From MPD:

“The Third District is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of 5th and M St, NW.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”

ANC Commissioner for 6E04 Rachelle Nigro posts on her facebook page:

“Update: last night’s victim shot in the 2nd NW Cooperative Complex (1300 block of 5th St.) has died. It is now a homicide investigation. I will be speaking to the Commander again today. Last night the detectives on the scene were working with the leaders of the Cooperative gathering information.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Hi everyone – We would like to thank all of you for your kind words and support since we lost our puppy Pip on April 12. As you’ll recall, she was hit by a car while on a walk during a weekend boarding at Wagtime. We’ve spent the past few months trying to learn more about what happened and discussing our next steps. We want to share with you today that we’ve filed a lawsuit against Wagtime and its owners. You can read the complaint below.

Complaint against Wagtime (PDF)

As you’ll see, we were disturbed to learn of many discrepancies between eyewitness accounts of the accident and what Wagtime’s owners told both us and the police about the circumstances of Pip’s death – where and how the accident occurred, who was walking our dog, whether she was wearing her proper harness and leash and even the condition of our dog when she was transported to the vet. We were told that Pip had survived the accident and was alive (but laboring), when in fact we learned later that she died at scene. We hope you’ll read the full details in the complaint. It’s been heartbreaking for us to have to spend the months following our dog’s death having to piece together what really happened, but it’s very important to us that the truth gets out.

Thank you again for all of your support. – Julie and Mike”

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“Dear PoPville,

My boyfriend and I rent the basement unit of one of the row homes on this street. Sunday night, at approximately 5:50, my boyfriend noticed an odor in our unit and went to investigate. He went to our bathroom and saw dirty water coming out of the drain in the bathtub. Water was also coming out of the toilet. In addition, water was pouring out of the storm drains outside our front and back door – so much so that there was approximately 6 inches of standing water at one point. Some of this water leaked through the doors and into our apartment. We were fortunate that he was home and we were able to clean up the water immediately, with little damage. I’ve heard our neighbors were not so lucky. Our landlords and other residents immediately called 311. To my knowledge, no one from 311 responded to these calls – certainly, no one from any city agency came to our unit to investigate.

This is particularly troublesome because approximately one year ago, the apartment flooded while I was on vacation – requiring my landlords to make extensive renovations. It was later learned that DPW had not cleaned the leaves out of the sewers, as they are required to do, so the sewers were backed up. When it rained, water poured into my unit from the bathtub and the toilet – just as it did Sunday, damaging the floors and floor coverings. Just as troubling, my landlords told me they called DPW a few weeks ago to inquire as to when the sewers would be cleaned and received no response. Similarly, I was told that neighbors called 311 to inform them that just last week, following the heavy rain, there was significant standing water on 10th Street. To the best of my knowledge, there was no response to their inquiry either.

I’d love to hear suggestions on how to get DPW to respond to this now reoccurring problem. The fact that it affects our entire block leads me to believe it’s related to the sewer/water lines and not the individual units. I’ve contacted Rep. Evans and our ANC reps, but additional suggestions are welcome.”

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1227 11th Street, NW

Back in April we saw the coming soon sign for a “A Real Mexican Restaurant Run by Real Mexicans Cooking in the Kitchen” at the former El Sauce space on 11th Street.

The liquor license placard says:

El Sol Restaurant & Tequileria

A full service-restaurant that will serve authentic Mexican cuisine. Total Occupancy Load of 30. Total of 25 seats inside premises. Sidewalk Café with seating for 10.”

I’m intrigued about the Tequileria part. Updates when they get closer to opening.

Next door to Capitol Supermarket:

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From the Mayor’s Office:

This Saturday, The Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) will host an “OurRFP Public Workshop” to get community input for redeveloping the District-owned Parcel 42, located at the intersection of R St and 7th St NW in Ward 6.

Our RFP is a first of its kind community-based request for proposals (RFP) initiative launched by Mayor Bowser in March to engage residents on future neighborhood development. The goal is to establish a process that is transparent to residents and holds the District accountable for building a project that reflects the interests of the community. Parcel 42 is the first location for this unique pilot program.

To RSVP for DMPED’s Our RFP Public Workshop, please visit HERE.

WHO:             Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

WHEN:          Saturday, June 13, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:       Howard Theater – 620 T St NW”

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1538 9th Street, NW

From the National Park Service:

“The National Park Service announced today that Perini Management Services was awarded a $5.6 million contract to begin restoring the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site. This contract is for the first phase of a three-phase project. Phase one will restore the interior and exterior of Dr. Woodson’s home and stabilize the adjacent buildings.

“This is a major step in opening Dr. Woodson’s home for people to visit,” Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail said. “The National Park Service is committed to sharing our nation’s history, and restoring, preserving and opening his home will help people learn about and honor Dr. Woodson’s work and legacy.”

Phase one of construction will begin in early June 2015 and is expected to last 12-18 months. Once this phase is complete, the public will be able to visit the Woodson Home on a limited basis through pre-arranged tours.”