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From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in the intersection of 16th Street and V Street, Southeast.

At approximately 3:00 pm, the operator of a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz was traveling at a high rate of speed, eastbound in the 1400 and 1500 blocks of V Street, Southeast. The operator of the Chevrolet Cruz entered the intersection of 16th and V Street, Southeast, and struck a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. The impact of the crash caused the Chevrolet Malibu to redirect, striking a pedestrian who was walking in the 2100 block of 16th Street, Southeast. Read More

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Shelter in place!!

Thanks to Tim for sending:

“Spotted these fellows at the U. S. Park Police Anacostia Operations Facility in SE.”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE via Busboys and Poets

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today [Wednesday], on what would have been Mayor Marion Barry’s 83rd birthday, Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated DC’s “Mayor for Life” by helping dedicate a room in his honor at the soon-to-be opened Busboys and Poets restaurant in Ward 8. The new Busboys and Poets, located at 2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, will celebrate their grand opening with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on March 12, 2019. Read More

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2020 Shannon Pl, SE via GoFundMe

Thanks to all who passed on this important fundraiser:

“Today, December 26th, the day after Christmas, our friends at the Anacostia Playhouse came to work and discovered they had been robbed. Thieves broke in and stole several laptops and computers, a tablet, box office cash, blank checks and credit cards (which they quickly used to make unauthorized purchases). As if that wasn’t bad enough, the robbers used a crowbar and broke into locked cupboards and filing cabinets.

In addition to leaving destruction and heartbreak in their wake, the thieves caused thousands of dollars in damages and stolen property. The Anacostia Playhouse has a huge impact on Anacostia and DC’s arts’ scene but they are still a tiny Ward 8 nonprofit. This crime will have a substantial and devastating impact on their operations — just as the Playhouse is about to host rehearsals on their next production, American Moor (Jan 11 – Feb 3). The Anacostia Playhouse will need financial, logistical and community support in the coming days and weeks. Read More

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From Council Member Silverman’s Office:

“We were saddened to hear that this community haven was targeted and vandalized too. Here’s the GoFundMe page to help Check It get a new window.”

The GoFundMe says:

“Around 6pm this morning a naked woman screeming homophbic gestures threw a brick through the Check It store and community center double pain window and door.

This is devastating because if the insurance pays for it there will be a huge increase because of the stores location.

The building has been a safe haven for the “LGBT Youth”, “Returned Citizens” and community as a whole. Your support is need so “Check It” can secure its building and get back to the great work that so many have benefited from. Read More

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“Visitors enjoying the sun and fishing along the river during the 2017 Anacostia River Festival.” courtesy National Park Service

From a press release:

“As part of a three-year effort to revitalize Anacostia Park, the National Park Foundation announced today a $861,000 grant to support the park’s efforts to expand relationships with local businesses and government agencies. The grant will help the park strengthen philanthropic ties and encourage people to enjoy the unique recreational and educational activities in Anacostia Park.

August 31 marks the 100th anniversary of Anacostia Park, and new community liaison Akiima Price is focused on connecting neighbors from D.C. Wards 7 and 8 directly to the park. Read More

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