photo by Erin

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve recently moved to a building that controls the switch between A/C and heat and they are refusing to turn on the A/C prior to the May 15th date that’s mandated by DC law. My apartment has been above 80 degrees for over two days despite fans running, blinds closed, and every other measure I could take to mitigate the heat inside my unit. In addition, DC Public Schools are also dealing with this and students are expected to learn in classrooms that are also over 80 degrees. Read More


photos courtesy Story of Our Schools

From a press release:

“The Story of Our Schools and Eastern High School are proud to present “100 Years of Eastern High School” as part of the school’s 100th anniversary celebration. The exhibit features a replica of the Greensboro Four lunch counter, where civil rights activist and Eastern Alum, Franklin McCain, staged the famous sit-in, as well as a photographic timeline that honors Eastern’s academic, athletic, and creative accomplishments over the last 100 years. Read More

From the office of Council Chairman Mendelson:

“DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson released the following statement after District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) this afternoon released their Initial Budget Allocations for Schools for FY2024.

“Once again, the Chancellor is traumatizing public schools by proposing substantial budget cuts,” Mendelson said. “In testimony before the Council earlier this week, the Chancellor minimized the chance that any schools would see substantial budget cuts. Yet we’re finding school after school losing money and teachers. Read More


via google maps

Readers report: “13 police cars/vans of various sizes charging up Wisconsin Avenue towards Tenleytown”

“Heard what sounded like gunshots near Jackson Reed High School. Police rolling up Wisconsin”

“Wilson is on lockdown; no one in or out for the time being.”

Austin Nichols reports on Twitter:

“Gunshots reported outside Jackson-Reed HS fka Wilson, HS on lockdown

Avoid Tenleytown for the moment if you can”

Update from the school:

And Deal:


“My daughter at JRHS is telling me that kids in her class saw someone with a gun in the park at Fort Reno, but that they all quickly moved to safety and are sheltering in place.”

Update from MPD: “Prelim info for sounds of gunshots in the 3900 block of Chesapeake St, NW-suspects in 2 vehicles exchanged gunfire. There is no active threat at this time. Ongoing investigating. School was placed on lockdown for precautionary measures.”

“MPD reports the 3900-4000 block of Chesapeake Street NW is closed to traffic due to police activity. Please avoid the area.”


“Dear PoPville,

The Mckinley Tech track team is the reigning DC champion and needs to raise funds for buses to compete against Maryland and Va. To that end, they’ve partnered with the highly popular GoGo Fitness and will host an exercise/dance party on the lawn at the high school. For those who don’t like to exercise they can just come out and dance to some great music. Gogo Fitness is giving 100% of proceeds to the track team. Donate on site.”


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