school back pack giveaway.” Bring a blanket or lawn chair for an afternoon of entertainment in honor of the godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown.

What:
Chuck Brown Day

When:
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Time:
3 to 7 pm

Where:

Chuck Brown Memorial Park
2901 20th Street NE”

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1812 Bryant Street Northeast

This unit is located at 1812 Bryant Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Charming Channing Court! Woodridge near New York Ave. Moments to down town, Brookland and Rhode Island Ave. 1.2 miles to Rhode Island Ave metro. Two level condo with townhouse feel. Wood burning Fireplace, HWF, Granite, Stainless, large finished attic, two master bedrooms with baths, ample closet space, washer/dryer, fenced back yard. Pet Friendly. Parking space included. OPEN SUNDAY 12-3”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $325,000 ($162 monthly fee.)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced the arrest of two suspects who were wanted in connection with a triple homicide that occurred in the 1800 block of Franklin Street, Northeast on Tuesday, April 23, 1991.

At approximately 10:12 am, Fifth District Officers responded to a call for an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located two adult males and an adult female; all were unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life.

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, pursuant to DC Superior Court Arrest Warrants, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 44-year-old Michael Green of Northeast, D.C. and 45-year-old Benito Valdez, of Arlington, Virginia. They are both charged with First Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting deaths of 29-year-old Curtis Pixley, of Northeast, D.C., 24-year-old Keith Simmons, of Fort Washington, MD, and 23-year-old Samantha Gillard, of Southeast, D.C.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From an email:

“On Thursday night Mayor Bowser hosted a community meeting at New Cannon Baptist Church in Ward 5 to discuss her plan to end homelessness in all 8 wards. The community was told that the city intends to build a homeless shelter at 2622 25th Place NE in the neighborhood of Langdon. Many residents attended the event and expressed their strong opposition to the proposed location, citing concerns for both for the homeless families and the additional impact on the community which has numerous homeless shelters already.

Statement from Rhys Gerholdt (a Langdon resident near the proposed location): (more…)