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“We adopted a yellow lab/retriever mix a week ago, today it pulled loose while being walked and ran away at 2pm today. It was by Howard University on Georgia Ave – the dog is 40 lbs, his name is Ollie, he will likely have his tail between his legs because he is always scared, and he is wearing a pink collar that says WARL and a light blue harness with a grey leash attached. Heartworm positive, reward will be offered. POC Roger 914-844-7692 or AnneMarie 801-971-2836.”

From DPR:

“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the Banneker Recreation Center (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW) will close from Tuesday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to undergo major maintenance and repair improvements, which include maintenance and/or upgrades to the interior lighting system, new flooring and more. Please note that all scheduled outdoor activities and amenities will not be affected by the renovations.

Scheduled indoor programs, community meetings and activities at Banneker will be temporarily suspended until all maintenance and repair improvement work is completed by the Department of General Services (DGS).

Nearby DPR facilities that offer the same programs/classes available at Banneker include:

Yoga – Monday @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Kennedy Rec Ctr (1401 7th St., NW)
Zumba – Monday @ 7 pm – 8 pm at Columbia Heights Comm Ctr (1480 Girard St., NW)
Bootcamp – Tu & Th @ 7 pm – 8 pm at Petworth Rec Ctr (801 Taylor St., NW)
Zumba – Tu & Th @ 6 pm – 7 pm at Marie Reed Rec Ctr (2200 Champlain St., NW)
Body Flex – Tu & Th @ 6:30 p – 7:30 pm at Raymond Rec Ctr (3725 10th St., NW)

All outdoor activities and amenities such as the courts, playground, fields and track will be available for normal use. Once all preventive maintenance work is complete, Banneker Recreation Center will resume normal hours of operation. All current and regularly scheduled programs, civic association meetings and activities will resume on their normal days and times once the center re-opens on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.”

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Ed. Note: We last noted the property was gutted back in May 2013 and before that when a car drove into it back in May 2012.

“Dear PoPville,

This is the (former) Labamba Sub Shop, on the northwest corner of Euclid Street and Georgia Avenue NW.

From the tax records, it looks like this property was purchased or perhaps foreclosed upon by one “Uniti Bank” in late 2009 or early 2010. (The recordation date is 1/14/10.) I don’t see any indication that this property is being taxed at either the vacant rate or the blighted rate.

And it gets even more curious from there…

I had never heard of Uniti Bank. The street address in the tax records — 2479 18th Street NW — puts it in Adams Morgan, in the building that houses the takeout place North Sea. The door to the left of the North Sea entrance says “Tech Printing” in the Google Street View photo, and the sign for the third floor says “PINKY,” which I think is a manicure joint. No sign of Uniti Bank.

The website for Uniti Bank shows only three offices in California — no offices anywhere near D.C. Hmm…”

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From MPD around 3:30am:

“The Third District is investigating a shooting which occurred in the 2700 block of Ga Ave NW. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

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Update from Council Member Nadeau:

“Good morning. MPD has shared the following with me and I wanted to make sure the community had the latest information. As always, if you have any information that might assist the investigation please use the contact info provided below:

The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting/homicide that occurred early this morning inside of the establishment known as Chuck and Billies in the 2700 block of Georgia Ave., NW.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 2700 Block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest.

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, at approximately 3:08 am, officers from the Third District responded to a call for a shooting in the 2700 Block of Georgia Avenue, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located a male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and determined there were no signs of life.

The decedent has been identified as 45 year-old Jerald Williams, of Ellicott City, Maryland.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Thanks so much to the folks who found the gray cat last week at Howard University.

Last week, during the Great Dupont Circle Power Outage of 2015, I was checking your blog for when Pepco was going to restore power. And while perusing that and other stories, I ran across your article about a smoky gray cat that was found lying on a grate near Howard University. When I clicked on the article, the cat reminded me of my cat growing up- Nimbus, except my cat was a boy. When I inquired with the Washington Humane Society they said they had given the 2-½ -year old female the name Nimbus! I had been considering a cat for some time, so surely this was a ‘sign’ that the time was right and this could be the cat- I had to go visit her. She became ready for adoption on Friday and I visited with her on Saturday afternoon. She purred immediately and after about 20 minutes of petting and purring, she was in my car carrier headed home! And she will retain the name Nimbus. She’s been doing really great. She has really good litter box manners, purrs and meows a lot, and quickly made herself very comfortable on my bed. Clearly she is an indoor cat. Anyway, thanks again.”

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“Dear PoPville,

We found a cat last night on a vent on the Howard University Campus near the football field (so about Georgia and Fairmont Ave). He/she had no tags and is dark grey color. It approached us quickly when we fed it and was very affectionate as well. We dont know if it ran out accidentally from someone’s home or if it was abandoned but definitely not a cat that had grown up outside. We brought it to the Washington Humane Society on New York Ave as it’s getting very cold and we took the attached picture of the cat upon arrival to the shelter. Hopefully it can be re-united with its owner or find a loving, happy home.”