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Private trash companies in DC

“We’re looking for recommendations for private trash companies that operate in DC. We live in a six unit condo building and are looking for options outside of our current one. Thanks!”

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Law Firm / Lawyer Recommendation for Amending Condo Docs

“I’m seeking to make changes to my condo association documents. Specifically I’m looking to acquire the rights to build a deck on the roof. The roof is currently a general common element and I imagine that it would be changed to a limited common element. But I’m not a lawyer and am looking for an affordable attorney to facilitate the process. Assume there are no issues gaining votes of approval from the other condo members, so this should be fairly straightforward (famous last words…). Any recommendations? Thanks!”

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Running coaches?

“I’m signed up for my second marathon (happy MCM lottery day!) and while I’m confident in my ability to set and follow a basic training schedule and to hopefully finish another race, I know I don’t have great running form and would love to meet with a coach a few times to get some pointers and drills/exercises I can use to improve. I’m telling myself that’s the reason I got slower, even for shorter races, when I started running longer distances.

Anybody have any suggestions or good experiences with coaching, ideally near NWDC or Capitol Hill?

I’ve done some research but a) so many options! halp and b) I feel like a lot of coaches are interested in getting you through an entire race, nutrition, cross training coaching etc., e.g. large fees that cover of those aspects of training but limited 1-on-1 focus on how I physically run. Have also been to PT but found that it was more injury/recovery focus than form correction. I know coaching can be expensive so would love any PoPville recommendations or suggestions on what to look for, especially for any coaches that won’t balk at runner’s asthma and walk-run wheezers who have no misgivings about their BQ potential.”

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“I was wondering if anyone knew of any fun Easter-related events for adults – I’m referring more to drink/food specials or special events at breweries, concert venues, beer gardens, etc. than anything religious. Anyone doing anything festive and not kid-oriented? I want to avoid the cherry blossom traffic and crowds.”

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Any ideas for getting an abandoned USPS box removed?

“There’s a green, graffiti’d post office box on the corner of 10th & Quebec NW. It’s not a mailbox that customers can deposit mail into, and I’ve never seen the postal carriers use it.

Trash and broken glass accumulate around and under it all the time. It’d be great if USPS could just take it away, but I have no idea how we could even request that — my inquiries to USPS have gone unanswered. I emailed our ANC rep (Vann-Di Galloway) and Brandon Todd’s office, and while they said they’d look into it the box is still there. Anyone have any other ideas? Thanks!”

Ed. Note: I think that’s a USPS transfer box right?

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Parking ticket on wrong vehicle?

“Hey Popvillers-curious if anyone has had this issue lately. In the last few months, we have received notices in the mail from DMV notifying us of parking tickets we had not paid, and the fee doubling. However, both of the tickets we were notified of, we never actually got a physical ticket notifying us of the infraction. This last one we checked out our parkmobile app, and we were parked in the vicinity of where the ticket was issued, but actually around the corner on a non-rush hour street (which is what the ticket was citing). I’m curious if anyone else is having the same issue, if it’s a scam, or just the parking police doing a very dubious job of issuing tickets?”

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OpenTable fans beware – my account was hacked!

“For those of you who use OpenTable, keep an eye on your account. Mine was hacked and someone redeemed 10,000 points. I received an email about a week ago saying my account was updated with a new email address (which I did not recognize). I could no longer log in to my account on my computer to check. I still able to access my OT app, which had yet a DIFFERENT unknown email address associated with it. I changed it back to my own and I reported it to OT. They said they were looking into it and they will restore my account balance. (Although it’s been a week and still nothing more than that.)

So look out for suspicious activity on your account and credit cards for those of you who use the OT app to pay. This is exactly why I did not sign up for that option!”

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LAYC Host Homes

“Have room in your heart and home?
Want to help youth in need?

The Latin American Youth Center Host Homes program is looking for individuals and families living in the Washington DC metro area to provide up to 21 days of housing for homeless and runaway youth for ages 12-17. We also have a transitional living program for ages 16-21 where youth stay with a host family or individual for a period of 18 months. Our program offers residential services to youth with the active assistance of host families and individuals within the community that provide room and board in a secure and caring environment. During this period, sponsoring host families and individuals receive financial support, training, and professional assistance from the LAYC staff.

For more information you can call (202) 673-1754 or email us at [email protected]

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Private Security Camera System Incentive Program – Cameras that Qualify?

“Has anyone figured out what brands of cameras meet all the specifications for the Private Security Camera System Incentive Program? I’m having a hard time translating all the requirements when researching different camera options. We’ve had several packages stolen and are in one of the priority PSAs so we’re exploring options for cameras and home security systems. Thanks!”

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