feral-cats
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“I have 3 feral cats in my alley that are pooping in my yard, chasing birds, and they had a huge fight last night on the porch. One got into my garage last week and scared the hell of out me when i was trying to get my baby out of its car seat. Is anyone else having a problem with feral cats? Do you seen them in the parks as well as alleys? If you do, where are they? Do you have pictures?”

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cold
Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

“I’m wondering if anyone has had an outdoor reset control installed for their boiler and what the range of quotes were for you. Some places want to charge $75 just to give a quote, which I refuse to do. It looks like my boiler takes a Honeywell Aquareset kit, which costs about $200 online so I’m wondering what a fair installation price would be.

If you’ve had a smart thermostate installed, I’d love to hear what that cost you as well. I know it’s possible to DIY those, but I figured I may not want to take any chances in the cold of winter.”

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fireplace
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

“We want install a small, ventless gas fireplace (32 – 36″) in our row house and wondering if anyone has experience to share or vendors to recommend. We have no existing fire place and want to place it on on our front wall between two front windows. We have read the new ventless fireplaces are much safer than they used to be and give better heat (plus no ugly vent in the front of our house). We went to Bromwells and Cyrus Air in VA today. Bromwell quoted as around $2200 just for the firebox — need to set up a home visit before they will quote on installation. Cyrus Air was very knowledgable and helpful but the quotes was really high +$8K, but that would include installation, permits, dry wall, mantel and all finishing. Is that reasonable? Anyone have experience buying their box online and then having a different company install it? Appreciate any and all advice!”

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service
Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfpackWX

“Does anyone know of a good place to volunteer on inauguration day? I’m relatively new to the city and am looking for suggestions of places in the city that will be open and accept volunteers on a one-off basis. Anything would be appreciated!”

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red-derby
14th and Quincy Street, NW

“We’re seeking a cook to join our team. we have a one-person kitchen that operates under the direction of our chef/kitchen manager. one of our three cooks is leaving, and we’re hoping to replace his commitment, energy, and attention to detail. the position is roughly full-time, at approximately 75 hours every two weeks. we’d be interested in meeting you if you have culinary experience — but if you don’t, and you have the desire to learn, we’d be more than happy to train you. please email [email protected] …. with your resume and contact information. thank you — we look forward to hearing from you!”

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bdale-banner

“I’m sitting outside of the bloomingdale dry cleaners on Rhode Island ave and just noticed these street marker-kind-of banners… any idea who manages? How I could get replaced? They’re all sun-bleached and the picture is just row houses (kind of redundant) and a small “BLOOMINGDALE”.”

I would inquire with the Bloomingdale Civic Association. But what do you guys think about the banners – replace them with new ones or go banner-less?

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justice
Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur

“I was hit by an Uber driver in the bikelane/crosswalk at 9:15am this morning, January 3, at the corner of 14th and V, NW. If you have a camera pointed at that intersection (say from Union Row or Langston Lofts) or witnessed the accident and got a look at the make/model of the car and/or license plate, I would really appreciate you contacting me. The Uber was a black four door car and the driver was a black male in his 50s and I was wearing a yellow and black jacket, black pants, orange helmet and a white bicycle. Luckily I am ok but I was too shaken at the time to get his license plate. Thank you.”

Anyone with info can also email me directly at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Shamila Chaudhary

“Hi there! I’m really hoping for some advice. I recently moved into a new apartment. I was living with a roommate in another apartment previously and we were both on the same month-to-month lease. In terms of moving out, I did everything I needed to: I informed my roommate months in advance, I gave 30 days notice to building management, ensured the rent was paid through my notice period, moved out at the end of the period, and left the keys. The remaining roommate had already identified a friend to move in (J). The landlord decided that he wanted to shift to a brand new, year long lease with J and the old remaining roommate. J applied for this lease and was approved. We all signed and executed the roommate addendum, which stated his official move-in date as December 1. Management said the next step was receiving his security deposit and fees, at which point I would have my deposit refunded to me.

However, just today I discovered that this hasn’t happened. (more…)

washington-gas
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rick Sause

“Friday I called Washington Gas to start service and was told that because they are implementing a new customer service system, they cannot accept any orders or do any customer service until Jan 4. That’s 2 weeks of no gas, no heat for 2 weeks. Can a public utility just make no service calls for 2 weeks? The customer service rep said they cannot assign any tickets to do any work until the new system is up. Can a public utility just make no service calls for 2 weeks? It’s not like I can call another company.”

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door-kick
still shot from an incident earlier this week.

“I’m about to install security cameras at my house. Does PoPville have any tips, tricks or lessons learned on their installation, position, lighting, coverage, etc. and if they post signs on their property alerting people to the video surveillance.”

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