safe stolen

A reader passes on from St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church:

“In the early morning hours of Monday, January 30, someone broke into St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church and stole our safe. The safe contained the proceeds from a benefit concert for our Loaves and Fishes hot meals program. The program serves hundreds of meals each weekend for homeless and low-income people in Columbia Heights, and has for the past 50 years. Loaves and Fishes relies on donations to fund its operations and was counting on that money.

Video surveillance and other evidence suggests that this was a targeted, well-planned theft, not a crime of opportunity. (more…)

1415 Girard St NW #401

This unit is located at 1415 Girard Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Amazing opportunity! Perfect location in Columbia Heights! Metro two blocks! JUST renovated one bedroom PLUS DEN! Granite, stainless steel appl, beautiful dark hardwood floor! Private storage unit. This is a City First Home–you receive a grant to purchase of $66,700, so true price is $320,000, but payments are for a $253,300 price! Income limits apply 1 per: $91,224. 2 per: $104,256. OH 2/5,1-3!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $253,300 ($429 monthly fee.)

shooting columbia heights

Nate reported:

“Heard this from Florida and 10th. Probably 10 shots in rapid succession. Thought gunfire but assumed construction.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 2500 block of 11th Street NW. An adult male male has received non-life threatening gunshot wounds and has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. We are in communication with the Public Schools in the area while we investigate this incident.

Please avoid this area as traffic and pedestrian closures are in place.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”


Thanks to Emily for sending these awesome shots from Meridian Hill Park.

“I think its a juvenile red tailed hawk who was definitely snacking on something while I was watching.”

If you spot a hawk or other bird of prey around town, lunching or otherwise, please send a photo and an email where you spotted it to Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.




From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest wanted in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, Northwest, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

At approximately 4:45 pm, two suspects approached the victim and fired shots at him. Two victims were struck by the gunfire. Both victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The persons of interest can be seen in this video:

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


“Dear PoPville,

You were typically able to park on my street in Columbia heights at night and on weekends without a parking permit. Today I noticed all the buildings on my street had this sign on the door. Have others noticed this? Is it for inauguration or are they changing parking regulations?”

Ed. Note: You can see all the road closures for inauguration here.


A reader reports:

“This sign/art popped up in Columbia Heights yesterday at 14th & Irving across from metro in front of CVS. Did a google search and IG search and didn’t come up with anything. Any idea who is sponsoring?”

I was able to find them on Twitter:

“The Respect Flag at 14th & Irving in DC. Designed by Connect your stories & selfies taken through the stars. #harassmentfreedc Respect!”

Sponsored by Vision Zero DC (part of DDOT):

14th between Irving and Park Road, NW

A sources says it it so. Stay tuned for confirmation. Staples closed in DC USA back in March of last year. Here’s who we hoped would take over the space

Gussini’s website says:

“GUSSINI FASHION was founded With a vision of becoming a neighborhood boutique. GUSSINI FASHION grew to over 10 stores. We have over 10 locations and are one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S.

GUSSINI FASHION offers a wide assortment of clothing for juniors and plus sizes, as well as an extensive shoe collection. GUSSINI FASHION is about bringing you the very latest in new fashions and styles and our assortment is constantly changing. So, if you see something you like you better grab it quick or you may miss out!

GUSSINI FASHION has also been a pioneer in attractive, well-fitting apparel for plus sizes. We firmly believe that every woman, regardless of shape or size, should enjoy fun, fashionable, and feminine clothing at an affordable price.

GUSSINI FASHION is headquartered in Bladensburg, MD.”