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From a press release:

“On Saturday, Oct. 25, hundreds of partygoers will join some of the 65,000 “residents” of the Historic Congressional Cemetery for the graveyard’s annual Halloween celebration. This fifth annual event raises money to support the Congressional Cemetery’s operations and mission to conserve the grounds and infrastructure, serve the community as a resource, and celebrate American heritage.

The spook-tacular celebration puts a distinctive spin on the traditional Halloween party as the cemetery is transformed into DC’s happiest haunt. The event features twilight tours of the cemetery grounds, a costume contest, access to the Public Vault, entertainment, and more. Guests will also enjoy food & drink in a heated tent when not out touring and mingling with some of the cemetery’s most notable residents, such as former first lady Dolley Madison, silent film actress Mary Fuller, and Lincoln assassination conspirator David Herold.

What:       Ghosts & Goblets Soiree – DC’s spookiest Halloween party, now in its fifth year at the Historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill

When:      Saturday, Oct. 25, 20148 p.m. to midnight

                    (Gates open to VIP guests at 7 p.m.)

Where:    Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Metro: Stadium-Armory (Orange/Blue/Silver)

Tickets:    Visit www.congressionalcemetery.org for more information and links to purchase tickets while they last. General Admission tickets are $70 and include four drink tickets. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $85 and include entrance to the party at 7 p.m. and an exclusive VIP open bar.  Costumes are strongly encouraged for all attendees.”

1531 A Street Southeast

This rental is located at 1531 A Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“CAPITOL HILL!! BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM,2 BATH END UNIT TOWNHOUSE.OPEN FLOOR PLAN .EAT-IN KITCHEN W/WHITE CABINETS,STAINLESS STEAL APPLIANCES ,GRANITE COUNTERS .MAPLE WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT,OPEN STAIRS W/CATHEDRAL CEILINGS AND SKYLIGHTS.WASHER AND DRYER.FENCED IN BACKYARD.BLOCKS TO RFK /POTOMAC METROS,CLOSE TO EASTERN MARKET AND LINCOLN PARK.SHOWS WELL!! AVAILABLE OCTOBER 23RD.” PETS CASE-CASE”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,400/Mo.

From @DCPoliceDept:

“Shooting at 2144 hours in the 200 block of 17th St SE. No Lookout”

A reader writes last night:

“I heard six shots. One of the two gun shot victims was shot in the chest. He was alive and transported to the hospital. Police are still here in full force looking for guns and suspects. So scary, I had just been out walking my dog about 10 minutes before this.

We have a problem house at the corner of 17th and Independence SE where 10 or so guys loiter everyday selling drugs, but the police turn a blind eye. It appears that the shootout started at that house and progressed down 17th towards my house. So sad and scary.”

Update from MPD:

“At approximately 9:45pm last night, two individuals were in the area of 17th & Independence Ave Se when they sustained gunshot wounds. One victim was struck in the chest area and transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The other victim was struck in the shoulder area and was treated and released on the scene.

There are no suspects at this time and the details of the events leading to this incident are still being investigated by the First District’s Detective’s Office.”

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A reader writes:

“We are now like everyone else. First pop up coming to the 1800 block of Mass in Hill East. I think this is going to be a double pop up. Front and back.”

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Another reader writes:

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“The building at 6th Street NE between L and Morton Streets. This building has been sitting vacant and idle for well over a year but finally there is construction underway!”

Looking forward to seeing how these turn out when completed.

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Thanks to a reader for sending Day of the Dog At Congressional Cemetery [1801 E Street, SE], August 30, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:

“Day of the Dog is an annual festival held at Congressional Cemetery in celebration of man’s best friend! On this day, the cemetery is open to all dogs, not just K-9 Corps members.

The 2013 event included activities for both pups and their people, including contests, raffles, games, demonstrations, and more. Pet vendors and services from the D.C. area were in attendance, as were local pet shelters with dogs and cats available for adoption! Live music was provided by Charlottesville band Red and the Romantics.

Admission is FREE, and tickets will be available for puchase for activities and the raffle.”

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From MPD:

“Traffic may be impacted in and around RFK Stadium on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd in conjunction with the Volkswagen Rallycross DC.

Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wish to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution, as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.”

From Events DC:

“A thrilling new track layout was unveiled for Volkswagen Rallycross DC, the third round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Series taking place on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds June 21-22. The exciting 0.5-mile, combination tarmac and dirt course features 10 turns of varying radius and speed, and the famous Red Bull Global Rallycross jump.

“We think it’s pretty cool to offer professional racing right here in our nation’s capital, and certainly Volkswagen Rallycross DC will be one of the District’s most exciting events of the summer,” said Erik A. Moses, managing director of Events DC’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “Fans all around the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds will have great views of the race course.”

The two-day, action-packed event will feature live music, food, entertainment, a VIP club and plenty of great racing. The main event on Sun., June 22 airs live on NBC at 2 p.m. ET. For tickets and more information, please visit redbullglobalrallycross/dc or Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Event attendees are invited to bring non-perishable food items or toiletries to donate to SOME (So Others Might Eat), a D.C.-based charity dedicated to serving the poor and homeless in Washington, D.C. SOME barrels will be stationed at Festival Grounds entrances to accept all donations.”

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This unit is located at 245 15th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“STARTING A NEW CHAPTER? COME TO THE AXIS CONDOS! This treetop one bedroom is perfect for the world traveler, a night owl or even a whistle blower looking for the perfect hideout. Forget a car and telecommute in you jammies from the large kitchen island, WIFI incl. Electric Avg. $87mo. Bedroom w/two ELFA closets, balcony, W/D, hardwood, pet approved…Vacant and unfurnished. Close before Summer.”

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This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $387,000 ($304 monthly fee.)