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From MPD:

“Victim Was Working from Home When Sexually Assaulted and Robbed

Antwon Pitt, 22, of Washington, D.C., was found guilty by a jury today of charges stemming from a sexual assault against a woman he attacked while she was working from her Southeast Washington home, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced.

Pitt was found guilty of charges of first-degree sexual abuse, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, robbery, threats, and felony assault. The verdict followed a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Pitt will be sentenced on Aug. 19, 2016 by the Honorable Florence Pan. He remains in custody pending further court proceedings.

According to the government’s evidence, on Oct. 13, 2015, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the victim was alone and working at home on her computer. Suddenly she saw Pitt standing in her apartment. He had entered through an unlocked door. After learning that the woman was alone, he grabbed her and slammed her onto the floor. He proceeded to violently press his hand over the victim’s mouth and nose as he forced her down the hall with his other hand around her throat. Once in the victim’s bedroom, he raped the victim on her own bed. After the rape, he took the victim’s phone, demanded her passcode, and left. The victim was taken to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries, which included fractured facial bones requiring surgery. (more…)

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From Events DC:

Bernie Sanders is hosting a rally on RFK Festival Grounds – Lot 3/Maloof Skate Park, this Thursday, June 9, from 4:00 – 8:30 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged (click here to RSVP). Admission is first come, first served.

Commuter parking will be temporarily re-located to Lot 4. Dillon’s buses will be temporarily re-located to Lot 6. Parking is available on-site for event goers, carpooling is strongly encouraged and the Stadium-Armory metro station (orange, blue and silver lines) will be operational. (more…)

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From MPD:

“At approximately 1:20 AM, a male victim was shot in the 1200 block of I St SE. The injuries are considered non-life threatening, and the victim is receiving medical care. There is no suspect description available at this time. This case is being actively investigated by members of the First District Detectives Office.

Members of the community with any information are asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099. You can also text information anonymously to MPD by sending a message to 50411. Anyone with video footage from the surrounding area is asked to call as well.”

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Another armed carjacking in Hill East. From MPD:

“At approximately 1:10 AM, there was an armed carjacking at 18th Street and Independence Avenue SE. Two victims were inside of an automobile when they were approached by two suspects on foot. One suspect produced a handgun and ordered the victims out of the car. The suspects then fled with the victim’s car Eastbound on Independence Avenue. The First District Detectives office is investigating this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

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From a press release:

“The 7th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Presented by Living Classrooms is two weeks away and Festival organizers are excited to announce the set times, activities, and partnerships that will be featured at this year’s celebration.


The Festival will take place on Saturday, April 30th on Kingman Island in Washington, DC from Noon till 8pm.

Funds from the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival benefit Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region and are allocated to the continued maintenance and restoration of the island and to Living Classrooms’ hands-on educational and environmental programming in Washington, DC.

GA Tickets & Friends of Living Classroom Passes can be purchased HERE

General Info & Festival FAQs can be found at (more…)

284 15th Street Southeast

This unit is located at 284 15th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Don’t miss this bright & sunny Hill East 1 BD/1 BA condo. Spacious open floorplan and large patio perfect for BBQs offer ample entertaining space. Unit features granite & SS app; large BD with walk-in closet; and storage unit. Enjoy the finest in urban living just 2 blocks to Safeway & 4 blocks to Potomac Ave Metro & Harris Teeter. Best of all – directly across the street from the Pretzel Bakery.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $355,900 ($273 monthly fee.)


Update from Living Classrooms Foundation:

“To clarify~ the items on site belong to our partner REI and are there temporarily as props to support the REI stage at the bluegrass festival on 4/30. The astroturf and potted trees will be removed from the island after the festival. REI brings hundreds of volunteers to help clean up the island each April (including 300 volunteers this weekend!). Funds raised from the bluegrass festival (a zero-waste event) go directly to support hands-on education programming for inner-city youth. To learn more about Living Classrooms’ education and job-training programs, visit Thanks for your concern, but you don’t have anything to worry about – we all have Kingman’s best interest at heart! Hope to see you on April 30th on Kingman Island!”

“Dear PoPville,

Although I’ve never seen any education programming, I thought that Kingman Island was supposed to be an environmental classroom – partly because the Kingman Island Bluegrass festival claims to be raising money for environmental education on the island.

Recently I’ve noticed that a large number of trees have been cut down and replaced with grass, non-native trees, and AstroTurf.


Yes. AstroTurf. (more…)

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From MPD:

“At approximately 10:45 PM, an armed carjacking occurred in the 1800 block of A St SE. As the victim was getting into his vehicle, he was approached by two suspects armed with handguns, who ordered him out of the car. The two suspects entered the vehicle and were joined by two other males who were standing nearby. The four suspects fled North on 18th St with the victim’s vehicle. This case is being actively investigated by the First District Detectives Office. Anyone who may have information is asked to call the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

Ed. Note: On Tuesday night approximately 9:20pm there was an armed carjacking in the 1300 block of Constitution Ave, NE.

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Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

From a press release:

“Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced on Monday evening, the details of two conceptual plans for the 190-acre RFK Stadium-Armory Campus site, with design concepts by OMA New York, led by partner Jason Long, in partnership with DC-based program management team, Brailsford & Dunlavey. Located in the Southeast corridor of the District, the transformational vision for the iconic RFK Campus delivers holistic concepts for the site that leverage the District’s waterfront, provide neighborhood serving amenities and connect the current site with increased and sustainable green space, flexible recreational fields and natural access to pedestrian-friendly paths. The conceptual planning effort also envisions phasing the implementation of short-term and long-term program elements for the site.

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Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

“After extensive planning, outreach, public input and involvement, the entire Events DC board and staff are so proud to present these two conceptual plans for the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus,” said Max Brown, chairman of the Board of Directors for Events DC. “Our vision for the Campus’ future –which is aligned with community wants and needs – is to create a special and amazing place that celebrates the District of Columbia’s beauty and history – while also acting as a shining example of urban living that can attract residents and visitors, while at the same time, maintain the rich and strong local identity that currently is appreciated and valued by all of us.”

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Stitch Design Concept courtesy OMA

Events DC, in collaboration with OMA New York and Brailsford and Dunlavey, participated in a series of stakeholder and community engagement sessions that focused on capturing input on a new urban vision for the 190-acre Campus surrounding the historic RFK Stadium, Festival Grounds and the DC Armory. The site benefits from its positioning adjacent to the National Mall axis, prominent neighborhoods and its access to a waterfront gateway along the Anacostia River which has been underutilized for decades. (more…)