22 Dec 2015

Capitol Hill:

Let There Be Light

Almost a month ago I noticed the star hanging from a crane over Capitol Riverfront. Amidst the array of commercial cranes there was this single beacon of light. And it brightened the night. There are also exuberant holiday lights on every block of Capitol Hill. They’re funny and kitch, a rainbow of ROYGBIV, twinkling white, […]

02 Nov 2015


Neighborhood Watch Trainings Coming Up

Mark your calendars: There will be a Neighborhood Watch training next Tuesday November 10 2015, 7 p.m. at Friendship Chamberlain Public Charter School, 1345 Potomac Avenue SE. If you need more information, contact citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainer Samantha Nolan at NolanTutor [at] yahoo [dot] com. Want to know more about Neighborhood Watches? The Metropolitan Police  has […]

14 Jan 2015


Stay Vigilant: Residents Share Recent Bad Experiences

Although Capitol Hill is easily the best neighborhood in the whole city (and yes, we are completely biased), it’s important to remember that we live in a city, and crime happens. While I will leave the task of elucidating why crime is so much higher in cities to experts in political economy and law, as […]

21 Nov 2014


Pedestrian Struck on East Capitol Street Wednesday

Wednesday morning at approximately 9 a.m. a male pedestrian was hit by a car on East Capitol Street near 4th Street. According to Captain Michelle Williams of the First District of MPD, the investigation of the accident was referred to the Major Crash Unit as the man who was struck was taken to the hospital with serious […]

02 Jul 2014

A Cautionary Tale and Public Safety Reminder

Last night I stopped by the gas station at 9th and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE around 8:30 to get gas on my way home. As I pulled in I locked my doors, which I generally do after seeing so many news stories about thieves stealing purses and other valuables from the passenger side of a car while […]

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