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“Dear PoPville,

Was wondering if anyone could help us out with this. Our exterior cable line needs to be replaced. It runs from our outside wall into the cable tap in the complex’s garage. Comcast won’t do it because we live in a condo and not an apartment complex. I’m having trouble finding a contractor that does exterior work of this kind.

Has anyone had this issue before or know anyone that can do this kind of work?”

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“Dear PoPville,

Looking to improve the wifi connection in my house and feel like there’s got be a pool of DC residents who live in old rowhomes with thick walls and have found a good solution. Looking for recommendations for extenders. Thanks in advance!”

Side note: On twitter this morning we were asked: “Have others been experiencing especially inconsistent Xfinity service in DC over the last couple weeks? Seems to be dropping out once every couple hours on some days.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I am writing to share an unfortunate experience currently plaguing several residents of the 1400 block of Florida Ave NW, which up until this week has been a work zone for the Northwest Boundary Sewer Rehabilitation Project. The project came with the headaches of a significant infrastructure improvement project in the middle of a busy city (lots of noise, loss of street parking for residents, major traffic snarls on what is already a major thoroughfare for regular traffic as well as emergency vehicles), but residents of the area had been able to tolerate the disruptions and coexist peacefully with the crew.

Until June 22. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I live in Adams Morgan, and our building just received another notice from DC Water saying that the water will be shut off tomorrow for 8 hours. Over the past few weeks, our building has received two additional notices saying that our water would be shut off on other dates, but the water has never actually been shut off at the designated time. Is anyone else experiencing the same issue? It is a little disruptive to prep for long periods of water shut offs that never happen.”

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Ed. Note: If you see a swarm please call or text the DC Beekeepers Alliance  at (202) 255-4318 or email [email protected]

Thanks to April Thompson for sending:

“Another Day at the Blue Plains Bee Orphanage

Of the many precious resources Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant captures, orphaned honeybees probably aren’t top of mind. Yet tucked behind behind the Bloom blending pit, a row of brightly painted hives serve as home to recovered bee colonies that produce a few hundreds of pounds of award-winning honey per year. The hives were installed five years ago under the auspices of the DC Beekeepers Alliance, with the help of registered beekeeper Chris Peot, DC Water’s Director of Resource Recovery.

As Peot explains of the photo above, “It is swarm season, as the hives transition out of the winter. In the fall the bees breed siblings that can live 5 months – the rest of the year they live an average of only 42 days. A healthy hive will begin breeding short-life workers as the weather warms, and sometimes they get overcrowded. Read More

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