Thanks to newzguy1234 for sharing the updated photo of the construction progress on Sunday.
Ed. Note: “The opening of East Potomac Pool is currently scheduled for summer of 2020.” Knock wood, knock wood. You can read about why it’s taking so long here.
Thanks to Brendan for sending from Poplar Point. Either the toughest or dumbest turkeys in town…
If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
I’m considering submitting an offer on a loft located inside the old William Syphax School building in Southwest DC. While I like the unit, I have some concerns about the lack of maintenance on the exterior of the building. It’s a beautiful building but it doesn’t seem that it’s being maintained well. Read More
“October 29, 2019, at 8:57 pm First District units heard and responded to the sounds of gunshots within the 200-300 block of K Street, SW. Upon their arrival to the scene officers located an adult male victim behind 237 K St, SW with gunshot wounds to his lower body. The victim has been hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries. The victim nor witnesses provided any information regarding the suspect. This investigation is currently open and ongoing.
Should you have any information about this incident, investigators may be contacted at the First District Detectives Office (202) 299-2025, or the Metropolitan Police Department’s Command Incident Center at (202) 727-9099.”
“This evening at approximately 9:30 p.m., officers from the First District responded to the 400 Block of 13th St, NE and the surrounding area for the report of sounds of gunshots. Once on scene, officers located eight shell casings. The First District has not received any additional information regarding a lookout. Anyone that may have witnessed this or has any information (video footage, etc) regarding this incident is asked to call 202-727-9099. You may also send us your anonymous TEXT TIPS 50411.”
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“Shortly after 1pm today, we received a call for gunshots heard in the vicinity of the 1300 block of Half Street, SW. Our officers were in the area and responded to the block. We located a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the court yard area. He was ultimately pronounced dead and our Homicide Unit assumed the investigation. As of now we have a look out for a black male, thin in stature, wearing dark clothing.
We ask that anyone with information or video regarding this incident call us immediately and share that with us. Please call 202-727-9099 or text us at 50411. As always information leading to the successful prosecution of homicide cases may be eligible for rewards up to $25,000.”
NBC Washington reported: “A 15-year-old boy (Thomas Johnson) was shot and killed near Nationals Park Wednesday afternoon, hours before thousands of Nats fans were set to attend a playoffs watch party at the stadium.”
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“On Wednesday October 9, 2019 at approximately 2143 hours police officers from the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting on the 1600 block of Rosedale St NE. Once on scene the officers located two adult male who had sustained traumatic injuries and were unconscious and not responsive. This is an active investigation being conducted by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact MPD at 202-727-9099.”
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“On 10/9/19, at approximately 1:40 a.m., officers from the First District responded to the 600 block of 4th Place SW for a report of a home invasion. The homeowner of the residence was awakened to find an adult male suspect tampering with his rear patio door. As the homeowner called for MPD to respond, the suspect shattered the patio door glass with a shovel and entered the home. The homeowner confronted the suspect, still armed with the shovel, and the two began to fight. Read More
Thanks to Hannah for sending from Hains Point.
*This series will feature any pets in a backpack/bag. On metro, or not. Corgi, or not. Please email your sightings to [email protected]
Thanks to John for sending:
“The delays have irritated lots of people, but the scope of work to reconstruct the pool and pool house might cause many to rethink their frustration, especially considering the rain deluge last year and apparent utility complications.”
Ed. Note: “The opening of East Potomac Pool is currently scheduled for summer of 2020.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user nici161
Thanks to a reader for passing on her query to DGS about the status of the reopening of the East Potomac Pool:
“Thank you for your inquiry about the modernization of East Potomac Pool, which is currently underway. This email is to provide an update regarding the construction and the pool’s opening.
We want to assure you that providing residents and the patrons of the East Potomac Park with a state of the art new pool; pool deck and pool house is our priority.
The opening of East Potomac Pool is currently scheduled for summer of 2020. This is a delay from our previously communicated timeframe of Summer 2019. The new date and time is due to unforeseen construction circumstances during construction.
During construction, our teams faced several unforeseen circumstances, which included the findings of: Read More
“On 4/8/19, at approximately 6:00 p.m., First District officers responded to the 200 block of N Street SW for the sound of gunshots. Officers found evidence of gunfire, including damage to a fence. Read More