12/04/13 8:30am


@IAFF36 tweeted:

“Shooting (9:05pm) – 1300blk Queen St NE – 2 shot (civilian & @DCPoliceDept officer), civilian & officer transp to trauma center #DCFD”

WJLA reports:

“Suspect dead, officer released from hospital”

Updates when MPD releases more info.

Update from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal police involved shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Queen Street NE.

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at approximately 9:05 pm, members of the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division (NSID), Gun Recovery Unit (GRU) attempted to stop an individual, when the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the officers – striking one of them. The officers returned fire striking the suspect.

Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The suspect’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The suspect is identified as 19-year-old Darius Jamal Murphy from Northeast, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is conducting the investigation.”

10/17/13 12:00pm

Photo courtesy of Bardo

From a press release:

“Bardo brewpub & beergarden will tap a FOURTEEN year old keg of beer Sat, Oct 26th, 3pm. The Bardo GABF award winning White Lightnin’ barleywine has been cellaring for the last fourteen years on a loyal patron’s property. It is believed to be one of the oldest beers on the planet. Aged to a fine perfection, the cask conditioned ale has fermented to approximately 13% ABV.

“We gave an old friend a keg of beer before we put the brewery in storage in the years ago and he appeared out of nowhere last July with keg in tow”, Bardo big cheese, Bill Stewart explained. “It was an old school keg, and he couldn’t find the correct tap for it”.

When asked about the rarity of a beer aged for so long, Stewart replied, “When was the last time you had a chance to taste fourteen year old beer? I, myself, can’t remember ever having that chance, how about you? I had some four year old Old Crustacean once.” referring to Newport Oregon’s Rogue Ales powerhouse Barleywine, known for a distinct Old Bay flavor.

Bardo won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival for their White Lightnin’ Barleywine in 1994, during their days at the forefront of the Clarendon nightlife scene in Arlington. Bardo would go on to medal in 1996 with Bundaberg Ginger Beer and 1997 with their flagship brew, Dremo Tibetan Sasquatch. (more…)

09/13/13 1:00pm

1120 Florida Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 1120 Florida Avenue, Northeast:


The listing says:

“2 blocks from H St. Top of the line renovation. Very Spacious nearly 3500sq 6brms 5.5 baths .Totally gutted & rebuilt. All new systems, open floor plan, custom cabinetry, marble counter tops,SS appl. hardwood floors on upper 2 levels. Designer baths w/high end fixtures.New roof. 6 skylights. 4 Decks. Lower lvl legal 2bdrm 2 bath rental unit w/C of O. Secured parking for 2 cars with roll up gate”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/5.5 bath is going for $999,000.

Ed. Note: The reader requested this house as house porn – originally house porn posts were for houses over $1 million now they are generally for houses over $1.25 million.

08/01/13 3:20pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

The Fifth Police District has made a significant arrest of an individual involved in a series of Home Break ins that occurred in and around our Bloomingdale/Edgewood Communities.

This suspect was arrested yesterday evening by members of the Fifth District Detectives Unit acting upon information provided by a victim. Armed with this information, 5D Detectives were relentless in following up on that information which led to this arrest.

This arrest led to a search warrant that yielded a number of personal items that had been taken from homes listed below (more…)

07/25/13 3:15pm


Previous HAWK systems have been installed in Cleveland Park and Chevy Chase.

From DDOT:

“On or about Wednesday, July 31 at approximately 10:30 a.m. the newly installed pedestrian HAWK (High-Intensity Activated crossWalK) signal at the Florida Avenue and 11th Street NE intersection will be made fully operational. This pedestrian HAWK signal is the sixth one to be installed in the District by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to help pedestrians safely cross high traffic volume streets.

District law requires motorists to legally stop and give the right of way to pedestrians within crosswalks. However, DDOT research has shown that on busy, high traffic roadways, only about one in four drivers are willing to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. If appropriate warrants are met, a HAWK signal can be installed on those roadways that do not meet engineering standards for installing a conventional traffic signal.

This pedestrian HAWK signal is currently operating in a flashing yellow mode to acclimate and alert drivers to the new signal. The HAWK’s full signal cycle and push buttons will be operational on or about July 31.

How Does A HAWK Signal Work (more…)

07/22/13 11:00am


Well this is awesome – thanks to Shannon for sending word and photos. From Woz Cup 2013:

“We are honored to host the International Segway Polo Community in Washington, D.C., from July 20th to the 24th for a four day World “Woz” Challenge Cup at Hotchkiss field at Gallaudet University. The Cup will not only showcase the beauty of Washington D.C., but will also offer Segway Polo teams from around the world a chance to meet and play the sport they love.”

And there is still time to watch them:

How much does it cost to come watch the Woz Cup?

Nothing! It’s free!
Where is the Woz Cup?

Games will be played on Hotchkiss Field at Gallaudet University in Northwest Washington DC.
When will games take place?

Games will be played Sunday, July 21st through Wednesday, July 22.

Game times are 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm. The Championship game is scheduled to start at 5pm on Wednesday.
What is Segway Polo?

Basically, Segways + Polo = Segway Polo!

2 teams of 5 players each (riding Segways, of course) attempt to put hit a ball through the goal of the opposing team. Play consists of 4 8-minute chukkas. For more, check out the International Segway Polo Association.

Who plays Segway Polo?

This year, 9 teams from 5 countries will compete:

Balver Mammuts (Germany)
Blade Allstars (Germany)
Funky-Move Turtles (Germany)
Polo Bears (USA)
Silicon Valley Aftershocks (USA)
Segway Polo Club of Barbados
Cedars (Lebanon)
Stockholm Vikings (Sweden)
Stockholm Saints (Sweden)