photo by Pablo Raw

From DC Water:

“All DC Water customers in the impact area under the boil water advisory can use tap water for all purposes after following the instructions provided below.

DC Water issued the boil water advisory as a conservative measure to protect public health, and we sincerely appreciate our customers’ patience while we took necessary precautions to ensure the safety of the tap water we deliver.

DC Water lifted the boil water advisory after tests confirmed that drinking water meets all water quality safety standards. DC Water tested water samples from multiple sites in the affected area and has verified that there is no risk of water contamination from the loss of pressure in some portions of the distribution system. 

Please see the interactive map at or call the 24-Hour Command Center at 202- 612-3400 to verify if your address was in the affected area.

Customers residing in the previously affected area should take the following precautions before returning to normal water usage: Read More



“Today, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) will collect water samples from four to five locations in the area of Northeast D.C. currently under a boil water advisory. These samples will be analyzed at DC Water’s laboratory. Test results should be available Tuesday afternoon. A second round of sampling will also take place tomorrow. Following two consecutive days of clear samples, DC Water will lift the current boil water advisory, which we expect will be on Wednesday.

Portion of pipe replaced overnight, with split running length-wise.

DC Water crews will open hydrants in the area to flush the distribution system by circulating fresh water through the system. This process can be repeated if needed.

DC Water issued the Boil Water Advisory after a temporary loss of pressure in the evening of May 28, 2023. DC Water advised customers to boil water first before using it for drinking or cooking if they are in the impacted area. This includes the neighborhoods of Fort Lincoln, Woodridge, and Langdon. The impact area is generally: Read More


3419 18th Street, NE

“Dear PoPville,

The new store is called Made With Love. It’s designed to be a neighborhood space for wellness and art. From the physical space itself (which I personally renovated), to the products sold here, to the art people can make here, everything in the space is made with love. We honor that we are all unique individuals made with love, made of love, made for love.

Here, we sell handmade wellness-related goods made by local businesses and artists (candles, body and hair products, wellness journals, art kits, essential oils, and more), featuring makers of color. We will also hold family friendly art and wellness classes, such as expressive painting, therapeutic journaling, meditative coloring, tea mixing, and more. This is a space to unplug, slow down, and enjoy!

We’re preparing for a soft opening this Friday and weekend.”

photo by DC Fire and EMS

DC Fire and EMS reported: “Update 2 Alarm fire 3400 block S. Dakota Ave NE. Fire under control. Investigators on scene working to determine cause. @PepcoConnect has de-energized the power lines atop the engine.

5 occupants have been displaced and will receive assistance from @RedCrossNCGC.

Update 2 Alarm fire 3400 block S. Dakota Ave NE. Visible fire knocked down. Hitting numerous hotspots. All occupants accounted for. 1 civilian & 1 firefighter transported to hospital non life threatening injuries.”

Thanks to Bradley for sending the after photos: Read More


courtesy DC Brau

From an email:

“DC Brau (3178-B Bladensburg Road, NE), Washington, D.C.’s original craft brewery, Taproom is back! After its recent closure, DC Brau has officially reopened the indoor space at their brewery in Northeast DC! Beer lovers can now enjoy their expertly crafted brews, like the iconic Joint Resolution Hazy IPA or The Public Pale Ale, only feet away from where they’re brewed daily in-house.

The Taproom is a destination for safely gathering with friends and family over a nice cold beer. DC Brau’s Taproom will be open Thursday from 12-4pm, Friday from 4-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm and Sunday from 12-6pm. Read More


via google maps

Ed. Note: Alan Henney reported “14th St and Rhode Island Ave NE DC. Passing ambulance stopped to assist woman shot in leg…Female victim was possibly an UNINTENDED TARGET DURING A SHOOTOUT. Several autos were struck by gunfire.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating suspects and a vehicle in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred on Monday, January 24, 2022, in the 1300 block of Brentwood Road, Northeast.

At approximately 1:51 pm, Read More


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