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Photo by PoPville flickr user Rudi Riet

“Dear PoPville,

I just wanted to write to share the story of a good Samaritan who helped me and my partner out with car trouble this evening in Kalorama. We were trying to replace a battery in a Volkswagen but after a lot of sweat, money spent, and mosquito bites, we realized we did not have the tools to complete the removal of the old battery because of where a certain bolt was in the car. All the stores were closed and the car was totally dead so we were really discouraged. Lo and behold, a man (middle aged with Caribbean accent of some kind, introduced self as Jeronimo on his way out) driving by us asked if we needed a jump.

Sort of as a joke we replied that we were good unless he had a socket wrench extension, assuming he only had cables. “I’ve got one,” he said, and to our surprise he parked and got out a big toolbox that had everything we needed to complete the fix. Read More


A reader reports:

“Kalorama Rd and Tracy Place (near the Trump/Kushner property), paparazzi parked all day every day. Parked on wrong side of road in front of fire hydrants. Difficult to safely make a right turn onto Tracy Pl from Kalorama Rd. One on Kalorama Rd not as obstructive, but still…why do they not get ticketed? Inquiring minds want to know…” Read More


“Dear PoPville,

Was walking through Kalorama with my fiancée and our pug earlier today when we came across a structure I would love to know more about.

Located on Belmont Rd. NW just south of the intersection with Waterside Dr., it’s a big concrete slab with railings all around and a large “cover” of some sort over a big square section. Read More


via google map

From MPD (Saturday 10:48pm):

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the area of 1st and Q Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life threatening gunshot wound to the arm.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

you can hear the sounds of the shots fired in the clip above

From the Adams Morgan Listserv:

“At 2:50 am this morning, Kalorama Park. Police responded but found no injuries and no shooter.”


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