04/24/15 7:55pm

From Metro Transit Police:

“The Metro Transit Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the below pictured individual as part of an investigation into an Assault that occurred at Eastern Market Metrorail Station on Friday, April 24, at approximately 1:05 p.m.

Incident Summary: The victim, a 69-year-old male, reports being pushed by an unknown male suspect while exiting the train. Subsequently, the victim and suspect engaged in a verbal altercation on the escalator. The suspect then punched the victim in the face with a closed fist. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Anyone who is able to identify the individual pictured below is asked to call Metro Transit Police Detectives at (202) 962-2121 and reference case #2015-21061. Tips also can be sent via text message to “MyMTPD” (696873).

There are no current warrants for the individual pictured below in reference to this case.

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04/24/15 4:30pm

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From an email:

“WHEN: Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days

WHERE: Along Wisconsin Avenue from P Street to Reservoir Road, NW. This is the Book Hill area of Georgetown, known for its charming independent boutiques and art galleries.

DETAILS: The Book Hill area of Georgetown—known for its charming independent boutiques, antique stores and art galleries—transforms into an open-air market evoking those in Paris. Attendees can expect more than 40 local shops offering savings up to 75% on designer clothing for men, women and children, art and home furnishings, plus French fare, entertainment, and more. The festival is family-friendly, with mimes, caricature artists, facepainting, strolling musicians and a lineup of local jazz acts.”

04/24/15 4:15pm

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From an email:

“At the new Logan Hardware location [1734 14th Street, NW], we have a very cool pop-up garden center.

Annuals including marigolds, vinca, ageratum, petunias, coleus, heliotrope, snapdragons, sweet potato vine and zinnias

Perennials including phlox, gaillardia, sedum, salvia, peony, verbena, boxwoods, liriope and lilac

Transplants including basil, tomatoes, peppers, rosemary, sage, cilantro, thyme and lavender.”

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“Franciscan Monastery Plant & Herb Sale

Hosted by the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, the sale will feature plants from the Holy Land and Monastery-grown products, including fresh honey, herbs, vegetables, flowers, roses, annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, azaleas and more! Vendors and food will also be on site.”

04/24/15 4:00pm

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A reader sends from 11th and U St, NW:

“We witnessed a younger police officer and his partner lock their keys in the squad car. Several police and an hour later they finally got in.”

D’oh! But I admit it, I’ve locked my keys in the car too. Though an hour to get back in with all that went down yesterday…

04/24/15 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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“Auggie, Westmoreland Hills Bethesda”

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“Minnie, in Woodridge, is exhausted from an afternoon of chasing bugs and looking out the window.”

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“On Capitol Hill, Penny awaits spring while relaxing in a flower “bed.”

04/24/15 3:15pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user justinbc

From WMATA:

“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of April 24-26 with service adjustments on three of six rail lines.

This weekend, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate at regular intervals. Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals between College Park and Branch Avenue stations; buses will replace trains at Greenbelt Station. Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes with additional trains between Friendship Heights and NoMa-Gallaudet between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Orange Line trains will operate every 18 minutes.”

04/24/15 2:25pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

“Dear PoPville,

The news of the female jogger being attacked near Meridian Hill Park has been very upsetting for the female jogging community. Do you think you could ask the community to throw in their suggestions for staying safe while running in the city? In particular, I’d be curious to hear whether anyone has taken a self-defense class they found helpful. I was only able to find one while searching the internet, and their next “basics” class isn’t until July. I’m also curious about registering mace/pepper spray and whether others have found “personal alarms” (noisemakers) helpful.”