05/27/16 9:25am

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05/27/16 8:40am

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Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense, which occurred in the 3000 block of 14th Street, Northwest, on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at approximately 11:15 pm.

At the listed location, members of the Third District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival, they located a female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where she is listed in critical, but stable condition.

On Friday, May 27, 2016, 25-year-old Kevin Andrade, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), related to domestic violence.” (more…)

05/26/16 10:05pm

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) filled more than 16,500 potholes during the 8th Annual Potholepalooza campaign, which ended May 13, 2016. Launched April 1 by Mayor Muriel Bowser, Potholepalooza expedited roadway repairs reported by District residents and commuters from the normal 72 hours to 48 hours.

During the six-week campaign, DDOT received more than 2,000 service requests for pothole repairs. Crews successfully repaired more than 85 percent of the reported potholes within the 48-hour time frame. In the current fiscal year, DDOT has filled more than 52,000 potholes citywide.

Residents and commuters are encouraged to continue reporting potholes by contacting the Mayor’s Call Center at 311 in any of the following ways—calling 311, visiting online at 311.dc.gov, or by using the DC311 smartphone application.”

05/26/16 10:02pm

caption contest
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

Congrats to S with:

“Tennis no one?”

Honorable mention to Sean with:

“Despite low turnout, the French Open viewing party was still easily able to overwhelm Metro and cause 40 minute delays.”

Ed. Note: Winners and honorable mentions will be able to pick up your t-shirts at the next happy hour in June.

05/26/16 4:25pm

UHOP Parade
Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the “United House of Prayer Annual Memorial Day Parade” on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

The parade will form and disband at United House of Prayer for All People located at 6th Street and M Street, Northwest (more…)

05/26/16 3:50pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Ian Livingston

Now that the inside is looking good… From a press release:

“Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) and the National Park Service’s National Mall and Memorial Parks announced today that the Christopher Columbus Memorial Fountain at the entrance to Union Station is competing for a share of $2 million in grants under the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Partners in Preservation program. In honor of the National Park Service Centennial, the 2016 Partners in Preservation: National Parks campaign will award grants to historic sites in need of preservation within national parks, as decided by popular vote. Partners in Preservation is a community-based partnership of American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This is the first national campaign in the program’s 10-year history. (more…)