05/27/16 2:50pm

05/27/16 1:45pm

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.


“Happy 10th birthday to Maxie! She lives in Mount Pleasant.”


“Milo in Eckington is not one to ever let a good blanket on a chair go wastefully unused.”

05/27/16 1:16pm

yes organic
Georgia and Taylor St, NW

A reader and witness passed on a note she wrote to Ward 4 Councilman Todd:

“I hate to write this because I have tried to believe that the Ward 4 police are really not as bad as their reputation. I hate to have to agree with what seems to be the common view.

I was picking up milk at Yes! Organic around 10:15 today. While I was there, a guy who has stolen things from them many times (I’ve see the camera images they have) came in and the employees rushed out to catch him. When I went out to see what was going on, the very nice manager had him held down to the ground and some other employees had his legs held down. There was basically no weight being put on him and they were not causing him pain. Despite this, the man kept yelling that he was in pain.

MANY people called 911 MANY times. We were waiting for over TEN MINUTES for the police to finally arrive. When one person called, the dispatcher even said “oh is this the thing at Yes! grocery store” (completely non-interested). It was very scary as a neighbor that it would take this long for police to come, especially to an area a few blocks from the metro where we have had such violence. Was there really no one in the area?

At this point, the manager and the employees were trying to allow the guy to stand up but still keep him at the location. He bolted just as the 1 police car arrived. I was right there, so I pointed to her which way he went. She literally just idled there, waiting at the light with her turn signal on! People were yelling for her to turn on her lights and go after him. She just sat there! She finally turned (still no lights or sirens on). I did see them down the block so they must have caught her. I offered to be a non-employee witness because I was there the whole time- and wanted to make sure that they employees didn’t get charged with anything because of his outrageous claims that they were restraining him. What are citizens to do when the police don’t show? It was not like they wanted to be there with him rather than have the police handle it. The police women gave no care to the situation and was not taking it seriously.

Please follow up on this directly. Our police should be there to protect our peace. Small businesses like Yes! do so much for our community and are always welcoming and kind. They cannot stay in business if people steal from them. The police in our Ward should take these issues seriously.

Ironically, on the way home (just a few blocks away), I saw a police car just cruising down the street, the driver enjoying the day with the windows down and eating cookies. I hate to say it, but I have no faith in the police for Ward 4.”

05/27/16 11:55am

This unit is located at 1239 Vermont Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Sunny bright condo on 9th fl of superbly located bldg. Called Jr. 1 BR but sleeping area completely separate. Hardwood flrs, good closets, large extra storage room. Bldg has roof deck, pool, exercise room, community room, well appointed laundry. Weekday desk attendant. 5 Metros, downtown, dining, shopping, nightlife within minutes. Pets OK. Garage Space #24 for sale for $35,000.”

You can see more photos here.

This 465 square food 1 bed/1 bath is going for $265,000 ($517 monthly fee.)

05/27/16 11:25am

memorial day parade dc
Photo by PoPville flickr user Josh Bassett

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with “2016 National Memorial Day Parade” that occurs on Monday, May 30, 2016.

The following street closures will be in effect on Monday, May 30, 2016 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm:

§ 7th Street, NW/SW between Constitution Ave., NW and Independence Ave., SW

Parade Route

The following streets will be closed from 9:00am to 5:00pm (more…)

05/27/16 10:55am

metro track work dc
Photo by PoPville flickr user Andrew Pasko-Reader


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30 with service adjustments on all six lines. Trains will operate as follows:

Three stations will be closed this weekend: Vienna, Dunn Loring and West Falls Church.
There will be no Orange Line trains this weekend. Silver Line service will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and New Carrollton.
Riders traveling to/from Orange Line stations must board a Silver Line train to make their trip.
Riders traveling to/from Blue/Silver stations between Largo Town Center and Benning Road must use only Blue Line trains.
Red Line trains will operate every 8-16 minutes.
Yellow and Green line trains operate every 12-15 minutes.
Silver and Blue Line trains operate every 20 minutes.

Memorial Day service information
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities.”

05/27/16 10:00am


From an email:

Because all gave some, and some gave all. Celebrate the special connection that General Logan has to Memorial Day in Logan Circle – Monday, May 30, 1:00pm

Memorial Day is a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those who are at rest. It’s a day to be with the family and remember. We encourage our friends and neighbors to bring a blanket and picnic lunch for you and your family, including those with four legs, to this year’s annual Logan Circle Memorial Day Observance. Monday’s program, starting at 1:00pm, includes a wreath-laying ceremony with the Honorable Eric Fanning – Logan Circle neighbor and newly appointed Secretary of the Army, and live musical performances by the Washington Capitals’ Bob McDonald and the Brassivity Brass Quintet. Be a part of this special neighborhood celebration!”

Full Memorial Day Program (PDF)

05/27/16 9:43am


Update from WARL:

“With the help of @wmata, our Animal Control Officers saved 6-week-old Totten of rail tracks #wmata”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Matt Calvert

“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing in the hopes that someone knows the (hopefully happy?) end to this story.

I was at Fort Totten this morning to catch the yellow line to the airport when several of us heard plaintive mews of distress from a little, fuzzy kitten hiding behind the third rail. Several folks tried in the stretches between trains to coax the kitten within reach to no avail. Someone notified the station manager and was apparently told there was nothing he could do because it was rush hour. Another metro employee came by soon after and was more sympathetic (I wish I had gotten a name or number). He was on the radio quickly and the next trains crawled through at a snails pace to give the kitten time to get out of the way. After one train passed, I saw the top of another cat’s ears poke up between the grates directly behind the third rail. I couldn’t see well enough to know whether or was another kitten or a mother cat, but I assume it was a kitten because my guess is the mother would have responded to the other kitten’s cries.

I had to leave to catch my plane, but I’m hoping someone knows if they were able to rescue the kittens! The mewing was heartbreaking.”