Friday, January 20, 2017

ABOUT LAST NIGHT: r.e.e.l. Social @ Anacostia Arts Center




Let's talk about anything else besides He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named

The Advoc8te is in hiding. 

Hiding from the news, tweets, Facebook, iPhone notifications, carrier pigeons, etc. -- anything that has to do with the horror of what is going on down on Pennsylvania Avenue. I rather spend my energy and time on other things and not "entertain" our Commander-In-Reality-Chief with my time. 

So with that in mind let's discuss other things. What is going on in the community? What is happening in your neighborhood? What's popping' on the block? 




Thursday, January 19, 2017

Subway shop in Congress Heights robbed TWICE in 2 days! Please help ID suspects.



When I was going over the video I had to check twice to make sure I wasn't posting the same video but unfortunately it was actually the case that the Subway shop located in the Shops at Parklands was ROBBED TWICE IN TWO DAYS! The first robbery occurred on January 4th and this one happened on the 6th.  Both robberies involved holding the cashier up at gunpoint. This madness has to stop. Please review the footage. While the suspect had his face covered he was wearing some distinctive jeans. You can leave a tip anonymously, just please call if you know something. One of these days someone is going to lose their life. This is the type of senseless crime that gives Southeast a bad reputation. There are always other alternatives that pointing a gun at someone. 

Published on Jan 18, 2017
The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public's assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in reference to an Armed Robbery of Establishment (Gun) incident which occurred in the 2800 block of Alabama Avenue, SE, on Friday, January 6, 2017 at approximately 11:11 PM. The subject was captured by the establishment's surveillance cameras.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. The Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent offense, including armed robbery, committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref.: CCN #17-003-577.

Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

To learn more about the MPD Rewards program, please visit ww.mpdc.dc.gov/rewards.



WBJ | D.C. bill proposes big tax break for commercial properties east of the Anacostia

Go HERE to read the full Washington Business Journal article. 

Commercial property owners east of the Anacostia River may see their real estate tax bills slashed almost in half if a new bill introduced by the D.C. Council advances.

Council members Jack Evans, D-Ward 2, Kenyan McDuffie, D-Ward 5, Trayon White, D-Ward 8, and Vincent Gray, D-Ward 7, have co-introduced a bill that would tax commercial properties east of the river at the same rate as residential properties.

Gray, the former D.C. mayor who began a new term as a councilman this month, said lowering the tax rate for Class 2 properties from $1.65 per $100 of assessed value to the residential, Class 1 rate of $0.85 per $100 would boost the economy in Wards 7 and 8, two of the District’s more economically challenged areas.

Jan 31 | Project Create Volunteer & Teaching Artist Info Sessions

Tuesday, January 31st
6:30-7:30pm

Register here.

Do you believe that….

every child should have a place to be creative, expressive and imaginative;
arts education should be available and accessible for all children and youth;
a creative community can instill a sense of belonging and positive cultural identity;
the arts can provide kids with important tools they need to become critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, great communicators, and confident, resilient adults;
through the arts, young people can use their authentic voices and their natural talents to advocate for themselves and their communities; and
art is an important tool to create positive social change in the world…
If so, you belong at Project Create. Join them as a volunteer, and make a difference in the life of a child.

If you’re interested in fulfilling, rewarding and creative volunteer opportunities, please join Project Create staff at one of their January informational sessions to find out more. Come on Tuesday, January 17th or Thursday, January 31st from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM to meet the staff and sign up. They’ll have information (and snacks), and you can ask all the questions you have about their programs, students, staff and volunteering opportunities.

Photo courtesy of Project Create



Surveillance video in shooting death of Vivian Marrow



Published on Jan 18, 2017
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide. Investigators seek the public's assistance in identifying and locating a person of interest in a Homicide which occurred on Monday, January 16, 2017, at approximately 10:16 AM in the 2400 block of Elvans Road, SE. The subject was captured by a nearby surveillance camera.

DO YOUR PART TO HELP PREVENT AND SOLVE CRIME. The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community. Ref. CCN #17-008-702.

Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department's TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.