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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in the homicide of 35 year-old Kassahun Abebe Edo, of Irving Texas which occurred on Saturday, August 22, 2015, in the 700 block of Fairmont Street, Northwest.

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, at approximately 7:30 am pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 24 year-old Milkiyas Bayisa of Adelphi, Maryland was arrested by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was charged with Second Degree Murder in connection to the homicide of Mr. Edo.”

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Bruce Monroe before demo in 2009.

Ed. Note: Remember this tease back in 2010 175 apts, 52 rowhomes, Burgers, Folks from Churchkey?

From an email:

“This is a reminder that the 1A Advisory Neighborhood Commission’s Bruce Monroe Task Force is soliciting community input to identify the desirable long-term use(s) for the former Bruce Monroe School site located at 3000 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20010 (between Irving St and Columbia Rd). The Government of the District of Columbia currently owns this parcel.

This site was formally designated to establish the Bruce Monroe Elementary School, which was later demolished in 2009. Currently, the site is designated for temporary park use. We need your input to determine the potential permanent use(s) for this site.The survey link can be found here.

This survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. The deadline to submit your response is September 9, 2015.”

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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close one lane of traffic in each direction on Georgia Avenue, NW, between Barry Place and Florida Avenue, NW in Ward 1 beginning on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7 am, weather permitting. These closures are expected to stay in place until May 2016.

The closures are needed for DDOT to construct dedicated bus lanes and a streetscape along Georgia Avenue, NW. The work includes the replacement of sidewalks, curb and gutters, sidewalk ramps, mill and overlay of the roadway, and new dedicated bus lanes in each direction on Georgia Avenue, NW.

Curbside parking will be restricted while work is underway and ultimately removed upon completion of the project. Emergency No Parking signs are and will be posted a minimum of 72 hours before the start of construction. Sidewalk detours will also be in place while sidewalk repair is in progress. Signage and protective barriers will be used to maintain public safety.

Motorists should expect moderate-to-heavy delays, and are advised to seek alternative routes. DDOT encourages all traveling in this area to stay alert and to obey all construction signs.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Tuesday night some thieves tried to steal my scooter from right in front of my house on Sherman Ave, between Harvard and Columbia. While heading to work the next morning I noticed the cover was all disheveled. I took a look inside and my glovebox was left open (I leave it unlocked and empty for exactly this scenario). I thought that was it, but then when I went to unlock my chain I noticed it had been largely cut through. The heavy gauge of the chain along with the U-lock saved it from getting stolen, though obviously I have to replace my chain and change the lock just in case.

I wanted to reach out for two reasons. One, scooter enthusiasts – always use a chain and lock and cover, and leave your glovebox unlocked and empty overnight. It’ll save you from having your glovebox lock broken. Two, is this even worth reporting to the police? The citizen in me feels like I should, so that the numbers are on record and something might be done about it, but the DC resident in me feels like it will be a massive waste of time and the cops will tell me to go pound sand.

Thoughts?”