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Thanks to a reader for passing on her query to DGS about the status of the reopening of the East Potomac Pool:

“Thank you for your inquiry about the modernization of East Potomac Pool, which is currently underway. This email is to provide an update regarding the construction and the pool’s opening.

We want to assure you that providing residents and the patrons of the East Potomac Park with a state of the art new pool; pool deck and pool house is our priority.

The opening of East Potomac Pool is currently scheduled for summer of 2020. This is a delay from our previously communicated timeframe of Summer 2019. The new date and time is due to unforeseen construction circumstances during construction.

During construction, our teams faced several unforeseen circumstances, which included the findings of: Read More

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From MPD:

“Tonight shortly before 7pm, MPD was alerted to a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of First Street, SW. We were able to locate an adult male that was suffering from gun shot wounds. He was alert, conscious and breathing. He was subsequently transported to a hospital for treatment.

We are asking if anyone has any information related to this shooting you contact MPD on 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”


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“At approximately 1am this morning (Friday 3/29), officers from the Third District responded to the area of the 1300 block of Harvard Street NW in reference to the sounds of gunshots. Read More

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From MPD:

“It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that we have had another shooting in the Southwest area. Last night, at approximately 2100 hours my team heard (and you all let us know) that there were several gunshots coming from the area. We found over 25 shell casings in the west alley in the 1300 block of Half Street Southwest (the alley just south of the unit block of N Street SW). About an hour after the shooting, we had a victim arrive via private vehicle to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his posterior. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Friends and I attended our first DC United game ever at the new Audi field last Wednesday, and we had a great time and decided to return for Sunday’s game against Atlanta. On our return visit, one of my friends and I showed up toting the exact same purses as we had brought in on Wednesday with no issues, but on Sunday we were turned away after the security people compared our purses to a plastic rectangle they were holding, telling us our bags were too large. We were directed to go around the stadium and deposit our purses into storage, which of course cost an additional $15 per locker. Friends (all the women in our group were turned away) and I spent 20 minutes waiting in this line–which was of course all women, along with a few male companions–and by the time we got to our seats, we had missed 28 minutes of the game. So all in all, I was charged an additional $15 and missed 30% of the match of my $60 tickets, or $33 in total from this ridiculous policy.

Apparently this has been Audi Field’s bag policy since the stadium opened in July, but I see several issues: Read More

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From a press release:

“With the hotly anticipated opening of D.C. United’s Audi Field on July 14, 2018, Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup today revealed the culinary lineup for soccer fans to enjoy on game days. The highly curated food and beverage program is a result of the joint venture between ThinkFoodGroup and Levy, a subsidiary of Compass Group USA, which was announced in April of 2017. The partnership presents an unprecedented and unrivaled powerhouse of two best-in-class companies – the culinary creativity of ThinkFoodGroup and the operational expertise of Levy and Compass, the nation’s foremost foodservice management company. Read More

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From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser joined D.C. United, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and other District officials to cut the ribbon on Audi Field, the new D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point in Ward 6. The 20,000-seat stadium is expected to attract one million new visitors annually and spur more than $1.6 billion in total economic activity over the life of the stadium. Read More

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From MPD:

“Last night just after midnight (1207 AM) First District Units responded to a 911 call for a shooting at 45 P Street SW. The units arrived quickly and found the victim on the stoop of 45 P Street SW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was conscious and breathing on the scene, but took a turn for the worst at the hospital and was pronounced dead.

If you have any information related to this offense, please contact Detective Christopher Bastian at 202-645-9600, or any member of the Homicide Branch. A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone committing a homicide in the District of Columbia.”

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