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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced a plan for a new grocery store to come to the long-vacant retail site at Capitol Gateway Marketplace, located in Ward 7 at the intersection of East Capitol Street NE and 58th Street NE.

“Earlier this month, we were proud to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Lidl Food Market at Skyland and today, we will restart this long-stalled project and take the steps necessary to deliver a full-service grocer and other retail amenities to the residents of Ward 7,” said Mayor Bowser. “Our residents and families East of the River deserve an array of fresh and healthy food options and we will not stop until that goal is fulfilled.”

Mayor Bowser has requested the Council of the District of Columbia authorize the use of eminent domain in order to initiate action at the long-stalled Capitol Gateway Marketplace and make the long-promised grocery store a reality. Absent eminent domain authority, the site – located in an area underserved by fresh food retailers – will likely continue to sit vacant until at least 2037, since there is no legal or financial reason for the developer to advance the project. Read More


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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, in the 5700 block of Southern Avenue, Southeast.

At approximately 9:35 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members were advised that DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services had transported a juvenile victim, unconscious and unresponsive, to an area hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Detectives’ investigation revealed that the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds, while inside a vehicle, at the listed location.

The decedent has been identified as 1 year-old Carmelo Duncan, of Southeast, DC. Read More

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From DPR:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and DC Department of General Services (DGS) announced on Marvin Gaye’s birthday that a brand new multi-million dollar facility in his honor will open with a block party style festival with members of Gaye’s family, live music, food trucks, giveaways and more for DPR’s first Marvin Gaye Day on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2 p.m. at Marvin Gaye Recreation Center.

Highlights of the event include the ribbon cutting of the new center by Mayor Bowser and Marvin Gaye’s daughter, Nona Gaye and ex-wife Janis Hunter. Author, Georgetown professor and music historian Michael Eric Dyson will speak to the crowd before Marvin’s former band/group, The Marquees, perform a tribute set. Closing out the event will be a more current Marvin-inspired performance by Black Alley. Read More


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