02/27/15 3:45pm

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1780 Columbia Rd., NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Update on The Line hotel in Adams Morgan some may be interested in. Seems the lack of progress is due to a lack of permits. Washington Business Journal reports:

“770 Euclid St. NW: This permit calls for the installation of eight temporary dewatering wells by advancing a 12-inch soil boring to a depth of 60 feet on the site of the future Line DC hotel in Adams Morgan. The sheeting and shoring and building permits for the hotel itself are the subject of not-yet-approved applications.”

02/27/15 3:30pm

Thanks to Michelle for putting together this list of adoptable pets. It will be featured the last Friday every month. If you are interested in submitting an adoptable pet you can email Michelle at Help.the.Pups.DC(at)gmail(dot)com

Kena - Washington Humane Society

Kena – Washington Humane Society

Kena is a 3 year old American Staffordshire Terrier/border collie mix from the Washington Humane Society. She is a medium-energy sweetie pie who’s ready to find her new best friend. She may seem timid at first, but with just a moment, you will have an express ticket to cuddle station. She enjoys runs, but she is equally happy to hang out by our side after a walk. You can meet Kena at WHS’s New York Avenue Adoption Center and learn about the adoption process here.

Opie - Rural Dog Rescue

Opie – Rural Dog Rescue
 
Opie is a sweet, 5-7 year old hound Rural Dog Rescue. He is very laid back, has a gentle disposition, and gets along with everyone, including children. He is a playful pup but not high energy and loves to lie around on the couch or his bed when indoors. He does well with canine and feline friends alike. And, if that’s not enough, he’s very smart and learns quickly. You can apply to adopt Opie or any of our adoptable animals here. If you are interested in fostering one of our animals, please apply here. You can meet many of our animals every Saturday at Howl to the Chief from noon until 3pm.

More great pets after the jump. (more…)

02/27/15 3:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Nathan Jones

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of February 27 – March 1.

This weekend, Silver Line trains will operate at regular intervals. Green Line trains will run on a regular weekend schedule between College Park and Branch Ave stations. At Greenbelt Station only, buses will replace trains on Saturday and Sunday.

Orange, Blue, and Yellow line trains will operate every 20 minutes. Red Line trains will run every 8-15 minutes. (more…)

1160 ABBEY PLACE NE

This rental is located at 1160 Abbey Place, NE. The listing says:

“This house is literally steps from the NoMa Metro Station and on a lovely, historic, tree-lined one-way street with lots of young families. 2BR (3rdBR is finished basement), 2BA 3-level modern row-house on Abbey Place NE with finished basement w/ bath, hardwood floors throughout, a modern kitchen with granite counters, dishwasher, stainless appliances, microwave exhaust fan and breakfast bar, sun-porch with the original 1920s jalousie windows, a very large back deck for your BBQ needs, washer/dryer, central AC/Heating, recess lighting throughout, one off-street parking spot, and a storage shed outside for tools, brooms, snow shovels, x-mas decorations etc. The house also has a great location – 2 short blocks to the metro, 4 blocks to the Harris Teeter, and a five minute walk to Boundary Road, Driftwood Kitchen and other restaurants and bars on H Street NE. This is a great location that offers city living. The home would be perfect for a young family or two-three young professionals. Dog Friendly landlord.

Upstairs bathroom has a skylight. Both bedrooms have large closets. Entire house has ample storage space and two exterior sheds for bikes, kayaks, golf clubs, etc.

Landlord is experienced, very responsive, lives in the neighborhood and will provide overwhelmingly positive references of current and past tenants. Interior of house will be completely painted prior to occupancy.

AVAILABLE AS EARLY AS MARCH 15TH (Start-Date Negotiable), but April 1st more ideal.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $3,990/Mo.

02/27/15 2:40pm

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, an arrest was made in connection to two carjackings which occurred throughout the District of Columbia.

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at approximately 1:40 p.m. officers from the Second District received a call for two armed carjackings in progress. The first carjacking occurred in the 3100 block of P Street, NW. The second carjacking was in close proximity and occurred in the 2600 block of P, Street, NW. In both carjackings a suspect approached an operator of a vehicle, and demanded the keys while displaying a gun. The victim in the 3100 block of P Street, NW was able to drive off. The victim in the 2600 block of P Street, NW complied and the suspect drove away in the victim’s vehicle.

Members of the United States Park Police then observed the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspects fled at a high rate of speed. Park Police Officers continued to follow the suspect. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit the suspect was apprehended by members of the U.S. Park Police. After further investigation by MPDC detectives, 21 year-old Ronald E. Johnson, of Northwest, D.C was arrested and charged with two counts of Armed Carjacking and one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon.”

02/27/15 2:25pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

“Dear PoPville,

Here is a PSA. Last year I spent a very frustrating time renewing my registration with DMV. The system kept on returning an error message. I found a nice person in the Director’s office, who processed it for me manually. If figured there was some problem they would fix. This year, same result. I have a Mac and use Safari (I would think lots of others do too). I now realize that I could only process my renewal using Chrome (rather than Safari.) So, since the DMV seems not interested in fixing the site, they should at least warn users not to use Safari. Don’t want people to waste their time.”

02/27/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Doug Duvall

Tips on building a roof deck:

“I’m really interested in building a roof deck on my Trinidad DC rowhouse. I’ve read the related Popville posts (http://www.popville.com/2011/04/dear-pop-getting-a-roof-deck/, http://www.popville.com/2010/01/dear-pop-roofdeck-suggestions/), but it doesn’t look like there’s been a discussion on this topics in a few years. Does anyone have any advice on good architects, builders, etc.? Any recent cost estimates? Or any other advice or tips? Thanks!”

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