05/27/17 9:00am

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Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Q Street, Northwest on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
At approximately 1:01 am, members of the Fifth District were alerted to the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
The decedent has been identified as 32 year-old Algernon Harvey Jones, of Southeast, DC.
After further investigation, officers learned seven additional people, six adult males and one adult female, sustained gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in locating two suspects in this case. Both suspects are described as black males wearing dark clothing. They were last seen fleeing the scene in a black vehicle with tinted windows, heading eastbound on Q Street, Northwest.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

From MPD (sent at 6am):

“The Fifth District responded to the 100 blk of Q Street NW for a shooting. Once on scene the officers located a black male unconscious and not breathing. The male was suffering from a gunshot to his head. DCFEMS and EMS responded to the scene and found no signs of life. Four other victims were also located several blocks away with Non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. All four were transported to the hospital. The case is being investigated by Homicide Branch. Any information please contact them directly.”

Ed. Note: Also another big emergency response nearby:

05/27/17 8:00am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jeffrey Morris

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05/26/17 4:00pm

2640 16th Street, NW Photos courtesy Polish Embassy

From an email:

“Hello neighbors,

As some of you may have noticed, our historic Embassy has taken on a splash of color in recent days. A total of 21 Polish posters now adorn our Embassy fence as part of the “Poland Regained” exhibit created in cooperation with the Poster Museum at Wilanów, the oldest museum of its type in the world. This exhibit was specially prepared in advance of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s rebirth which we will be celebrating in 2018. The posters, dating from the 1890s-1930s, are a visual link to the past and include different motifs including vacation advertisement, sporting events, patriotic appeals and more. Whether you are interested in art, history, or just want to see something unique, we invite you to the intersection of 16th Street and Fuller Street NW to have a look and explore the exhibit. Informational brochure can be found on location. Let us know what you think and tag us in your tweets @PolishEmbassyUS!

Do zobaczenia / see you!

Polish Embassy, Washington, DC”

05/26/17 3:30pm

“On Friday, May 26, at 4:00 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will kick off the 2017 summer outdoor pool season at Banneker Recreation Center. 93.9 WKYS will broadcast live.

Outdoor aquatic facilities will officially open on Saturday, May 27. The Department of Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) aquatic inventory includes 18 outdoor pools, 11 indoor pools, 23 spray parks and two children’s pools. DPR outdoor pools will operate from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Saturday, May 27, through Memorial Day Monday, May 29. For more information on the summer outdoor pools schedule, visit: summer.dc.gov.

Banneker Recreation Center
2500 Georgia Avenue, NW, Banneker Pool”

From DPR:

“This summer DPR’s aquatic inventory includes 18 outdoor pools, 11 indoor pools, 23 spray parks and two children’s pools.

Outdoor pools will open for the summer on Saturday, May 27, 2017 and will operate through Memorial Day weekend (May 27, 28 and 29) from 12 pm to 6 pm; and will operate on a weekends-only schedule (Saturday and Sunday) through June 18. Starting June 19, all outdoor pools will operate on individual summer schedules.

Please note that East Potomac Pool (972 Ohio Dr. SW/Ward 2) and Happy Hollow (2200 Champlain Street, NW/Ward 1) are closed for the season due to renovations.

Lincoln Capper (555 L St., SE/Ward 6) and Park View (693 Otis Pl. NW/Ward 1) children’s pools will open for the summer on Memorial Day weekend (May 27, 28 and 29) from 11 am to 6 pm; and will operate on a weekends-only schedule (Saturday and Sunday) through June 18. Starting June 19, Lincoln Capper and Park View children’s pools will operate Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm and close from 2 pm – 2:30 pm.

All spray parks will open for the summer on Saturday, May 27 and will operate daily, from 10 am to 7 pm, for the entire summer season. Spray parks will operate through Monday, September 4.”

05/26/17 3:10pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

“Oslo enjoying the FDR Memorial and freedom.”

“Natasha, formerly of Petworth (now of Silver Spring), showing off her flexibility and chillin’ like a villain on this hot spring day”

05/26/17 2:45pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab


“Metro will perform maintenance work over the weekend of May 26-29 to keep trains operating safely and reliably.


Green Line trains will operate regular weekend intervals.
Free shuttle buses replace Orange Line trains between Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton due to SafeTrack Surge 15.
Limited shuttle buses replace Red Line trains between NoMa-Gallaudet and Brookland stations.
Blue line trains will operate every 20 minutes.
Silver Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory only.
Yellow Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, The Metrorail system will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities. (more…)

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05/26/17 1:15pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Lucas Keene

“Dear PoPville,

every year I get caught in the traffic lock down on the Saturday of Memorial weekend due to the United House of Prayer parade in Shaw/Logan Circle. I seem to recall they shut down the roads before the announced time last year, how do I find out when the shut downs really start?”

From MPD:

“On Saturday, May 27, 2017, United House of Prayer will be hosting their annual Memorial Day Parade in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

Saturday, May 27, 2017 starting at 9:00am

§ “M” Street NW from 5th Street to 7th Street NW

§ 6th Street NW from “L” Street to “N” Street NW

Saturday, May 27, 2017 starting at 11:30am (more…)