07/29/15 9:23am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

@SimonOgus tweets us:

“@PoPville Orange line not working, broken train supposedly at Rosslyn. Had to get off at Farr west.”

From WMATA:

“Orange/Silver Line single tracking, Clarendon-Foggy Bottom, due to a disabled train approaching Rosslyn. 9:12a #wmata”

“Blue Line delays due to disabled Orange Line train in approach to Rosslyn. Trains holding Downtown. 9:09a #wmata”

“Blue Line: Delays may exist in both directions due to congestion on the Orange/Silver Line.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the homicide of 47-year-old Jerome Diggs of Southwest, Washington, DC, that occurred on Monday, July 27, 2015, at approximately 4:52 pm.

Officers from the First District responded to a call for the report of a shooting in the 1300 Block of First Street, Southwest. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, members of the Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 37 year-old Gary Nathaniel Proctor of Southwest, Washington, DC, charging him with Murder II while Armed, in connection with the homicide of Jerome Diggs.”

and

“On Tuesday, July 28 at around 8:20 PM while in the 800 block of Upshur Street, NW, the victim was approached by a subject that snatched her purse and fled the scene. The subject was stopped by police and he was positively identified as the subject that robbed the victim. The subject was identified as 33 year-old Floyd Carter of no fixed address.”

07/28/15 10:22pm

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Back in April we learned about the new ownership at Shaw’s Tavern. Now they’re moving forward with their expansion plans:

“Requesting an expansion of existing licensed premises to include 38 seats (Total Occupancy
Load of 43) on the 2nd floor. Current Approved Occupancy Load is 105 on the first floor.”

So have folks noticed a difference since the ownership change?

07/28/15 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

Your captions in the comments and winners (free PoP t-shirts, onesies or tote bags) picked Friday. If you find a caption particularly funny be sure to let me know in the comments so I can select a reader pick too.

Ed. Note: I’m very tardy is sending out some past winners, I promise I haven’t forgotten you! Winners will have to pick up your goods at a happy hour I’m planning soon.

07/28/15 10:01pm

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to princeofpetworth@gmail.com with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.

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Above: “From my rooftop pots in Eckington. Those peppers are HOT! (Shoutout to the Bloomingdale farmers’s market vendors for providing the seedlings.)”

Below: “Recent harvest of cucs, and some older earlier spring pics. From my tiny backyard garden on 12th Place, NW. A shout-out to Love & Carrots for the garden help.”

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07/28/15 4:30pm

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courtesy DCPL

From an email:

“It’s a lecture about Harry Potter! Wednesday, July 29, 7pm at the Shaw Library [1630 7th St. NW]. (It also coincides with his birthday, which is the 31st!)

Description:
Birthdays have a special significance in the world J.K. Rowling has created. Hagrid doesn’t reveal that Harry is a wizard on just any day of the year, and every witch and wizard looks forward coming of age on their 17th birthday if for no other reason than that they are finally allowed to do magic outside school. Join us for a conversation about the significance of birthdays, especially Harry’s, in the wizarding world. Birthday cake and butterbeer will be served!

ASL interpreters will be present.

Tolonda Henderson is a librarian at George Washington University. She has presented her work on the library at Hogwarts at several academic conferences and is currently researching Harry Potter and disability studies.”

07/28/15 4:10pm

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A reader reports:

“They sent out menus to the neighborhood over a month ago, but the phone number on the menus redirects to the H St. location. Also, the space looks completely done (see attached). I don’t know what the holdup is and I’m sorta annoyed about it, because I could really go for a jumbo slice right now. Maybe they’re having trouble finding staff?”

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2117 Rhode Island Ave, NE