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From MPD:

Yesterday evening a complainant left their vehicle running, unattended, and unsecured in the 4400 block of Reservoir Dr NW. The complainant’s juvenile child was also in the vehicle at the time. An unknown suspect made entry and then stole the vehicle from the location with the child still inside. The vehicle was later recovered in the 1600 block of 38th St NW with the child inside and unharmed. Anyone with information regarding this offense are encouraged to contact MPD at 202 727-9099 or via text at 50411.”

“Dear PoPville,

We live in the Burleith/Glover Park area and two young men – likely students – stole our Biden-Harris sign from our front yard last night. Our neighborhood is full of student group houses and these guys fit the demographic.

Hoping to spread the word (1) in case someone finds our abandoned sign in the neighborhood, (2) to let them know that you’re caught on video, and (3) we are just going to buy another sign which simply puts more money into the campaign. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

I was hoping you could call attention to the problem of MedStar Georgetown employees discarding used personal protective equipment–like gloves, masks, and medical caps (see above)–on the streets and sidewalks of Burleith. While this has medical waste issue has been consistent June 2019, the problem has taken on special significance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The community has to track the problem.

As of writing, approximately 129 medical masks, gloves, caps, and the like have been found in Burleith, including 42 since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11th. Read More


NOT a Lawn Decoration

“Dear PoPville,

I walked out my front door at 815 this morning and found this guy standing in my yard. It’s a 7 point buck!!!

Once he wandered down to my neighbor’s yard, I found her hiding in the bushes next door to us: Read More


“Dear PoPville,

We live in Burleith and there’s a bit of an uproar on the local listserv about DPW blanket issuing of $75 fines to those who kept their garbage cans in the alley.

The DPW issued the tickets on the afternoon of our normal garbage day (Thursday, 2/22) during the week of the Presidents Day holiday. Of course, this meant that DPW was essentially conducting a “sting operation” to take advantage of folks’ forgetfulness that the holiday pushes the garbage pick-up back one day. If you put your garbage cans out on the usual garbage day and had your house number on your cans, you got a ticket.

This type of behavior by the DPW is completely unnecessary and just causes more frustration and distrust between citizens and the District government. If there was a serious health issue, I’d be sympathetic to these spot “gotcha” enforcements. But my alley is very clean, I’ve never seen a rodent, and everyone here does their fair share to keep the trash secured and the alley clear for vehicular traffic. It’s basically one of the nicest alleys I’ve seen in DC; pretty damn remarkable.

Furthermore, as new residents (we moved in fall of 2017) we were told by our longtime neighbors to leave our cans in the alley. Read More


Photo by Kishan Putta

Kishan writes:

“NOT HERE: this hateful graffiti was found on 38th st nw next to Ellington Field. We can’t allow #DC to succumb to the hateful climate.”


s at 8

From a press release:

“WHAT: SMITHSONIAN at 8 in collaboration with Francophonie DC and the Embassy of France presents “La Grande Fete”

WHEN: Friday, March 31, 7 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: La Maison Francaise, 4101 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC

Get ready for a spectacular party with a French accent. The annual Francophonie Cultural Festival spotlights the music, art, literature, film, cuisine, and customs of French-speaking countries and regions from across the globe. Its closing celebration, La Grande Fete is always magnifique, and this year’s bash is no exception.

Beginning at 7 p.m., guests will launch into a world tour of francophone cultures. They’ll sample food and drink from more than 30 embassies as they explore each nation’s unique attractions and traditions. There are plenty of giveaways to take home as souvenirs, and guests can share their experiences throughout the night on Instagram using #at8enfrancais.

Multi-talented musician Francis Jocky (Cameroon/France) kicks off the night with his blend of jazz, soul, funk, and rhythm and blues. Later, DJ Princess Slaya spins music from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and plenty of destinations in between. Read More

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