07/26/16 1:50pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Hello PoPville,

Can anyone recommend a contractor to replace the private portion of our water service line? We have a leak somewhere in the service line and DC Water has already come out to confirm it isn’t on the public side (they also went ahead and replaced the public portion of the lead line).

Now we need someone to come out to identify the location of the leak or better still just replace the rest of the line. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

We had one company come out but haven’t received the quote yet, they also claimed the permit was “optional” and up to me to decide if we wanted one. This sounds suspicious to me, never heard of permits being optional before but they said the job would be an extra $1000 if we permitted it as they would have to dig on the outside of the foundation wall instead of just pushing the pipe through from the inside.”

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07/26/16 1:00pm

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“Dear PoPville,

There was a shooting in Brightwood around 6:30pm today [Monday] on 7th and Jefferson. I was about 20 feet away walking the dogs I’m dog sitting for. I am fine but unfortunately one of the dogs was hit in the leg. She is being a champ though and is currently being treated at the vet. It’s a shame because there has been a police presence on this particular corner every night. I guess that means shootings are happening during the day when more folks/bystanders are around? Just please be safe everyone.”

Update this morning:

“She’s staying at the vet for now but fortunately shouldn’t need surgery. And props to all the neighbors who came outside when I got back asking how she was doing!”

07/26/16 12:52pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Hugh Clarke

From WMATA:

“To support long-term maintenance strategy, Metro GM to propose closing rail system at 10 p.m. on Sundays and midnight every other night on a permanent basis

Following rail expert and peer transit agency recommendations, Metro GM/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld plans to propose closing the Metrorail system at 10 p.m. on Sunday nights and continue midnight closures on all other nights beyond the conclusion of the one-year SafeTrack program. The move will require Board approval following a public engagement process this fall. (more…)

07/26/16 12:15pm

This house is located at 3211 Sherman Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great location! Over 1800 finished SF. Completely renovated SFH (Tax record is not updated yet). This SFH features over 400 sqft of roof top deck. 3BR, 3.5BA. Master BR and BA are on the 3rd floor of the house! New kitchen with marble Counter tops, SS Appliances, Hardwood Floors. Private parking and private back yard!”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $888,888.

07/26/16 11:45am

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Dining Room at 3512-14 Connecticut Ave NW courtesy Indique

From a press release:

“Available beginning on Saturday July 30th, celebrated modern Indian restaurant Indique – known for its creative and contemporary Indian cuisine blending classic Indian flavors and ingredients with a contemporary twist – is launching their new weekend brunch service.

Available every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, devout brunch-goers in Washington DC will have the opportunity to enjoy Executive Chef K.N. Vinod’s new spice-infused weekend brunch at Indique in Cleveland Park. The notable modern Indian restaurant will offer a bottomless brunch option priced at $20 per person for brunch guests looking solely to indulge in unlimited savory dishes without all of the beverages. And brunch lovers looking to enjoy an endless stream of brunch beverages will have the option of indulging in either bottomless mimosas with fresh squeezed orange juice for an additional $10 per person ($30 total), or bottomless cocktails for an additional $15 per person ($35 total).

Creative brunch fare features Indian-inspired classics with creative twists including a Breakfast Kathi Roll, Chicken Kabab Eggs Benedict, Appam Waffle Sundae, Shreekandh Parfait, and Masala Omelette, just to highlight a few. And for brunch beverages, guests can choose from a variety of boozy sips including a Mimosa with Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Tamarind Margarita, Indique Mary, or a Rum Lassi, amongst others.

In addition, to add an exciting visual and interactive culinary brunch component, the team at Indique will also be offering a street food-inspired dosa station where guests enjoying brunch will be able to watch live as a selection of dosas including a Cookie Butter Dosa, Vegetable Mini Dosa, Lamb Dosa, and Egg Dosa, are prepared fresh right in front of them. #DosasandMimosas is ready to make its debut in Washington DC’s bustling brunch scene! (more…)

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via google maps

From MPD:

“At about 1030 hours [Sunday], the MPD received a call for a Robbery/Force and Violence in the 1200 block of 10th Street, NW. It was subsequently determined that an adult female was walking south in the block when she was passed by two juvenile males. The juveniles males subsequently reversed direction and approached the victim from behind, punched her in the neck, snatched her cell phone, and fled the scene. Officers canvassing the area for the suspects were advised by a witness who had observed the crime and followed the suspects at a distance that they had entered the Mount Vernon Square Metro Station. Several officers entered the station, sighted the suspects, and engaged in a foot pursuit. During the foot pursuit, one of the suspects was observed throwing the victim’s phone onto the Metro tracks. Both suspects were apprehended and later positively identified by the victim. The suspects were juvenile males, age 15 and 16, who reside in NE DC. The robbery victim did not require medical treatment.”

07/26/16 10:45am

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“Dear PoPville,

After our walk this morning [Sunday], my dog, Dax, and I stopped by Compass Coffee on 8th Street. I tied her up to one of the steel beams attached to the building to the left of the door. I had finished ordering coffee when one of the staff members pointed and asked if that was my dog. A man had untied her and was walking away with her towards T St. I ran out of the door and caught up with them. We struggled for the leash for a second and I pushed him to the ground. He got up and ran off. Dax is a bit of a nervous dog so I stopped to check her out and try to calm her down. He had removed her gentle leader and had wrapped it around her neck. Other than that and being scared, she was fine. I walked back into Compass and grabbed my coffee, talked with a few people about what happened, and then went home. It was a bit of a crazy morning, but, luckily, it all ended okay.”

07/26/16 9:57am

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From MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 3:00 pm Fifth District officers responded to the 1200 Block of Simms Place NE for a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and located several shell casings. A victim was located at the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. The injury is non-life threatening.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Reference CCN# 16-123-459.”

and

“On today’s date at approximately 4:30 pm Fifth District officers responded to the 200 Block of New York Ave., NW for the sounds of gunshots. Officers arrived on the scene and located several shell casings. A victim was located at the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. The injury is non-life threatening.

Any persons with information regarding this crime may contact the Fifth District Detectives’ Office at 202-698-0260, or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Reference CCN# 16-123-528.”

Tony reported:

2 shootings on 7th and Jefferson in 3 days. What is going on to help?”

Posting more about that incident at 1pm today.

and last night just before 11pm:

“1D SHOOTING/1200 BLOCK NORTH CAPITOL ST NW/NO LOOKOUT”