From a press release:

“Community leaders are gathering Saturday, Sept. 23rd to launch a campaign for Ridgecrest Condominiums in Washington, DC’s Ward 7. It was condemned last year and the low-income owners were issued an order to vacate due to the unsafe conditions. However, many of them are still unmoved.

Instead, the Ridgecrest residents continue to appeal to their Condominium Association and have resorted to fundraising above the cost of the condo fees they already pay, in order to contract the needed repairs themselves. Read More

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From the National Park Service:

“Grab your chairs and blankets and join the National Park Service for an evening filled with family-fun and FREE, live music at the Fort Dupont Park Summer Event Series. The 50th Anniversary season will kick-off on Saturday, July 30 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starting at 7 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this year’s lineup of local and national R&B, jazz and go-go musicians. The series starts on Saturday, July 30 with Sirius Company, Be’La Dona, The Soul Searchers and DJ Rico.

“The National Park Service is thrilled to celebrate 50 years of music and gathering with friends and family for summer concerts in Fort Dupont Park,” Tara Morrison, Superintendent for National Capital Parks-East, said.

Save the date for the rest of this summer’s concerts. We’ll announce artists soon for the following dates: Read More

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From Fort Dupont Ice Arena’s Save Our Rink:

“DC Government is now considering rescinding its commitment to Fort Dupont and thousands of users, including children from Ward 7, Ward 8, and the users that subsidize FDIA’s free and reduced-cost programming. At a time when the DC Government’s coffers are full, the city is considering “reprogramming” its commitment to Fort Dupont in favor of other interests. Therefore, we need your help.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ANY FT. DUPONT SUPPORTER CAN DO … ATTEND THE COUNCIL MEETING AT 10:00 AM ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th!  AT LEAST 150 SUPPORTERS IN THE CHAMBER — AND SILENTLY STANDING UP WHEN COUNCILMEMBER VINCENT GRAY’S RESOLUTION TO SAVE THE RINK IS CALLED UP FOR A VOTE — CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING. The Council meets in the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 500. This is truly our last stand.  If Gray wins, the new rink funds are preserved. If he loses, the new rink’s funds will be gone. Click here to rsvp. Read More


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From MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide which occurred in the 300 block of Ridge Road, Southeast.

On Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at approximately 11:39 pm, police officers assigned to the Sixth District Patrol Support Team were in the 300 block of Ridge Road, Southeast when they heard several gunshots. The police officers consequently located three adult male shooting victims. The first shooting victim was located in the 100 block of Ridge Road, Southeast, suffering multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and did not find any signs consistent with life. The decedent remained on the scene and was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 19-year-old Anthony Chase of Southeast, Washington, DC.

Additionally, two other shooting victims were located, suffering from gunshot wounds. Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported both shooting victims to a local hospital where they where admitted. The second shooting victim was admitted with life-threatening injuries and later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains were transported to the Maryland State Medical Examiner’s Office, Baltimore, Maryland, pending an autopsy.

The decedent is identified as 27-year-old Eric Leeper of Southeast, Washington, DC.

The third shooting victim, an adult male was admitted in stable condition and is expected to recover from his injuries.

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.


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