From MPD:

“S-1 through S-6 approached C-1 and asked “What time is it?” C-1 replied. One of the suspects struck C-1 with a rock as C-1 walked into their residence.

OFFENSE: Assault W/Dangerous Weapon
METHOD: Adw — Other Dangerous Weapon
LOCATION: Residence/Home
START DT: 07/01/2015 21:30
END DT: 07/01/2015 21:32″

Shooting on Tuckerman Street, NW, Yesterday [Tuesday] 5 pm?

I am currently out of town and my pet- and house-sitter reported that there was a shoot-out yesterday in the 600 block of Tuckerman Street, NW, last night. I looked at listserv messages but didn’t see anything to this effect (not sure if I missed it). Could MPD please provide more info about this?!”

MPD confirms:

“A witness reported that two subjects were shooting at each other, no injuries were reported. Both subjects fled the scene and have not been identified. They are described as:

1. Black male, wearing a gray hoodie and jeans armed with a black handgun
2. Black male , wearing a purple shirt and unknown color shorts

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”


From an email:

Congressional Cemetery [1801 E Street, SE] holds weekly yoga classes called ‘Yoga Mortis’, donation-based vinyasa flow classes in the Chapel. Yoga Mortis is held every Monday from 6 to 7 pm. All levels are welcome and no reservations are necessary. Props and a limited number of mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Come as you are wearing comfortable, flexible, clothing. The suggested donation is $10.”


A reader reports:

“Today at 6:30 walking into Harris Teeter on Potomac Ave & Pennsylvania SE, a few cops run by & grab this woman wearing a red mask who was being held by (I believe) the security guard. She put up a fight. Sounds like (from other patrons) she had been running around the store, I don’t know if she was causing damage or stealing or anything.

Right now (7:00) there are 10 cop cars & an ambulance on Pennsylvania at the bus stop half a block away from Harris Teeter. Not sure what’s happening or if these are even related incidents. Guess things go a little crazy when it’s hot outside.”


15th and A Street, NE (101 15th Street, NE)

From an email:

“On June 29, 2015 at 6am Mia’s Coffeehouse will officially open its doors to the public. We are excited to be a part of a growing and fantastic Hill East neighborhood. As a thank you for your support please join us for our Pre-Opening Party on June 27, 2015 from 9am-11am and from 5pm-7pm where you will have the opportunity to try our delicious coffee and all espresso based drinks for free. We will also have cotton candy for all the kids to enjoy. Thank you for your support and we look forward in seeing you soon!”


From DPW:

“The public is invited to attend a free, citywide “Truck Touch” Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 8 am to 1 pm at RFK Stadium, Lot 7. A host of DC government agencies will present and demonstrate nearly 30 vehicles used to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, collect refuse, clear snow, provide emergency services, administer mobile health care, and more.

This is the city’s eighth Truck Touch, which is coordinated annually by the DC Department of Public Works. Its popularity throughout the Washington metropolitan area over the years has led visitor attendance to grow from several hundred to several thousand. Last year, more than 3,000 residents came out to climb on packer, sweeper and boom trucks; sit atop MPD’s Mounted Unit’s police horse and maneuver the levers of a police chopper; ride Segways, and test drive electric sedan vehicles. Residents also learned how potholes are repaired, sewers are vacuumed, and received information about vital city services.

DC’s Citywide Truck Touch features vehicles from the District departments of Public Works, Transportation, Health, Employment Services, Parks and Recreation, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the DC Water and Sewer Authority. Other agencies will also be available to provide direct services and disseminate information about other DC government agencies.”

Photo courtesy Capital Rowing Club

From a press release:

“In partnership with US Rowing and Concept2, the Capital Rowing Club will host the 14th annual National Learn to Row Day  on Saturday June 6, 2015.   National Learn to Row Day is an opportunity for the greater DC community to come out and enjoy a revitalized Anacostia River. The day’s events will take place at the Anacostia Community Boathouse (1900 M St., SE) from 12:00pm – 3:00pm in a fun, safe, pressure free environment.  The afternoon will include an introduction to the fundamentals of rowing where you will learn the basics of sweep rowing (a type of rowing when a rower has one oar, held with both hands).  People of all athletic abilities are welcomed to participate! Additionally, there will be information on hand about the wonderful programs offered by the Capital Rowing Club ranging from beginner programs for people of all ages to competitive racing for experienced rowers.

National Learn to Row Day was launched to increase visibility of the sport of rowing and create awareness of the health benefits.  Competitive and recreational rowers range in age from 12 to 90.  It is never too late to give rowing a try. To participate in National Learn to Row Day, follow the registration link (sign up here).  Capital Rowing Club is also recruiting volunteers to assist with National Learn to Row Day.  If you are interested in volunteering for the event contact

Join Capital Rowing Club, the largest community rowing program in Washington, on June 6th for National Learn to Row Day! More information on Capital Rowing programs is available through the Club’s official website,

Event Details:

Saturday, June 6th12pm to 3pm ET

1900 M Street SE, Washington DC (click for directions)

Questions? Email”


Thanks to a reader for sending.

From Mac Realty Advisors:

“MAC Realty Advisors, LLC (MAC), on behalf of NOVO Development Corporation, successfully arranged an investment from a boutique private equity fund for the acquisition and development of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, an existing used car lot located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. In addition, MAC placed a senior construction loan from a regional bank for the transaction, which closed on February 19, 2014

NOVO Development Corporation, headquartered on Capitol Hill within walking distance to the site, will build a five story, 77-unit residential building with a one-level parking garage.”



After a recent spate of assaults and muggings some Hill East residents have launched a petition:

“Dear Mayor Bowser and Dear Chief Lanier,

Over the last few months we witnessed an increase in criminal acts in our neighborhood – Hill East, near Capitol Hill. We – citizens – don’t feel protected and safe. We are afraid to walk down the street, commute to the metro, and take our kids to surrounding recreational parks.

The police’s presence is not strong enough! Micro criminality, violent acts, break-ins, and drug trafficking are a constant issue and a matter of concern. We witness on a daily basis fellow citizens getting assaulted by individuals or groups of teenagers, break ins, and different act of violence. Please invest more time and resources on this issue! Please help us fighting this dramatic wave of crime.

Hill East is a changing neighborhood and it contributes to Washington D.C.’s growing economy, we don’t want to be forced to leave the neighborhood and the city as a consequence.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tyler Nelson

From a press release:

“Kingman Island will soon be available for private rentals and special events. Union Kitchen and Living Classrooms Foundation are partnering to manage events on Kingman Island, which is located in the Anacostia River in Northeast Washington, D.C. The 145 acre park has hosted the Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival and has several trails open to the public. Recently, Kingman Island has been undergoing major improvements to create more trails and more access to the natural environment for visitors.

“Washington, D.C. has such great green space, and Kingman Island is one of the real hidden gems in our city,” says Union Kitchen co-founder Jonas Singer. “This partnership is great for all involved. By hosting corporate retreats, weddings, family reunions, and other events, Living Classrooms has a chance to gain more supporters and awareness of their amazing work while also informing more local residents about the great natural amenity that is almost literally hiding in our backyard.”

Kingman Island is home to over 100 species of birds, as well as turtles and other wildlife and a wide array of vegetation not seen throughout the rest of the city.

Living Classrooms manages the park and, together with Union Kitchen, aims to further engage the D.C. community by opening the park for private rentals, such as weddings, field days, corporate retreats, and other special events. All of the events will be Green, using compostable paper goods, providing recycling, minimizing use of power and gas, and providing a platform to educate attendees about the work of Living Classrooms on Kingman Island.

Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” The partnership will bring more visitors to Kingman Island, of which even many District residents are unaware, while also bringing more attention and support to Living Classrooms.”