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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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From DDOT:

“As the District celebrates the inaugural Open Streets DC event on Saturday, October 5, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises motorists to expect road closures, parking restrictions and travel delays on and around Georgia Avenue NW between Missouri Avenue NW and Barry Place NW. Road closures will be in effect along Georgia Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 5. Read More

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via google maps

Kevin shares this upsetting report from this Saturday:

“I just wanted to let you know I was brutally assaulted and robbed by 2 males in between Columbia and Harvard street on Sherman. They followed me from 7-11 and attacked me from behind. I was brutally beaten for 30-45 seconds and they got away with my wallet.

The law enforcement responded immediately and they have suspects being questioned.

I am OK, my thoughts are with our safety as a community.”

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2606 Georgia Ave NW courtesy Gorbet

From an email:

“I thought your readers would be interested to know that the market has rebranded as Gorebet, which means neighborhood in Amharic and reflects owner Neja Ali’s Ethiopian roots. In keeping with the warm and welcoming environment emblemized by its homemade sambusas — savory Ethiopian pastries stuffed with vegetables or chicken — Gorebet is further embracing its community by offering a variety of DC-made products. These include in-demand healthier and fresher options, such as: Read More

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A reader reports:

“So a drunk ass driver ran 2 red lights, hit 3 cars in front of cops who didn’t do much (until calls to 911 started, and people flagged them down) last night, and hit 3 cars total before hitting the curb to a stop. cars hit were on 2900 block of Georgia Ave, NW. finally hit a curb and stopped on the corner or Georgia and Girard. Read More

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Sherman and Irving Street, NW. Photo by Grant

Around 3:15pm Alert DC Traffic Police reported: “Traffic Alert
700 b/o Irving St NW btw Sherman Ave and Georgia Ave NW [EB One-Way] due to Police Activity
Alternative Route[s]: Park Rd, Harvard St, Lamont St
Watch for MPD direction // Closures are subject to change”

Some are hearing this was a shooting but that has not been confirmed at the moment. Update when more is known.

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Ed. Note: Let me tell you about back in the day

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the District will host its inaugural Open Streets event on Saturday, October 5, 2019, along Georgia Avenue, NW. Nearly three miles of the avenue will be free of vehicular traffic between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., allowing residents to walk along and in the roadway and enjoy a wide range of activities for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Read More

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