03/25/17 7:41pm

shooting
via google maps

From MPD:

“Shortly after 4 PM this afternoon MPD received 911 calls for the sounds of gunshots. Officers responded to the location and located an adult male in the 4600 block of 5th Street, NW, with an apparent gunshot wound. The injury appears to be non life-threatening and the victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. The case is being investigated by the Fourth District Detectives’ Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 202-729-9099 or send a text to 50411.”

03/25/17 2:15pm

missing children

From the Mayor’s Office:

“In recent weeks, news about Washington, DC’s missing youth, particularly teenage girls of color, has garnered local and national attention and concern. Ensuring that Washington, DC continues to improve its response to missing children, Mayor Bowser has identified six immediate initiatives to locate young people who have been reported as missing, provide critical resources to better address the issues that cause young people to run away from home, and support young people who may be considering leaving home.

Recently, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Youth and Family Services Division began aggressively using social media to generate immediate public attention for missing young people, and these six initiatives will build on this strategy. By using social media to make the community aware of missing young people, MPD has been able to generate significant public attention around the cases – often a key contributor to finding missing persons. The tweets have also brought much-needed attention to the fact that in cities across the country, hundreds of youth, particularly young people of color, are reported missing each year.

“One missing young person, is one too many, and these new initiatives will help us do more to find and protect young people, particularly young girls of color, across our city,” said Mayor Bowser. “Through social media, we have been able to highlight this problem and bring awareness to open cases, and now we are doing more to ensure that families and children are receiving the wraparound services they need to keep families together and children safe.”

The six new initiatives announced by the Mayor include: (more…)

03/25/17 8:00am

popville
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

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03/24/17 9:09pm

trumpmobile popville

He’s back, yup, this guy. Fortunately no reports of any crashes yet. Thanks to all who sent word. Allison writes:

“Still confident despite his big fat health care FAIL today (also the music it plays is SO LOUD – is that legal???) – spotted at 11th and Mass @ 6:45p”

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Update from Sara:

“Trump mobile broke down and blocked the H St Streetcar and entrance to Autozone for a while tonight. Seems like karma.”

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03/24/17 3:30pm

cathedral
courtesy World Wildlife Fund

From a press release:

“Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks will go dark on March 25 at 8:30pm local time to celebrate Earth Hour 2017, the world’s largest movement in support of action on climate change.

These will include the Empire State Building, the Space Needle and much of the Las Vegas strip, providing a powerful visual backdrop in support of Earth Hour.

As part of Earth Hour, people, cities and businesses around the world will switch off their lights for one hour to draw attention to the urgent need to step up our fight against climate change. With the historic Paris Agreement on climate change now in full force, there’s never been a more crucial time to hold leaders accountable and show strong public support for efforts to stem climate change. (more…)

03/24/17 3:15pm

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.

elsa

“Elsa – Hillcrest. She’s a 9 month old yellow lab who enjoys snuggles in her parents’ bed!”

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“Sweet Little Billie in Capitol Hill”

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“Hunter takes a snooze in Navy Yard”

03/24/17 2:15pm

rental

This rental is located at New Hampshire Ave at Upshur St, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1900 / 2br – 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom first floor apartment

Spacious apartment on the first floor (street level in front, english basement in rear) with great light and space. Two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Stainless steel appliances – including a dishwasher – in the kitchen. Washer/dryer, good sized closets, kitchen island and large living/dining area. (more…)