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North Capitol and P Street photo by camille

From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred on Friday, January 3, 2020, in the 1400 block of North Capitol Street, Northeast.

At approximately 5:15 am, the victim was walking eastbound, mid-block, in the 1400 block of North Capitol Street Northwest to the Northeast side when a sedan traveling northbound on North Capitol Street, Northeast struck the victim. The operator of the vehicle stayed on scene. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all life-saving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead. Read More

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1625 First Street, NW at Florida Ave

Thanks to Jim for sending word: “I’ve been waiting for this news for a long time” Glassey’s Facebook now says:

“The long-awaited opening of Glassey is coming soon, stay tuned for the official announcement of the GRAND OPENING!! To help get the buzz started Glassey will be hosting a mini pop-up block party a few times a week for the next few weeks offering a sneak peek of our menu & each event will feature a certain dish on the menu. Stop by to get a taste of our exclusive dishes, try some cocktails, listen to some fun indian beats & get excited for the grand opening!!” Read More

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via google maps

Brian reports from around 3rd and P Street, NW:

“any word on a shooting in Truxton Circle last night at about 8:30? Sounded like three shots. Police were in the area minutes later”

Amy replied: “There were some leftover NYE fireworks getting set off in the neighborhood last night…”

Anyone else hear them in Truxton?

Unrelated but just before 6pm Mona reported to us in NE:

“So, uh, did anyone else hear two massive (like, ground-shaking massive) explosions around NE DC within a few minutes of each other just now or am I having a stroke?”

Somebody’s definitely gonna bring up the shirt so let me get that out of the way.

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via google maps

From MPD (around 3:45am Jan. 1):

“The First District is currently investigating a shooting in the rear in the 1200 block of North Capitol St NW. Unknown suspect (s) shot an adult male and female and fled the scene. The injuries appear to be non life threatening. There are no street closures.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the MPD tip line at 202-727-9099 or anonymously text a tip to 50-411″

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3rd and Florida Ave, NW

Meats and Foods reported some serious construction related frustration on Friday:

“NEBT crews are currently extending the construction staging area far beyond what the plans call for, completely blocking crossing access from ours and other buildings. plans call for the staging area to end at the entrance of 249 Florida Ave. Read More

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Thanks to David for sending from Truxton/Shaw: “Closest I’ve ever been to one. Just chillin ⁦on fence. ⁦Dog was very concerned.”

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 Friends of the White Whale Society.

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711 Kennedy Street, NW

From a press release:

“We are excited to announce that ANXO Executive Chef Alex Vallcorba will be taking over food operations at ANXO’s Kennedy Street Tasting Room starting on Thursday, October 3rd. Executive Sous Chef Jose Zelaya will oversee food operations at ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar on Florida Avenue, where he has helped run the kitchen since it opened three years ago. Kennedy Street Head Chef Davon Pulliam is returning home to Baltimore for a Head Chef position after working with ANXO through a year of pop-ups, a year opening Florida Avenue, and two years running his unique menu on Kennedy Street. Read More

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