Friday, December 14, 2012

JBG starts work on Walmart-anchored Fort Totten Square

  The Washington Biusiness Journal reports that permits were issued this past Wednesday for excavation, grading and sheeting, and shoring for the Fort Totten Square Walmart project located at 300 Riggs Road NE.
  The Article redas as follows:

"Here comes D.C.'s third Walmart. The JBG Cos., as Fort Totten North LLC, was issued a permit Wednesday for excavation, grading and sheeting, and shoring for Fort Totten Square, 300 Riggs Road NE.
  Fort Totten Square will feature 350 apartments and more than 110,000 square feet of retail anchored by an urban format Walmart. According to the project's website, construction was expected to begin late this year, with delivery by late 2014."

The full article can be found here.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Two Arrested After Assualt on Green Line Train, at Ft. Totten

  A teenage gang from SE DC called the 44th St Crew assaukted 2 women on a green line train headed to Ft. Totten.  The gang comprised of both male and female teenagers, cornered two women on a green line train, stole iPhones and intimidated the women on their metro ride.  Once the train arrived at the Ft Totten Station one of women fought back and metro police were dispatched.  Two were arrested as a result of the attacks.  While not directly related to the neighborhood, it is a crime that will be reported as taking place in Ft. Totten. 
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   Perhaps one of the most disturbing facts of this event is that the teenagers posted the video on facebook as a means to gain respect and cred among their peers (although it does provide police with hard evidence of the event).  This is yet another reminder to be careful when riding the metro these days.  And while the complete apathy of the other riders on the train is a little demoralizing, remember that phones can always be replaced.  This should serve as another reminder to the community that petty theft tends to rise around the hoilday season, so you should be hyper vigilant in the coming weeks.
Stay safe, and have a safe and relaxing holiday season.