07/29/15 4:25pm

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close one lane of traffic in each direction on Georgia Avenue, NW, between Barry Place and Florida Avenue, NW in Ward 1 beginning on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7 am, weather permitting. These closures are expected to stay in place until May 2016.

The closures are needed for DDOT to construct dedicated bus lanes and a streetscape along Georgia Avenue, NW. The work includes the replacement of sidewalks, curb and gutters, sidewalk ramps, mill and overlay of the roadway, and new dedicated bus lanes in each direction on Georgia Avenue, NW.

Curbside parking will be restricted while work is underway and ultimately removed upon completion of the project. Emergency No Parking signs are and will be posted a minimum of 72 hours before the start of construction. Sidewalk detours will also be in place while sidewalk repair is in progress. Signage and protective barriers will be used to maintain public safety.

Motorists should expect moderate-to-heavy delays, and are advised to seek alternative routes. DDOT encourages all traveling in this area to stay alert and to obey all construction signs.”

07/29/15 4:00pm

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1750 H St, NW via google street view

From a press release:

“Alfa Piehouse brings the best of traditional Greek cuisine and specialties to Washington D.C this summer with the launch of its first-ever café on July 27th, located at 1750 H Street NW. Made of the purest organic Greek ingredients, the 21-seat Piehouse offers a variety of savory and sweet Greek pies (or pastries), healthy salads, delicious sandwiches, a Greek yogurt bar, desserts and coffee, and even vegetarian and vegan/non-dairy options, ideal for any occasion or time of day, including breakfast, lunch, or for a snack.

Alfa Piehouse was born of a collaboration between Alfa, Greece’s leading pastry maker, and Argiro Barbarigou, Greece’s top celebrity chef, restaurateur, and award-winning cookbook author. Both pride themselves on the integrity and quality of traditional Greek cooking, and their desire to share this with the world.

“I am ready and honored to carry ‘the Olympic torch’ of Greek cuisine on behalf of my beloved country, to share the spirit of Greece that inspires and transcends,” says Argiro Barbarigou.

BREAKFAST offers a range of items including:
– Traditional Feta Cheese Pie ($6.50) made with thin fyllo layers stuffed with authentic Greek feta cheese with Kalamata extra virgin olive oil;
– Alfa Café American Breakfast ($6.75) served with puff pastry, free-range eggs, bacon, Gruyere cheese and chives;
– Bougatsa Pie Vegetarian – Non Diary ($6.75) made with custard, crunchy fyllo layers, sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon;
– The must-try Greek iced coffee, espresso or cappuccino Freddo ($3.25 and up), whips the coffee to a frothy perfection.

For LUNCH or SNACK, guests can choose from the full menu of pies, salads and sandwiches. Examples include: (more…)

07/29/15 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

Crash at 19 and going.

“Crash is about to celebrate his 19 1/2 birthday (August 7). Here he is sleeping with his pal Stuffy. Most people around 14th/Logan know him and have seen him slowly making his way to various treat stops along his route.”

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“Darling Dallas of Mt Vernon adopted from WHS enjoying a lazy Saturday afternoon.”

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“Bali from U St loving Billy Goat”

07/29/15 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user D.B.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser announced reforms at the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS) and the Office of Unified Communications (OUC) that will improve emergency response times and quality of care for residents and visitors to the District.

The reforms come as FEMS released an investigative report on the delayed emergency response that occurred March 13, 2015 in Tenleytown. That day, at approximately 8:36 a.m., OUC received a 911 call for a one year old male in distress. Paramedics arrived on scene at 8:47 a.m. and provided advanced life support care, but unfortunately the child subsequently died.

Mayor Bowser tasked FEMS and OUC with conducting a top-to-bottom review of the incident, as well as their overall emergency response processes and procedures. The months-long internal investigation found that human error along with technological and training issues – related to a new dispatch system – contributed to a breakdown in emergency response communications.

A redacted version of the FEMS report can be found HERE. (more…)

07/29/15 2:34pm

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 11-year-old Nia Brinkley, who was last seen in the 1600 block of New York Avenue, Northeast on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nia Brinkley is described as a 11-year-old black female, 4’09” tall, 90 pounds, dark complexion, brown eyes, and black hair. She was last seen wearing a light green shirt, light blue jeans with patches, and blue high top Converse sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nia Brinkley is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at (202) 727-9099, the Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”

07/29/15 2:30pm

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Ed. Note: Graffiti intentionally whited out to limit exposure

“Dear PoPville,

The parks department has been doing a great job keeping Meridian Hill Park looking good this year. It’s so disappointing to see that vandalism with graffiti that is starting to show up. Overall it feels like this type of vandalism is on the rise again in DC. Do you know what if anything the DC police are doing about this?”

Are others noting a rise in graffiti around town?

Ed. Note: Park Police are in charge of preventing crime in the park not MPD (DC) police.

07/29/15 2:10pm

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What’s the going rate for storage in your apartment or condo building?

“My building is adding storage units in a dry, secure basement room. Bins are approx. 5x5x8 feet tall and 5x5x4 feet. What’s the going rate for storage in your apartment or condo building? Uhaul self storage charges about $90 for the large sized storage bin. ”

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