01/31/15 1:31pm

“Dear PoPville,

Anyone hear the two to three gunshots in Columbia Heights early Sat morning, around 3:30 at Holmead Place and Newton?

Also has anyone seen an uptick of drug activity -selling- around 14th and Meridian, by the old Get A Way spot? This activity is spilling over to the side streets both East and West of 14th. Newton, Meridian, Oak. Lots of people hannging out on these residential corners waiting for deliveries.”

01/30/15 4:45pm

If you have any questions you’d like me to answer about PoPville or general topics to be covered please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘What’d I Miss’ in the subject line. You can ask really anything you’d like – from specific to philosophical. But no grammar questions. You can also tweet questions to @PoPville though I prefer email if possible. I’m gonna try to keep this less than 10 minutes. What’d I Miss? is done on one take with no editing.

01/30/15 4:30pm

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Tickets for brunch available here.

“Join us Sunday, February 1st to help celebrate Port City Brewing Company’s 4th Anniversary with a special brunch event at Sixth Engine! [438 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest]

This standing brunch event will feature Porty City’s brews, including both the release of Colossal IV as well as a one-of-a-kind, surprise firkin. Port City beer-inspired passed hors d’eouvres, specialty hoptails, and all you can drink OptiMosas will also be provided by Sixth Engine. You’ll get the chance to meet Port City’s brewers while enjoying tasty food and great local beer, and its a perfect way to kick off your Superbowl Sunday.

Festivities begin at noon, and tickets are extremely limited, so be sure to purchase your ASAP. This ticket is all inclusive and covers food, drink, tax & gratuity.

01/30/15 4:05pm

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1790 Columbia Road, NW

Washingtonian reports:

“We just signed a lease for ten years,” says Broglia. And the air conditioning—long-broken and a point of contention last year—“is working perfectly.”

Back in Feb. of last year there was a one year reprieve after Pasta Mia almost permanently closed in January 2014.

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Photo tweeted by @nikbuf after last year’s reprieve.

01/30/15 3:50pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

From WMATA:

“This weekend, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule. Red and Orange line trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule on Sunday. On Saturday, Red and Orange line trains will run every 16 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes, resulting in an average of two minutes of additional wait time.

Red Line
Trains every 8-16 minutes on Saturday

Saturday only, Red Line trains will operate every 16 minutes between Shady Grove & Glenmont (normal service is every 12 minutes). Additional trains will operate 9AM-9PM between Shady Grove & Silver Spring, providing service every 8-10 minutes between these stations.
On Sunday, Red Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.

Work Performed: Joint elimination, track fastener and insulator renewal for a safer ride between Silver Spring and Wheaton.

Orange Line
Trains every 16 minutes on Saturday only; regular service on Sunday

Saturday only, Orange Line trains will operate every 16 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes.
On Sunday, Orange Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals.

Work Performed: Platform rehabilitation and emergency call box installation for a safer ride between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.”

01/30/15 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

Hope - Lucky Dog

Hope – Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
 
Hope is an adorable 3-year old beagle/basset hound mix from Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.  Even though she only weighs 25 pounds, this cutie loves to runs and play off-leash with the big dogs. She is a quick learner and very food motivated. She loves everyone she meets and can’t wait to wiggle her way into your heart and home. To adopt Hope, please fill out our adoption application available here and email it to Megan  We have many adoptable animals, so feel free come check us out at one of our events!

Thunder - Tails High

Thunder – Tails High, Inc.

Thunder is 3-year old fluff ball from Tails High, Inc. She will greet you with head nuzzles and follow you everywhere you go. She adores being close to her people and will snuggle right up under your chin if you let her. In addition to cuddling, she loves to play, investigate new things, and rest assured that, if you have a party, she’ll be right in the middle of it, enjoying every moment. She hasn’t met a human or animal that she didn’t like. If you would like to adopt Thunder, please complete our adoption application on our website.  You can also visit us at one of our upcoming events!

More great pets after the jump. (more…)

01/30/15 3:10pm

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From an email:

FREE CHAIA TACOS @ Patagonia Georgetown
Where: Patagonia, 1048 Wisconsin Ave NW
When: Saturday, January 31st from 12-2pm

What: Chaia, DC’s very own seasonal vegetable farm-to-taco business, will partner with their new Georgetown neighbor Patagonia to celebrate their annual sale event with FREE samples of Chaia’s winter tacos: The Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Tacos!

1723 H Street Northeast

This rental is located at 1723 H Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Welcome to the H St Corridor! 1723 H St NW is a 4 Unit building with #4 Available for rent. Kitchen: Gas Range and Oven, Refrigerator and Freezer – Sq Ft: 600 – Floors: Hardwood – A/C & Heat: Window A/C and Central Radiator Heat – Closets/Storage: 3 Building & Location: – Building is right near all of H St Corridor Day and Nightlife – Transit to Capitol Hill”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $950/Mo.

01/30/15 2:25pm

From WMATA:

“Serious crime on Metro remains at a five-year low, Metro Transit Police announced in its 2014 annual security report. In 2014, Part I crime was down 27 percent or about 5.2 crimes per million riders compared to the same 12-month period in 2013.

Transit Police attributed the reduction – which includes Metrobus, Metrorail and parking lots – to multiple factors, including increased customer awareness and outreach, data-driven officer deployment tactics, improvements in technology and intelligence sharing with law enforcement partners.

The drop in serious crime overall continues to be driven by significant reductions in three areas:

Snatch theft of mobile devices – down 52 percent
Bicycle theft – down 22 percent
Robberies – down 35 percent

Additionally, sexual harassment complaints were down 13 percent in 2014.

“I am pleased that our efforts last year resulted in a significant reduction in crime,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ronald Pavlik. “While we must still remain vigilant and never forget that one crime is one too many, it is important to thank our officers for their hard work, as well as Metro’s employees and customers for being part of the solution.”

In the last 12 months, MTPD’s Criminal Investigations Division has successfully closed several major cases, including: (more…)