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1309 5th Street, NE

From a press release:

“Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. will launch its Thursday Test Kitchen concept at Union Market (1309 5th St NE) this Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3pm. The menu for Mason Dixie’s Thursday Test Kitchen will be a departure from the usual breakfast options and include new savory items, such as chicken pot pie, creme brûlée filled doughnuts, coconut curry chicken biscuit sandwiches, and Mason Dixie’s version of the banh mi. (more…)

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“Bounded by Harry Thomas Way NE, the popular Metropolitan Branch Trail and New York Avenue NE” courtesy NoMa Parks

From a press release:

“The NoMa Parks Foundation, an affiliate of the NoMa Business Improvement District, announced today that it has acquired for $14 million a two-acre parcel from Pepco. Bounded by Harry Thomas Way NE, the popular Metropolitan Branch Trail and New York Avenue NE, this acquisition is the culmination of two years of effort by the Foundation. It is the second acquisition by the Foundation since being awarded $50 million from the District of Columbia Government for the purpose of developing new public parks and civic spaces in the NoMa neighborhood. The District passed the NoMa Parks Grant Authorization Act in 2013. The Act provides the plan and funding for the creation of parks to serve the residents of NoMa and near northeast. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

From Metro Transit Police:

“The Metro Transit Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the individuals pictured below as part of an investigation into an Aggravated Assault that occurred Monday, December 21, 2015, at approximately 5:00 p.m. aboard a Red Line train in the area of NoMa-Gallaudet Metrorail Station.

Anyone who is able to identify the individuals pictured below is asked to call Metro Transit Police Detectives at (202) 962-2121 and reference case #2015-61461. Tips also can be sent via text message to “MyMTPD” (696873).

There are no current warrants for the individuals pictured below in reference to this case.”

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Ed. Note: In July there was a stabbing homicide aboard a Red Line train by NoMa. An arrest was made.

A reader passes on from the Brookland Listserv:

Attack on Metro at Rush Hour

Just to let the neighborhood know, I saw a group of kids beat a guy on the metro on the way home from work today. I got on the train at Union Station and realized I should move away from a group of 10 or 12 kids who were being loud and rowdy. And sure enough they egged each other on to attack a guy who was just sitting there for no reason. They were punching his head until he tried to move and then they knocked him out. When he came to he stumbled over to us where I had alerted the driver that we needed the train to stop and the police. He couldn’t remember what had happened and was totally out of it and was bleeding everywhere. The driver held the train at metro and kept the doors closed for a bit but the kids were running through the cars and escaped when the doors opened. They tried to lock down the station but I think they got on a train going in the other direction.

The poor guy had a broken jaw and his face was swollen beyond recognition. His poor wife was there at NoMa and held him until the ambulance came. She said he had texted her not to get on the car because there was a rowdy group and he was going to move. What a way to come home from work. Stay away from rowdy groups of kids and know how to alert the driver should you ever need to.

Some advice for metro: (more…)

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Photo by Franz Mahr Photography

From an email:

What: Tiki Monkey, a spinoff of the immensely popular Secret Monkey Social Club, takes place next week at the Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab. The team has been looking forward to presenting this take on the sometimes monthly punch and music event, and is excited to see it come to life. It will focus primarily on tiki punches with more tropical-oriented spirits, new faces in the lineup of guest bartenders, and a new sound for guests to enjoy.

Guests can look forward to enjoying punches from the following guest bartenders: (more…)

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A reader reports:

“Sunday morning at 4th and K NE. Articulated bus didn’t quite make the turn and got stuck behind a parked Prius. Had to off load all the passengers. It blocked pretty much the whole intersection and I overheard the operator and supervisor talking about how articulated buses can’t back up. At least that’s one thing the streetcar has going for it…”

Speaking of mocking the Streetcar – this take on the Springfield Monorail from Sadie Dingfelder is pretty special: