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A reader reports: “another drive by shooting on Kennedy and Illinois yesterday night (5400 block of Illinois Ave NW) – the 3rd in a month. This was around 9.30 pm. Numerous shots fired – 2 cars (one had 3 bullets, and one had 1) got hit.”


via GoFundMe

Thanks to Meghan for sending: “I saw the coverage of the mass shooting Labor day weekend, which killed three people. One of the victims killed was 31-year-old Donnetta Dyson. Dyson worked in the OR as a patient services assistant at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She leaves behind her son and daughter. Yesterday, this GoFundMe fundraiser was created to help Dyson’s children accomplish her dream for them to go to college.”

The GoFundMe says:

“A Mother’s love is incomparable, long-suffering, enduring, unconditional, and everlasting… And unfortunately gone way too soon. Donnetta Dyson was fatally shot and killed during a senseless and random act of violence on September 4, 2021, leaving behind her young children, Henry and Queen. Read More


5th and Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Christopher for sending: “Any word on this? Opening up right next to the new bread establishment kennedy!”

Anyone hear anything?

While we wait on details, allow me to share this classic note from your neighbor because it cracks me up every time I randomly come across it: “you are a SHELFISH, IGNORANT LOSER” Read More

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441 Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Frances for sending news about Golden Flour Bake shop coming soon to Brightwood Park. Their website says:

“Golden Flour Bakery comes from a lifelong fascination with solving problems through testing and experimentation.

As an individual with Celiac disease (gluten intolerance), our founder, Nieshia Williams, set out to find the perfect flour blend that does not sacrifice texture or flavor. As a new Black-owned business, Golden Flour strives to serve Washington, D.C. with flavorful baked goods and a shared sense of community. Read More

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Georgia and Kennedy Street, NW Photo by Lesley Warner

Update: A GoFundMe has been launched for the family of Zy’aire Joshua.

MPD wrote: “The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on April 1, 2021 at approximately 3:15 pm in the 900 block of Kennedy Street NW. Anyone with information or video is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.”

Full report from MPD: Read More


713 Kennedy Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Cheesemonster studio formally announced today that they will be permanently closing their doors due to an untenable safety situation at their studio on Kennedy Street. As detailed by their public instagram post here.

One of their founders was sexually assaulted in broad daylight while attempting to do her job. Cheesemonster studio is owned by two women and is a true small business. It’s just the two of them. Read More


703 Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Frances for sending: “It’s the former Japanese Embassy chef’s new venture. I tried the sushi and it was delicious! They also serve paninis, smoothies, pastries, and Ethiopian coffee! A welcome addition to Kennedy St! I had lunch from there yesterday and the sushi was phenomenal!!!!”

From Roots and Blooms: “Welcome Mita cafe! We are partnering with Local caterer Mita cafe run by Chef Ionue – former Japanese embassy chef offering breakfast menu and freshly made sushi, hot drinks ethiopian coffee and pastries. They are open every day from 8-3pm. Our premade flower bouquets and plants will be available Friday – Sunday for purchase at the location.” Read More

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