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From AlertDC:

“The US Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC) Aerial Control Team (ACT) will control a flyover in the National Capital Region at Audi Field today, September 15th 2022, at 6:45PM.”

and from a Traffic Advisory:

“The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is pleased to host the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 45th Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Read More


looking towards 7th Street, NW

Thanks to Matthew for reporting: “Mass Ave is blocked by Metro Police due to a suspicious Van in front of the Marriott Marquis.”

Update from readers: “That’s where [orange clown] is speaking today”


“Some additional context to the heightened security is that President Trump will be returning to DC for the first time since 1/20/21 and is speaking at the Marquis circa 3 p.m.Read More


9th and N Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard anything about the Union Kitchen on 9th and N St NW? I walked by yesterday (1/9) and it’s completely papered over and dark inside. I didn’t see any signage indicating a closure or remodel.

I live right around the corner and love their breakfast bar so hoping they aren’t going anywhere!”

Update from Union Kitchen: “Hi! We’re undergoing some renovations. Reopening tomorrow and excited to welcome you back!”


photo by Lauren Parnell Marino

From the Mayor’s Office yesterday:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated the reopening of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and joined Events DC in announcing the addition of two locally-owned vendors inside the Convention Center, Ben’s Chili Bowl and Shop Made in DC.

“We have been inviting people to come back and experience DC, and it is always important to us that visitors are able to experience the real DC. It doesn’t get more DC than Ben’s Chili Bowl or a whole shop filled with items made by DC creatives,” said Mayor Bowser. “Spread the word: DC is open and so is our Convention Center.”

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center opens ahead of two major conventions, Otakon and Awesome Con. Read More


Thanks to Kanga for sending: “Thought you’d like to see this- outside the convention center on 9th and L, giving out free joints for people that got vaccinated!”

The DCMJ website says:

“From free joints at dispensaries to free bags of weed outside vaccination centers, across the United States cannabis reform advocates are stepping up to organize their own cannabis giveaways to help end the coronavirus pandemic. Read More


1017 7th Street, NW

At long last!! Pearl’s Bagels is nearly here (on 7th Street across the street from the Convention Center near the original Passenger location.)

From the owners:

“The day has finally come and we’re going to open this Saturday!

For now, we’ll be doing contactless takeout via online pre-order (the day before) only. Once we get a handle on how many bagels to make any given day, we’ll switch to day-of ordering and ramp up to making all the sandwiches we’ve been planning over the past year. We’ll be selling assorted bagels by the half-dozen, tubs of various cream cheeses, plus “Nana’s Hot Jalapeno Spread” — Allee’s (my wife and business partner) grandmother’s specialty that’s similar to pimento cheese, but hotter and better (in our humble opinion).

We’ll also be selling two build-your-own-sandwich kits. The “Lox Box” will feature Ivy City Smokehouse novalox, Little Wild Things microgreens, capers, pickled red onions, a tomato, and cream cheese; and the “BEC Box” which will include Epic Curing bacon, a half-dozen cage-free eggs, sliced cheddar cheese and a little jar of ketchup. Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user small craft

From MPD:

From Friday, February 28, 2020 through Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference will take place in the District of Columbia.  In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures and parking restrictions the public and motorists should take into consideration.

The following streets will be closed from 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020 to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 3, 2020: Read More


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