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“Dear PoPville,

On one end of Alaska Ave in NW DC, it intersects 16th St; on the other, it briefly merges with Kalmia Rd, then intersects Georgia Ave. there are arrows painted at each of these two ends–and i’ve tried to draw what they look like. Over the past few years I’ve asked my neighbors what those painted arrows on Kalmia mean, and I’ve gotten a variety of answers. how do you interpret them? Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

TO THE WHITE PIT BULL OWNER IN BRIGHTWOOD (and dog owners generally):

PLEASE LEASH YOUR DOG, EVEN IF THEY ARE FRIENDLY (and don’t be a d**k!)

Saturday afternoon, I was hanging out at a neighborhood park in Brightwood, sitting on a picnic blanket with my (leashed) dog at reclining by my side. The park was mostly empty except for at one point when a man passed by walking his (leashed) German Shepherd. He and his dog stayed at a distance and were totally fine. But the next thing I know, as I’m about to go back to my sketchbook, my dog starts freaking out and screaming bloody murder at something behind me. When I turn around, I see a third dog, an unleashed white pit bull, charging towards us. Read More

From MPD:

“The Fourth District is currently (7:35pm) investigating a shooting that occurred in the 5400 block of Georgia Ave NW. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the lower body and was transported to an area hospital. The 5400-5500 block of Georgia Ave NW will be temporarily closed while MPD investigates.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department on 202 727-9099 or Text 50411.

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“On 1/14/22 at approximately 1:40am, 4D Units responded for the shooting in the 600 block of Quackenbos Street, NW. Read More

“Dear PoPville,

I’m loving the fact that I now live right in the center of a craft district, so I wanted to do my small part in promoting these amazing businesses in the Manor Park/Brightwood neighborhoods. See the event details below. I hope they get a huge turn out, and I hope beer, cider, and spirit hopping in our neighborhood becomes a thing!” Read More

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via google maps

Multiple messages about the large police presence spotted yesterday: “What is happening on Kansas ave by Missouri?!?!?!? It’s insane here with traffic on every street!”

From MPD:

“Agents from the Force Investigation Team of the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating an MPD officer involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, inside of a residence in the unit block of McDonald Place, Northeast.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that at approximately 12:09 pm, uniformed patrol officers from the Fourth District were dispatched to the unit block of McDonald Place, Northeast, for the report of an aggravated assault. Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“On 9/18/21 at approximately 9:12pm, Fourth District Units responded to the 1300 block of Nicholson Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, units found one juvenile male victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in the 1300 block of Nicholson Street, Northwest. Read More

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