07/22/14 10:02pm

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“Kale, 1 habañero (soon to be many more), several tomatoes, lots of Thai basil, and an insane amount of chard! Some of Ledroit Park community garden’s bounty”

If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt or tote bag.)

05/06/14 3:15pm

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From the DC Taxicab Commission:

“The DC Taxicab Commission feels it is important to recognize the efforts of staff, drivers, owners and operators, riders and the public for making a positive impact within the District’s public vehicle for hire industry. Highlighting these individuals and raising awareness of their good works will hopefully provide inspiration and encouragement to all to continue to put forth their best. These actions serve as examples to motivate the continued contributions to improving the quality of service that should be expected from our industry. The Commission is delighted to honor those who have gone beyond the call of duty. Select the Commendation links below to read more.

Public Compliments.pdf

Special acknowledgement of exemplary service provided by taxicab drivers and DCTC staff.

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Special acknowledgement of taxicab driver Charles Coles – Yellow Cab B456

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Special acknowledgement of taxicab driver Daniel Haily – Grand Cab E067″

04/02/14 10:15am

“Dear PoPville,

A pedestrian was struck outside my office this morning – adjacent to the Hart Building. I did not see it happen. The car (and driver) that struck her was there with a visible dent in the front left bumper, though I cannot confirm that this was from the accident. Police were immediately on the scene and an ambulance shortly thereafter. She was not moving. This intersection can be pretty chaotic in the morning and the Capitol Police do their best to keep traffic flowing. I wanted to check with the community to see if there is an update on her condition. Those who saw it happen and those passing by were very visibly and understandably shaken up, as am I. I hope she will be ok.”

@dcfireems tweeted:

“Pedestrian Struck – 2nd St. NE and Maryland Ave. NE – Units on scene.”

and another reader sent word around 9am:

“Heads up: police have blocked off E St NW between 10th and 11th streets.”

@dcfireems tweeted:

“Pedestrian Struck – 1000 block of E St. NW – Units enroute.”

03/14/14 2:37pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfkann

From DPW:

“The District Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will go into a full deployment at 8 pm Sunday, March 16, putting more than 200 plows on District commercial and residential streets by 10 pm. Precipitation will start Sunday as rain then turn to snow after 9 pm. About 2-4 inches of snow are predicted before the storm ends Monday night after a rain/snow mix. The forecast calls for sub-freezing temperatures overnight Sunday into Monday with a high of 32F on Monday and 43F on Tuesday.

“Here we go again, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. “We encourage everyone to be aware of road conditions and take the necessary precautions as they travel, whether on foot or by motor vehicle.”

He noted that DPW’s residential street sweeping program will be suspended Monday and Tuesday, March 17 and 18. “The same dump trucks we use for street sweeping are the same trucks we use for snow removal. Staff is spending the weekend converting these trucks back to snow vehicles,” he said. Enforcement of street sweeping parking restrictions will be suspended as well.

Residential and commercial property owners are asked to apply an abrasive such as non-clumping kitty litter, rock salt or deicer before the storm begins. They also should be aware that sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 24 hours of the end of the storm.”

12/02/13 3:15pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I was just wondering if there was going to be a tree lighting again in CH plaza? It was nice last year and I thought it was planned to be a yearly event, am I correct?”

Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza is this Saturday at 14th and Park Rd, NW:

“The third annual Columbia Heights Tree Lighting Extravaganza will be held at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza on Saturday, December 7th at 6:30pm. Join the Columbia Heights community for the lighting of our neighborhood tree complete with carols & hot beverages.”

11/18/13 2:00pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user number7cloud

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number7cloud writes:

“While it’s still under construction, this morning crews installed two large pieces at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Because the pieces are so large, continued construction of the building will be built around them.

Weighing 80 tons, a segregated railway train care made by the Pullman Company in 1922 was delivered to DC this morning as well as a prison guard tower from Angola, the Louisiana State Penitentiary. It’s an item illustrating the incarceration of black people in the 20th century.”

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10/24/13 12:00pm

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Thanks to a reader for sending. Energy kitchen opened only about a year ago at 19th and L St, NW next to Sweetgreen.

Their Web site says:

We take the guesswork out of eating healthy by offering a completely guilt-free, fail-proof menu. There are no hidden temptations, no hidden calories and, best of all, no regrets. Everything on our menu is grilled, baked or steamed, never fried, and always under 500 calories.

Our grass-fed beef is free range, 90% lean and all natural. All of our buns and wraps are made with whole wheat (not to mention a whole lotta love). Plus, all of our beverages are low calorie, our dressings fat-free and our meals as delicious as they are healthy. Go ahead, dig into a low-fat, high-protein meal that tastes great and that you can feel good about. Serves you right (really, it does!).

You can see their menus here.

Were there any fans? Updates when we learn who will take over the space.

This is the space formerly home to Asian Bistro – “Authentic Asian Cousin”:

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