10/24/14 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday afternoon (22 Oct) on the 36 bus our driver announced that starting Monday (27 Oct) all buses would be delayed. He said there were several reasons- all buses could not go above 25 MPH, they could not start moving if anyone was still standing near the driver (like adding money to their Smartrip) and they would have to limit stops to pick up passengers if there were too many people standing. The driver mentioned something about a new contract trying to force the old employees out because they make too much. He also mentioned something about a new 3 strike policy that would automatically turn a violation into two day suspension. Have you heard anything about this? These don’t seem like the worst ideas considering the stories I’ve read on PoPville.”

10/24/14 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

Divorce in DC – can you recommend lawyers or other resources?:

“Hi all: Has anyone been through a divorce in DC or have a knowledge of the process? City websites have not been useful thus far. It would likely be a No Fault divorce, if I understand the terms correctly. We’ve been married ~2yrs, both live in DC, have no children or joint financial accounts. Only major joint expense is home we purchased in 2009.

As we’re on fairly good terms, I’d like to keep the process as fast and cheap as possible, hence considering mediation and/or No Fault, but I’ve also been advised to first consult w/an expert, and one that has my interests in mind to someone that has my interests in mind. (Plus, its just easier to talk w/a real person sometimes.) Also may want to hire someone to do the paperwork.

So: anyone done this before? Any recs on info resources, lawyers, etc? Tips, things to watch out for? Any help much appreciated. I feel overwhelmed.”

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10/24/14 12:55pm

119 6th Street Southeast

This house is located at 119 6th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Early house, softer vibe, restored over time, as funds & knowledge permitted family debate over best for the nest one twig at a time – standing still – morning porch, noontime sunshine chasing training-wheels round the south-side windows, peeking in, mom at it again, kitchen commands come wash your hands till 8pm, farmhouse goes sophisticate, Don Draper in dungarees, I’m coming as a location-snob.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $848,500.

10/24/14 12:15pm

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14th and V St, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Duke’s Shoe Repair has been closed without comment for a couple weeks now. It is the large shoe repair store attached to the Reeve Center. I heard someone outside saying he had health problems, but I don’t know if that’s true. I just saw a note saying that it will be open this saturday and next saturday. I thought you might want to spread the word for other readers who have been missing their shoes and are wondering what Duke’s story is.”

Wishing Duke a speedy recovery.

10/24/14 12:00pm

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8th and S St, NW Sept. 20th

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit have announced an arrest has been made in the fatal hit and run that occurred at the intersection of 8th and S Streets, NW.

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, at approximately 2:33 am, a bicyclist was on 8th Street, NW when she was struck by a light colored SUV that was traveling southbound on 8th Street, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 53 year-old Tonya Reaves of Northeast, Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 20-year-old Dajane Thomas of Southeast, Washington DC, was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging her with Murder Two.”

10/24/14 11:45am

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12th and Jackson Street, NE

From a press release:

“One of DC’s most exciting new neighborhood restaurants, Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen, celebrates the season with new Happy Hour offerings and special fall menu items. Opened in June, this Northeast eatery serves classic American fare, a selection of local and regional craft brews, and cocktails—as well as iced coffee—on draft in a smart, industrial-cool setting.

Renowned DC bar owners Tony Tomeldon of the Pug and John Solomon of Solly’s teamed up with Chef Shannan Troncoso, former Executive Chef of Matchbox Capitol Hill, earlier this summer to open their first dining destination. The trio has set out to create the ultimate neighborhood joint with Brookland’s Finest, welcoming families, professionals, students from nearby Catholic and Howard Universities, locals, fans and friends. Whether stopping by to catch the game at the bar on one of four flat-screen TVs, lunching with friends on the patio, or enjoying late-night bites in the dining room, Brookland’s Finest offers a simple, yet surprisingly sophisticated menu, celebrating local flavors and seasonal ingredients.

Happy Hour kicks off this week for both after work and late night gatherings. Available Monday through Thursday, 4 PM to 7 PM, the bar serves up select cocktails, beers and wines for $4, $5 and $6. The Late Night Happy Hour is also offered every night of the week from 11 PM until closing along with a limited Late Night menu. (more…)

10/24/14 11:15am

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14th and Quincy St, NW

From a press release:

“The Biscuit Lab Baking Company is proud to launch its first pop-up restaurant on Sunday, October 26th from 11-3 PM at Lyman’s Tavern. Biscuit Lab will serve up homemade buttermilk biscuits, biscuit breakfast sandwiches and seasonal sides including cheesy grits.

“There’s no other place in the city like the Biscuit Lab,” said Phil Coppersmith, Biscuit Lab Co-founder. “We saw a chance to make a buttermilk biscuit that’s even better than what your grandma makes and went for it.” Biscuit Lab founders Michael Visser and Philip Coppersmith are two guys with the philosophy that “putting it on a biscuit” makes everything taste better. “Our ultimate goal is to give the people the best biscuit they’ve ever had,” said Mike Visser, Biscuit Lab Co- founder.

Both Mike and Phil bring a passion for making buttermilk biscuits the right way. Over the last six months, they have researched, baked, tweaked, and tossed out countless recipes, until arriving at the perfect combination of a biscuit that’s buttery, perfectly tender, and strong enough to hold up to any condiment.

The menu this weekend at the Biscuit Lab includes buttermilk biscuits, drop biscuits, Red Neck Benedict, “an open-face biscuit with ham, slow-poached egg, and red eye sausage gravy”.

Mike is a graduate of the L’Academie de Cuisine pastry program and has been working in all aspects of the restaurant world for the last five years. An accomplished pastry chef and an expert in specialty coffee, Mike started Flying Fish Coffee and Tea in 2011, in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, DC. Phil has worked both front and back of house in restaurants as a teenager. After graduating college, he focused his career on the Federal Government Contracting, first in Human Resources then into IT Consulting.

Biscuit will open its doors at Lyman’s at 3720 14th St NW, and will continue every Sunday.”