07/31/15 3:10pm

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From MPD:

“Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigation Division Human Trafficking Unit announced additional arrests have been made in a prostitution enforcement operation.

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit began conducting prostitution enforcement. The 7 arrests during the overnight hours of Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30, 2015, bring the total arrested in this operation to 85 since Tuesday, July 14, 2015. These incidents occurred in and around the Downtown area in Northwest. All arrested were adult males charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.

The Metropolitan Police Department continues to respond to complaints about crime and encourages the public to contact Metropolitan Police Department with those concerns.

The operation is ongoing.”

154 W Street Northwest

This rental is located at 154 W Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Beautiful furnished jr. one bedroom unit in row home in historic LeDroit Park. Full Washer & Dryer, Dishwasher, Patio in rear. Tiled floors throughout. Blocks from Howard Med School. Close proximity to the great restaurants and amenities the city has to offer!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,350/Mo.

07/31/15 2:25pm

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“Dear PoPville,

We have a serious issues of concern in Mt. Pleasant surround the redevelopment of a house and lot at 1865 and 1867 Park Road NW. I’m forwarding an email that I just sent to Ward 1 Councilwoman Brianne Nadeau that covers concerns about a dangerous work site, though the issue is much larger than that. There are a lot of very concerned neighbors here.”

Dear Councilwoman Nadeau,

I am writing to you to inform about a situation of grave concern in Mt. Pleasant. I know that my neighbors, have also raised this issue with your staff, so I’ll focus on the part that is the most time-sensitive, i.e.the dangerous work site which currently exists.

As of today, 1865/1867 Park Road NW is a hot zone. There is a large pit in the back yard where the basement excavation for the addition to 1867 is being done. IN that pit there are nail-filled boards of all sizes that appear to have been removed from the house. A huge mountain of excavated dirt looms uncovered next to the gutted house. It is exposed to the elements and is likely contaminated with lead from the peeling painted sides of the century-old house. I’m not an engineer, but it looks like the foundation is not properly supported given that the land around it has now been removed and could lead to a dangerous collapse. Additionally, kids can easily access this work site as the fencing that was hastily installed on Monday has a open gap at the end. There are many many kids that live at this end of our beautiful alley, my infants twins being just 2 of them. We all fear for the safety of our children and neighbors. I have included photos so that you can see what I’m describing with your own eyes.

We, the neighbors, would like the reassurance that the developer is complying with DC regulations for the safe and successful rehabilitation of this property. We do not feel that the developers have been forthcoming and our concern is growing.

Speaking for my family, we are also concerned that our neighborhood contacts in the ANC and Historic Mount Pleasant have not sufficiently addressed our concerns throughtout this long and drawout process, leaving us feeling helpless.

Thanks in advance for your help getting this dangerous problem resolved.

See below for Council Member Nadeau’s reply:

“Thank you. I’m not seeing a violation jumping out at me from these photos but Claudia in my office will request that DCRA send an inspector. And of course if you see something that is an immediate threat you should feel empowered to call 911.

I would also recommend that concerned neighbors introduce themselves to the site manager. I will do the same next time I pass by.”

07/31/15 1:20pm

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“Dear PoPville,

My fiance and I live (with our dog, Logan) at 5th and Longfellow St NW. Last night, there were two rounds of shots fired. One shot at 10pm. The next set of 5-10 shots fired at around 1045p.

We heard something hit the back of our house (which happens to be our master bathroom which is attached to our bedroom). We were in the bedroom.

We called the police (as did many of our neighbors) who came out to look at the house and search for suspects. Supposedly, they caught a guy the next block up.

With closer inspection this morning, we saw that a rogue bullet that hit the space in between our two upper level back windows.

Any idea what to do now? Should we call the police to retrieve the bullet? Home owners insurance for repair the siding?”

Ed. Note: The police have been called and notified about the bullet/damage.

07/31/15 12:50pm

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This house is located at 1509 U Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“1906 style 3br 2.5ba home with a completely modernized interior. home sits on a tree-lined street adjacent to Ketcham elementary school. Entry level has hardwood floors and open floor plan.The galley kitchen, stainless steel and black appliancesEntry Level : Living room, dining room, den, kitchen, half bathUpper level: Three bedrooms two full bathroomsLower level: Unfinished cellar, w/d”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $399,000.

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07/31/15 12:22pm

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From an email:

“cove Columbia Heights is moving, and it’s an upgrade!

To make productive more convenient and better take advantage of the neighborhood, cove is moving its current Columbia Heights location at 1402 Meridian Pl NW to 3343 14th St NW in mid-August. cove is committed to being a neighborhood productive space, providing locations in the heart of the neighborhood that are accessible and near the main attractions and delicious places to fuel up.

The new cove Columbia Heights will have two floors and sit right off 14th Street, one block north of the metro station, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Columbia Heights. It will feature a self-serve coffee bar area with high-top stools, 32 desks, a comfortable lounge section, two call booths, two four-seat conference rooms, and the usual cove amenities (unlimited beverages, color printing/scanning, reliable wifi).”

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826DC

From an email:

“826DC is growing our writing workshops and moving to a new space in the historic Tivoli Theatre across the street this fall, new store theme (TBD). I’m writing with a job opening for a full-time entry level position to support our expanding work with DC kids.

826DC, an award-winning nonprofit youth writing center located in Columbia Heights, seeks an energetic individual to serve as its full-time Programs Assistant!

826DC seeks a highly motivated self-starter to join our team as a full-time Programs Assistant. The ideal candidate will have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, be organized and dedicated, have experience with and a passion for working with students of all ages, and work well with all types of people. This position will report directly to the On-site Programs Manager while working closely with the Programs Director and the Volunteer Coordinator.

The Programs Assistant will implement, lead, and assist with on-site and off-site programming. The Programs Assistant will mobilize and train volunteers to support DC youth ages 6-18 in academic conditions that often lack quality resources and/or programs. The Programs Assistant will receive hands-on, real-world experience and leadership skills within arts education in an urban school district.

Job posting and full position description here.

Priority application date is August 3.

Start date is September 1.”