@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“Shooting //600 block of Quebec Place NW //LOF B/M, w/ a small afro, wearing a gray shirt and jeans ”

MPD later emailed:

Just before 11pm, units responded to the 3600 blk of Warder St NW for a man down. Calls were also received for a shooting. Upon arrival, an adult male was located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The male was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced. This case is being investigated by the Homicide Branch. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Readers reported lots of helicopters and one said “Police have told us to stay in our house and lock the doors.”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“5D Triple Shooting_2358 hrs_U St at Summit Pl, NE_No Lookout”

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This house is located at 628 Princeton Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Four Stunning Levels are fully renovated with an open floor plan that boost 6 BR and 3.5 BA. Naturally sun lit filled Living Room, Dining Room, Library/office, powder room and Chef’s Kitchen with granite countertops, Mosaic backsplash, stainless steel appliances with eat-in area all on main level. home includes two Spacious Parking Spaces.4 Blocks to Metro”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/3.5 bath is going for $799,900.

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Thanks to all who sent word and copies of the flyer above:

“Just wanted to let you know that I got a flyer in my mailbox from the Holladay Corporation with a rendering of their plans for the build out of Linens of the Week. The community meeting is at the Park Road substation on August 13th at 7 PM.

Big news for the denizens of Lamont Street.

I always new it would happen and when I first moved in 5 years ago I hated the factory. But I have to say it has really grown on me over the years. They always stopped working at a reasonable hour, it kept parking available and when Alsco took over they really worked on the trash problem. Once I realized it wasn’t “horrible” I kinda started to think it was cool to live near where people actually physically produced something. Some of my old neighbors from Park Road would work there and we would say hi.

The place DID catch fire once a month though, like clockwork.”

Anyone hear early details of the plans? Could be hugely transformative.

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth Investigations Division have announced that two arrests have been made in the first degree child sexual abuse which occurred in the 3200 block of Park Place, Northwest.

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, the Youth Investigations Division learned of a sexual assault that occurred at an unknown location in the District of Columbia. Subsequent investigation identified the location of the assault as the 3200 block of Park Place, NW, where a juvenile was sexually assaulted by two adult males.

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at approximately 7:21 pm, members from the Youth Investigations Division arrested 45 year-old Orlando James Roberts of Northwest, Washington, DC, and charged him with First Degree Child Sexual Abuse.

Subsequently, at approximately 8:30 pm, members from Prince George’s County Police and District Heights Police Departments arrested 19 year-old Javon Rashawn Henson of District Heights, Maryland, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, which charges him with First Degree Child Sexual Abuse. Mr. Henson is being held as a fugitive.”

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3217 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Ana finally got her menu printed—and it is quite something to behold, on many levels! The typos, starting with the incorrect address and days of the week, the foods not matching their titles, the giant black fish on a plate, and my favorite, the whole chicken: it comes with rice and beans, yet the photo is of a whole chicken resting on a plate of French fries. I also like the jalapeno with the Mexican flag on the front panel.

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I will say though, the food is absolutely awesome. I got 3 tacos, rice and bean for only $9 the other day, and they cook it from scratch right in front of you.”

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Thanks to @ryanpougiales for tweeting us the photo above:

“Filipino church at Morton and Sherman set to become condos”

OPaLdc’s website says:

“Call it eclectic. Call it cool. Anyway you color it, Morton Street Mews is an exciting new addition to downtown DC. Each of the community’s 26 two-level condominiums feature modern aesthetics on the inside and a bold mixture of new and existing urban architecture throughout. Tucked between the Columbia Heights and Petworth Metro stations and just a block away from the neighborhood shops and restaurants lining 11th Street, Morton Street Mews is also effortlessly walkable. Fortunately, you’ll have off-street parking to accommodate your car while you enjoy all the conveniences these refreshing, colorful city homes provide!”

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Rendering via Opaldc

“Dear PoPville,

There is a guy going around exposing himself on the 700 block of Kenyon between Sherman and Georgia Ave. I’ve seen him do it once personally and then this morning while on my way to work, a girl came up to me while she was walking her dog and told me a guy just did it to her. I tried to get a picture of him, but I wasn’t fast enough and he rode away on a bike. From what I did see though, he looked like the same guy I saw exposing himself about a week ago in an alleyway near the intersection of Sherman on Kenyon and this occurred on the street in the same area (actually right across from Chavez Charter School…so that adds to the ick factor). He’s hispanic, about 5’6″, he was wearing a blue t-shirt today. Those are unfortunately all the details I have. Both incidents have occurred in the morning before 8 AM.

Just thought people should be aware and if you see anything like this to contact MPD.”

Ed. Note: MPD has been notified about these particular incidents.

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715 Kenyon Street, NW

I’ve been dying to see how this new building turned out. From their website:

“KENYON STREET FLATS

BRAND NEW – six unit apartment building in Columbia Heights
4 Two-bedroom/two-bath and
2 Three-bedroom/two-bath residences”

You can see what the units look like inside here.

I was able to get a couple of prices:

UNIT #3 2BR/2BA $2,550/mo
UNIT #4 3BR/2BA $3,550/mo
Parking $85/month

There is an open house Thursday 6-8pm.

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From a press release:

“A report of “deplorable housing conditions” at Park Morton on a local blog has been determined to be fictitious.

The District of Columbia Housing Authority takes complaints seriously. DCHA immediately investigated a Prince of Petworth post that featured several housing violations. The claims made in the post were found to be fabricated. The blog post has since been removed from the site. Ed. Note earlier this week the post was removed at the request of the OP who at the time said he felt threatened. Nevertheless, my sincere apologies to the DC Housing Authority if the photos were indeed fabricated by the OP.

During the inspection, it was determined that the online post was submitted by an adult dependent of a Park Morton resident. That dependent admitted to causing the destruction of property and making a false report to a neighborhood website. DCHA repaired the issues.

It is DCHA’s mission is to provide quality affordable housing to extremely low- through moderate-income households while fostering communities and cultivating opportunities for residents to improve their lives.”