A reader sends the frightening shot above from Holmead and Monroe St, NW.

DC Fire and EMS reported just after 9pm:

“5 civs in auto tx area Hosps. 2 were trapped. 4 FF’s will be evaluated. Engine Was enroute to reported fire.”

“Fire truck accident with entrapment Holmead Place & Monroe St NW. No FD personnel trapped. 2 civilians in other vehicle. Unit was on call.”

street light out
Ed. Note: I’m not attaching all the photos of lamps out but I vouch they were in the original email

A reader passes on a letter sent to the Mayor’s Office:

“I went out again last night, August 10th, to review the locations where I had observed streetlights out the night before. I went east on Park Road NW from 16th Street to 14th Street, NW; headed south to Columbia Road, then proceeded north along 14th Street NW. I extended my walk further north to Arkansas, then went east to Georgia Avenue before returning on Arkansas west to 16th Street, north to Newton Street, east to 17th / Mt. Pleasant Street.

My observations are listed below as to what locations I observed
streetlights out and the time. Some key points are: (more…)

11th and Lamont St, NW

From a press release:

Thursday, August 11th
5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (or until specials run out)

Room 11, neighborhood bar, coffee shop, and restaurant, celebrates our seven year anniversary on Thursday, August 11th. As more and more neighborhood restaurants close their doors in the face of changing times, we’re proud to be celebrating seven strong years in Columbia Heights.

To celebrate, we will be offering a few of our classics for $7 each. This includes our signature Burnt Sugar Old Fashioned and Strawberry, Peach, Jalapeño St. Germain Sangria behind the bar. Our house shot of Dickel Rye and Fernet, better known as the Dickfer, will also be available for $7.

On the savory side, our classic Grilled Cheese (with Oak Shade Cheddar, Fresh Mozzarella, Caciocavallo, and Spicy Marinara) will be part of the promotion. The $7 dessert of the night, the ever-evolving Paisley Fig Honey Goat Cheesecake will take on a summery form with the help of seasonal peaches. (more…)


From their Facebook invite:

“Let’s change the script that’s happening in the media right now. Let’s start to put an actual plan in to action to prevent more senseless killings and violence.

Performers: Nasim Siddeeq, Ace Reign, Mark Anthony Montgomery, Andy Niaina Raveloarinivo

Panel Host: Mercy Imahiyerobo

Food: Oohhs & Aahhs Soul Food, Snacks, Water

Activities: Lawn games, face painting, coloring, and more

The purpose of this block party is to facilitate positive communication between the DC community and police officers. We worked with several people that felt the dialogue needed to be guided, at least initially, and so we will be starting the event with a panel discussion. We will also have several people performing during the event to help spark progressive conversation about how to take action.

Below is some more information about how this event started: (more…)

1434 Perry Place Northwest

This rental is located at 1434 Perry Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great 1 Bedroom With Parking in Columbia Heights! Lower Level Unit with private front and rear entrance, open living room and kitchen with remodeled full bath, bedroom with large closets, stacked Washer/dryer in unit. Private parking in rear. Available Now!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,225/Mo.

“Dear PoPville,

If anyone who lives along upper 14th Street haven’t already seen this video, it’s worth taking a look.

It’s shocking that four men could plan a homicide at a busy gas station, visibly put guns into their pants, run an entire block, murder someone, and flee the scene without being caught.  We haven’t seen anything this brazen along these few blocks in years, probably since 2010.  I suspect some of your readers may think this sort of incident is common on the 3400-3600 blocks of 14th Street, but it most certainly isn’t.

This incident was a result of less aggressive policing along this stretch, the elimination of undercover vice, and, in my view, a lack of interest among our politicians in upper 14th Street.  I emailed Councilmember Nadeau about this; I explained that I believe the problem is the growing tolerance of the crack cocaine trade and a lack of pressure on MPD to have more of a presence in this area.

I told her that I believe her agenda that so often concerns national progressive issues isn’t going to help us prevent homicides.  Her office’s response to these sorts of emails has often been that the meager money she’s secured for Clean Teams and a Main Street program, or that a federal law closing the gun show loophole, will have the effect of interdicting homicides in Columbia Heights.  Invariably, her office lists her accomplishments or refers us to her newsletter. (more…)

Georgia and Hamilton St, NW

From MPD around 7pm:

“The Fourth District is currently working a shooting in the 5100 block of Georgia Ave N.W., where an adult male was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso. The Violent Crimes Branch is handling the investigation. We are asking any citizens that may have information relative to this event to contact detectives on 202-645-9600 or 202-727-9099.”

Also from MPD just before 10:30pm:

“Shooting //2800 blk of 14th Street, NW

2750 14th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2750 14th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Over 1000 square feet of space loft style condo with high ceilings and exposed duct work. Positioned up on the penthouse level. Sunlight drenched with over sized windows. Wood floors and carpet in the living room. Master bath with sunken tub and separate shower. Lots of cabinet space, front loading washer dryer, two over sized walk in closets in each bedroom. Neighborhood is a walkers paradise.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $3,000/Mo.

meridian hill
via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects in reference to a First Degree Sexual Abuse and Armed Robbery (Knife) offense that occurred in the 2400 block of 15th Street, Northwest on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

At approximately 2:00 am, an adult male was walking in the area of 2400 block of 15th Street Northwest, when he was approached by the suspects who forced him to some nearby bushes. While displaying a knife, the first suspect sexually assaulted and robbed the victim of his property.

The suspects are described as follows: (more…)