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“Our cat went missing on Sunday afternoon. I’ve contact the Humane Society and Shaw Listserv but we are trying to get as many eyes on the lookout in the neighborhood as possible.

Misty is a three year old long haired white cat with large gray spots. Misty is part of the Humane Society’s CatNIPP Program, so his left ear has been clipped.

Misty never strays far from our home at 5th and O Street and NEVER misses a meal, so we are very worried.

frederick.jon(at)gmail.com”

From DC Water:

“DC Water continues to investigate the source of a petroleum-type smell that resulted in a Do Not Drink advisory for DC Water customers in an isolated area of Northwest Washington from December 17 – 19, 2014. The source of the contamination remains unknown. DC Water and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are in the process of analyzing water samples and reviewing information collected during the investigation.

DC Water continues to monitor the drinking water system in the previously affected area. Customers are encouraged to contact the Drinking Water Division at 202-612-3440 with any information about the incident. Additional details about the investigation and answers to common questions about the incident are provided below. DC Water will share findings once we conclude the investigation, and we thank our customers for their patience and cooperation as we work to resolve this issue.

The ongoing investigation includes the following actions:
– Inspection of cross-connections in the affected area. Cross-connections are connections between the drinking water distribution system and water systems that may contaminate or pollute the drinking water distribution system. Cross-Connections include building and home water systems used for heating, cooling, or industrial purposes. DC Plumbing Code requires backflow preventers on all cross connections and the DC Water Cross-Connection Control Program oversees the installation and annual inspection of testable backflow preventers. To learn more about the program or to see examples of backflow preventers, visit our cross-connection webpage (link provided below).
– Review of construction activity and utility work in the area. DC Water is investigating all activity in the area that could have resulted in the contamination of the drinking water system.
– Survey of underground fuel storage tanks in the vicinity. DC Water is coordinating with the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) to identify and inspect storage tanks for leaks. To review information about DDOE’s underground storage tank regulations, visit their website (link provided below).

Summary of DC Water actions during the incident:
– Collection and testing of water samples to monitor water quality in EPA laboratories.
– Public Notice and distribution of a Do Not Drink advisory to protect public health.
– Distribution of instructions for flushing premise plumbing.
– Coordination with EPA, DDOE, and DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency to mobilize resources and personnel during the incident.
– Communication with customers through updates and fact sheets.
– Deployment of water dispensing unit to distribute free water to affected customers.

Please see the interactive map at http://bit.ly/WaterAdvisory to review the boundaries of the previously affected area.

Customers with information about the incident or water quality questions should contact DC Water’s Drinking Water Division at 202-612-3440 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). All other inquiries should be directed to DC Water Customer Service at 202-354-3600 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the 24-Hour Command Center at 202-612-3400. Information is also available at www.dcwater.com.”

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7th and O Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I was there on Thursday (Jan. 1) and the store was completely out of ground beef other than the 3.5 pound packs of 80/20 beef. When i asked a store clerk if they had any in back, she informed that they had not gotten ground beef for 3 days.

And the week before that, my husband went to the same giant and they were out of chicken breast.

These items seem like fairly basic things one would expect to find in every grocery store. As this is still a neighborhood in transition, I would imagine not every person who shops there has the luxury or time to go to another store that is further away to get basic items like chicken or ground beef.

In addition, I also witnessed a Giant worker sniffing the meat in the case and selectively choosing which packets to put on a cart and take away from the case.

This is very concerning, especially for a store that was touted as a great improvement over the last store. I have found almost every time they don’t have some fairly basic items. The front of the store is great and outside is very appealing, but once you get into the interior of this Giant, it seems like its just the same old challenges that occur at almost all the grocery stores in D.C.–limited stock and low quality produce.

Have other people had negative experiences at the new Giant on O Street?”

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Via Beau Thai’s facebook page: “The dining room of our new restaurant at 7th and P Streets, NW! Designed by Foundry Architects”

Beau Thai opened their new Shaw location on December 26th. On the 23rd they wrote:

“Today is Beau Thai’s LAST DAY at New Jersey and R! Stop by for some nostalgia and a meal!

After tonight’s dinner service, we will close this location to move Beau Thai Shaw to a fantastic new space just a couple blocks away at 7th and P Streets. We will open in the gorgeous bigger new location Friday, December 26, at 11 am.

It’s been an amazing four-plus years at 1700 New Jersey Avenue. While we’ve outgrown the building, it will always hold fond memories for us: It’s where restaurant owning dreams came true, community gathered, celebrations occurred, and friends and family met on countless occasions. Thanks for a great run here, and ‪#‎GetExcited‬ for an even more amazing new chapter on 7th Street.

Stay tuned for an announcement in January about the fantastic new restaurant taking Beau Thai’s place at New Jersey and R later this winter.”

Ed. Note: Back in July we heard some scuttlebutt that a noodle house would be taking over the old location, stay tuned.

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From DCPL:

“Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
1630 7th Street NW

Join us for an author talk and book signing featuring Beau Phillips, a former radio DJ, program director and VP/GM at influential rock stations and national radio networks, and Senior Vice President of Marketing for VH1!

I Killed Pink Floyd’s Pig is a collection of funny, decadent, and outrageous stories about rock’s greatest superstars. It’s an all-access pass to never-been-told stories of sex, drugs and rock & roll. So get a behind-the-scenes VIP tour of the time when rock was great, air was clean, gas was cheap, and disco, well, when disco wasn’t very good …

Phillips takes you backstage and inside the dressing rooms, hotel suites and private planes of Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and dozens more. So, climb in the limo and strap in!”

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This house is located at 1803 Wiltberger St, Northwest. The listing says:

“Love city living? Come get a taste of historic living in the heart of Shaw! Featuring 1 Bd, 1 Ba, with a basement, 30 second walk to the metro, 3 blocks from U St, across from the newly renovated Wonder Bread Facotry and Howard Theatre, and near tons of dining and entertainment! Come see this cute urban chic style home today!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $449,000.