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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.”

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Thursday], between the hours of 7-8pm, members of 3-D VICE conducted a “VICE Prostitution Reversal” operation along the 3D/4D border of 14th Street,NW.

This operation stemmed from numerous recent complaints of illegal prostitution during the recent 3D/4D border Community Meetings.

During this operation, a total of six (6) adult male defendants were arrested each of whom were seeking sexual favors in exchange for the promise of monetary compensation.

All of the Defendants were arrested and charged with “Solicitation of Prostitution.”

Thank you to the 3D/4D citizens for the intel and information that helped make this a successful operation.”

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Accident at 11th and Girard at 2:30am last night

Driver was heading EB on Girard travelling at about 50 mph. When he crossed 11th he must have lost control and smashed into the wall in front of the house on the SW corner. The car ended up on its side. Luckily there was a police officer travelling shortly behind the driver so he was the first on the scene. They pulled the driver from the car alive and took him away in an ambulance. I can only imagine that the driver was drunk but I don’t know for sure.”