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by Prince Of Petworth September 24, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser and Events DC cut the ribbon on the Entertainment and Sports Arena in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Ward 8. The new venue in the sports capital will be the home of the Washington Mystics and the Capital City Go-Go, the NBA G-League team, as well as the official practice facility for the Washington Wizards. The Entertainment and Sports Arena will also serve as a world-class destination site that will host cultural and community events for residents and visitors across all eight wards. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2018 at 4:45 pm 0

Ed. Note: Back in 2014 then Mayor Gray Announced Plans to Build New Hospital on St. Elizabeths East Campus.

From a press release:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser today announced that her Administration and The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) have signed a Letter of Intent to improve access to high quality healthcare services for Washingtonians, specifically for residents living in Wards 7 and 8. Together, the partners will develop a new acute care community hospital and health services complex located on the St. Elizabeths East campus in Ward 8, to be managed and operated by GW Hospital and fully integrated and aligned with the GW Hospital network of care and its affiliated faculty practice plan. The new hospital is expected to open in 2023 and include approximately 100-125 inpatient beds. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 26, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0


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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser today kicked off Roots to Roofs Week at a revitalization groundbreaking for 220 affordable housing units at the Parkway Overlook Apartments in the Ward 8 neighborhood of Congress Heights. The complex, which has been vacant since 2007, will have mostly family-sized units and provide workforce development training to residents and energy savings through the installation of solar panels through the Solar for All program.

“The revitalization of Parkway Overlook has been in the making for over a decade, and we are proud to finally get this project moving forward,” said Mayor Bowser. “With these investments, we are making it possible for residents to return to Parkway Overlook and for more families to secure the housing and community services they need to get their fair shot.”

The $82.2 million rehabilitation of the complex, located at 2841 Robinson Place, SE, near the Congress Heights Metro Station and St. Elizabeths East Campus, will be comprised of one-, two-, and three-bedrooms and all will be affordable to households making up to 50 percent of the area median income (AMI) or about $54,600 for a family of four. Eleven units will be available for households at or below $33,090 (30 percent of AMI) and will be set aside as permanent supportive housing. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

From a press release:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the topping out of the Entertainment and Sports Arena at St. Elizabeths East with Smoot-Gilbane construction workers and the Ward 8 community, signifying that the 4,200-seat arena and sports facility has reached its final construction height. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2016 at 4:45 pm 22 Comments

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced three new members to the DC Main Streets program: Destination Congress Heights, Tenleytown Main Streets, and Van Ness Main Streets.

“Main Streets helps local business corridors reach their full potential, by fostering smart growth and attracting new customers.” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “These three communities are prime for future success. My Administration will continue to invest in our neighborhood businesses because they, in turn, invest in our people.”

The mission of DC Main Streets is to lead sustainable, community-driven revitalization programs that promote economic development, strengthen their neighborhoods and improve the quality of life for residents. A program of the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), DC Main Streets serves as the citywide coordinating program that provides services and funding for the 10 Main Streets programs in the District of Columbia. These programs revitalize communities by retaining and recruiting businesses, improving commercial properties and streetscapes, and attracting consumers. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 11, 2015 at 9:45 am 23 Comments

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From the Washington Humane Society:

“On December 9, 2015, the Washington Humane Society discovered an adolescent male domestic short-haired grey tabby cat dangling from a phone line across the alley of the 400 block of Newcomb St. SE and the 400 block of Mellon St. SE. It is believed this act was committed between the evening of December 8th and the morning of December 9th.

The Washington Humane Society desperately needs the help of the community for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrific act of animal cruelty. The Washington Humane Society is offering a $5,000.00 reward that will be given to any person who provides such information.

If you have any information about this case, please contact
Washington Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement Department: Officer Russell
[email protected]
202-723-5730
Information will be kept confidential upon request.”

Warning – graphic photo after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 19, 2015 at 9:28 am 19 Comments

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the homicide that occurred in the 1300 block of Congress Street, Southeast, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at approximately 3:48 pm.

Members of the Seventh District responded for the report of a shooting in the 1300 block of Congress Street, SE. Upon arrival, they located an adult female and two juvenile males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. All victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The two juvenile males were admitted in stable condition. The adult female succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 31-year-old Tenika Fontanelle of Southeast, D.C.

After further investigation, one of the juvenile males admitted to the hospital has been arrested and charged with Murder One while Armed in the shooting death of Tenika Fontanelle.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm 0

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2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE via Gateway DC

“Grab your family and friends and celebrate the kickoff of Gateway DC, a new green multi-purpose space in Ward 8 that will offer the DC community a fun and innovative place to gather, eat and socialize. The festival, taking place from 12-4pm on November 16, will feature a live concert with R&B artist and eight-time Grammy nominee Tank; live music by the Red Carpet Affair Band; Ginuwine’s and TGT’s DJ, DJ Young Music; games for all ages, prizes, and a variety of food and drink from local vendors

Gateway DC, located just minutes away from the Congress Heights METRO station, is a versatile pavilion that will offer dynamic programing and events, delicious food options and a flexible meeting space. Gateway DC will serve as a central events and entertainment destination for both Ward 8 residents and the DC community at large. It fills a vital need for a dynamic, affordable and accessible space where people can gather, eat, connect and create.

The Kickoff Festival will welcome community members and all DC residents to the park to introduce the space and give them a taste of what’s to come. The Festival will also feature a canned food drive benefiting Ward 8’s Bread for the City SE Center. Guests will receive a welcome bag upon entering the festival, which includes a drink ticket. In return for donating two cans of food from the approved list on www.gatewaydc.com, attendees will receive a free food ticket that can be used at any of the food vendors during the festival.” (more…)

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