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“Dear PoPville,

Hoping I could request a repost of this from 9.5 years ago. I am going through this process now and came across this post that is word-for-word what I’m looking for.

‘We own a row house in Columbia Heights with the usual small front and back patio options that are common in the neighborhood. We’re looking to re-design and improve, but it seems like most of the companies you find in the usual Google/AngiesList/etc searching are Virginia/Maryland focused outfits that are more used to larger spaces. We’re not looking for anything specialized — a brick/stone patio and some landscaping will likely do. But we’re worried these larger companies may not meet our needs.

Wondering if any readers have used a local company that specializes in maximizing our smaller, unique spaces?”

Anyone have a small outdoor space redone? Who’d you use and roughly how much did it cost?’

Small DC rowhome with a tiny yard. Lots of landscaping services only do big projects. I went through all the comments and contacted ones still in business but around 50% were dead links.”

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From the Golden Triangle BID:

“The Golden Triangle BID is excited to announce that we are partnering with CVS Health to offer you a series of flu shot clinics this fall at Farragut Square park (Connecticut and K Streets NW). We are pleased to provide this service in coordination with the DC Department of Health, the District Department of Transportation, and the National Park Service, as part of our ongoing effort to support our community.

The first flu vaccination clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th, Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I live in a two unit condo rowhouse in Shaw, and our front door to the building has a locking burglar bar gate in front of a wooden front door frame with two panes of glass. There’s a tiny foyer with the entrance to one unit on one side, and a flight of stair going up to the second unit.

We’re discussing removing the burglar bars for aesthetics and potentially replacing the glass door with a wooden door. My neighbor has concerns that by removing the burglar bars, the building becomes more of a target for thieves who would smash in the glass to let themselves into the foyer, but they would still have to break down deadbolted exterior doors to each unit. Read More

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Rush Hour photo from 15th and G Street, NW by Elizabeth O’Connell

“Dear PoPville,

I have seen posts about when people will return to the workplace, but I would like to hear from those who have already returned.

My client wants me back in the office full time. The Agency remains at maximum-telework. I have asthma (client is aware). The Contract Manager has advocated for us to only go in 1 day per week. Now my entire team must go in 4 days per week.

Our open-space office has many maskless employees crowding the walkways and elevators. I have been asked to remove my mask at my desk. My firm has said go in or I am fired. My boss has outright stated they believe “COVID is overhyped and may not be real”. I am not sure I have any further recourse. Any advice for staying COVID-free?”

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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve snagged a few suits on sale in the past few months. I don’t know when I’ll wear them again, but I do know I need them tailored.

Does anyone have experience with having alterations done since the pandemic started? Do you have a place you could recommend? Is this something tailors are even doing right now? I don’t relish the idea of going in for an alteration, but if there are good protocols for mitigation, I could feel comfortable.

What experiences have you had?”

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“Dear PoPville,

I need help with my apartment building. I live in Senate Square, and I’m at my wit’s end. The compliance with distancing and parties has been getting increasingly bad in our complex. However, the worst is the fact that a unit down the hall has been getting rented out on Airbnb for the entirety of the pandemic. Several times, it’s been the site of large (30+ people) parties, no distancing or masks, tons of loud music, people partying in the halls, yada. Other residents have held similarly-sized, loud parties on the roof. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I live on 7th&F, not far from H St Whole Foods. In NE DC we have been facing days of power fluctuations. 5+ times a day the electricity goes out. It’s only for a second, but enough to reset the internet, which is not ideal in this era of Work From Home zoom meetings. Pretty awkward to get kicked out of work calls in the middle of a presentation. My neighbors and I have been calling Pepco, but this continues. (2 cases already today). Thought I would reach out to the PoPville community – have others been experiencing this? Any suggestions?

Update: Just had our 3rd outage of the morning…”

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“Dear PoPville,

My family is looking to buy our first home in DC and as with most DC-related research, I always check your site. Luckily for me, I found a post on your website from 7 years ago about the Lamond-Riggs area. Now 7 years later, I wonder if there’s been any major changes to the neighborhood in terms of safety, walkability, schools, and things to do. A revisit 7 years later would be super appreciated! Thanks so much!”

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