08/29/16 4:15pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Julian Ortiz


“Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced today the launch of free public Wi-Fi at six Metrorail stations as part of a limited pilot program. The six stations selected for the pilot are: Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station, Archives and L’Enfant Plaza.

The service, part of the General Manager’s Customer Accountability Report (CARe) initiatives, will be available for 45 days. After that time, the service will be suspended while the pilot program is evaluated. (more…)

08/29/16 3:20pm

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 2 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.


“Meet Lawrence in the Rosedale neighborhood (East Capitol Hill)”

Harry has the ball.2

“Harry has Pat’s favorite ball. Maddy Beagle is siding with Harry.
(Pat: Cleveland Park. His best friends Harry and Maddy, Shepherd Park)”


“This is Kishi, a three-legged cardboard box enthusiast who lives in Shaw.”

14th and girard

From MPD:

“On Friday, August 26, 2016, at 2:30 p.m., the Third District Crime Suppression Team responded to 14th and Girard Street, NW (Inside the park), in response to numerous drug complaints by concerned citizens. After a brief investigation four adult males were arrested for misdemeanor drug charges. One of the adults males was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm. This adult male was additionally charged with Carrying a Pistol without a License.”

2216 North Capitol Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2216 North Capitol Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Outstanding rental opportunity! Recently renovated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath rowhouse in Bloomingdale! Main level open floor plan, includes updated kitchen, breakfast bar, gas fireplace, and powder room. Master suite has finished loft space above, perfect for office or guests, with additional storage. Over 1800 sqft, 2 parking spaces, large rear deck, and pets OK! Walk to restaurants and metro! MUST SEE”

inside rental

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,400/Mo.

08/29/16 2:05pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lindsey Robinett

“Dear PoPville,

I’m curious if the community might have any input or suggestions on a situation like mine.

I’m completely fed up with my employer’s health insurance plan. Every minor service costs a fortune under the plan and I’m trying to see what options I have under the DC health exchange and if it would be worth it for me to switch to one of those plans instead.

Are there any resources in the District for helping people make informed decisions on their health care plans when they are overwhelmed by and unclear on their options?”

08/29/16 1:45pm

via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department Sexual Assault Unit seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a Burglary One and First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed (Gun) offense that occurred in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue Southeast, on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

At approximately 6:00 am, an adult male awoke to an unknown suspect in his home. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim at gunpoint and then fled the location with some of the victim’s property. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 5’8” in height, stocky build, approximately 200 lbs., medium to dark complexion, and last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black T-shirt and black shorts. After a preliminary investigation, it is believed that the victim was intentionally targeted by the suspect.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

08/29/16 12:50pm

3900 Georgia Ave, NW

A reader reported on Friday:

“At approx. 5:15 I was getting off the georgia ave metro and a group of kids was in a clump behind me and then I realize that they were throwing eggs at people and cars and at the buses. So I dropped down behind them so they can’t hit me with the eggs and we pass this one corner where there’s an older woman who wears a full hijab who has like a little stand all the time just selling like kind of like sunglasses and umbrellas and stuff. They all mob the stand and just start stuffing their shirts and pockets with her items and she tries to grab them and they start throwing eggs at her. After they left I walked up to her and apologize just because it was so awful and gave her the money i had in my wallet because I didn’t know what else to do it was so awful. I was wondering if you could make a post for people in the Petworth neighborhood to keep an eye out for violence in the area, speak up when it’s safe to do so and maybe to buy something from this woman when they see her? She’s usually out front of the Wendy’s on Georgia.”