by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2019 at 3:25 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

“Dear PoPville,

Was hoping somebody in the community could help out here. I am in the middle of moving out of my apartment building (older small building with no onsite building management) and noticed the items in my storage unit are gone. Each apartment gets a space and there is no fee for it and its basically a large wooden shelf with chicken wire so you can lock your stuff up. The kicker here is that I may have used the wrong specific space (because I wasn’t sure which was mine at the time I moved in) – but seeing as there was one available I assumed. At one point the building sent out an email asking if anyone may be using a space that was not theirs and I replied that it was likely me. I never heard back and assumed that meant everything was ok.

Fast forward – I go down for the first time in several months to complete my move out and notice my items are no longer there and have been replaced by someone elses stuff. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

“Investigators with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic crash that occurred on Saturday, January 5, 2019, in the 1800 block of Montana Avenue, Northeast.

According to the preliminary investigation, at approximately 4:53 pm, the victim was traveling southbound on his bicycle at the listed location. The victim was struck by a vehicle that was traveling on Montana Avenue, Northeast. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle did not remain on scene.

The vehicle of interest was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in this video above.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099.”

Ed. Note: Unfortunately I’m told by the victim’s girlfriend that he is still in the hospital.

Mount Pleasant Crime Query: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

11th and Park Road, NW

“Dear Popville,

I’ve been following the dismayed reaction to the news that the 11th Street dog park is now for sale and I have some questions.

1. How did anyone not see this coming from miles away? WMATA properties must, by law, be disposed of at market rate. The dog park is zoned as MU-4, is over 7,000 square feet and sits directly in the middle of a high density, high value corridor. It was never going to be worth anything less than $2,000,000. And guess what, the opening bid for the property is now a minimum of $2.1 million. So remember that $1.5 million that the Council voted on to ‘save the park’? Yeah…that was never really a thing that was going to work. You should think about whether or not that’s why it passed.

2. Did anyone think about the propriety of spending public money for this use relative to what the overall needs of Ward 1 are? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Olaf Zerbock

“Dear PoPville,

My company is relocating to the VA suburbs from our downtown DC location soon. I live in the District and I’m fortunate enough to walk most places I need to go, so I don’t own a car. The commute via public transportation would be 1.5 hours each way (on a good day).

I’m curious if folks in the community have thoughts on whether to grin and bear the commute? The company is flexible on remote employment, so I’m also looking into coworking memberships, but the membership fee has me hesitating. Any recommendations on how to strike a balance would be great. Thanks!”

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

“Dear PoPville,

Any tips for making the Washington Times stop their unrequested deliveries to my house? Been happening for months. They ignore my calls, emails, Facebook messages. I don’t want this paper and don’t support their message– help make it stop! They just started delivering to me. They even hide the Times inside a Washington Post wrapper. This is my collection since Thursday. Once when I called them, they said it was a promo and they did stop for a few weeks, but they started up again and don’t answer the phone now. I’ve emailed, called and facebooked them. Pretty sure I DM’ed at one point too. They just won’t go away. Part of me says “let them waste their money!” but it just ends up being more junk for me to throw away, wastes paper, and artificially bloats their subscriber count.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 7, 2019 at 12:35 pm 0

Photo by Tyra Blew

“Dear PoPville,

I’m a furloughed fed and would love to volunteer but don’t know where to start. The catch being that, when I’m allowed to work, I don’t have time for a regular volunteer commitment. The organizations I have bookmarked for when I have more time all require training and a regular time commitment. Do you know of a list of organizations that take one off volunteers, or maybe organizations that could use a group of us furloughed feds for a day-long (or maybe several day-long) project(s)?”


“Dear PoPville,

I am a furloughed fed who is very frustrated with the current state of affairs and how negatively it is impacting all of DC and the mood in the District. In response, I started a charity drive on Facebook. I plan to do a series of these if the shutdown drags on. Trying to make some lemonade out of lemons. All of the proceeds go directly to the Feeding America.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone have any tips for commuting on the metro with an infant? My husband and I are coming to the end of our parental leave periods, and our little one (7 months old) will be starting day care in the city near work soon. We can get a parking spot that is several blocks away from the daycare, but since we live right by a metro station, we are wondering if commuting on the metro with an infant is doable, since it is cheaper and we won’t have to deal with the longer walk from the parking spot. What is the latest time in the morning we could leave and not have to deal with major crowds? How early do we need to leave in the afternoon to avoid crowds?

Would love to know what other parents do!”

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2019 at 1:15 pm 0

2630 Adams Mill Rd NW Walter Pierce Park from Calvert Street entrance

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to share a disturbing exchange I had this morning at the Walter Pierce Dog Park. I’m a half Chinese woman in my 30s. I was there around 8:00am when a man walks in with a throwing stick and kicks a park toy near my dog while making kissing sounds. Something is immediately off (his posture, the way he’s looking at my dog) and I glance around and see he is not accompanied by his own dog. (more…)


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