01/24/15 8:45pm

Reader reports hearing shots and seeing one victim loaded into an ambulance around 8:30pm at the corner of 12th and H St, NE. Updates when more info is available.

Update from @DCPoliceDept:

“Shooting // 2024 hours, 1200 blk H St NE, LOF Black SUV with a possible redskins logo in the back window / 6365″

Updated photos from the scene:

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Update 10pm from MPD:

“The First District is currently a investigation a shooting that 900 of H Street NE. The victim, was shot one time and transported to a local hospital. Currently there no known suspects. The shooting is still being investigated by First District Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to call 202 727 9099.”

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01/24/15 9:00am

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From MPD:

“On January 23, 2015 and January 24, 2015, members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District VICE Unit conducted a Undercover Prostitution Operation in PSA 308.

Officers conducted this operation with the intention of locating persons involved in illegal solicitation of prostitution related offenses. This operation targeted both Prostitutes and the “Johns”, AKA: Customers who enter this city to engage in or conduct their illicit business and or services.

Over the course of the operation itself, a total of (25) adults were arrested and charged with “Solicitation of Prostitution”. In addition, one of the adult “John’s” was also found in possession of illegal narcotics.

This operation was facilitated and managed by the 3rd District VICE Lieutenant, Deborah Pearce. Lt. Pearce encourages anyone who may have information related to these types of illegal activities to contact the Third District VICE “Tip Line” at (202) 673-6925.”

01/24/15 7:37am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

From a press release:

“The District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA) released the Initial District of Columbia Report on the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station Incident on January 12, 2015. Click below to view the report.”

HSEMA Initial Reporton WMATA Incident (PDF)

01/23/15 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.

01/23/15 4:30pm

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From a press release:

“25th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival Line-up Announced
80+ films, 100+ accompanying events, to draw 12,000+ attendees
February 19-March 1
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The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) celebrates its 25th year with 11 days of dynamic film programming – accompanied by cultural and educational events – exploring the best of international cinema through a distinctly Jewish lens. February 19 through March 1, audiences will be treated to more than 100 screenings and related events across the Washington area. Hosted by the Washington DCJCC, this year’s milestone festival features world, East Coast and mid-Atlantic premieres, an exciting roster of filmmaker and cast appearances, and an exquisitely curated line-up of screenings, festivities and other programs including 12 WJFF retrospective film screenings curated by former festival directors in honor of the 25th year.

“For 25 years, this festival has celebrated international cinema in building the single largest Jewish cultural event in Washington,” said Ilya Tovbis, Washington Jewish Film Festival director. “With our most ambitious festival to date, the 25th WJFF will honor a quarter-century of exhibiting the full diversity of the Jewish experience.”

A full festival schedule can be found here.”

01/23/15 4:15pm

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1901 L Street, NW

“Best damn sandwich on the planet” and a place to get a beer too.

Melt Shop’s liquor license placard says:

“New restaurant specializing in quick-service, casual, artisanal sandwiches. Seating for 30 inside the premises and total occupancy load of 90. Sidewalk Cafe with seating for 15 patrons. No entertainment.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Saturday 11am – 9pm.

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01/23/15 3:55pm

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2006 Rhode Island Ave, NE – Photos courtesy of God Food Markets

Part of why Woodridge was declared a hot neighborhood

From a press release:

“Good Food Markets will host a grand opening event at its flagship location at 2006 Rhode Island Avenue, NE on Saturday, January 24, 2014, owners Kris Garin and James Anderson announced today.

The event will begin at 10:30am with remarks from Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie (D – Ward 5), David Grosso (D – At Large), and Elissa Silverman (I – At Large) and an official ribbon cutting. The store will feature samples, music, and in-store events will until 9pm.

“We are a community grocery store with a focus on providing our neighbors with fresh, high quality produce, essential groceries and healthy, delicious grab-and-go meals all at affordable prices,” Cristina Moody, vice president of marketing and community outreach.

“They will offer unique access to fresh produce and to good quality food you can’t find at that end of Rhode Island Avenue,” Kyle Todd, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Avenue Main Street said. “We were really impressed with the efforts they made to reach out to the community about what kinds of products they’d like to have,” he added.

Housed in a circa-1920s building, the 1000 square foot space has undergone major interior and exterior renovations. Good Food Markets will be open 9am – 9pm seven days a week.”

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01/23/15 3:30pm

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 6-8 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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“our 4 month old puppy in front of the CityCenterDC Christmas tree.

Our puppy’s name is C.J. Cregg. We all live in the Mt. Vernon Square/Shaw neighborhood.”

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“Conrad the cat, formerly of Adams Morgan, meeting Lisi, of the Republic of Georgia. Conrad will soon gain full dominion of the apartment as Lisi moves from Tbilisi to U Street over the holidays.”

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“Max the beagle mix, of Arlington. He’s a rescue and tall buildings scare him, so we usually don’t bring him into the city with us. Here he is shaking dry along the Potomac.”