10/02/14 10:15am

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2031 Florida Avenue, NW

@EdwardGarnett tweets us the photo above:

“@PoPville looks like McClellan’s Retreat is happening in the old Veritas space. Any details?”

I took a peek on my Sunday walkabout and was told then that they about 2 weeks from opening (close to 1 week out now). The women I spoke to said they’d be focusing on wine and cocktails. This is the former Veritas Wine Bar that closed back in August.

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looking east towards Connecticut Ave

10/02/14 9:45am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfpackWX

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

10/02/14 9:15am

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred near the intersection of 3rd and Adams Streets, NE.

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at approximately 3:04 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for shooting. Upon arrival, they located the victim, 18-year-old Johnie Lee Resper of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in the 200 block of Adams Street, NE suffering from gunshot wounds.

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 wanted 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.”

10/01/14 4:58pm

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A few readers pass on the following email:

“My son, Joe Madden, has been missing since Monday. Joe is 23, about 6’1″ and 170lbs. Hazel eyes. Last seen in NE Washington, DC on Monday morning Sept 29 around 10:30 am. We have filed a police report but there’s nothing else the police can do. None of his friends have heard from him since Sunday. He doesn’t have his phone with him.

If you have seen him or have any information that might help us find him, please let me know. And share widely. Help.

Gwynne
gkostin(at)gmail.com”

From MPD:

“Missing Person Critical

The below listed person is a critical missing person by the Metropolitan Police Department. If you have seen this person, please call the CIC at 202-727-9099 and provide the below CCN number.

CCN: 14-150-689
Joseph Madden

Last seen in the 1000 block of Kearney Street, Northeast on September 29, 2014.”

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10/01/14 4:40pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user washingtonydc

From emails:

“Dogs, cats and other pets (plus people) will crowd the Franciscan Monastery’s gardens for the traditional blessing of the animals to mark the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals:

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land (upper gardens)
1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington, DC 20017

The Franciscan friars, dressed in their traditional brown habit, will pray and sprinkle holy water over the animals. Each pet will receive a St. Francis dog tag. Veterinarians from the DC Veterinary Medical Association will be on hand for free consultations before and after the blessing.

The blessing is free. All pets and people welcome.”

and

“We are pleased to host the Pet Blessing on Sunday, October 5 at 5pm. at Luther Place Memorial Church on Thomas Circle. We gather in front of the St Francis Mural for some music, reflection and blessing for creatures and their human companions!”

and

Blessing of the Animals, St. Paul’s at 25th and K

Blessing of Animals St. Paul’s (PDF)