Washington, DC

From Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie:


In response to a spate of recent violent incidents in Ward 5, last week I shared that I would be providing a more detailed update, as well as hosting a series of community conversations around public safety. I called upon Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to increase patrols and have been working with both MPD and Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) to confront recent challenges. Please find below specific actions taken by MPD and ONSE in response to my requests.

Finally, I want to invite all residents to attend and participate in one of three upcoming community conversations on public safety taking place this Saturday, December 14, Monday, December 16, and Wednesday, December 18 (full details below). While I understand the notice for these meetings is relatively short, I did not want to delay these important conversations.

In service,


Update from the Metropolitan Police Department:

The Fifth District Crime Suppression Team is targeting all of Brentwood, Langdon, Edgewood, and Brookland neighborhoods on a daily basis, 7 days a week.

Additional officers and beats: Read More


From a press release:

“New Kitchens On The Block returns to Mess Hall on Sunday, October 20, 2019. The sixth edition of the now-biannual culinary event series offers a onetime-only opportunity to savor signature dishes and drinks from 10 of DC’s most hyped new restaurants by the city’s buzziest, award-winningest chefs – before they open.

NKOTB 6’s participants are: Read More


6th and Rhode Island Ave, NE

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John J. Falcicchio broke ground on Phase I of Bryant Street, a 13-acre mixed-use development that will deliver 487 apartment units, a nine-screen cinema, and 35,000 square feet of retail to Ward 5. The District provided a Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) agreement for the first phase of the development, which is expected to generate about $4 million in annual tax revenue. Read More


716 Monroe Street, NE

Thanks to Juan for sending:

“Bummer loved this place but not surprised given the closure of Bike Rack next door.”

Fox Loves Taco posted on Instagram:

“Dear Brookland & Edgewood friends, neighbors, and patrons: We’re very sad to announce the closure of Fox Loves Taco. Unfortunately, due to issues beyond our control, we are unable to keep this location operational any longer. Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“5th Districts units were patrolling around the 100 block of Franklin Street NE when officers heard multiple gun shots [4:30am]. Officers then canvassed the area, shortly after hearing the gun shots MPD received a 911 call for a subject who reported he had several gunshot wounds. The victim further reported that three subjects attempted to rob him at gun point while wearing ski masks. The 5th District Detectives Office is currently investigating this case.”


via google maps

From MPD:

“On 5/3/2019, at approximately 10:05 PM, members of the Fifth District responded to the 300 block of Franklin Street, NE, for the report of a “man with a gun”. Once on the scene, the officers located two individuals, who reported being in an argument over narcotics. During the investigation, it was learned that one of the individuals pulled a knife on the other and threatened to stab him. The other suspect reportedly pointed a gun at the other individual and threatened to kill him. Officers were able to recover both the knife and the .40 caliber handgun on the scene, and placed both individuals under arrest.

Also from MPD: Read More


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