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A few months ago I was admiring the old Soul Food sign on Rhode Island Ave in Woodridge. @GarberDC tweets a great photo of who’s moving in:

“Cool way to get people excited about a new local biz — @GoodFoodDC on #RIAmainstreet.”

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Photo of 2006 Rhode Island Ave, NE by @GarberDC

@GoodFoodDC twitter says:

“Neighborhood grocery: quality, fresh produce and healthy prepared foods. Coming Soon to #Ward5 #RIA! 2006 Rhode Island Ave NE”

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2204 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

From an email:

“Artists Off-Rhode
The Art of Ward 5 at Off-Rhode Gallery, Washington, DC

July 12, 2014 through August 1, 2014

Opening Reception Saturday July 12th 1-4pm

Reception is open to the public and free of charge.

The creative climate in Ward 5 is growing. Recent developments in the arts include the opening of the Monroe Street and Off the Beaten Track Studios with the area ripe for continued growth from artists of all disciplines.

Join the Off-Rhode Gallery in celebrating community and the creative forces fueling our area’s development and see new work from a sampling of the artists found in Ward 5. Art Enables will be opening up their studio for the day to let you try your hand at painting and drawing to inspire more artists in Ward 5.

Events include:
Opening: Saturday, July 12, 1-4 pm: Meet the artists reception with sponsorship by &Pizza

Free Community Arts Workshop: Saturday, July 12, 1-4 pm: Art Enables hosts a free Second Saturday workshop every month and invites participants of all ages and abilities to join us for an open studio in July. A variety of different mediums will be available to try out!

All events are open to the public and free of charge.

Off Rhode Gallery at Art Enables
2204 Rhode Island Ave NE”

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2206 Rhode Island Ave, NE

From a press release:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Public Library (DCPL) Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan celebrated the demolition of the old Woodridge Library. Both leaders praised the community’s involvement in the planning of the new Woodridge Library.

While the new Woodridge Library was being designed, DCPL representatives attended numerous neighborhood meetings to hear from the community what library services were most important. In addition, the architecture team of Wiencek + Associates and Bing Thom Architects attended four meetings hosted by the Friends of the Woodridge Library to review the designs.

The new Woodridge Library will open in 2015. It will be 20,000 square feet and feature separate spaces for adults, teens and children; 40,000 books, CDs, DVDs, and other library materials; comfortable seating for 200 customers; 40 public-access computers and free Wi-Fi Internet access; a large programming room for up to 100 people; and two conference rooms for up to 14 people. It will also be the first library to have a roof terrace that will also serve as a space for library programming.

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During construction, the Woodridge Interim Library is operating three blocks south of the old library at 1790 Douglas Street NE. Updates on the construction of the new library will be shared with the public on the Woodridge Library construction blog.

Coakley Williams, Inc. and Blue Skye Development, LLC have partnered to build the new library under the Library’s Mentor-Protege program. Developed with the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development, the program creates opportunities for smaller firms to gain experience working on government contracts. The total budget for design and construction is $16.5 million.”

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Jaliah Campbell

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 12 year-old Jaliah Campbell who was last seen in the 2000 block of Perry Street, NE, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

Jaliah is described as a black female with a medium complexion, 5’5” tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink hoodie, black knitted sweater with blue jeans and black boots. She has braces with pink and green bands.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Jaliah Campbell is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”

UPDATE from MPD:

“The missing person identified as 12 year-old Jaliah Campbell has been located.”

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 80-year-old Salvadore Rivera who was last seen in the 2800 block of Otis Street, NE, on April 7, 2014, at approximately 4:00 pm.

Salvadore Rivera is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6” tall, weighing approximately 135 pounds, gray hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red hat, tan fleece top, gray sweatpants, and brown slip-on shoes. He may be in need of medication.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Salvadore Rivera is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”