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Ed. Note: This demand follows multiple complaints discussed here.

From the DC Attorney General’s Office:

“Attorney General Karl A. Racine, New York AG Tish James, and Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro today demanded Town Sports International, LLC (TSI) stop charging membership dues to gym members during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In the District, TSI’s Washington Sports Club (WSC) facilities are closed as part of the District’s emergency response to the pandemic. While many fitness clubs have provided automatic membership freezes at no cost, TSI has continued to charge District customers for memberships they cannot use. Read More

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Ed. Note: If construction continues to be deemed essential, I believe the onus should be on the construction crew management to make sure processes are in place to ensure a scene like this is not repeated.

“Dear PoPville,

As a follow-up to this week’s construction debate, here’s how workers at Signal House in NoMa are taking their lunch today. No fewer than 20 of them shoulder to shoulder at this illegally parked food truck. Read More

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From ANXO:

“To our ANXO Family, Friends and Neighbors,

We know that this is an extremely difficult time for so many. At ANXO, we made the difficult decision to close our @anxotruxton and @anxobrightwood locations for the safety of our customers and employees. With a heavy heart, we had to make the hardest decision we’ve ever faced: laying off most of our employees.

But ANXO is still here. We are resilient. We are creative. We are as committed as ever to our family of employees and to our wonderful community. But our ANXO family needs your help as we transition our business to pickup, delivery, and online sales. If you have the means to support ANXO during this time, here are some ways you can help: Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I have a severally disturbed/manic neighbor in my condominium complex who has wrapped me and my boyfriend into his mental delusions, despite us having never met this individual. On multiple occasions he has threatened physical violence (“I’m going to slit your throat; “You’re never going to make it out of your unit alive”; etc), attempted to kick in my front door to the point of physical damage, destroyed my electronic key pad to enter my unit, thrown racial/homophobic epithets, shouted these threats in the parking lot outside of my window to cajole us to look outside. To be clear, we’ve never spoken to this individual: outside of these instances, we’ve only even seen him in the hallway once, but according to him I am sneaking into his home at night to stab him with hypodermic needles while he sleeps. Read More

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We’ve got another week full of indoor time and likely to see it continue for several more — but that doesn’t mean you can’t check out some new homes on the market! Just like the past couple of weeks, rather than listing physical open houses, we want to provide you with options to tour the home without leaving the comfort of your pajamas (or bed). Check out our selected “virtual showings” with 3D tours, videos or both below. Make sure your agent has a strategy to keep you safe while searching for your next home.  To see the full Open House List, click here.

  • 4605 9th Street NW — $624,999 — Petworth
    Open ONLINE — Kevin Wood
    “Situated in the heart of Petworth, just off Sherman Circle, the house features three bedrooms and one full bath upstairs. The property has beautiful original details including the stunning hardwood floors, 5-panel doors, a cool original built-in in the kitchen, transom windows and more!” View full listing here.
  • 700 7th Street SW #806 — $499,900 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open ONLINE — Emily Gordon
    Top floor 1 BR/1 BA unit at Town Square Towers with hardwood floors and 2 Juliet balconies has the same square footage of most of the 2 BRs in the building. View full listing here.
  • 4100 Cathedral Avenue NW #PH9 — $889,500 — Cathedral Heights
    Open ONLINE — Lisa Abrams
    In a Best Address building, this 2 BR/2.5 BA 2,200+ square foot penthouse features a wide-open floorplan with tons of natural light, including a massive set of skylights in the main living space. View full listing here.

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Thanks to Josh for passing on this GoFundMe for Marx Cafe:

“The Marx Cafe has been a beloved institution of the Mt. Pleasant community for years, but like many small businesses, is struggling to pay its bills during the COVID-19 shutdown. The good news is we can help keep the Marx Cafe open for business by pitching in via GoFundMe donations. Let’s help Marx Cafe proprietor Aris Dallas pay his employees and his bills so we can all continue to enjoy the Marx Cafe for many more years to come!

Every little bit helps — thank you in advance!”

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m working with a team of 24 local artists to create and send hug-inspired artworks while we’re physically distancing and unable to give real hugs. The project is called A Hug or Something Like It and allows folks to send ‘Hug” care packages containing miniature hug art prints made by DC-area artists to friends and family (or to enjoy themselves!). Read More

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UPDATE From DC Health:

“The DC Department of Health (DC Health) is offering free, (appointment-required) COVID-19 testing for DC residents. If you have experienced symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath and would like to be tested, please call (855)-363-0333. Call Monday-Friday from 9AM-4PM.

Ed. Note: Yesterday there were 653 total positives.

From the Mayor’s Office: “The District’s reported data for Thursday, April 2, 2020, included 104 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 757. The District reported three new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the District’s total to 15.”

From Coronavirus.dc.gov:

“DC COVID-19 Data for April 2, 2020

Total Tested Overall: 5584
Total Positives: 757
Total Deaths: 15
Total Recovered: 206 Read More

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