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


photo by VJ Kapur

From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality resulting from a traffic crash that occurred on Friday, February 3, 2023, in the 3000 block of 20th Street, Northeast.

The preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 11:43 p.m., a 2004 Infiniti G35 was traveling north in the 3000 block of 20th Street, Northeast, at a high rate of speed. Read More

via DPR

From DPR:

“8th Annual Chuck Brown Day
Saturday, August 20 | 2pm – 7pm
Chuck Brown Memorial Park
2901 20th St NE

It’s that time of year when DPR takes center stage to bring you the largest and best celebration of Go-Go in the District. The countdown is on for the 8th Annual Chuck Brown Day! Read More

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, June 11, 2021, in the 1600 Block of Franklin Street, Northeast.

At approximately 1:09 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location for the report of the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found that the victim displayed no signs consistent with life. Read More


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