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“Dear PoPville,

Tuesday night some thieves tried to steal my scooter from right in front of my house on Sherman Ave, between Harvard and Columbia. While heading to work the next morning I noticed the cover was all disheveled. I took a look inside and my glovebox was left open (I leave it unlocked and empty for exactly this scenario). I thought that was it, but then when I went to unlock my chain I noticed it had been largely cut through. The heavy gauge of the chain along with the U-lock saved it from getting stolen, though obviously I have to replace my chain and change the lock just in case.

I wanted to reach out for two reasons. One, scooter enthusiasts – always use a chain and lock and cover, and leave your glovebox unlocked and empty overnight. It’ll save you from having your glovebox lock broken. Two, is this even worth reporting to the police? The citizen in me feels like I should, so that the numbers are on record and something might be done about it, but the DC resident in me feels like it will be a massive waste of time and the cops will tell me to go pound sand.

Thoughts?”

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2300 block of Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“The photo is from this morning and is taken from Georgia and Barry Place (by Howard University, across from the McDonalds). They’ve been working on the storefront since last week.”

Ed. Note: This is also the block with a Fuel Pizza, Fro Zen Yo and Chipotle (among others.)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From MPD:

“Howard University Commencement week of activities will begin Thursday, May, 7, 2015 (Honors/Awards Ceremonies) and end Saturday, May 9, 2015 with (Commencement). There will be road closures as follow:

May 7-9, 2015 12am-4pm

600-699 BLK Girard Street NW
600–699 BLK Fairmont Street NW
2390-2699 BLK 6th Street NW
2700-2799 BLK 6th Street NW

May 9, 2015 12am-1pm

600 BLK Howard Place NW
2300-2389 BLK 6th Street NW
400-599 BLK College Street NW
2218-2299 BLK 6th Street NW​”

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2608 Georgia Avenue, NW

From an email:

“May 2 – 31, 2015:
Ann-Marie VanTassell: NASCAR series
Gallery Hours: Saturday 1-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Artist Reception / Tailgate Party: Saturday, May 16, 12-5pm

Coming up in May, artist Ann-Marie VanTassell presents an installation that peers into the world of NASCAR – the largest spectator sport in America. In a style reminiscent of anthropological photographer, Catherine Opie, the artist presents portraits of the everyday people that bring the sport to life.

I photograph people that I think are fascinating. That is not to say my photographs do not say anything about me. Whether I admire my subjects for their beauty, character, or strength, something about who they are helps me discover something about myself.
-Ann-Marie VanTassell

Ann-Marie VanTassell is a Washington, D.C. based photographer, graduate of the Corcoran School of Art + Design with a BFA in photojournalism, and a current Resident Artist at Pleasant Plains Workshop. Join us for a tailgate party celebrating the exhibition at PPW on May 16th!”