by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I’m hoping someone can help me figure out a question I have about changing my name with the DMV. I got married last year and have changed my name with Social Security, but have yet to receive my updated card.

Can I go to DC DMV with my marriage license and get my name changed without the updated Social Security card? I’m reading conflicting information online and can’t get a straight answer when calling 311.

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

My wife and I just welcomed our first babies to the world, and we are interested in hiring a night nurse to help us get through the sleepless nights. We’ve contacted some of the popular doula agencies, and for the most part their rates are consistent (expensive). A friend found a great nurse through a personal recommendation, and the rate was much more competitive as she was an independent operator not affiliated with an agency (but very highly recommended). Unfortunately she is all booked up. I was wondering if any readers knew anyone they could recommend? Thanks!”

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

Anyone have experience getting a “reserved” (I.e. one permit holder only) parking space in front of their house? My house doesn’t have its own parking space, but my back fence is right on the street, no sidewalk. I noticed some houses around DC have a specific permit number requirement on the parking signs for just one space, which I assume is for just one car owner. I know it is a public street but how have others done this? Pay a fee to the city and agree to maintain it or something? I’m thinking about getting an electric car, so having a reserved space would be great, if possible.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

Our car was hit by an Uber driver last week while he was carrying a passenger. Uber’s insurance will cover the damage, but only up to what they assess repairs should be, based on the pictures we sent them. Our car is currently undriveable, due to the damage to the passenger side, and it may be a pretty costly repair to get everything right. I’m concerned that Uber will underbid the damage, coupled with the risk of going to a repaid shop that will overbid the cost of work. So my question is two-fold; has anyone gone through this process and have advice working with Uber and their insurance company, and more importantly, anyone have a reputable repair shop for a Prius that’s in the DC/Maryland area? Thanks!”

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

stock photo from the archives

“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if we could get some traction on the issue we are having with the USPS deliveries in the NE neighborhood of Eckington. USPS has been less than consistent in the last two years– particularly on a rainy or cold day– but what we are experiencing now might top it all.

Over the last week, all USPS deliveries have been held, including mail & packages. Instead of notifying residents, they simply have not delivered mail and packages are marked as unable to access doorway. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

We have a neighbor (flipper?) who is renovating a house a few doors down from us. In April, they put up emergency no parking signs for a rollaway debris container, reserving three out of four parking spots in front of our house. They ended up only having the dumpster there for a week or so, but they kept the signs up for the full month to use it as parking for their contractor (MD plates). In May they put up new signs for another month, and this time-with just four days left on the permit- no dumpster has showed up, at all. They’ve just been using it as reserved parking this whole time, and the spaces sit empty on nights and weekends. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 11, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

There has been a beeping noise for 1 whole week. We can’t find the source!!! Similar to a dying battery in a smoke detector, maybe?

I live in a small converted condo- just 6 units. None of the folks in this building can explain the beeping and we’re sure it’s a neighbor who’s house is unoccupied.

Not sure who to call- non emergency lines go to 911. We don’t have the neighbors phone number. Is there a DC dept that could help? What on earth do we do? It’s been ONE.WHOLE.WEEK.


by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

Does an eviction end a former tenant’s TOPA rights? A friend successfully evicted her tenants and listed the home for sale. Now the buyer’s settlement company wants a document from the former tenants signing away their TOPA rights, even though they were legally evicted from the property. Thoughts?”

by Prince Of Petworth June 5, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0

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“Dear PoPville,

I accidentally missed my jury duty date in DC and curious if anyone has recommendations on how to handle. The website says I can attend the “show cause” hearings with the Chief Judge on Friday to explain myself. Has anyone done this and are there any tips I should know before doing so?”


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