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From a press release:

“Hip-hop sensation MC Hammer will bring his legendary Hammer House Party to D.C.’s new, state-of-the-art venue Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights (1100 Oak Drive SE) presented by SiriusXM Fly on Friday, August 23 with special guests Sir Mix-A-Lot, Kid ‘N Play, Tone Loc, DJ Kool and more. Read More

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From an email:

“On Wednesday, May 8, Chipotle Mexican Grill, known for its real ingredients and fresh food, will open its first restaurant east of the Anacostia River. Plus, the first 50 customers will receive Chipotle swag!

The new restaurant is located in the Shops at Park Village at the intersection of Alabama Ave SE and Stanton Rd SE (1571 Alabama Ave SE). Normal hours of operation will be 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days per week.

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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. Read More

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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.”

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