07/24/16 10:01pm

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“Our first garden haul of the season! Zucchini, cucumber, tomato, jalapeño, sweet peppers and beans. Grown in our little backyard garden in Anacostia.”

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to [email protected] with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.

07/24/16 7:43am

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred in the 1300 block of Michigan Avenue, Northeast on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

At approximately 5:15 am, members of the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic accident involving a 2008 GMC Yukon Denali. A Mount Rainer law enforcement member was attempting to stop the vehicle close to the DC/Maryland border when it fled into the District of Columbia. The decedent operating the SUV travelled at a high rate of speed onto Eastern Avenue, NE and eventually onto Michigan Avenue, NE. The SUV crossed the intersection of 14th Street, NE when it swerved to the right side of the road, mounted the curb, and struck a tree. (more…)

07/24/16 7:35am

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MPD reported:

“Police Involved Shooting//Ga Ave & Ingraham St NW”

From the Mayor’s Office:

“MPD is currently on the scene of a shooting in the 5200 block of Georgia Avenue NW. The street is currently closed, and residents are asked to avoid the area. More information will be provided as it becomes available. If you have any information about the incident, please call the MPD tip line at 202-727-9099.”

07/22/16 4:00pm

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Thanks to a reader for passing on:

Please join Georgia Avenue Thrive’s first ever outdoor movie night!
The family-friendly movie of Zootopia is FREE and so is the popcorn!
Gates open at 7:30pm
Walls of Books (3325 Georgia Ave) hosts a storybook reading at 8pm.
Movie starts at sundown (about 8:30pm).
Bring your blanket, pillows and chairs and join your neighbors for a relaxing night of entertainment on Georgia Avenue!
A special thank you to the Columbia Heights Initiative for subsidizing the equipment rental and Salvation Army on Sherman for loaning extra chairs!

Help us out with a tax deductible donation: https://www.crowdrise.com/georgia-avenue-thrive-movie-night—saturday-july-23-800pm/fundraiser/georgia-avenuethrive

07/22/16 3:25pm

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 2 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.

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“Sulli, a 10 week old male goldendoodle, checking out his new backyard in Shaw.”

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“Obi (upside down) and his sister, Ripley are Homeward Trails alums and love to spoon in CH.”