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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to share a petition that many neighbors of Perry Place NE in Brookland have put together in opposition to the parking garage for Children’s Hospital that is set to be built right behind our block, next to the Brookland Metro.

Please see below for more information as well as a direct link to the petition:

Several Perry Place Neighbors have joined together to stop the development of a garage in our small, family oriented community.

We have schools nearby and many children who play in parks near the proposed garage. Like many other urban areas, our children suffer from respiratory ailments, like asthma which will be made worse by the huge influx of cars to the proposed garage.

That’s why we created a petition to Kurt Newman, MD, President Children’s National Medical Center, Ramu Potarazu, Secretary-Treasurer, and 8 others.

If you are interested in signing the petition, please click here.”

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MPD reports just before 11am:

3600 18th St, NE. (1) Victim shot.”

“UPDATE: The following streets are closed due to police activity:

Otis Street NE between 18th and 20th Streets NE
South Dakota Ave NE between 20th St NE and Randolph St NE
Randolph St NE between 18th and South Dakota
18th between Randolph St NE and Otis St NE

Please avoid the area.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 3700 block of 18th Street, Northeast, where on Friday, August 21, 2015, at approximately 10:15 am, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they found an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found no signs of life. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent’s identity is being withheld pending positive identification.”

This house (recording studio) is located at 2634 12th Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“A very unique property located in NE DC zoned residential and commercial.A three level facility consisting of 3,800 square feet which can suit just about any use. Many nice spaces in this offering to include a reception/2 story foyer, hardwood floors, and lots of storage space.Location currently being used as a sound and video studio, but can easily work for most uses. Access to two kitchen areas”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $650,000.

This house is located at 1349 Otis Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Brookland’s finest! Expertly renovated with exquisite details by Bradbern Homes. Contemporary 5BR 4BA solid brick home. Natural stone fireplaces, elegant hdwd, SS appl, awesome “pool-ready” massive backyard, with large brick workshop/pool house. Spacious decks. Flagstone walks. Attached garage. Fantastic gourmet kitchen/island. Overlooks forest/park. Nearby 12th St. restaurants and Brookland Metro”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4 bath is going for $999,750.

Garden-Tours

Garden Tours at the Historic Franciscan Monastery on Saturdays

“Looking to contemplate creation and faith? Ponder Pope Francis and his upcoming visit? Tour the magnificent gardens of the Franciscan Monastery.

Get an insider’s tour of one of the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Learn about the monastery’s history, the gardens and friars who designed them, and the Holy Land and Lourdes shrines.

Free tours through September 12 on Saturdays, 11 a.m. and noon, are led by guides from the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild. Meet by the visitor center, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017; http://www.FMGG.org. Call 202-526-6800 to arrange a group tour.”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

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3501 12th Street, NE via Brookland True Value Hardware & Rental

The owners Brookland True Value Hardware clarify the closing date (not the end of the month):

“The sale announced on the flyer sent out to the neighborhood actually says,
This is your invitation to come to our special Retirement Sale Thursday, July 23, through
Wednesday, July 29th, one week prior to our media advertising
. This gives the
neighbors surrounding the store the first opportunity to get the deals at the start of the sale.
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! This sale will go on “for the duration,” until everything is gone! Weeks! Our store is very, very full of everything! And, there will be big discounts! And, there will be prizes! The neighborhood flyer included a prize sign-up at the bottom to bring in to the store.

And, if someone lives outside that flyer distribution area, they can come in and sign up for the prize drawing anyway!”

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3501 12th Street, NE via Brookland True Value Hardware & Rental

From a press release:

“Anne Stom, owner of Annie’s Ace Hardware, announces that Howard Politzer will be joining Annie’s Ace Hardware as a Senior Adviser to Annie’s newest retail location at 3405 8th Street NE in Brookland/Edgewood. After 40 years in the retail hardware business in Brookland, Howard will hold a retirement and liquidation sale starting Thursday, July 23 at Brookland Hardware, 3501 12th Street NE. All inventory will be sold at deep discounts. After the transition, Howard will join the Ace team, bringing generations of knowledge and trust with him.

Howard has served both the Capitol Hill and Brookland communities during his tenure, and he comes from a long line of hardware store operators that includes his father, uncle and grandfather. In 2007, Howard received the Legacy Award from the Washington, DC Hall of Fame in recognition of his service to the city’s residents and for his contributions to the District’s growth and development. Additionally, Brookland Hardware has been hailed as the “Best Hardware Store” by Washington City Paper. “Howard is an institution. The neighbors genuinely trust him and his staff, and we are honored to be working side-by-side with him in this new chapter for both of our businesses,” lauds Anne Stom, owner of Annie’s Ace Hardware. Annie’s Ace will also be hiring Howard’s employees to honor the deep connections they have to the neighborhood.

An event is planned for Saturday, August 1 from 11am-1pm at Brookland True Value Hardware to celebrate and honor Howard Politzer’s legacy. Brookland True Value is open from 8am to 7pm Monday through Saturday. Invited guests include Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and John Feeley, Jr. and Rosie Dempsey, authors of Brookland (Images of America) (2011, Arcadia Publishing).

The new Annie’s Ace Hardware anticipates a late fall opening in 2015. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland will be the second location for the popular neighborhood hardware store. The first location opened in the Petworth neighborhood to rousing success in 2012. “Our mission is to provide customers with convenience combined with superior service through one-on-one expert advice and assistance,” said Stom, “which is something that both Howard and I are committed to continuing in Brookland.”

The new 7,400 square-foot Annie’s Hardware-Brookland store will be packed with thousands of essential products and supplies from the most respected brand names and best-selling items in the home improvement marketplace, including Benjamin Moore paints, Weber grills, Mrs. Myer’s earth-friendly cleaning products, a complete line of canning supplies, Craftsman tools, and other premium products. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland will also offer many of the same services neighbors expect from Brookland Hardware, such as key cutting, screen repair, glass and Plexiglas cutting, and propane exchange. For the neighborhood’s active gardening community, the store will also include a 1,000 square-foot garden center, which will feature plants native to the region.

Thomas Vedrody, the current Manager of the Annie’s Hardware-Petworth, will manage and co-own the new store. “I look forward to working with our new community to meet their needs, and I’m excited to continue our practice of hiring local residents from the neighborhood,” Vedrody explained.”