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Jon writes: “I was in West Virginia this weekend, started seeing cicadas crawling out of the ground. Get ready DC…”

And thanks to Drew for sending the photo above: “My girlfriend went to clean off a paver in our backyard in Anacostia and found these Brood X larvae underneath it.”

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Ahead of Frederick Douglass’ birthday on February 14, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that the District’s new bridge bearing his name is expected to open October 1, 2021. DDOT further honors Frederick Douglass and Black History Month with the release of Frederick Douglass Builds a Bridge, an interactive video for school-aged children that explains the process of building a bridge. Read More

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Edward Wade

Rachel from DC Moms Demand Action writes us last night:

“This morning [Monday], there was a shooting inside a store at the corner of Good Hope road in Southeast. Five were shot, and Edward Wade, a 22 year old college student, was killed. A suspect has been arrested.

Edward’s mom was in the car waiting for him – they were just getting coffee and something to eat. Just two hours later, the store was re-open for business. His mom, still suffering the immense trauma caused a mere few hours earlier, when she lost her son, his body not even buried, and business is going on as usual at the place he was murdered.

My heart goes out to Christine Wade and everyone who knew her son. I hope you can share her story so more people in our city, who like me don’t live in Ward 8, are aware of her loss, and the loss of so many other mothers like her.”


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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest has been made in reference to a homicide that occurred on Monday, January 25, 2021, in the 1400 block of Good Hope Road, Southeast.

At approximately 8:54 am, members of the Sixth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located three adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS responded to the scene and transported the first victim to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The second victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. After finding no signs consistent with life, the third victim remained on the scene until transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Two additional adult male victims sought treatment at local hospitals for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Edward Wade, of Southeast, DC. Read More


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“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I are starting to look for our first home to buy. Based on both price and proximity to our jobs, homes east of the river are appealing to us. I’m not too familiar with the area though, and wondering what others experience living in the area is like. We also have a young daughter who will start school in about 2 years, so I’m wondering about schools too. We’re looking from Anacostia/Hillcrest to Deanwood.”

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From a press release:

“Today, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and Anacostia BID introduced a new welcoming sign to the residents and visitors of Historic Anacostia SE DC, the We Are Anacostia mural.

The mural is the vision of award-winning artist Luis Peralta Del Valle with inspiration from the Anacostia community. The impressive painting is approximately 200 feet, with two sides, and serves as a visual timeline marking the proud past and present of the Anacostia Historic District; Read More

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made and additional suspects are wanted in reference to a homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in the 1400 block of Cedar Street, Southeast.

At approximately 9:21 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 11-year-old Davon McNeal, of Southeast, DC.

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 18 year-old Daryle Bond, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder while Armed (Premeditated).

The additional suspects in this case have been identified as 19 year-old Carlo General, 25 year-old Marcel Gordon, both of Southeast, DC, and 22 year-old Christian Wingfield, of Hillcrest Heights, MD. They are all wanted on DC Superior Court arrest warrants for First Degree Murder while Armed (Premeditated). They all should be considered armed and dangerous and can be seen in the photos below: Read More


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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in the 1400 block of Cedar Street, Southeast.

At approximately 9:21 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 11-year-old Davon McNeal, of Southeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

Also awful: Read More

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From the DC Public Library:

“Library customers will soon be able to borrow and return physical items from the DC Public Library. On May 29, take-out service will be offered at the Anacostia and Cleveland Park libraries as part of Mayor Bowser’s plan to reopen the District.

Because the District’s Public Health Emergency remains in effect, Library service will be restored in phases. This approach allows the Library to ensure the safety of customers and staff and to begin replenishing its physical collection. Read More

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