June 19th, 2013 by Jay Williams · Capitol Hill
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It seems like there are dozens of neighborhood listserves to subscribe to these days – from the broad reach (no pun intended, I swear) of Moms on the Hill, to more neighborhood-centric groups like NewHillEast or the unofficial ANC-6A listserve, there is no shortage of information and commentary from your neighbors.
Now, some individual ANC Commissioners are jumping on the listserve bandwagon, including yours truly! I decided to set up a Google Group for ANC 6A05, my single-member district, in lieu of maintaining a one-way email list. This way, not only can I send out announcements about events specific to our specific neighborhood, but I can receive direct feedback from residents, and they can alert me to issues as well.
So if you live in the area bounded by 10th Street NE on the west, 15th Street NE on the east, C Street NE on the south, and E Street NE on the north (yes, that’s how small single-member districts are), come join the ANC 6A05 group! If you don’t live in this district, check out your local ANC’s website (6A is here, and more ANC info is at THIH’s very own ANC Corner) for contact information for your specific commissioner – I know for a fact that at there are other commissioners who have set up similar groups.
Now get out there and take advantage of your new hyper-local involvement!
Tags: ANC·listservs·neighborhood news
June 19th, 2013 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill North
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A car accident in which three pedestrians were hit has closed down North Capitol Street between Massachusetts Avenue and H Street NE.
Police are encouraging drivers to use alternate routes as they expect the street to remain closed for several hours. Few details are available at this time, and WJLA is reporting that one victim was trapped underneath a vehicle.
Edit 12:45 pm– WTOP reports that seven people were injured in the crash, which happened shortly before 8 am. An SUV was reportedly trying to beat the light. One of our writers tried to make her way back home around the scene and tells us that the police barricade starts at Massachusetts, New Jersey and G Streets NW. There are detours in place at E Street NE and NW as of this post update.
June 19th, 2013 by Kate McFadden · Capitol Hill
Photo by María Helena Carey. Magic by SWS.
This is a town of people who know how to oil the political machine. And yet, petitions are a far more wholesome approach than those favored by many of our elected officials. A group of parents seeking to keep School-Within-School (SWS) a true neighborhood school wants your signature on their petition.
This petition, begun in April, seeks to deliver 300 signatures to demand DCPS Chancellor Henderson and Mayor Vince Gray to restore neighborhood proximity preference for neighborhood children applying to School-Within-School (SWS). Presently, the only preference is given to students with siblings already attending the school.
This fall, SWS will move to the Goding Elementary School building that currently houses Prospect Learning Center at 10th & F Street NE. SWS has historically admitted a majority of neighborhood students through its local school boundaries. DCPS has dropped the school boundaries and no longer gives neighborhood preference any weight in the lottery. That makes a lot of people nutty, especially when they see the school steps from their door, hold a lottery number in the hundreds and hear the tax man knocking on the door.
June 18th, 2013 by Jen DeMayo · Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill, you, once again, have city champions in your midst.
CHLL Softball Majors, the Rockets, (Girls U11) captured a close win over the competitive Cap City Dolphins, capping off a great season, to win the DC City Wide Softball Title. The Rockets took an early lead with aggressive base running and several close calls at the plate as the Rockets stole home time and again. After the third inning the Rockets were up 12-2 but the Dolphins fought back hard with a home run and several base hits to make it a close game. The Rockets were victorious with a final score of 12-11.
As the medals were presented the girls cheered and hugged each other demonstrating great team spirit. They thanked their coaches, Cat, Kathleen and LT for leading them to victory but more importantly teaching them the fundamentals of the game and encouraging them to keep trying. The players all attend several different schools — Watkins, Brent, St. Peters, Capitol Hill Day, Basis, Brookewood, Washington Latin and Immanuel — but team spirit bound them together and they were excited to cheer each other on, whether in the batter’s box or the outfield. [Read more →]
June 18th, 2013 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill
As part of our commitment to raise awareness about crime in our neighborhood, we are sharing the daily crime reports from MPD and posting them to a map. The following crimes were reported to have taken place around the broader Capitol Hill neighborhood (all of the 1st District and PSA 507 in the 5th District, which covers Kingman Park).
You can examine trends a bit more closely using MPD’s crime map, which lets you search by address, Police Service Area or district, ward, ANC, and more.
For more information about any incident in the First District, please inquire on the MPD 1st District Yahoo Group. For information about incidents in PSA 507, please inquire on the MPD 5th District Yahoo Group. To sign up for Alert DC notifications, please visit TextAlert.ema.dc.gov.
* If a block location is not provided in the report, it is not included on the map. However it is listed in the full report listing below.
* These postings are compiled by information shared by MPD on the listervs. If a report is not shared, the data for that date is not included on our map. Please visit MPD’s crime map for a more comprehensive listing.
View THIH Crime Map 6/10-6/16 in a full screen map [Read more →]
Tags: Crime·crime maps·MPD