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“Oreo defends his territory from unruly intruder- H Street”
“This is Pepper Jack of Columbia Heights sleeping in on a Saturday.”
“This is my love Bean. We are enjoying an after work zen moment before he starts running around the house like his tail is on fire.”
“Members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Special Investigation Division Human Trafficking Unit announced 6 additional arrests have been made in a prostitution enforcement operation.
On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the Metropolitan Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit began conducting prostitution enforcement. The 6 arrests between the overnight hours of Friday, July 24 and Saturday July 25, 2015 bring the total arrested in this operation to 63 since Tuesday, July 14, 2015. These incidents occurred in and around the Trinidad neighborhood, in Northeast. All arrested were adult males charged with Solicitation of Prostitution.
The Metropolitan Police Department continues to respond to complaints about crime and encourages the public to contact Metropolitan Police Department with concerns about crime.
This rental is located at 1511 6th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Great location 2 blocks from convention center and shaw Metro, free street parking close to I-395. Walking distance to Giant, Rec Center, Park, and Library in Logan circle; U-street and Chinatown area restaurants, shops, and bars are also a short walk away. Spacious bedrooms with hardwood floor, new Washer/Dryer. TV conveys.”
Just wanted to pass along a pretty disappointing photo. The Carter G. Woodson Park was recently completed in Shaw at a cost of over $1 million. It is a beautiful space and a great addition to the neighborhood. However, after every storm, a sizable portion of the park floods due to poor drainage. Many of the new plants are already showing damage. It is a shame that the landscapers didn’t anticipate this problem. Hopefully, it can be fixed soon and the park can live on for many years as it was intended.”
Ed. Note: When I first saw one of these giant puddles in Petworth years ago, I was confused too but was told it was perfectly normal that it was just a rain garden intended to collect water like this. Isn’t this same thing?
“The gunshots you heard most likely came from the 2300 block of 11th Street, NW. We had a shooting in that block, during which two adult males received non-life-th3eatening gunshot wounds. There were no arrests, and the case is still under investigation.”
“I’m a recent first time homeowner, and soon-to-be first time wife, getting married at the end of the summer. My fiancee and I are looking for a qualified, yet affordable, accountant to advise us on various tax issues for our 2015 taxes. For example, whether to file jointly or separately for the year, various condo-related questions, etc. If anyone has a good referral for someone who is well-versed in these issues, please send him/her my way. Thanks!”
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A reader writes in with this disgusting/disappointing note on Friday:
“A cyclist spat on me today. I’m a tour guide and I was standing next to the vehicle while my guests were slowly coming to get in, something I’ve done literally hundreds of times before. Directly behind the Jefferson Memorial there is a stretch of Ohio Drive that people often use for loading/unloading. I was standing on this sidewalk next to one of several vehicles in the road when a cyclist on the sidewalk rode toward me, simply turned his head and spat on my face. He didn’t look back as he sped away.
So heads up maybe there’s a serial spitter biking around.”
Ed. Note: In a perfect world, one caught spitting in someone’s face would be punished severely. In reality this chump will never get caught nor punished. Sadly, lowlifes like this have been witnessed using all forms of transport – so let’s not focus so much on the bike – but I hope we can all condemn the action itself.
This unit is located at 919 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:
“Grand 1908 Townhome. 2nd level condo with original historic hardwood floors, sunshine floods through large window frames, Kitchen: honed grante countertops, dishwasher, gas range, ample cabinetry, LARGE pantry!! LARGE marble bath, clawfoot tub. LARGE living room: built-out bay window w/large closet, rear deck leads to washer/dryer, storage. Offers, if any by 3pm July 29.”