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Dear PoPville – Time Capsule Removed from Sonny Bono Memorial Park?

Sonny Bono Park
1330 New Hampshire Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

This picture is from Friday. Look closely at the construction worker and you will see them removing items from the ground.

I live at 1330 New Hampshire Ave. NW and have a bird’s eye view of Sonny Bono Park, or what is left of it.

[The park was established in 1998 after Sonny Bono’s death by Bono family friend Geary Simon, a local real estate developer. He approached the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation’s Park Partners program and paid $25,000 of his own money to revitalize an unused 800-square-foot (74 m2) triangle of grass.]

The construction that has been going on for over a year has now on New Hampshire touched down in the park, and on Friday it looks like the construction workers uncovered the time capsule with Sonny’s “official Congressional cufflinks, and a mug from his string of Bono’s Restaurants. Thought you should know the landscape and contents of the park may never be the same. I wonder where Geary Simon is now and what should be done with the memorabilia uncovered this morning!”

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