Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

This morning [Tuesday] when getting a latte at The Coffee Bar in Shaw a man approached me thinking I was someone he was waiting for. I was swift to tell him he had the wrong person. He blamed the mix up on the mask. But in reflection, I wish I wasn’t so quick to dismiss him. He was tall and skinny. I had cheetah print sneakers on. Hoping you enjoyed your time with whomever you mistaken me for, but would love to connect!”

Ed. Note: If this is you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. For those curious about passed missed connections, some have been made and when possible I’ll try to update when/if more are made.

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Brian reports at 1:43pm: “In front of Garrison Elementary school. It looks like they are removing the occupants of the vehicle at this moment. Not clear how the vehicle flipped on its side.”

DC Fire & EMS reports: “Update Crash with entrapment 1200 block S St NW. #DCsBravest extricated an adult male victim who was trapped inside vehicle on its side. Serious non life threatening injuries. Read More

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via GoFundMe

Ed. Note: We spoke about some other ways to give back yesterday here.

Thanks to Dan Winston for sharing this important fundraiser: “In these challenging times, it’s important for us to support each other. @garrisondcps has set up this @gofundme for families. Please donate if you are able to do so.”

The GoFundMe says:

“As a Title I school, more than half of our students are from low-income families and nearly 25 percent have special needs. We have received unbelievably generous support from our community over the past six months, support that has provided essential food, rent, and childcare assistance for Garrison families through a long, difficult summer.

We are grateful beyond measure, but as we confront an uncertain new school year, we are asking for help once again. Our $20,000 goal will ensure we are able to do three essential things: Read More

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Not a Good Night


“4th and Ingraham after huge amount of gunshots.”

Readers report:

“Sounded like two separate incidents of gunfire at Petworth/Brightwood, with return fire in each case. One was at 4th and Ingraham. Hope everyone is ok.”

“What sounded like 15-20 shots fired shortly after 1:00 am in Brightwood Park. Police investigating, and have blocked off Ingraham west of Kansas towards 4th st NW”

“Lots of shots fired at 7th and Kennedy. Scarier to sit in your house with gunfire every weekend than talking to someone who isn’t wearing a mask”


“Another shooting on 7th and Kennedy.”

From MPD:

“On Friday November 13, 2020 at approximately 11:27 PM , Fourth District officers responded to sounds of Gunshots in the 600 block of Kennedy Street NW. One adult victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to his buttock. This case is being investigated by the Fourth District Detective’s Office. Anyone with information related to this is urged to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or to text anonymously to 50411″

From MPD:

“On Saturday November 14, 2020 at approximately 1:05 AM , Fourth District officers responded to sounds of Gunshots in the 5300 block of 4th Street NW. One adult victim was shot at however did not suffer any injuries. This case is being investigated by the Fourth District Detective’s Office. Anyone with information related to this is urged to call MPD at 202-727-9099 or to text anonymously to 50411″

From MPD around 2am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the area of 6th Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW. Read More

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Cucumber Mojito at El Techo // Photo Credit- Amanda Hoey

From El Techo (606 Florida Avenue, NW):

“Beginning tomorrow, El Techo is partnering with a local restaurant and a mutual aid group in Honduras to raise funds and collect critical supplies for communities affected by Hurricane Eta. From November 14-28, one dollar from every cucumber mojito sold at the rooftop restaurant will be donated to assist in purchasing much-needed items. In addition, guests will receive $1 off a drink in exchange for a donation of a piece of clothing, pair of shoes or other necessities such as towels or blankets to be sent directly to the mutual aid organization in Honduras. Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District announce an arrest has been made in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Saturday, July 18, 2020, in the 1400 block of 5th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 11:50 am, the suspects and the victims were involved in a traffic accident at the listed location. One of the suspects brandished a handgun and fired at the victims then fled the scene. Read More

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808 V Street, NW

Ed. Note: This follows yesterday’s news about nearby neighbor, Declaration “temporarily pausing operations.”

This is a stinger. Last week a reader excitedly wrote in “Hazel is open!”. Alas yesterday they posted on their Instagram:

“Friends and neighbors, our last 2020 dinner service will be this Saturday, October 31st, as we prepare to close for the winter. We have truly enjoyed welcoming you back to the patio these past few weeks, and hope to see your familiar faces these next few nights. Read More

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