by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

“Dear PoPville,

About 4:45 Friday afternoon I was riding the bus eastbound. At a stop in Mt. Pleasant about 10 Highschool kids (another person already on the bus later informed the officers who arrived later they went to Wilson but who knows) entered the bus from the back entrance (not paying) pushing passed people trying to get on. Their target was another student, a young lady, sitting with her friend in the back. It was clear from the body language and the egging on of the other students getting on that their plan was to jump this girl either on the bus, or ride it till she had to get off and do it then.

At this point two older women who were seated near the girl in the back jumped up to shield her and began loudly accosting the girls and boys who had got on – while the bus driver stopped the bus and went to flag down a nearby police car. While it took some minutes for the cops to arrive and kick the kids off, during this whole time these women stood up to the mob with various admonishments and threats of their own (such as “Why – I will smack you so hard you’ll call your mama and when she comes down Ill smack her for raising you like this.”) (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 1, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

1111 19th Street, NW

Danielle wrote yesterday:

“I’ve sent an email to Wawa about their oversight of the DC store in their free coffee promotion for all mid-Atlantic stores (MD and VA are included!)”

And a few hours later:

“I have heard back and Wawa has corrected this issue! Their response is below:

Have no fear… DC is definitely included in the free coffee celebration on Sunday! It was a mistake leaving it out of the release and I’ve updated and replaced it. thank you for reaching out and enjoy the big game!”

So props to Danielle, and props to Wawa for the quick fix!!

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

via google maps

Thanks to Justin for passing on from the Capitol Hill listserv:

“Mugging (attempted carjacking?) last night [Tuesday] on 600 block of E St, NE

A woman was tackled getting out of her car around 10:30 last night [Tuesday] on the 600 block of E St NE. Three perpetrators got her keys and seemed to be trying to take her car. She started screaming when they tackled her and a lot of people went outside. The perpetrators ran off and three neighbors chased after them. They cornered the perpetrators and were able to hand them over to the police. None of the guys who chased were injured. The cops were here for a while, but I didn’t hear how the woman was. The impression was that she was ok.

An unpleasant reminder to check your surroundings before getting into or out of your car, and be careful about carrying too many things when leaving your car. (I know I’m bad about grabbing all of my bags and gear and then fumbling for my key fob as I walk away).”

by Prince Of Petworth April 17, 2017 at 11:00 am 5 Comments


Rebecca Menes, a 13 year Logan Circle resident, writes:

“What did you do on Easter Sunday? Maybe you went to church, had an Easter egg hunt with your children, or enjoyed brunch with friends. Not for the DC Fire and EMS Department, who gave up their holiday to help people in a pickle, and that included me. Stuck on an elevator between floors in the Rainbow Lofts residential building on Church St. NW with no consolation but my bags of defrosting groceries, this rescue squad was there in no time flat. My neighbors had rushed to the scene, as well as my best friend (a former journalist) who understood the importance of the moment and snapped some pics. But it was six of our city’s finest who pried open the elevator door and brought me and my groceries to safety.

I considered for a moment to pretend to be in tears — or at least ready to swoon from the heat into those trustworthy arms — but I thought better about it when these able professionals extricated me with little fuss. I was only able to shake one of their hands before they rushed off to help another innocent victim somewhere in the city.

Thank you, DC Fire and EMS Department, for being there when I needed you most.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 Comment


Thanks to a reader for sending Saturday night:

“I don’t know who this guy is, or why he was doing what he was doing…All I know is that as he bounded down the hill from the Washington Monument belting along with Bon Jovi carrying extra on his shoulders with the American flag waving triumphantly in the twilight as he wound his way around the reflecting pool towards Lincoln, there wasn’t a single person he passed who wasn’t taken out of their own mind for a few moments to look up and smile. We were all one–and I’m totally down with that cool.”

Should you spot a quiet act of heroism along these lines please do send an email with a brief description and the neighborhood where it was witnessed to [email protected]


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