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From MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, in the intersection of Aspen Street and Blair Road, Northwest.

At approximately 1:58 pm, a blue 2003 Volvo was driving northbound on Blair Road, Northwest, at a high rate of speed. The Volvo sideswiped a white 2014 Acura and then crashed head-on into a 2008 GMC pickup truck in the intersection of Blair Road and Aspen Street, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and after all life-saving efforts failed, the operator of the Volvo was pronounced dead on scene and transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Additionally, two passengers of the Volvo and the operator of the GMC pickup truck were transported to local hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The decedent has been identified as Teresa Larnell Channelder, 35, of Northeast, DC.

Anyone who has knowledge of this incident should call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.”

The Post reported: “a woman and a child about 4 years old were transported to a hospital in critical condition.” Read More

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From an email:

“For the 8th year in a row, we are hosting our massive Holiday Extravaganza at the brewery, this year on December 15th from 1- 6 pm. [6400 Chillum Place NW]

As always, we will have a ton of rare and limited releases on draft, specialty can offerings, and a few surprises. Also joining the festivities will be food trucks, DJs, live performances, and much more.

General Admission tickets are $15 and include admission, custom glass, and your first drink ticket. Read More

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Rendering via Hines

Das ist riesig, c’est énorme, esto es enorme – THIS IS HUGE!!

“The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” ―Anais Nin

Boom. Back in 2016 this space was, briefly, planned for a Wegmans grocery store. North Country – get your dancing shoes! From a press release:

Whole Foods Market has signed a 40,000-square-foot lease to anchor the Hartley at the Parks at Walter Reed, a 3.1 million-square-foot master-planned community from Hines, Urban Atlantic, and Triden Development Group. The leading natural and organic grocer is among the latest signature additions to the dynamic transformation of the former Walter Reed medical campus, the largest site under development in Northwest Washington, D.C.

Construction on The Hartley is expected to begin in early 2020 with completion of the project in early 2022. Read More

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Hopefully just a little glitch, because I’m eager to try this out!

A reader reported on Saturday:

“Mayor Bowser issued a press release announcing the grand opening of the kiosk. Tried to use it today and it said it couldn’t upload our data. Tried a second time and it said the same thing, then that the machine was out of order.”

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6916 4th Street, NW

From an email:

“Takoma Station Tavern was the site of a great jazz scene in the 80’s and 90’s, when jazz luminaries like Wynton Marsalis graced the stage and local jazz heroes like Paul Carr and Marshall Keys were a regular presence. In the mid-90’s, the club changed formats to R&B and go-go. But great jazz is making a return to the club, located at 6916 4th St. NW in Takoma DC near the Takoma metro stop. Read More

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Oof, thanks to Whitney for sending Sunday from: “3rd Street and Whittier Streets NW

clearly someone completely smashed into the front of this parked car and drove off. Totaled, no doubt, and also hit the two cars behind it because of the force.”

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Thanks to Stephen for sending from Takoma DC:

“took a long time to start blooming and suffered several collapses, but looks super cheery now!

It was a volunteer, as well. One of our puny little sunflowers from the alley must have thrown some seeds over the wall. I’m hoping for more next year!”

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