Friday, April 21, 2017

Local Briefing: Check It at Filmfest DC, Girls Pint Out Cookies & Beer, & Historic Preservation 101/201


Check It at Filmfest DC

The documentary Check It, that tells the story of LGBT youth in the Trinidad neighborhood who band together to form a gay gang for self-defense, is playing at the E Street Cinema as part of Filmfest DC. The website was telling me earlier they were sold out, but they now appear to have tickets available. Unfortunately, you are out of luck if you want to score a ticket, as they appear to have sold out of single tickets to both showings. Hopefully we'll have additional opportunities to catch this one soon, but until then You can also watch the trailer.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Local Briefing: Shooting on Florida Ave, Mini BBQ & Earth Day Swap Shop

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Shooting in the 200 Block of Florida Avenue

The Metropolitan Police Department tweeted news of a shooting that occurred just before 10 p.m. last night in the 200 block of Florida Avenue. They provided lookout information for a black male wearing a black hat with white trim, a black jacket, and black pants. The suspect was last seen heading on foot from the Metro station towards First Street NE. Event # I20170221974.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Local Briefing: Details Emerge in C Street Stabbing, Street Named for Local Activist, & Hendrix Starts Leasing


Details Emerge in the Murder of David Norwood

The Washington Post has more information on the Easter Sunday homicide of 79 year old David Norwood in the 600 block of C Street, and 21 year old Malcolm Amir Cunningham who is charged with second degree murder while armed in the killing. Norwood was stabbed multiple times, and an anonymous text tip about a man disposing of a knife in a recycling bin led police to the discovery of his body inside the rowhouse. Cunningham had reportedly been living living in the home, but had moved out in the weeks before after making threats to kill Norwood and others.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Gallery O on H Call for Entries: Who's Looking Back

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Gallery O on H (1354 H St.) has issued a call for submissions for an upcoming show, and it sounds like an interesting one. They are seeking images from any and all rallies, marches, or demonstrations since Jan. 10 of this year. The goal is to collect a broad range of submissions from ALL levels of photographers for a comprehensive look at the impact of the 2017 Inaugural from January 19-21 and beyond. They would also like to use some placards and posters carried in the marches. The collective body of ALL submitted photos will be installed as a visual time tunnel challenging the viewer to reflect on how they have related / reacted / resisted and/or engaged in the 6-months since January 20th.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Local Briefing: V Street Heads to H Street, It's Dyngus Day, & a Little Neighborhood Love

Last week's full moon as seen from Trinidad

A Veggie Take on International Street Food

The Washington Post reports that the team behind Philadelphia's famed vegan restaurant Vedge will bring their V Street [LINK PLAYS MUSIC] concept to a space in the Apollo building (600 H St.). V Street serves vegetable-based takes on street food from around the world, as well as some tempting sounding cocktails. The food menu for their Philadelphia location has items such as dan dan noodles ($13, five spice mushrooms and zucchini, with red chile-sesame sauce), and carrot asado ($11, red chile bbq and smoked black beans with curtido, and avocado).

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fatal Stabbing Today in the 600 block of C Street

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The victim in a stabbing this afternoon about 1:40 p.m. in the 600 block of C Street was declared dead at the scene according to an email send by an MPD representative. The victim suffered several stab wounds and was unconscious and non-responsive when police arrived. Journalist Alan Henney tweeted earlier that the male victim was located inside a rowhouse. Police have indicated that the suspect was possibly known to the victim. Anyone with information should contact the MPD Violent Crime Branch (VCB) or the Command Information Center on 202-727-9099, or text 50411 to give an anonymous tip.

Friday, April 14, 2017

DPW to Launch Food Waste Drop-Off Program

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The Department of Public Works will launch its new Food Waste Drop-Off program on Earth Day, April 22. Under the new program, one Saturday farmers market location in each Ward will serve as a collection point for residents to drop off compostable food waste that the District will take to a local composting facility for processing. The locations have yet to be released, but the program launch will take place at Eastern Market, near the William H. Rumsey Aquatic Center (635 North Carolina Ave. SE) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (activities begin at 10 a.m.).