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From MPD:

“On 1/19/20 at approximately 0430 hours, First District officers responded to the 1300 block of H Street NE for the sounds of gunshots. On the scene, officers located an adult male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital for further treatment. The suspect is described as a male wearing light colored clothing.

First District detectives are actively investigating this shooting. If anyone has information about the incident, please contact the First District detectives office at (202) 299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099.”

From MPD [Saturday]:

“At approximately 11:20 am, an unknown suspect discharged a firearm in the 200 block of N Street Southwest. After discharging several rounds, the suspect fled in a dark colored four door sedan. Assigned area patrol officers immediately entered the block and initiated an investigation. No injuries were reported to any persons at this time. Anyone with information regarding this event should call the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to 50-411.”

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Ed. Note: Red Line riders please be aware that Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont stations will be closed this weekend for installation of cable/communication equipment.

From WMATA:

“Metrorail’s ridership growth trend can now be expressed in years, with the system posting a 4-percent increase in passenger trips for the 2019 calendar year, ending a downward trend that lasted most of the prior decade. Total rail ridership was 182 million trips, compared to 175 million in 2018, a net increase of seven million trips, reflecting increasing customer confidence in Metro’s reliability and on-time performance.

Ridership increased across all days of the week, including a 3.3 percent increase in weekday travel–the equivalent of 20,000 additional trips per commuting day. Metrorail’s average weekday ridership now stands at 626,000.

Notably, weekends accounted for a quarter of overall rail ridership growth, with average Saturday ridership increasing 9.4 percent to 264,000 trips, and average Sunday ridership increasing 6.5 percent to 168,000 trips. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Why does DCRA insist on requiring electric meters be displayed proudly on house facades? They are ruining the look of DC row homes. Why don’t they just require that the meters be wireless (if they don’t already) so ppl can hide them from sight or at least put them somewhere in the alley. This is just one of hundreds of examples.” Read More

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If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share for the regular fix 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. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.

Circie is even more beautiful in person than in her pictures! Circie LOVES to play fetch and is amazing at it! Her energy level so far has been medium. She likes to run and fetch but most of the time is happy relaxing next to her foster or following her people around the house.

Circie does not jump when excited, although she does give a very warm greeting with tail wags and smiles! Circie gets along with other dogs. She hasn’t shown interest in chewing things that aren’t hers. She sleeps in a crate at night and doesn’t make a peep. Circie is a sweetie and a pleasure to have around!

To learn more about Circie, visit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

Hi! Do you have a warm home with lots of snuggles and petting to be had? Or maybe a couple kitty treats with a nice spot in the spot? Any of that sounds good to me! I’m a mature gal who doesn’t need to be taught silly kitty behaviors, but I can still get down for playtime when it’s right! Aren’t I just the best of both worlds? To learn more about Glenda, visit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

This is language from a lease agreement, it seems to give them A LOT of control over my personal information. It has been a while since I lived in a big corporate-style apartment building (I’ve lived in shared houses for a while) and I don’t remember seeing language like this in the past. Is this normal now? Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

It seems like the city’s phone-based system for having Christmas trees collected and composted is a bit overwhelmed. I think it’s curious that the city rolled out its 311 app but doesn’t have a way for residents to use it to have their trees picked up.”

From DPW:

The Department of Public Works will continue to collect holiday trees and greenery until January 31, 2020.

Residents can dispose of their trees and greenery in three ways: Read More

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