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Neighborhood News March 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

Dog Found in Petworth Now at the Humane Society

Hi! This morning at 10th St NW and Randolph St NW some children were trying to capture a dog. I asked it if it was theirs and they said no, I told them I would get her to the shelter. I was able to coax the dog over and scoop her up. She came home with me briefly, but unfortunately as I have a cat, a no dogs allowed apartment, and as I was unable to care for the dog she had to be brought somewhere else. I had to bring her to the Humane Society. If anyone knows of anyone missing a small dog in Petworth she is at the Humane Society on New York Ave. She is very sweet, but was in rough shape and quite scared given the situation. She had no collar or identification tags. Below are images. Feel free to contact me for more details.

She is a small dog under 15 lbs is my guess, white curly haired.

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Real Estate March 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

Neighbor's Toilet Overflowed – who's liable for damages?

Upstairs neighbor’s toilet overflowed last weekend. Flushed, left and about an hour later water was dripping from our bathroom vent (ceiling) and down the wall that holds our fusebox. Neighbor turned off toilet, stopping the dripping water but about an hour later we noticed water dripping and pooling under the paint in the ceiling of our dining room (about 12 feet from our toilet which has the same layout as the condo unit upstairs). About a gallon of water in total came down from 2-3 places.

We have since had a water repair specialist come out and using a density scanner was able to determine that there’s water in at least 3 of our walls, the bathroom ceiling and the dining room ceiling.

Neighbor is claiming the building’s master insurance policy should pay though my reading of our by-laws indicates it should be the unit owner’s personal policy. Neighbor has claimed a call was put in to their insurance but that insurance company will not cover this. I’m skeptical the call has even been placed. It’s now been almost a week since the incident and we have gnats starting to appear though I can’t be certain that’s related since I can’t find the source.

My understanding is that a homeowners insurance policy has a liability clause that should cover damage to other units, but I’m by no means an expert. I don’t want to get my insurance involved as I was told I have to file a claim / pay the deductible regardless of whether or not my insurance is able to get subrogation from neighbor’s.

Help! Any advice on how to get my neighbor to cooperate, what your understanding of insurance in these situations covers, whether I should bite the bullet and pay my deductible, call a lawyer or whatever else would be very helpful!

General Discussion March 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Wrong way driver 24th& N (west end) -Video-

So apparently (according to the constructing workers nearby, a common occurrence) this woman is out of control and when traffic starts building up on 24th St NB before the intersection with N St, she decides to drive the wrong way and signals people to get out of her way. I called 911 after the incident but they could only get a vehicle description and tag number. I drive this way daily and I have yet to see a cop there making sure it doesn’t happen again.

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Recreation and Sports March 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Recommendations for chartering a boat in Annapolis?‏

I’m thinking of chartering a boat for about 20 people to celebrate my husband’s birthday in June, and wondered if anyone has recommendations for charter companies in Annapolis? Maybe a cruise from Annapolis to St. Michael’s? Any advice/suggestions are appreciated.

General Discussion March 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Livable salary in DC?

With the rising living costs in the District, I’m curious what people would consider a “livable” salary in DC. Obviously many factors play into this, but let’s say for a single person.

PoPville March 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

HELP! Pepco is out of control

Dear Popville,

Our Pepco bill for February is $356, this is about $80 more than in January which was already extremely high for our two bedroom one bath condo. The bill states that our usage is about $270 (for ‘New electric supply charges-SOS Provider) which is approximately the same as last month’s bill (and already outrageous), however this month there is an added $85 charge (for ‘New electric distribution charges-Pepco’) which was not there before. We also have a Nest thermostat which is supposed to decrease our energy use, but our bill is going up every month significantly. Every bill states that it is an actual reading, but it doesn’t seem right either. We also went on Pepco’s website and realized that the chart stating what we’ve paid over the last four months (we moved here in November) does not match up to what our bill was (see attached screenshots). I don’t know what to do at this point, but I do know that $356 is way too much to pay for a 2 bedroom condo. Not to mention that our house has never been above 64 degrees this winter in an effort to minimize the bill. Do you know what this ‘New electric distribution charge’ is or if there is any action we can take to get our bill lowered to a reasonable price? Are there any other competitive providers who do not go through Pepco, or are they the only choice? Any advice is welcome!

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General Discussion March 24, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Found kitten on 14th and Otis Pl NW last night

Hi everyone – I found this kitten darting onto 14th St. at Otis Pl NW last night around 8:45. When I paused for a second she came running to me immediately. She was so affectionate and friendly, and seemed to be well cared for but no tags or collar. I brought her home and called the Washington Humane Society, who came to pick her up since I wasn’t able to house her. The officer I spoke to said he thought she was about 5 months old and that she probably isn’t feral. If someone lost her they should contact WHS and I hope they can be reunited! Her information and a picture is posted here: http://support.washhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lostfoundpet&AddInterest=1047) (scroll through and find Violet)

I’m not sure what happens if no one claims her, but this kitten is so sweet and very adoptable I imagine – in case anyone in PoPville is interested in tracking her down and adopting (a la Rickie from September 2014 – http://www.popville.com/2014/09/shes-been-renamed-rickie-short-for-frederique-in-homage-to-her-frederick-douglass-bridge-heritage-and-gender-bending-ways/)

Either way I hope she gets home!

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Home and Garden March 24, 2015 at 8:16 am

Farm for produce

When I lived in CA, local farmers would enlist the help of “volunteers” who would help them with gathering crops and other farm chores in exchange for some of the produce. It was a wonderful mutually beneficial relationship. I was wondering if the DMV area has anything like this.

General Discussion March 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Sighting of Possible Lost Dog in Petworth near Grant Circle

I saw this cute little dog around 1:00 pm today (Monday, 3/23/2015). He was initially on Allison Street NW (Petworth) and then he turned onto New Hampshire at the corner of Allison, which is the way I was going also. I’ve never seen him before which is why I thought he might have gotten loose/lost. He did not seem homeless at all — he was in good shape and clean. He seemed a bit nervous and was just kind of trotting around like he was aimless and unsure of where to go or what to do. He would run from me and bark, but then he’d slow down and let me get close like he wanted help, then he’d run again. He seemed to want help, but I had an infant on me at the time so I wasn’t able to stop and inspect him, but he definitely wasn’t wearing a collar. A couple hours later I returned the same way and didn’t see him. I hope he made it back home! But if this looks like your dog and he’s missing, do reply here and we can exchange contact info. See attached photo.

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General Discussion March 23, 2015 at 9:31 am

Huge crash last night at 17th and P…what was that?

We heard a huge (car?) crash last night around 10:30/11 at 17th and P. Anyone know what happened?

General Discussion March 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Early Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots

As we know the cherry blossoms at tidal basin are going to peak around 4/11-4/14 this year. We have a visitor who was hoping to catch the blossoms and there is nothing out at the tidal basin this week. I think inland away from the basin things peak a week or two earlier. Any spots to just show him a couple trees that are starting to bloom? Anybody see the arboretum this weekend to see whether that’s worth a weekday trip?

Real Estate March 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

Buying rental property

Hi,

Need advice from any rental property owners out there–thinking about buying a 1bd condo to rent out. Are there tax benefits to doing this, or should we just put that money towards buying a place for ourselves. We’re currently renting, but got a good deal for a pretty nice place, but want to accrue equity in a place. Advice? Would a unit at the new Gibson building (1bd for 340k or so) be a good idea? I feel like that area is going to continue to develop. I totally understand that these are all guesses, but would like some input from others.

Food and Drink March 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

Dog Friendly Places in DC

Hi- Now that Spring is approaching, what are some great dog friendly restaurants, bars and shops in DC? I know the CVS in Chinatown is dog friendly along with Irish Channel and Alba’s on Wednesdays for HH. Any other favorites? I wish DC was a more pet friendly city, but I’ll take what I can get!

Other March 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Hello! I was Wondering if anyone knows what this means…

Hi!!
I’ve seen these stickers stuck on numerous Air France ads posted in bus shelters around DC. The sticker says something about Air France shipping monkeys to “black sites” to be tortured. The ad in the pic is on the bus shelter at corner of P and 14th.

Thanks!!

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Other March 18, 2015 at 11:31 pm

Found – Keys in alley off 1400 block of E St. NE

Found a set of keys in an alley off of the 1400 Block of E St NE this evening. Message with a description of the keys.

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Replied on March 27, 2015 at 11:01 am

Neighbor's Toilet Overflowed – who's liable for damages?

Unless the damage was caused by a communal pipe (ie. other apartments drain or connect to that pipe…
Replied on March 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

Dog Found in Petworth Now at the Humane Society

Hi! This morning at 10th St NW and Randolph St NW some children were trying to capture a dog. I ask…
Replied on March 27, 2015 at 10:05 am

Neighbor's Toilet Overflowed – who's liable for damages?

Upstairs neighbor’s toilet overflowed last weekend. Flushed, left and about an hour later wat…
Replied on March 26, 2015 at 2:04 am

Found kitten on 14th and Otis Pl NW last night

So, I did ask two families who live in that neighborhood, and neither have heard anything. Also, I …
Replied on March 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Wrong way driver 24th& N (west end) -Video-

So apparently (according to the constructing workers nearby, a common occurrence) this woman is out…
Replied on March 25, 2015 at 3:47 pm

HELP! Pepco is out of control

The same thing is happening to us! We live in a 550sf basement apartment and are very conservative …
Replied on March 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Recommendations for chartering a boat in Annapolis?‏

I’m thinking of chartering a boat for about 20 people to celebrate my husband’s birthda…
Replied on March 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

Livable salary in DC?

With the rising living costs in the District, I’m curious what people would consider a “…
Replied on March 25, 2015 at 10:11 am

What's the deal with Dupont?

A new Jetties sandwich shop north of Dupont would be ideal. A Surfside down on N doesn’t cut …
Replied on March 24, 2015 at 9:38 pm

HELP! Pepco is out of control

Dear Popville, Our Pepco bill for February is $356, this is about $80 more than in January which wa…
Replied on March 24, 2015 at 8:42 pm

Sighting of Possible Lost Dog in Petworth near Grant Circle

Nevermind! I saw this little guy again today and he does have a home. His humans let him out to tak…
Replied on March 24, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Found kitten on 14th and Otis Pl NW last night

I have friends at Otis and Holmead. I’ll pass this on to them and see if they’ve heard …
Replied on March 24, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Found kitten on 14th and Otis Pl NW last night

Hi everyone – I found this kitten darting onto 14th St. at Otis Pl NW last night around 8:45.…
Replied on March 24, 2015 at 8:16 am

Farm for produce

When I lived in CA, local farmers would enlist the help of “volunteers” who would help …