From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a hit and run that resulted in a traffic fatality which occurred in the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW.

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, at approximately 3:17 am, a pedestrian was crossing the street in the 2700 block of Georgia Avenue, NW when he was struck by a vehicle that was traveling northbound on Georgia Avenue, NW. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The striking vehicle was last seen fleeing westbound on Girard Street from Georgia Avenue, NW and is described as a dark colored four door vehicle, possibly a Chrysler product, with stock chrome wheels having noticeable damage on the driver’s side.

The decedent has been identified as 26 year-old Bareket Haile of Northeast, Washington, DC.

This crash is currently under investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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2851 Georgia Ave, NW

A reader passes on some interesting scuttlebutt:

“Heard that there’s going to be a new ‘urban noodle bar’ on the southeast corner of georgia and harvard. He mentioned that he was opening it in a couple of months. But then he left before I could get much more info. But I think he said something about a mix of noodles and soul food? I feel he said, something like, oxtail ramen?”

Ed. Note: This is the former home to, very briefly, Zippin Chicken.

And just up the block we look to be getting much closer to a Tipsy Peacock:

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2911 Georgia Ave, NW

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3000 Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“There’s a new structure going up at Bruce Monroe park. A large gazebo perhaps.”

Must be part of the $200,000 for Improvements we heard about in April 2013? Think a gazebo is a good addition for the park?

Still waiting to hear about the “NDC-developed mixed-use building on the eastern third of the site, comprising 88-175 apartments up to 1,000 square feet, 17,000-26,000 square feet of retail space”…

Also, Side Note: Found this old photo from the archives – what it used to look like – the old school back in 2008:

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“Here’s our garlic haul from our community garden plot at Bruce Monroe Community Garden in Pleasant Plains/Park View.”

If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt or tote bag.)

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A reader sends in the tip:

“Police were on scene of the Banneker Track around 630 AM because of a body found. They closed off part of the track and asked those up and running the course whether they had seen anything. Someone walking the track in the morning called it in. Police said they couldn’t tell how long he had been there.”

Updates when more info is known/released.

717 Euclid Street Northwest

This rental is located at 717 Euclid Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Renovated, spacious, ceiling fans, central AC and heat, updated kitchen, new stainless steel app and granite countertops in quiet 4 unit building. Metro bus accessible and metro train accessible at either Shaw / Howard University or U Street. Convenient to Howard University. Washer/Dryer in building. Water, trash, and sewer included in rent. Parking Available for fee.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,100/Mo.

From MPD:

“On today’s date [Thursday], at approximately 16:00 hours, members of the 3rd District VICE Unit executed a District of Columbia Superior Court Search Warrant at a residence located within the 600 block of Harvard Street NW.

This enforcement stemmed from intelligence gathered and concerns from local citizens about suspected drug dealing.

As a result of the aforementioned Search Warrant, members of 3-D VICE recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol, approximately 1.5 pounds of high grade marijuana, proceeds of illicit drug sales and a substantial amount of drug packaging materials meant for resale and street level distribution.

Two adults were arrested and charged with “Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute while Armed.”

Once again, I take this opportunity to thank our community and its great citizens for your pro-active approach to helping us keep your neighborhoods safe. And as always “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING…SAY SOMETHING”.

3-D VICE Tip-Line: (202) 673-6925″

UPDATE: And another:

“On today’s date [Friday], at approximately 15:30 hours, members of 3-D VICE observed an adult male subject within the 1400 block of U Street, NW displaying characteristics consistent with someone illegally concealing a firearm.

Members contacted the subject and after a brief foot pursuit apprehended him in the 1400 block of V Street without further incident. Members subsequently recovered a loaded semi-automatic pistol.

Anyone with information regarding this case or who would like to report suspicious VICE related activities please feel free to call the 3-D VICE Unit Tip-Line at (202) 673-6925.”