04/24/15 2:25pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

“Dear PoPville,

The news of the female jogger being attacked near Meridian Hill Park has been very upsetting for the female jogging community. Do you think you could ask the community to throw in their suggestions for staying safe while running in the city? In particular, I’d be curious to hear whether anyone has taken a self-defense class they found helpful. I was only able to find one while searching the internet, and their next “basics” class isn’t until July. I’m also curious about registering mace/pepper spray and whether others have found “personal alarms” (noisemakers) helpful.”

04/24/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tyrannous

Looking to build a new deck and need builder recs!

“I am looking for recommendations on a contractor to build a new deck on the back of my PTW rowhouse. Ideally, I’m looking for recs for small businesses who do work in PTW already, but am open to all suggestions. Thank you!”

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04/24/15 1:23pm

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“I came across this little gem of a parking job on my way home from work yesterday. This is on S between 16th and 17th NW. The road is narrow as it is and cars usually have to slow significantly to pass each other.

On a normal week, at least one parked car along this section of road will lose its side mirror bc of how narrow the passage is.

This driver managed to take up 2 spots, park facing the wrong direction, and is at least 2.5-3 feet from the curb. No surprise- Maryland plates.

04/24/15 12:55pm

1661 Park Road Northwest

This unit is located at 1661 Park Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“1661 Park Rd NW #402: Adorable and cozy condo unit, in small building near lots and lots! Top-floor one bedroom/one bath condo with in-unit washer/dryer, newly spruced up kitchen, freshly painted, and hardwood floors. Windows in every room!”

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You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $269,000 ($308 monthly fee.)

04/24/15 11:20am

romo

It’s been a rough morning, hell a rough month, thanks to a reader for sending:

“I’m sure others have reported, but it appears that Romo did NOT move to the suburbs, after all. This photo was taken Saturday evening!”

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And since we’re talking pets today:

“Dear PoPville,

I’m trying to find a new home for my 9 year old red-ticked coon hound, Carol Schwartz (the Dog). Carol is a very sweet and loving dog, but she is a little on the nervous side, and she just doesn’t get along with small children; she doesn’t understand them and she gets spooked easily by their erratic movements. With a 15 month old son and another baby on the way, it is time to find a home that is a little quieter, a little more routine, and a little more Carol-centric.

We are doing everything we can to find a great forever home for her, but the rescues we’ve checked with won’t take a dog that is already in a safe home; that means we would have to take her to a shelter first, which I really don’t want to do, given her age and nervousness.

She is truly a wonderful companion animal, and she would do really well in a home where she can get a good routine. She’s in excellent health (up to date on all her shots and meds) and is very energetic for a dog her age. She loves to snuggle on the couch, go on long walks, run in the snow, and generally be wherever her people are. She’s even good on road trips.

Oh, and did I mention she comes with 3,579 fans on Facebook? She’s kind of a big deal.

We’ve called all the rescues in the area and we’ve been promoting the heck out of her Petfinder profile, but I’m hoping that a post on PoPville could give her a little boost! We’re in DC, but I would be willing to drive her just about anywhere to deliver her to a good home!”