Thanks to all who messaged us about last night’s shooting in Shaw: “heard about 10-15 quick gunshots near 8th and O NW”

“Another shooting, 8th and O st NW. cops searching for bullets. A seemingly simultaneous car accident at 9th and O” Read More

photo by Tim Brown

From the Nationals:

“The Washington Nationals acquired catcher Keibert Ruiz, right-handed pitcher Josiah Gray, right-handed pitcher Gerardo Carrillo and outfielder Donovan Casey from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Washington Nationals Managing Principal Owner Mark D. Lerner made the following statement regarding Max Scherzer and Trea Turner: Read More


Developing: Cailin reports: “Reported bomb threat between H Street bridge and G + 2nd St NE. Kaiser Permanente Medical Center is largely evacuated. Heavy police presence. Station House residents have not been given any notification but are not permitted to enter the apartment building.”

Update from Elizabeth:

“Just passed the area on 3rd street NE and they’ve evacuated the hospital onto the sidewalks. A doctor who I asked what was going on indicated that the bomb threat was directed towards the SEC (who Kaiser shares a building with)” Read More

Yesterday there were 50,329 total positives.

explore all the official D.C. data here

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Thursday, July 29, 2021 includes 69 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 50,398.

The District reported no additional COVID-19 related deaths.

Tragically, 1,149 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Below is a summary of the District’s current ReOpening Metrics.” Read More


Thanks to Lindsay for sending: “First season of container gardening in Park View: selection of bell, Nardello, manganji, and Marconi peppers with a handful of strawberries!”

As the season progresses please send your great garden hauls via email to [email protected] with Garden Haul in the subject line and let me know what you’ve grown and what neighborhood you are in. Entries will be accepted through Labor Day. Cheers, thanks and happy gardening! Great Garden Haul is made possible, ironically, by the Friends of the White Whale Society.


photo by Chris Williams

“Dear PoPville,

I had a missed connection at The Salt Line in Navy Yard last Saturday night (7/24) and thought I’d give it a shot and put it on here. I was sitting at the outdoor bar with friends, he was standing in a group behind us. When I heard someone yell “Live Free or Die” I turned around and abruptly blurted out “are you talking about New Hampshire?” (I don’t meet many other people from my weird little state down here.) Read More

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.  If you love the animal fix and want to ensure PoPville’s long term viability please consider donating to our Patreon here.

“Here’s Shiloh in Glover Park. He hasn’t quite figured out that a table isn’t just a fun obstacle to climb on.”

“Izzy. Why can’t we go to the park?”


DCd wrote earlier in the week:

“Today I received a “corrected” tax bill from the District of Columbia. Apparently the row-house I bought 3 years ago and have lived in ever since is now “class 3/vacant” and I owe over $20k in property taxes for the second half of the year.

Why does this classification just randomly change? Do they notify owners in any other way other than a corrected tax bill? FWIW, the property next door HAS been vacant over 2 years now in process of a horrible renovation.

Anyway, I called DCRA and they are sending an inspector to my home. I pay monthly utilities and yes, there is wine in my fridge which I plan to drink soon.

Despite the random (and expensive) classification error, I’m happy to report they’re still giving me the HOMESTEAD deduction for my primary residence.


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