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by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I’m looking into installing solar panels on my roof. After doing a bit of research, it looks like there are two ways to go about doing this and still getting the 30% federal tax credit: keeping SRECs (solar renewable energy credits) or giving them to the panel installer to sell. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2019 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

The (photo above) got me thinking about dog poo etiquette. However one feels about dogs, I think we can all agree that leaving dog poo on the ground is just plain wrong, but after that there might be some disagreement. My questions for the community are:

1) Is it ever acceptable to put bagged poo in someone else’s trash can?
2) What about city trash cans? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a small, two floor condo building on Capitol Hill and, over the past year, I’ve been been plagued with recurring leaks from above my kitchen ceiling every time that it rains. My unit is on the second floor with a flat roof right above it. Despite having had the roof area above my kitchen both patched and replaced (on two separate occasions by different roofing companies), the leaking persists. Our latest roofer is at a loss and has suggested that perhaps it’s coming from underneath the adjacent units’s rooftop deck. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone have any recommendations for local card shops? I used to work near 14th and loved Miss Pixie’s for quirky cards, but am now closer to Federal Triangle (aka a food/store/anything desert). Any recommendations for local card shops in this area or around town that I should explore?”

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user JosephLeonardo

“Dear PoPville,

I am currently a chemotherapy patient for nine weeks and am very concerned in the ability for DC Health to process my application for medicinal marijuana in Washington, DC. It has already been 10 days of treatment. I have already sent in the money order and my doctor has approved my application.

Does anyone have any tips of if going to DC Health or a specific phone number to actually get in touch with someone is possible?

Any tips of the process greatly appreciated.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2019 at 10:15 am 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user John Brighenti

Update: “This ‘Verizon’ gentleman tried to let himself into my home.” Check out the video.

“Dear PoPville,

Has anyone else encountered the the youngish looking guys in neon yellow shirts and vests stating they are from Verizon? Three came to my door, in what appeared to be scam. They said they had recently installed new cable in the area (doubt it) and wanted to let me know about new benefits. They continued to ask who my provider was and if I was happy with them.

When I said if you worked for Verizon you would know who provided my cable, they mumbled something about a mistake and were off to the next house. Given that it was three guys, I assumed they were running a “knock on the door and let themselves in” type of operation. What do you think real Verizon guys, or scam robbery in disguise?”

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

The ATF has released their report on the Arthur Capper Fire at the senior home in Navy Yard a few months ago. To say the findings are disturbing is an understatement.

· Investigators ruled out electrical or other mechanical causes of the fire, saying it was likely the result of human activity in the attic.

· There was clear evidence someone tried to put the fire out with a garden house from the roof just after it started. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I have been talking to a few neighbors who (like me) have gotten a head start on our taxes this year and have been floored by the increase we owe over 2018. We are all pretty typical middle class city types with mortgages, kids and 2 working adults and have seen our Federal Taxes go up by almost 40%.

This got me wondering:

1. How many others are in the same situation? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

“Dear PoPville,

Update to “Folks parking there would have had every reason to believe that any “snow emergency” was long since over.”

I contested my $250 ticket by saying sorry. I finally got a letter back from DC this week that basically stated they still found me guilty on all counts, but they would be decreasing my fee down to $100. I’ll take it! A few minutes of effort saved me $150, totally seems worth it!”

by Prince Of Petworth February 1, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

“Dear PoPville,

I booked my first Thumbtack handyman session for this weekend and am feeling nervous about having a stranger in my home. I won’t be alone and the handyman has great reviews, so I’m probably overthinking it. Has anyone used Thumbtack before? Anything I should know in advance?”

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