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by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2017 at 9:30 am 0


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From a press release:

“Washington National Cathedral will join churches across the country as it rings the Bourdon (funeral) Bell on Tuesday, October 3, in memory of those killed last night in Las Vegas. The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington, will be joined by local and national religious leaders representing many faiths. Their message is to take a moment for prayer while also urging a national conversation to end gun violence. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0


via Facebook

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred in the 1100 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast, on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

At approximately 11:17 pm, a Piaggio scooter was eastbound on Florida Avenue, Northeast in the far left lane of travel. The operator of a Volkswagen Touareg was also traveling eastbound on Florida Avenue, Northeast in the far right lane. The driver of the Touareg attempted to make a U-turn from the far right late to go westbound on Florida Avenue, Northeast. As the Touareg crossed the left lane of travel, the scooter struck the driver’s side rear of the Touareg. Directly following the crash, the driver of the Touareg stopped his vehicle and, along with other witnesses, attempted to assist the operator of the scooter. DC Fire and EMS arrived on the scene and transported the operator of the scooter to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 39 year-old Cassidy Karakorn, of Northeast, DC.

The case is currently under investigation by the Major Crash Investigations Unit. Anyone with information regarding this case should call 202-727-9099.”

From the Human Rights Campaign:

“The HRC Family is mourning the loss of our beloved colleague and friend, Cassidy Karakorn. Over her 17-year career at the Human Rights Campaign, Cassidy tirelessly championed civil rights for the LGBTQ community. As Director of Consumer Marketing, Cassidy’s eye for fashion and art made a transformative impact on HRC and helped us reach more people than ever before. Her work was often deeply and profoundly moving; this past June, she worked with renowned artist Meghan Geckler to bring to life an eight story public art installation remembering the 49 lives taken in the Pulse Nightclub shooting and other victims of hate violence. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


Gregory Gabriel Kavadias via Facebook

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I didn’t see this covered on your blog but thought it should be since the Greek Spot has been such an institution/go-to for numerous years in the U street area.

We were pretty taken aback/saddened by the news of Gregory Gabriel Kavadias‘ passing, when we got takeout from greek spot tonite for first time in a few months. They had a sign up honoring the life of Gregory. I remember him from the very beginnings of their opening. Beyond being the purveyor of some delicious food, he was always super personable and it was nice to chat with him about various happenings, from food to family to music. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0


via The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan

Thanks to a reader for passing on from the The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan Facebook Page:

“With heavy hearts, we are saddened to report that Danny Hogg, known worldwide as Cool “Disco” Dan, passed away on July 26, 2017 due to complications from diabetes.

Like most people in the Washington DC area, we knew Cool “Disco” Dan’s mythic graffiti signature before coming to know him as a person. We were teenagers in the early 1990s and this name was everywhere. His signature really was mythic, because in our circles, tall tales abounded about the Dan behind the name.

With a name so big and so famous, one expects an enormous, superhuman character to be behind it. Yet Dan – Danny Hogg – was short, with dark skin and an ability to become almost invisible even as he stood right in front of you. He was quiet and avoided eye contact. But he wasn’t unfriendly, you just had to be patient as he overcame his shyness to become the laughing, smiling storyteller he could be when he was comfortable. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth July 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0


From new Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural on U Street

A sad day for the District of Columbia.

From NBC Washington‘s president and general manager Jackie Bradford:

“We are heartbroken to announce that Jim Vance died this morning.

For more than 45 years, Jim Vance was not only the soul of NBC4 but of the entire Washington area. His smooth voice, brilliant mind and unforgettable laugh leaves each of us with a tremendous void.

Vance told viewers earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for cancer.

Vance joined the NBC station in 1969 and moved to the anchor chair in 1972.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm 0


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From the Council of the District of Columbia:

Former Councilmember Jim Graham Farewell

Friday, June 23, 2017
Body will Lay-in-State
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Noon-5:00 PM

Program Begins at Noon with the arrival of remains. Elected Officials, Dignitaries and Special Guests will deliver remarks.

* Bow Ties Encouraged

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Viewing and Religious Services (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2017 at 10:45 am 0

Thanks to Markus for sending:

HaileyUnlikely also writes in this morning’s rant/revel:

“Sad news: Ariel Espinal, the Annie’s Ace Hardware employee who has been missing for several months, was found dead in in the woods in Western MD. Police are reportedly treating this as a homicide. RIP Ariel. Our thoughts are with your family.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm 1 Comment

From a press release:

“On the two year anniversary of the unsolved murder of 27-year old local journalist Charnice Avia Milton her life and name will be honored with a memorial cookout kicking off the Charnice A. Milton Community Bookstore. The cookout will be will be held Saturday, May 27 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at We Act Radio, 1918 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE. Remarks from friends, family and community activists will be followed by a performance of Experience Unlimited with Sugar Bear in the We Act Radio Community Garden at 4 p.m. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm 12 Comments

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