Washington D.C. Traffic Advisory: Race for Respect 5K

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The Metropolitan Police Department and the DC Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of several street closures due to the Race for Respect 5K scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015. For more information: http://www.race4respect.com/

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, the following streets will be closed from 3:00 am to 12:00 pm.

• Pennsylvania Avenue from 12th Street to 14th Street, NW
• 13th Street from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Race Route:
The following streets will be closed from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

• Pennsylvania Avenue from 13th to 3rd Street, NW
• 3rd St from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Virginia Avenue, SW
• Maryland Avenue from 3rd Street, SW to Independence Avenue, SW
• Independence Avenue, SW from 7th Street to 3rd Street, SW
• 4th Street, SW from Independence Avenue, SW to D Street, SW
• D Street, SW from 4th Street to 3rd Street, SW

Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes, if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events. These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.

Washington D.C. Food Establishment Closures and Restorations

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The following are the closures and restorations for the period of May 18, 2015 through May 22, 2015. Should you have any questions, feel free to call the Food Safety Division at (202) 535-2180.
If you would like to file a complaint against a food establishment in the District of Columbia, please call (202) 535-2180 during service hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For any media inquiries or communications related questions, please contact Mr. Ivan Torres at 202 641 3065 (cellular) or 202 442 9412 (desk) or via email at Ivan.torres@dc.gov.
To report suspected or confirmed cases of food borne illness, please contact the Bureau of Epidemiology at (202) 442-8141.

Homicide Arrest 500 Block 58th Street Northeast Washington D.C.

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Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in connection with a homicide that occurred in the 500 block of 58th Street, Northeast.

On Saturday, May 24, 2015 at approximately 9:04 pm, members of the Sixth District responded for the report of a shooting in the 500 block of 58th Street, Northeast. Upon arrival, members located an adult male in the 500 block of 58th Street, and a second adult male in the 300 block of 58th Street, Northeast, both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both were transported to local hospitals where the second adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 20 year-old Devonte Reed of Lanham, Maryland.

The first male, 26 year-old Jamie Patterson of Northeast, Washington, DC, who was located in the 500 block of 58th Street, Northeast, was arrested by detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, charging him with Murder II while Armed in the shooting death of Devonte Reed.

Mayor and DC Water also to announce green jobs program for District residents

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May 18, 2015 — DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Water, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide an update on the proposed modification to DC Water’s long term control plan to significantly reduce combined sewer overflows to the Anacostia and Potomac rivers and Rock Creek. There will also be an announcement on local green jobs.

Who:
• Muriel Bowser, Mayor, District of Columbia
• John Cruden, Assistant U.S. Attorney General
• Shawn Garvin, EPA Region III Regional Administrator
• George S. Hawkins, DC Water CEO and General Manager
• Rev. Kelly Wilkins, Washington Interfaith Network

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Fort Reno Reservoir, 3900 Donaldson Place, NW Washington, DC 20016

Visuals include the award-winning green roof atop DC Water’s Ft. Reno Reservoir.

RSVP: Confirmation of attendance is required for entrance to the facility. Media please RSVP to Pamela.Mooring@dcwater.com

Limited parking for media is available via the West Side entrance to the Fort Reno Reservoir at Belt Road, NW and Donaldson Place, NW.

Mayor and DC Water also to announce green jobs program for District residents

DC Water logo

May 18, 2015 — DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Water, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide an update on the proposed modification to DC Water’s long term control plan to significantly reduce combined sewer overflows to the Anacostia and Potomac rivers and Rock Creek. There will also be an announcement on local green jobs.

Who:
• Muriel Bowser, Mayor, District of Columbia
• John Cruden, Assistant U.S. Attorney General
• Shawn Garvin, EPA Region III Regional Administrator
• George S. Hawkins, DC Water CEO and General Manager
• Rev. Kelly Wilkins, Washington Interfaith Network

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Fort Reno Reservoir, 3900 Donaldson Place, NW Washington, DC 20016

Visuals include the award-winning green roof atop DC Water’s Ft. Reno Reservoir.

RSVP: Confirmation of attendance is required for entrance to the facility. Media please RSVP to Pamela.Mooring@dcwater.com

Limited parking for media is available via the West Side entrance to the Fort Reno Reservoir at Belt Road, NW and Donaldson Place, NW.

D.C. Mayor to Launch “District Innovation Zones” and New Arts Mapping Tool

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CONTACT:
LaToya Foster (EOM) (202) 727-5011; latoya.foster@dc.gov
Jeffrey Scott (DCCAH) (202) 719-6528; jeffrey.scott@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) – Tomorrow, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to announce two new innovative arts resources; a mapping tool that will pin-point and catalogue the District’s cultural assets, and “District Innovation Zones” which will test new ideas, conceptual art projects, and technologies. Both are aimed to support local artists and the District’s creative economy. Members of the cultural community will be presented with a demo of the new mapping tool and have the opportunity to navigate it themselves. The announcement is part of InnoMAYtion, a pioneering initiative launched by Mayor Muriel Bowser that will showcase innovative programs during the month of May that create jobs, engage residents and position the District as a hub for innovation.

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Interim Director Lisa Richards Toney, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

WHAT:
District Innovation Zones and Arts Mapping Tool Launch

WHEN:
Friday, May 22 at 10 am
*Mayor will give remarks around 11:15 am.*

WHERE:
200 I Street, SE (Canal Park, 2nd & I St)
*Closest Metro: Navy Yard Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to press@dc.gov.

Social Media:
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser Website: mayor.dc.gov

Washington D.C. TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 2015 Thunder Alley

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On Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25, 2015, the 2015 Thunder Alley will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

RIDE ROUTE

Saturday, May 23, 2015 to Monday, May 25, 2015

Annual Thunder Alley

Rolling Thunder will kick off its Annual Thunder Alley on Saturday, May 23, 2015. The following streets will be affected on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday, May 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• 22nd Street, NW between C Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions. Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 Events Washington DC: 10 Free, Fun Things To Do In Nation’s Capital

Across the nation, people will pay tribute to service members past and present with wreath layings, parades, speeches and candlelight vigils this weekend. The patriotic fervor particularly runs high in Washington, D.C., where memorials and tribute services honor the nation’s fallen troops year-round and President Barack Obama is expected to pay his respects to the military. For those celebrating Memorial Day weekend in the nation’s capital, below are 10 free, fun things to do from Friday through Monday.

Today at 12:15: Mayor Bowser, Chief Lanier to Brief Press on Woodland Drive Homicide Investigation

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CONTACT:
EOM Communications – (202) 727-5011
MPD Communications – (202) 727-4383

(Washington, DC) – Today at 12:15 pm at Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Headquarters, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Police Chief Cathy Lanier and District Officials will brief members of the media on the investigation into the quadruple homicide on Woodland Drive and the outstanding arrest warrant for a suspect.

Last night, MPD sought the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint in connection with the homicides. He is wanted pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Murder One while Armed. He is described as a black male, approximately 5’7” in height, weighing approximately 155 pounds. Pictures of Wint can be found HERE.

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Police Chief Cathy Lanier
District Officials

WHEN:
Thursday, May 21 at 12:15 pm

WHERE:
Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Third Floor Line-Up Room
**Across from Judiciary Square Metro Station**