The motorcyclist that died in this crash was Romain Picou. Romain died Wednesday morning driving to work on Kansas Avenue NW, when a car turning left from Madison entered the one lane road and Romain’s lane. Romain hit the passenger door and was thrown off of his motorcycle. The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Romain died from his.
Romain was my friend and a brother. I simply don’t have the words to convey the character, class, and charisma he carried with him everywhere he went. His light was snuffed too soon and while it breaks my heart, I am honored to have known him. Read More
Thanks to CAH for sending from Manor Park: “And here go! Abandoned scooter blocking alley & sidewalk!”
We’ve been seeing this bird in the alley behind 4th Street NW between Marietta Place and Nicholson Street. It must have either escaped or been released. I can get pretty close and have put out some feed. I wouldn’t know what to do if I actually caught it. Any ideas would be much appreciated.”
This house was under construction for a while, but for the last few months there hasn’t been any activity. When it was first breaking ground there were rumors of permit issues and that the neighbors were upset that it was built on a former small grassy area. Does anyone know what’s happening with it?”
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Ed. Note: The GoFundMe for the victim is closing in on $35,000 of it’s $40,000 goal. Thanks to all who’ve given.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announce an arrest has been made regarding an Assault With Intent to Kill (Gun) offense that occurred on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in the 100 block of Kennedy Street, Northwest.
At approximately 12:23 pm, members of the Fourth District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life threatening injuries.
On Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 20-year-old William D’Sean Wrice, of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault With Intent to Kill (Gun).”
“On January 1, 2019, our friend was shot in the head as an innocent bystander in NW DC. He is critically injured and will need surgery, rehabilitation time, and lots of medical care.
The last thing he, his girlfriend, his family, or his dog need to worry about is money. So if you’re able, please chip in what you can and share with your networks so we can help out. Thank you.”
Did you see this story of an innocent bystander getting shot in the head near Jackie Lee’s?”
NBC Washington reported:
“It appears that the victim in this case may have been an unintended target who was visiting one of the local establishments here,” police chief Peter Newsham said.”
“On Tuesday, January 1, 2019, around 12:20pm, Fourth District units responded to the 100 block of Kennedy ST NW for a sounds of gun shots. Upon their arrival they observed a victim who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is currently in critical condition. There is no usable lookout at this time.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to call MPD on 202-727-9099.”
And unfortunately lots of other shootings reported yesterday. From MPD: Read More
“On 12/28/18, at approximately 11:05 p.m., officers from the First District responded to the 1200 block of North Capitol Street NW for a report of a shooting. On the scene, officers located three adult victims who had sustained gunshot wounds to their lower extremities. Read More
Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.
GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Featured Property: 320 Peabody St NW
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Brightwood
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3.5 Parking: Detached 2 car garage Ownership: Fee simple
Original List Price: $749,000. List Price at Contract: $729,000.
List Date: 11/01/2018
Days on Market: 25
Settled Sales Price: $700,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 12/21/2018
Transaction type: Standard
Original GDoN post can be seen: here.
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Samantha reported around 9pm last night:
“Sounds like rapid gunfire on Lamont St. in Mt Pleasant just now — anyone know what’s going on? Fireworks or at least three rapid-fire gunshots.
Cops are collecting multiple shell cases on Lamont and 17th — searching now in the alley for the shooter who took off running.”
Jake replied: Read More
Big news from ANXO:
“Exciting news from ANXO Cider! The brand that has been incubating within the ANXO restaurants is finally getting its own home! “ANXO Logistics,” has signed a lease at 5419 1st St NW, just around the corner from Jackie Lee’s, and has purchased a state of the art counter-pressure Codi canning line. Ten canned ciders will be released in 2019 and will all be, as always, “apples only,” glutenfree, and completely dry (all fermentable sugars removed through fermentation). Half the products will be sourced entirely with apples from farmers within 200 miles of DC, while the other half will feature famous cider apples grown beyond this region. Florida Avenue and Kennedy Street locations will continue to produce cider for the pubs, which have always been dedicated to hospitality in the Truxton Circle and Brightwood Park neighborhoods. Read More