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Truxton Circle Roadwork

“Does anyone know what’s up with the roadwork on the Unit and 100 Blocks of O and P Sts NW in Truxton Circle? It’s been going on for months, and in between bouts of activity, the roads are left in nearly impassable condition.

I know there was a water main replacement project that required tearing up the road. However, that was completed months ago.

I came to the realization over the weekend that this is the new normal for these blocks. Unpredictable parking restrictions, loud construction, driving on the wrong side of the road to avoid the gaping holes. Clearly this should NOT be the normal.

Does any one know what the objective of this project is and when it might come to completion?”

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27 Bates Street Northwest

This rental is located at 27 Bates Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Exterior front picture is old…updated picture coming soon. Beautiful 2 level Attached Row House, Hardwood floors throughout, Master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath, washer and dryer. Off street parking option”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $2,775/Mo.

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From Metro Transit Police:

“Metro Transit Police have arrested the man wanted for assaulting a Metrobus operator on November 6, 2015.

Darren Lowell WEST, Jr., 20, of Northwest DC turned himself in to the Metro Transit Police warrant squad yesterday and was arrested without incident. Subsequently, West admitted to punching the bus operator because he was “angry.”

The incident occurred on the 92 route while the bus was servicing the bus stop at North Capitol and P streets NW. The suspect walked past the bus operator without paying. When the bus operator requested the fare, the suspect walked to the front of the bus and, without warning or provocation, punched the operator multiple times in the face with a closed fist. A passenger aboard the bus, acting as a Good Samaritan, had to physically pull West off of the operator and force him off the bus.

The operator was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and was released.

MTPD released images of the suspect within hours of the incident and sought the public’s assistance to identify him. Media coverage and public tips were instrumental in obtaining an arrest warrant for West.

West will face assault charges in the District of Columbia where, under DC law, assault on a bus operator could carry an enhanced penalty at sentencing.”

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1519 4th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on: “I thought PoPville might want to learn about this appalling situation. The good folks at the mosque on 4th Street in Truxton Circle circulated this flier warning about anti-Muslim demonstrations this weekend.”

“Notice of Demonstration

“Masjid Muhammad (MM) was recently notified by federal and local law enforcement agencies That anti-Muslim demonstrations are scheduled for October 9th & 10th in front of 20 mosques Across the country. There is a possibility that one of these demonstrations could take place at any time in front of MM on Friday or Saturday and may occur during our Salatul Jumma prayer service. (more…)

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A reader reports Sunday afternoon:

“I came across 4 dead chickens and a cluster of sage wrapped in a red ribbon with a note in the 100 block of N St. NW right across from Dunbar High School. It is by a tree outside of the fence to the softball field in the New York Ave playground. The attached photos are not of the best quality but they show the chickens with the red ribbon wrapped sage bundle in background and then a close up of the note. We found the whole thing to be very disturbing and creepy.”

The authorities have been contacted and the case is being investigated. Graphic photo after the jump
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“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday around 3pm I was in my car waiting at a red light at the corner of Florida Avenue and North Capital Street when 3 men circled my car and started yelling obscenities and cursing at me. One of them came up to my drivers’ side window and repeatedly cursed at me before trying to break my window with a knife or some other thing with a blade. Fortunately I had decided to keep my windows up because of the heat, and he did not succeed in shattering my window and merely scratched it.

This is the third time this past week that a man, in some way, has harassed me on or near this area/intersection. The first, I was walking on Florida Ave near 2nd street NW and a man on a bike made sexual comments to me. The second time was when shortly after that encounter, I met a friend at Bistro Bohem; we sat outside on the corner (we were the only ones seated outside) and while we were waiting for our food, I could see a different man from my peripheral vision approaching us and holding a Solo cup. He entered the seating area, stood within an inch of me and stood there looking down at me without saying anything. I asked him what he wanted and he asked me for change; I told him I had no change (which I didn’t) and he continued to stand there for 10 seconds just looking at me before walking away; I was honestly preparing what my next move would be in case he decided to hit me because that was the kind of posturing he was demonstrating.

If you are a (female) biker or pedestrian, I would avoid the aforementioned intersection and the blocks leading to it; if you are driving through, might be best to keep your windows up, too. I don’t plan on sitting outside at the neighboring businesses anymore if I’m the only person or one of a few, and don’t think that’s a bad idea for others, either, since no one inside the restaurant saw what had happened. I’m not a naive alarmist who doesn’t know how to take care of herself in cities; I’ve grown up and lived in large cities my whole life, and have been frequenting and living in this particular neighborhood cumulatively for the last 3 years without any aggression from anyone. These experiences in succession in such a short span of time may just be coincidence or bad luck, but they could also reflect that something more insidious might be occurring in our neighborhood.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide of an adult male victim that occurred in the 1500 block of First Street, Northwest on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at approximately 1:00 am.
Additional information regarding the incident will be released as it becomes available.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“Shooting: 0105 hrs in the 1500 block of 1st Street, NW. No lookout”

A reader tweeted us:

“Hey @PoPville at least 6 shots fired at 1st and Q, NW in Truxton Circle”

UPDATE from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred in the 1500 block of First Street, Northwest on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at approximately 1:00 am.
Fifth District officers responding to a call for the sounds of gunshots located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the block, unconscious and unresponsive. The decedent was later transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 27 year-old Lawrence Alonzo Carter, of Northwest, Washington.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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From the mayor’s office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser reopened O Street Northwest between 1st and 3rd Streets as a “Green Street.” This newly opened roadway will support the Mayor’s commitment to sustainability and clean energy by capturing thousands of gallons of untreated stormwater, which protects local waterways. The green street is adjacent to the newly modernized Dunbar Senior High School, which also has several energy and sustainability features.

Originally closed in 1977, this part of O Street now has 5,732 square-feet of bioretention area installed in the form of 33 individual cells, or “rain gardens.” The District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) estimates that the volume of water equivalent to a 1.28-inch storm of runoff from a 1.6-acre drainage area will be retained through this project. The stormwater technology will prohibit significant amounts of stormwater runoff from reaching the District’s combined sewer system, and ultimately, the Anacostia River. All bioretention areas are landscaped with plants native to the District.

The Green Street project includes newly planted street trees in large tree boxes along O Street, where the stormwater will be collected to avoid sewer backups. Native plants that are a part of the O Street landscaping include: purple coneflower, switchgrass, inkberry and river birch. In addition to enhancing the ability of the bioretention cells to absorb stormwater runoff, these plants provide important habitat for District wildlife.”

@MayorBowser tweets:

“After nearly 38 yrs, #DCProud to reopen O St NW btwn 1st & 3rd as a #DCGreenStreet.”

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