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From the North American Aerospace Defense Command:

“We will conduct air exercise Falcon Virgo Thurs-Fri in D.C. with flights scheduled between midnight and 5:30 a.m. Eastern

The exercise includes F-16, UC-35A, MH-65D and a Cessna 182T aircraft. Some portions of the exercise could involve flights at approximately 2,500′

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“Dear PoPville,

DC now requires all recycling to be loose and all recycling in plastic bags is thrown out. Private companies pick up the recycling from apartment buildings, but they still have to follow DC regulations. If you live in an apartment building and your recyclables go into a large container (“dumpster”), it’s most likely they still need to be loose. Some companies allow clear bags (but not grocery bags) for large quantities of recycling. Black bags are always considered trash, regardless of which bin they are in. Read More

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From WMATA:

“Metro will make it easy for riders to get to the Smithsonian National Zoo to say bye-bye to Bei Bei, the zoo’s beloved giant panda. Free shuttle buses will drop-off and pick-up customers at the zoo’s entrance while three Red Line stations (Cleveland Park, Woodley Park and Dupont Circle) are closed for major lighting upgrades this weekend. Read More

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previous sighting back in 2016

The legend is back never left.

“Dear PoPville,

I work at a office on 22nd and K and for the past month or so I have noticed a elderly gentleman asking for “change for a $20″. Obviously noting it was a scam because of the frequency I see him/hear him ask. I still see so many folks lose $19 dollars to this man daily.”

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Thanks to Chris for the heads up from DDOT:

“The Visitor Parking Pass (VPP) program is designed to allow guests of District residents to park for more than two hours on Residential Permit Parking or RPP-zoned blocks. A VPP is only valid during the hours of RPP enforcement and in the same RPP zone and ANC boundary as the residence. The passes are not necessary on holidays or other times when parking restrictions are not subject to enforcement.

The VPP can be used to provide temporary Residential Permit Parking (RPP) privileges in the following eligible wards: Read More

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From ALERT DC:

“On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), in conjunction with the support of the Executive Office of the Mayor and relevant district agencies, will conduct an active threat exercise on the campus of Roosevelt High School. The exercise will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. During this time, emergency vehicles and personnel may be seen moving about the campus. Please note, there is no real emergency or cause for alarm. The goal of this exercise is to improve upon the District’s ability to protect our students and staff, save lives, and reduce injuries.

We understand the subject of emergencies and active threat scenarios can be uncomfortable. For this reason, the exercise will take place on a professional development day when students are not in the building for classes.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I was riding in to work yesterday morning around 8:30am on 4th street, headed SE towards Navy Yard, when someone doored me. The right side of my body slammed into the door, I flipped over the door, and landed on my left side. My bike seat completely turned and my tires need to be looked at for repairs.

Police arrived on the scene, and I was taken to the ER by ambulance. I am lucky to say that I was able to walk away with some bruising on my ribs and legs and a fractured elbow. Read More

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From MPD:

“On Sunday, October 27, 2019, the Marine Corps Marathon will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from approximately 2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Further, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic for the event during the listed times: Read More

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Dan Silverman, October 2006.

Ed. Note: My first and last race. At the time I was a pack a day smoker and did zero training for the race. I raced well. I couldn’t walk for TEN days afterwards. I have never been in such pain. I am an idiot. Don’t do this race without training. Also, don’t smoke. In January I will have quit smoking 10 years ago. I feel much better now. Anyway, good luck runners!

From a press release:

“The 35th Anniversary edition of Army Ten-Miler (ATM) is this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 8:00 a.m. EDT in Washington, DC. The 10-mile road race starts and finishes at the Pentagon, traversing a scenic course that takes the 35,000 runners through downtown Washington, D.C. Read More

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