“Dear PoPville,

I am writing to give you info about the continued violence in my neighborhood that I never hear about on the news. Last night [Tuesday] around 10:30 pm I heard 4-5 shots fired across the street from the Riverside Apartments on 4th St. SW. 2 cop cars followed and were looking for bullets with their flash lights. This was same exact location that 2 other shootings occurred earlier in November. I have heard that the cops are underpaid and violence rates keep increasing but they keep it under wraps because they are trying to “revive the SW” with the Wharf project. It is getting ridiculous. I am starting to question my safety walking home from work. The first shots I heard were earlier in the month around 7pm, it was barely dark out. Please let me know if you or your followers have heard anything about this.

Returned home at 8:30 tonight [Wednesday]. Down the street was completely blocked off by crime scene tape, cops, and ambulances. Nothing on the news.”

On the MPD 1D Listserve a resident asked:

“Can you please provide an update on the gunshots fired last night [Tuesday] on the corner of 4th/ O Streets SW? ”

MPD responded:

“MPD units received a call for the sounds of gunshots in the area. Entire area was canvassed and could not locate any shell casings, property damage or injured persons. The area was re-canvassed earlier this morning [Wednesday] and again found nothing.”

Last night MPD also emailed:

“Tonight [Wednesday] at approximately 8pm, the First District received a call for the sound of gunshots in the 1400 block of Canal Street, SW. Further investigation led to an adult male suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. If you have any information regarding this shooting please call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

Renderings courtesy DC United

From a press release:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray released the following statement in response to today’s affirmative vote by the Council on the “District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014” to move forward with a stadium for DC United at Buzzard Point:

“I am pleased the Council voted today to move my soccer stadium proposal forward; however, the funding mechanism the Chairman advanced in a separate bill is clearly unlawful. As the Office of Attorney General has opined, and the Chief Financial Officer has agreed, that bill is void.

“Later this week, I will transmit to the Council for approval a list of reprogrammings – developed with the Mayor-elect and certified by the Chief Financial Officer – that will lawfully finance the stadium and allow construction to move forward.”


“Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser issued the following statement regarding the unanimous Council approval of the new D.C. soccer stadium deal:

“The future of a brand new soccer stadium took a big step towards becoming a reality today. I am thankful to my Council colleagues for stepping up to support a deal that treats all stakeholders fairly and promotes an open and transparent process for District taxpayers. De-linking the Reeves Center means more community input and a deal that will be made on the District’s terms. I am confident that together with Mayor Gray and Chairman Mendelson, we will be able to finance a facility that will create jobs, spur development, and provide quality housing for more residents for years to come.”


“Dear PoPville,

We live in the Capitol Square Place development, south of 395 between 7th and 9th Streets SW. Road work on 395 has steadily moved east from the river all summer long. Because it was around the bend of the road, we were rarely bothered by it. However, now that the main work site is directly behind our house (see map) we notice it quite a bit, especially because they work 24/7 or close to it. We are used to quite a bit of traffic noise, horns, sirens, etc, but the huge generator they have constantly running plus the hammering, backing up beeping, and other loud construction work has become unbearable. It’s 11 pm as I write this and the generator is drowning out a white noise machine (that normally covers up all the traffic noise but sirens) and a pair of earplugs. It’s almost rattling the window panes!

I’ve emailed my ANC rep, DDOT, and the mayors office. Next step will be to get my neighbors to complain, too. But what is probably the best route? It has got to be a regulation that non emergency road work can’t be done during sleeping hours if it’s within a certain distance from residential properties, but I don’t know how to find out. We want 395 to be safe and maintained, and we DONT want to prolong the traffic impact this work is having either. But it has got to stop from at least 10pm-6am or I’m going to go bonkers.


560 N Street Southwest

This rental is located at 560 N Street, Southwest. The listing says:

“Welcome home to this spacious one-bedroom home with new paint and carpet and lovely balcony views just a few steps away from the water and Metro! The location is the best in DC: easy shopping, dining, commuting, cycling, and more. This well-managed coop includes utilities, pool, fitness, and attractive grounds. Make it home! Thank you!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,800/Mo.

From MPD:

“On today’s date, at approximately 1:45 am, MPD officers responded to the sounds of gunshots in the unit block of N Street, SW. Upon arrival, multiple victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to area hospitals, all with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099 or 1-888-919-2746. Anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Additionally, remember to call 911 if you observe suspicious persons or activity.”