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Photo by Brian Leshak

Brian sends from SW.

And thanks to Susan for sending below from Columbia Heights:

“Seen in Columbia Heights on Inauguration Day: “Feeling blue today? Treat yourself to a poem. This is our pick please grab one.” They had a stack of copies of Langston Hughes’ “Let America Be America again” in a plastic folder. They were all taken by the time I walked by again later to take this photo, presumably bringing joy to many in the neighborhood, including me!”

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respectthedistrict

A reader reports:

“This sign/art popped up in Columbia Heights yesterday at 14th & Irving across from metro in front of CVS. Did a google search and IG search and didn’t come up with anything. Any idea who is sponsoring?”

I was able to find them on Twitter:

“The Respect Flag at 14th & Irving in DC. Designed by emzki.com Connect your stories & selfies taken through the stars. #harassmentfreedc Respect!”

Sponsored by Vision Zero DC (part of DDOT):

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Chris Williams

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I are looking to move from Dupont and are considering the Berkeley/Kent/Palisades area.

Upon researching the area, I came across the noise issues some of the neighbors are discussing with respect to the changing flight times and paths coming from DCA. Here is a Washington Post article that discusses this situation:

“In the District, there were 1,286 noise complaints in 2014; by 2015, the year NextGen changes were implemented, complaints jumped to 8,670 (although airport officials are quick to note that 6,500 of the complaints last year came from the same person). Even so, residents say complaints have risen dramatically.”

My question for the community is if the noise from the airplanes is really as constant and loud as the articles are making it out to be?”

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Wisconsin and Veazey St, NW

From a press release:

“Starting today and running through the Inauguration, Nando’s PERi-PERi is launching a campaign at all of its Washington, DC, restaurants that declares “#Everyone Is Welcome.” Hatched after one of the most divisive elections in our nation’s history, the campaign expresses Nando’s belief in the values of inclusion, diversity and mutual respect.

On Nando’s social media sites and the windows of Nando’s six DC locations, the South African-Portuguese restaurant known worldwide for its spicy flame-grilled chicken states:

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Nando’s also is distributing 60,000 free posters to Washingtonians that state “#Everyone Is Welcome” with an oversized heart. The front of the poster is not branded, to encourage widespread display. On the back, the posters include the Nando’s statement and add: “Even if you’ve never sat at one of our tables, you’re welcome to stand with us.” The posters will be included in copies of the free Express newspaper, available at Metro stations throughout Washington, DC. Nando’s also will pass out the posters at its DC restaurants and encourage shop owners, restaurants and DC residents to download printable versions of the poster at everyoneiswelcome.us, for display in public places. (more…)