Photo by Mr.TinDC
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that, based on feedback from the community, a new proposed route has been selected for the return of DC Circulator service to Ward 7. The new 14.56-mile DC Circulator route, which will launch in 2023, will provide a unique east/west connection between Ward 6 and Ward 7, supplementing the existing WMATA Route 97 service, which only operates during peak hours. The route will serve Deanwood, Benning Road, Stadium Armory, and Union Station Metrorail stations. Read More
Photo by Jim Havard
My husband and I are starting to look for our first home to buy. Based on both price and proximity to our jobs, homes east of the river are appealing to us. I’m not too familiar with the area though, and wondering what others experience living in the area is like. We also have a young daughter who will start school in about 2 years, so I’m wondering about schools too. We’re looking from Anacostia/Hillcrest to Deanwood.”
From an email:
“Porchfest DC is sponsoring holiday pop-up performances throughout Ward 7 today, as part of its ChocolateCON series.
ChocolateCON is an ongoing celebration of Washington, DC’s rich Black history and an effort to preserve the culture of “Chocolate City.” Read More
Thanks to Cynthia for sharing this awesomeness from Minnesota Avenue, NE yesterday.
Please email your awesomeness to [email protected] and let me know where you found it.
And thanks to Sarah for sending a lit up Christmas Tree from 11th Street, NW.
Last Christmas Tree in Town is brought to you by the Friends of the White Whale Society!
Thanks to Steve for sending the above from Deanwood.
And thanks to a reader for sending the below from 12th Street between V and U St, NW. Read More
From a press release:
“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced multiple actions against several residential and commercial property owners to end concentrated drug- and firearm-related activity taking place at their buildings. The Office of Attorney General (OAG) reached court-ordered settlements that require owners of two apartment buildings and two businesses in Deanwood to put in place strong new building security measures. In four new lawsuits, OAG is seeking to ensure the owners secure four apartment buildings in Anacostia, Eckington and Petworth to end drug- and gun-related nuisances. Read More
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“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau responded to a police-involved shooting that occurred on Monday, July 4, 2016, in the 1300 block of 49th Street, Northeast.
At approximately 10:52 pm, Metro Transit Police responded to the location to investigate a large crowd setting off fireworks. Upon arrival, officers observed an individual holding a weapon and identified themselves as police. The suspect fired multiple rounds at the officers before one of the officers discharged his service weapon striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital, in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The officer involved in this incident was not injured.
The decedent will be identified once next of kin has been notified.
The suspect’s weapon was recovered on the scene. This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.”
Ed. Note: Last month there was a shooting homicide inside the Deanwood metro.
“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch seeks the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred at Deanwood Metro, located in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast, on Monday, April 11, 2016, at approximately 10:57 am.
The person of interest is described as a 14 to 20 year old black male, medium complexion, medium build, with dreadlocks and braces. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black jacket.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing that occurred in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast (Deanwood Metro Station) on Monday, April 11, 2016.
At approximately 11:04 am, Members of the Sixth District responded to a call for an aggravated assault. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. All lifesaving efforts proved futile, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced.
The victim has been identified as 15-year-old John Rufus Evans III, of Northeast, DC.
On Monday, April 11, 2016 at approximately 7:55 pm, members of the Homicide Branch arrested 18-year-old Jovante Hall of Northeast, DC and charged him with Second Degree Murder while Armed.”
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From Metro Transit Police just before 5pm on Saturday:
“Deanwood Station temp closed for shooting investigation. @DCPoliceDept has the lead on this case & all info will come from MPD.”
Alan Henney reported:
“u/d on DEANWOOD METRO SHOOTING- Victim is a 15/16yr-old male in cardiac arrest (probably fatal), shot x2 in chest while on station platform.”
UPDATE from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide that occurred at the Deanwood Metro Station in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast, on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
At approximately 3:57 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The victim has been identified as 15-year-old Davonte Washington, of Northeast, DC.
On Monday March, 28, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 17-year-old Maurice Bellamy, of Southeast, DC. He is being charged as an adult with Second Degree Murder While Armed.”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast.
On Sunday, July 20, 2014, at approximately 9:35 pm, officers from the Sixth District responded to 48th Street and Minnesota Avenue, Northeast to investigate the sounds of gunshots.
Upon their arrival, they located a male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 4700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains were transported to the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland in Baltimore pending an autopsy.
The decedent has been identified as 22-year-old Delonta Lavale Martin, of Northeast, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”