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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in the 1400 block of Cedar Street, Southeast.

At approximately 9:21 pm, members of the Seventh District responded to the listed location for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 11-year-old Davon McNeal, of Southeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

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1819 7th Street, NW before opening

From Mason Dixie:

“To Our Beloved Biscuit Fans and Fam:

It is with heavy heart that after 6 years of being DC’s go-to biscuit shoppe, we have made the very difficult decision to close our doors. While our hearts are broken to see our restaurant’s journey come to an end, we are humbled and consider ourselves lucky to have a strong, growing frozen consumer product business that is now nationwide in over 5,000 locations, growing faster than ever, and now expanding into new products. The impact of COVID-19 has been surreal and defeating and we had to make the tough decision that continuing to sail into an unknown future of restaurant ownership was too risky when we have the opportunity to focus our efforts on a growing, thriving, and critical business in grocery, one where we have the ability to feed and educate the nation on what better for you biscuits really means.

We want to take the opportunity to thank all of our supporters and dedicated fans for all you have done to get us where we are today and while closing the restaurant is like closing the foundational chapter in our coming-of-age story, it is also what has led us to some remarkable moments in our history here in this amazing city: Read More


7th and Rhode Island Ave, NW by DC Fire and EMS

Thanks to Shawness for reporting: “Woke up to smelling smoke at 4:30….found the 7-11 at 7th and Rhode Island had burned. Huge response by fire department. Looks like severe damage.”

DC Fire and EMS reported: “Update Working Fire 7-11 Rhode Island Ave & 7th St NW. #DCsBravest have the fire under control with no injuries. Investigators on scene to determine cause.”


1017 7th Street, NW

The anticipation for Pearl’s Bagels continues but they’ve applied for a liquor license, which reveals a few more details:

“The Establishment will be a bagel shop serving breakfast and lunch with pop-up dinners in the evenings. Seating Capacity of 15 and a Total Occupancy Load of 19.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Sunday through Saturday 7am – 10pm”

Happy to hear it’s still moving forward, anyway. Stay tuned.


Ed. Note: stock photo of ticket, not the car in question

“Dear PoPville,

Last night we received our first parking ticket (Shaw. On 5th street.) for a zone sticker violation since lockdown began.

We have a guest permit, we just didn’t bother using it because parking enforcement hasn’t been active lately. But they’re back apparently. Not much we can do until inspection stations catch up with their backlog etc (and I’m not about to risk a day crowded into the DMV) but just a heads up.”


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