02/18/17 2:00pm

02/18/17 1:16pm


From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 900 block of 12th Street, Northeast, on Friday, February 17, 2017

At approximately 9:21 pm, members of the First District responded to the location for the report of sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. DC Fire and EMS transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 53-year-old Eric Linnair Wright, of Northwest, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

“Units from the Third District are currently investigating a shooting with multiple crime scenes along Georgia Avenue, NW, at both Euclid and Morton Streets. Because of this police activity, drivers are asked to avoid this area.

Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to call the Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

“Shooting at 0357 hrs in the 1300 block of Florida Ave NE. Lookout for B/M 5’7 dark jacket and cap armed with a silver handgun”

02/18/17 8:00am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

Have a great weekend!

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02/17/17 4:00pm

midlands 1
3333 Georgia Ave, NW

From The Midlands:

“In honor of President’s Day The Midlands will be donating 100% of profits from the entire day to the Latin American Youth Center of Washington DC.

Their mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. (more…)

02/17/17 3:30pm

painted city
courtesy Painted City

From an email:

Painted City explores the history of Washington, D.C.’s community murals and the preservation issues they face in changing neighborhoods by following one local woman’s efforts to study and conserve them.

When: Monday, February 20 at noon (Presidents Day) 
Where: Burke Theater at the Naval Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Ave NW)
Tickets: $12 at DCIFF website
02/17/17 3:15pm


“Dear PoPville,

Any idea who or what has the authority to handle the loss of Abe Lincoln’s index finger in Judiciary Square? This is the statue on the south side of the District Courthouse. I was walking my dog when I noticed it and asked some office workers heading to lunch about it. No one had any clue about how to report it. I looked, but found no sign of the finger.”

Hmm, maybe the National Parks Service could help (I’ve emailed them to let them know.) Any other advice on who to alert? Someone in the courts?


02/17/17 2:55pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

noma pup

“Ginny from Noma looking for trouble”


“Cottonball Pete of Adams Morgan enjoying one of his favorite things: boxes! To see more pictures of Pete, follow on Instagram @cottonballpete”


“This is my beloved Sascha from Columbia Heights. March 25th will mark one year since he passed at age 14. I still miss him and his shenanigans everyday.”

02/17/17 2:30pm

600 H Street NE

This rental is located at 600 H Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

$2381 / 1br – 732ft2 – New finishes and spacious layout in new H Street 1 bedroom

Located at the epicenter of H Street, The Apollo brings you home to the most dynamic and exciting neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Built on the site of the legendary Apollo Theatre, the building effortlessly combines past and present. Here you’ll find the best in D.C. design, paired with a relaxed vibe and all the comforts of home.