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Full report from MPD:

On February 13, 2020 at approximately 3:30 pm several armed individuals entered a residence in the 4900 block of First St, NW. Consequently, an exchange of gunfire occurred in the rear of the 5000 block of New Hampshire Ave, NW. One of the suspects was struck, apprehended and charged with Burglary while armed. One weapon was recovered from the scene.

This case is under investigation by the Fourth District Detectives Office. Any additional information please contact 202-727-9099.” Read More

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Around 9:15pm last night a reader reported:

“Just heard 8 gunshots in the North Michigan Park neighborhood in NE. (Close to the fort totten metro)”

From MPD:

“Tonight at approximately 9:00 pm, the Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 5000 block of 6th Place, Northeast, for the sounds of gunshot and a report of property damage in the 600 block of Nicholson Street, Northeast. Once at both locations, crime scenes were discovered. At this time there are no reported injuries.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Metropolitan Police at 202-727-9099.”

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Photo by VDJance

VDJance writes around 7:15pm:

“SUV (probably going wrong direction onto Gallatin from North Cap), hit a parked car and flipped on its side…”

DCFD reported: “Shortly after 7 PM, #DCsBravest responded to a 2 vehicle crash at North Capitol & Gallatin Sts. NW with 1 vehicle on its side. We stabilized the vehicle & extricated 1 trapped victim, who was transported to an area trauma center with serious, non-life threatening injuries.”

More photos: Read More

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Photo by Jamie Sycamore

Whoa. Thanks to Jamie for sending this spectacular photo which just might be my favorite from 2019. Wow.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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“Dear PoPville,

The red escalator handrails at Fort Totten station were installed a while ago and I read (I think on metro’s website) that they were a test to see if they worked. If so, they would be installed throughout the system. To date these are the only ones that I’ve seen. Anyone know what’s going on with them?”

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Rendering courtesy of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation by Shalom Baranes Associates.

Ed. Note: Don’t forget about Meow Wolf and Aldi too.

From a press release:

“The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation (Cafritz Foundation), developers of the Fort Totten mixed-use development project Art Place, today announced that the lease has been executed for an approximately 40,000 square-foot 24 Hour Fitness club located at Art Place at Fort Totten. This will mark the first 24 Hour Fitness location in D.C. and sixth 24 Hour Fitness club in the Metro region, expanding on its successful footprint across Maryland and Northern Virginia. The 24 Hour Fitness is slated to open within the next few years. Read More

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Rendering Courtesy of The Cafritz Foundation

First Meow Wolf and now this!! Thanks to all who sent the big news from the Washington Business Journal: “Aldi signs lease for largest D.C. store, in Fort Totten”

From the full press release issued Monday:

“The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation (Cafritz Foundation), developers of the Fort Totten mixed-use development project Art Place, today announced that the lease has been executed for an approximately 25,000 square-foot ALDI store at Art Place at Fort Totten. Located on the corner of South Dakota Avenue and Kennedy Street, this will be the largest ALDI DC location and the second ALDI in the city, the first being in the H Street Corridor. Read More

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