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Photo by PoPville flickr user JEO Photography

From a press release:

“DDOT Projects Update Meeting for the Ward 1 Community

Monday, October 27th, 2014
6:00 PM | Open House
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Project Updates
Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard Street, NW

Project engineers will be in attendance to update the Ward 1 community on the following projects:

· Dedicated Bus Lanes on Georgia Avenue, NW
· Safety Improvements on 15th Street, NW
· Resurfacing of 7th Street, NW
· Reconstruction of U Street, NW Phase II
· Reconstruction of Florida Avenue, NW
· DC Streetcar
· Traffic Improvements
· Asset Management
· Tree Projects
· Low Impact Development Projects

There will also be a question and answer session.”

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This unit is located at 1449 Harvard Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautiful Boutique Condominium completely renovated in 2012. This Gorgeous 2 BR/2 BA Unit Opens up with an Expansive Bay Window. It includes an Open LR/DR., 10′ ceilings, H/W Floors, Recessed Lighting, Marble Tile Bathrooms, Caesar Stone Counter-top and SS Appl. Located in Vibrant Columbia Heights. It’s 1 Block to CH Metro Center, Shops and Restaurants.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $499,900 ($154 monthly fee.)

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3226 11th Street, NW

From co-owner Nick Pimentel:

“Our name is a hat tip to the fishing village of Saint Malo, Louisiana. In the late-18th century, Filipino sailors deserted Spanish galleon ships plying the trade between Manila and Acapulco. They settled in Saint Malo, establishing the first permanent settlement of Filipinos in what is now the United States.

Bad Saint’s debut pop-up is in the works.

The restaurant will open on 11th St NW in Columbia Heights this winter.”

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Photo via Bad Saint’s facebook page

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A reader reports around 5:45am Sunday:

“Overturned car on 13 between Girard and Harvard. Driver seems okay but is freaking out yelling expletives a lot. Doesn’t seem to be anyone else involved. Oh, and ambulance/fire dept here within 3 minutes of my 911 call. Amazing! Took police TEN minutes. Seriously. Ten. Like shouldn’t they be patrolling nearby?

No idea how someone could flip a car between a stop sign and a stoplight.”

Video of the car being righted:

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Friday], at approximately 5:30 pm, members of your 3D VICE Unit were conducting Interdiction Operations in the 3100 block of 11th Street, NW when they stopped a vehicle which was found to be transporting numerous illegal and unregistered firearms.

Recovered were a total of ten (10) illegal firearms, to include handguns, assault rifles and shotguns. Three adults were arrested and charged with various Firearm Trafficing offenses.

At this time we believe these illegal firearms were being possessed and intended to be illicitly sold on the streets of DC.”

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Photo via National Park Service

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking with a friend in Meridian Hill Park yesterday and noticed a small detail in a photo of a globe sculpture at the bottom of the park. I found a photo online that more clearly shows the globe sculpture.

However, that sculpture is no longer there, instead replaced buy a big spherical bush. Upon further investigation, it appears the pedestal is still there, in the center of the bush, but there is no sculpture.

In searching for other photos of it, I found a blog of a amateur history sleuth who has tried to track it down. The sphere was the “Armillary Sphere” and is a bit of a mystery. Apparently it was damaged in the 1960s and removed for repairs, but it’s whereabouts is unknown to the Smithsonian or National Park Service (rather amazing for a 16 foot sculpture).

Anyway, I’m not sure if there is much more than can be found out about this mystery, but I’d be fascinated if anyone knew more about it. What happened to it? Was it relocated? Stolen? Damaged?”

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From MPD:

“On Sunday, October 12, 2014, at approximately 3:00 a.m., officers responded to a radio run for sounds of gun shots in the area of 3500 New Hampshire Avenue NW. After officers canvassed the area, nothing was found. Shortly thereafter, an individual arrived at a local hospital suffering from a single gunshot wound to his left foot. The complainant stated to the officers that he believed he had been shot in the vicinity of 11th & Monroe Streets NW, however no suspect information was provided. Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099. Thank you.”