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Photo by Nu Wexler

From the National Park Service:

“The U.S. Park Police and National Park Service have temporarily closed Beach Drive between Park Road NW / Tilden Street NW (near Peirce Mill) and Blagden Road NW following heavy rains to ensure public safety. No accidents have been reported in this area. This section of the road and the adjacent area will remain closed as engineers and work crews complete a storm water damage assessment. Read More


Photo by Pablo Raw

“Dear PoPville,

I’m hoping you can help me find a Good Samaritan who helped out my family today.

While on a short hike with just our 3-year old this morning (without her phone! or telling us where she was going!), my mom suffered a bad fall and hurt her foot. They were able to flag a car on Broad Branch Rd near 27th St NW, and this incredible woman stopped, gave my mom a mask, and drove them both home. My mom was too pained and stressed to get her name, but I’d love to get in touch to express my profound gratitude. Picking up an injured stranger during a pandemic is a special kind of selflessness, and I’m so thankful to have my mom and daughter home safe (and in my mom’s case, on her way to the ER for X-rays).”

Ed. Note: If this is you please email me at [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP.


From a press release:

“Beginning today – Wednesday, July 22nd – popular pop-up Muchas Gracias (5029 Connecticut Avenue, NW) is excited to announce the launch of its new lunch service featuring a fresh new line-up of gourmet burritos and more from Executive Chef Christian Irabién.

Available from 11am-3pm Tuesday through Friday, Muchas Gracias is debuting their new line-up of burritos Read More


5010 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Nice to see some new liquor license placards getting posted despite it all. This one for Rosemary says:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Restaurant with a seating capacity of 60 and Total Occupancy Load of 60. Sidewalk Café with 15 seats.”

Obviously we’ll see what happens with the indoor seating capacity but the outdoor seating looks promising: Read More



From DC Water:

“The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) and approved DC Water’s proposed Soapstone Valley Park Sewer Rehabilitation Project. Soapstone Valley Park is managed by Rock Creek Park and is located southeast of the intersection of Connecticut Avenue NW and Albemarle Street NW, extending to Broad Branch Road NW.

DC Water has determined that the Soapstone Valley Park sanitary sewer system has exceeded its design life and is in need of rehabilitation. Through this project, DC Water will rehabilitate aging sewer infrastructure within Soapstone Valley Park while limiting disturbances to park resources.

The EA described a No Action Alternative and a Trenchless Alternative (DC Water’s Preferred Alternative) for the proposed project and identified and evaluated the impacts on natural and historic resources from implementing these alternatives. The NPS has selected the Trenchless Alternative for the project.

The proposed project will involve the following: Read More


5029 Connecticut Ave, NW

Thanks to Ben for sending: “The Muchas Gracias “Delivery and Take-out Pop-Up” opened a couple weeks ago on Connecticut Ave. between Buck’s and Sugar Fox. This is in the Buckaroos space. Initial impression: tasty. They don’t have a proper sign, but they do have a website, which seems more important these days.”

Their website says: “Muchas Gracias Mercadito is a contact-less Delivery and Take-out Pop-Up.

In a response to our community’s needs, we offer grocery items, delicious prepared foods, and a menu inspired by the flavors of Latin America.

Part of our mission is to support immigrant workers who often go unseen – especially in these difficult times. With your support we supply free, delivered meals and farm-direct pantry boxes to families in need. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to organizations supporting immigrant workers.

We look forward to feeding you ALL!
Created in partnership with our neighbors,
Buck’s Fishing + Camping and Comet Ping Pong.

Donations will benefit Tables Without Borders and Friends and Family Meal, amongst others.”

Order here.


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