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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) celebrates the opening of the Parkside Pedestrian Bridge in Ward 7, which will provide safe and accessible mobility opportunities for area residents.

Specifically, the bridge will more directly and safely connect the Mayfair neighborhood and Parkside development to its west with the Minnesota Avenue Metrorail and Bus Transfer Stations and the Deanwood Community to its east. Read More

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Angela via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

Angela was killed by a stray bullet a couple days ago, and her three kids are now without a mom. This fundraiser would go a long way in helping them get on their feet in the wake of tragedy.”

The GoFundMe says:

Angela White-Hooks leaves behind 3 beautiful boys with one graduating high school in June. Read More


June 23 Pedestrian Bridge Collapse across 295 Photo via DC Fire & EMS

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced plans to improve pedestrian accessibility across DC295 in Ward 7. In the next three years, DDOT will build three bridges–the replacement for the Lane Place Bridge, the Parkside Bridge, and the Douglass Street Bridge–to improve connectivity and pedestrian access for residents in Mayfair, Parkside, Eastland Gardens, and the surrounding communities of Deanwood and Minnesota Avenue.

“We are committed to working with the community and making the necessary investments to increase connectivity, improve safety, and build a multi-modal transportation network that works better for the residents of Ward 7,” said Mayor Bowser. “These three bridges, to be built over the next three years, are a critical component of this work and part of our overall effort to build a more connected DC.”

In the next three years, DDOT will build the following bridges: Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, Special Victims Unit seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle of interest in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (Gun) offense that occurred on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in the 3500 block of Jay Street, Northeast.

At approximately 6:58 pm, Sixth District members received a call for the report of a shooting at the listed location. When units arrived, they located a juvenile female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. [Ed. Note: The Post reported she is 7 years old and was “was riding a scooter in a courtyard”.]DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle of interest was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photo below: Read More

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