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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
601 Division Ave, NE via Washington Parks & People
Thanks to a few folks on twitter for passing on to us from Parks & People:
“Thursday is the official opening of the FreSHE Cafe at the Riverside Center at 601 Division Ave NE. From 2-4pm enjoy free samples of the entire menu, music, a ribbon cutting, and much more!” Read More
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I was just enjoying a quiet work from home day when I heard semi/automatic gun fire. Maybe 15 shots. The police, ambulances, and fire trucks showed up quickly (thanks, first responders!). One young man was very bloody, but alive. I hope he stays that way. Squeeze your loved ones tightly, people.”
“Shooting at 1420 hrs in the 200 block of 54th Street NE. Lookout for silver color vehicle with tinted windows. DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911”
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser today announced the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and FBI Washington Field Office are offering a joint reward of up to $45,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of four suspects responsible for the murder of 10 year-old Makiyah Wilson. This is a $20,000 increase to the existing $25,000 award which was previously announced.
On Monday, July 16, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., members of the MPD’s Sixth District responded to the 300 block of 53rd Street, Northeast, Washington, DC for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located Wilson, an adult female, and an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victims to area hospitals. After all life-saving efforts failed, Wilson was pronounced dead. Two other adult male victims sought treatment at an area hospital for gunshot wounds. Read More
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 18, 2018
“Bring us closer to getting justice for 10 y/o Makiyah Wilson‘s family. This video shows the suspects indiscriminately open fire into a crowd, which injured four & took the life of a precious child! Please share & call (202)727-9099/text 50411 if you have info!”
Update: Full release from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects and a vehicle in connection to a homicide that occurred on Monday, July 16, 2018, in the 300 block of 53rd Street, Northeast.
At approximately 8:00 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located a juvenile female, an adult female, and an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victims to area hospitals. After all life-saving efforts failed, the juvenile female victim was pronounced dead. Two other adult male victims sought treatment at an area hospital for gunshot wounds.
The decedent has been identified as 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson, of Northeast, DC. Read More