11/24/14 10:45am


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Prostitution crackdown continues in Logan/Shaw. In July 6 others were arrested for solicitation of prostitution and in September 15 were arrested in the same PSA.

From MPD:

“Between November 22, 2014 (14:30hours) and November 23, 2014 (06:30hours), members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District VICE Unit conducted a Undercover Prostitution Operation within the City’s 3rd District, here in Washington DC.

Officers conducted this operation with the intention of locating persons involved in illegal solicitation of prostitution related offenses. This operation targeted both Prostitutes and the “Johns”, AKA: Customers who enter this city to engage in or conduct their illicit business and or services.

Over the course of the operation itself, a total of (19) adults were arrested and charged with “Solicitation of Prostitution”. In addition, one of the adult “John’s” was also found in possession of a substance amount of illegal narcotics after which he was additionally charged.

All of these arrests were made along the immediate adjoining borders of the Third District and First District, within PSA307. This operation was facilitated and managed by the 3rd District VICE Lieutenant, Deborah Pearce. Lt. Pearce encourages anyone who may have information related to these types of illegal activities to contact the Third District VICE “Tip Line” at (202) 673-6925.”

11/24/14 10:36am

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A reader sends:

“I was walking to my car this morning in the alley behind Quincy pl nw [North capital on one end and 1st st nw on the other end in Bloomingdale] and I saw this dog with tags running around. The dog kept running from me when I tried to get close to him so I couldn’t grab him. I did get close enough to see that his name on his tag was Smokie. I had to get to work so I ended up calling animal control but hopefully the owner sees this so they can pick Smokie up and get him home!”

11/24/14 10:10am

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Photos courtesy Sprig & Sprout

From an email:

5lb+ Pho Challenge Bowl WINNER!

We just had someone complete our Pho Challenge. He did it in 30min 41sec.

2lbs of meat, 2lbs of noodles, 1lb of sprouts and onions, and 3 quarts of broth all demolished.

AND he is a visiting tourist (Canada) who just happened to be coming in for lunch, saw the bowl and decided it would be a fun part of his vacation.

He wins his name on our plaque, his pictures on our website, as well as $100 in TryCaviar credits (only to the first person to beat the bowl).”

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11/24/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  Jim Havard

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

11/23/14 10:22pm

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1781 Florida Ave, NW near Pleasant Pops

From an email:

“Hudson & Crane, a new urban industrial mercantile and home decor/lifestyle showroom, is opening in late November/early December 2014 in the U Street/Adams Morgan (1781 Florida Ave. NW).

Hudson & Crane will offer a variety of furnishings, decor, art (featuring local artists and others), lighting, soft goods and gift items. Curated with an eye for accessible design and style, the store inventory will be constantly updated with new offerings monthly. All of the store inventory will be offered as cash & carry, allowing our customers the instant gratification of being able to purchase a piece of furniture and take it home the same day, and we will of course offer affordable and fast delivery as well.”

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Photo of showroom courtesy Hudson & Crane

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Photo of showroom courtesy Hudson & Crane

11/23/14 7:19am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Carly & Art

Ed. Note: Whatever your feelings, please be respectful today.

Marion Barry (March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014)

From United Medical Center:

“The following statement is issued following the death of Councilmember Marion Barry, Former Mayor of the District of Columbia.

“This morning we are sad to announce the passing of the Honorable Marion S. Barry, Former Mayor and Councilmember of the District of Columbia. Mr. Barry was brought to United Medical Center by ambulance at 12:15am. He was pronounced dead at 1:46am.

United Medical Center’s Board and Staff extend its condolences to Mr. Barry’s family, his wife Cora Barry, his son Christopher Barry, and many other relatives. We also extend our sympathy to the residents of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Barry has had a long history of social and political engagement in the District and across the nation. His advocacy on behalf of the poor, the less fortunate and others will certainly be missed.

Over the years, Councilmember Barry has maintained a strong and heartfelt resolve to keep United Medical Center open for the people east of the Anacostia River. Without his involvement and continued work on our behalf we are certain that this hospital would not be where it is today.

Mr. Barry taught us all so much about fighting for justice; fighting for the people; fighting for the poor – it now becomes our responsibility to keep his legacy alive.

May he rest in peace.”

From Mayor Gray’s office:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray expressed deep sadness after learning of the passing of Ward 8 Councilmember and former Mayor Marion Barry. Mayor Gray spoke with former First Lady Cora Masters Barry late Saturday and shared his condolences and sympathies with her, and as well said his thoughts and prayers were with the Councilmember’s son, Christopher.

“Marion was not just a colleague but also was a friend with whom I shared many fond moments about governing the city,” said Mayor Gray. “He loved the District of Columbia and so many Washingtonians loved him.”

Mayor Gray said that he would work with Councilmember Barry’s family and the Council to plan official ceremonies worthy of a true statesman of the District of Columbia.”

From @MurielBowser:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mayor Marion Barry”

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Statement by the President on the Passing of Marion Barry:

“Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Marion Barry. Marion was born a sharecropper’s son, came of age during the Civil Rights movement, and became a fixture in D.C. politics for decades. As a leader with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Marion helped advance the cause of civil rights for all. During his decades in elected office in D.C., he put in place historic programs to lift working people out of poverty, expand opportunity, and begin to make real the promise of home rule. Through a storied, at times tumultuous life and career, he earned the love and respect of countless Washingtonians, and Michelle and I extend our deepest sympathies to Marion’s family, friends and constituents today.”