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“Dear PoPville,

30 minutes ago [around 1:30pm] I was verbally assaulted by a man because I asked him to keep his distance on the sidewalk- he was not wearing a mask [in Meridian Hill/Malcolm X park.] He replied with “What did you say B*tch” and “I will kill you.” I was so scared that I started running. He started running after me. Then I turned around and said, “how dare you say that.” A young man man got in the middle and told him to calm down but I was so scared for my life, I was seeing tunnel vision that I sprinted off – to later collapsed and start crying. I want to report this first, to see if one of your readers was the young man with a dog that tried to stop the attack so that he could maybe help identify the crazy man. Second, to warn other women, to be aware no matter what neighborhood, and no matter what time of day. Anti maskers are among us and they are angry.”

Ed. Note: If you are the man with the dog please email me at [email protected]il.com and I’ll put you in touch with OP.

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“Dear PoPville,

Like Love in the Time of Cholera, but less magical realism as we live in DC so lets be real. I was walking at the bottom of Meridian Hill/Malcolm X park; you were sitting alone on the edge of where the last pool would be if it had water in it, wearing a delightful summer dress and had blonde hairish. I was wearing maroon running shorts and a black tee shirt with black hair. You gave me a delightful smile and I returned one. I noticed a look as I looked backed as I walked away and then walked to the top of the fountain. Upon descending back down to wear you were to say hello, you were gone. Love in the Time of Covid-19 still has magic to it, at least I hope.

Poetically yours,
David”

If this is you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with David!!

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15th/16th and W Street, NW. Photo by Stan Engelbretson

From an email:

“Washington Concert Opera & Washington Parks and People Presents the 3rd Annual Opera Outside on Saturday, September 28, 2019

Washington Concert Opera and Washington Parks & People are pleased to present the Third Annual Opera Outside, a casual outdoor concert on the upper field of Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park featuring performances by soprano Vanessa Becerra, baritone Benjamin Taylor, and pianist David Hanlon.

This event is FREE and open to all ages. Come and go as you please, and come as you are. Bring your children and pets! Bring a blanket and/or chairs so you can enjoy the music in comfort! Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Any idea what’s going on with the fountain and pond at Meridian Hill Park? The cascades have been off and on since last Friday. Since Sunday evening the water has been sitting stagnant. The water is turning a bright green (see pictures below). It seems like the perfect place for mosquitoes to lay eggs. Unless of course the Park service has been treating the water but it doesn’t appear that way.” Read More

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