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Thanks to Beverly for sharing the good news about Honey:

“A happy ending to your tweet from March 30. Honey was found on our block this morning! Thanks to everyone who looked for him over the last nine days! Columbia Heights neighbors are amazing!


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From Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office:

“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today sent a letter to the Acting Director of the National Park Service (NPS), David Vela, requesting the closure of the chambers of the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials after reports that crowds had been forming at the sites over the weekend. Norton said her letter was motivated by concern for the safety of the general public and NPS employees during the coronavirus. Read More


Ed. Note: Yesterday there were 1097 total positives.

From the Mayor’s Office: “The District’s reported data for Monday, April 6, 2020 includes 114 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 1,211.

After further investigation, the District determined that an individual who passed away on March 29 was a Maryland resident, and that there was a duplication of data on April 4. Therefore, 22 District residents tragically have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Below is the District’s aggregated total of positive COVID-19 cases, sorted by age and gender. Read More


“My mom’s 16 year old toy poodle got out of the gate and across the street and fell down the sewer drain (at Crittenden & Queens Chapel NE). Prince the poodle is elderly, blind, and deaf. My mom called me in a panic at 4:00, saying that our neighbor had seen Prince fall. 311 dispatched Humane Rescue Alliance, and the DC fire department later arrived to try to open every man hole near where Prince was last seen. After 2 hours I thought we would call it. But the DC humane rescue did not give up!

DC water opened the cemented man hole covers and went atleast a 1/2 mile down the street trying to open every man hole cover. When we were ready to give up (again), DC water removed the last cover and DC humane society fearlessly went into the hole and found Prince!!

We were so impressed with how compassionate, relentless and professional the humane rescue staff were and can not thank them enough!! In this time of uncertainty, it’s great to know that people still really care and that we haven’t given up on each other, or our pets!!”

And some more awesome: Read More


At the end of March we got tons of reports that a crazy siren blasted around U Street/14th Street that sounded just like the one from the movie The Purge.

Well, funny thing about that – it was from the movie The Purge!! Thanks to all who forwarded on the report from Dcist:

“The authenticity of the footage was confirmed by American Medical Response, the private ambulance company contracted by the city to assist with 911 calls.

The company went on to say, “Once the video was posted, AMR management received two resignations before an investigation could be conducted.”

If I could find the right emoji I’d insert it here. Oh well this’ll have to do for me:

“But please remember: this is only a work of fiction. The truth, as always, will be far stranger.”
― Arthur C. Clarke


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