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Harvard and Sherman Ave, NW

Update: A reader on the block reports the man has been taken into custody peacefully.

Alan Henney reports:

“Police have CLOSED several streets in the Columbia Heights, Pleasant Plains and Park View neighborhoods while they attempt to talk a wanted man out of a residence near Girard Street and Sherman Ave NW-DC. The SWAT team and fire/EMS are assisting.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

I live on Irving Street between Georgia Avenue and 14th Street, and it is constantly littered with trash. Two things exacerbate this: the south side of the street has street-side trash pickup that blows loose bits of trash everywhere, and my multiple attempts for public trash cans have been rejected by 311.

Today, I came home to find 3 lovely young women in Howard Bison jackets picking up every tiny bit of trash on the street, smiling and making their way down Irving. I jumped out of my car to thank them and they just waved off my thanks.

I’m not sure what prompted this, but thank you Howard University and thank you to students doing this on a blustery, gloomy day instead of Black Friday shopping.”

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2000 block of Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Heard Howard announced at the civic meeting on Monday that they are closing the current hospital, moving it elsewhere on campus, and redeveloping the 3M sqft into private, non-academic use. Saw it on twitter from @EricFidler

Do you have any more news? Timelines?”

Thanks to the many, many folks who sent me Eric’s tweet:

As for timelines he added in a response that it was “probably 10 years off”: Read More

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Georgia and Columbia Road, NW

Andrew first reported around 11pm: “did I just hear gun fire around Harvard and Georgia streets northwest?”

One reader reported: “5-7 shots on Hobart at 10:52PM.”

From MPD:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 2900 block of Georgia Avenue NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the torso.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I was involved in a hit and run Sunday September 29 at the crossroads of Georgia Ave and Harvard St’s NW. You can find the video (above.) I have suffered greatly as a result of this accident, breaking and separating my shoulder and sustaining 3 breaks in my pelvis, that said I’m lucky to even be here asking for help. The case is currently in the hands of the MPD hit and run desk but it seems they have no leads at this point, Read More

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