photo by Pablo Raw

From DC Water:

“All DC Water customers in the impact area under the boil water advisory can use tap water for all purposes after following the instructions provided below.

DC Water issued the boil water advisory as a conservative measure to protect public health, and we sincerely appreciate our customers’ patience while we took necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the tap water we deliver.

DC Water lifted the boil water advisory after tests confirmed that drinking water meets all water quality safety standards. DC Water tested water samples from multiple sites in the affected area and has verified that there is no risk of water contamination from the loss of pressure in some portions of the distribution system. 

Please see the interactive map at or call the 24-Hour Command Center at 202- 612-3400 to verify if your address was in the affected area.

Customers residing in the previously affected area should take the following precautions before returning to normal water usage: Read More



“Today, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) will collect water samples from four to five locations in the area of Northeast D.C. currently under a boil water advisory. These samples will be analyzed at DC Water’s laboratory. Test results should be available Tuesday afternoon. A second round of sampling will also take place tomorrow. Following two consecutive days of clear samples, DC Water will lift the current boil water advisory, which we expect will be on Wednesday.

Portion of pipe replaced overnight, with split running length-wise.

DC Water crews will open hydrants in the area to flush the distribution system by circulating fresh water through the system. This process can be repeated if needed.

DC Water issued the Boil Water Advisory after a temporary loss of pressure in the evening of May 28, 2023. DC Water advised customers to boil water first before using it for drinking or cooking if they are in the impacted area. This includes the neighborhoods of Fort Lincoln, Woodridge, and Langdon. The impact area is generally: Read More


“at the end cap unit next to the UPS Store at Market St NE and Fort Lincoln Dr NE at the corner of the Costco parking lot.”

Thanks to Steve for sending: “there’s a Five Guys coming soon to the large end unit retail space at Dakota Crossing by the UPS Store, opposite the Costco parking lot. Read More

2450 Market Street, NE

Thanks to Carlos for sending:

Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen opened yesterday, Sunday afternoon.

Within 45 minutes it was standing room only inside with air conditioning. Thankfully there were seats and tables outside.

I was one of the first customers in 1995 when Los Hermanos opened up in Columbia Heights on Park Road and 14th Street, NW.

And I was the very first customer with their second restaurant, Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen opened Sunday at 2450 Market Street, N.E., in the Shops at Dakota Crossing across from Costco.

What I love about these eateries is that it’s not fast food, quite the opposite in fact: Read More


via google maps

From MPD:

“On 8/7/2019, at approximately 4:15 AM, members of the Fifth District responded to the area of the 3600 block of Hansberry Court, NE, for multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots. The response included multiple Fifth District Units, Canine Officers and a helicopter. Members were able to locate several items of evidence, but did not locate any victims. Unfortunately, we do not have any further information at this time.

Thank you to all of the citizens and neighbors who called 911 and pointed us in the right direction. We appreciate your help!”


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