If you’re feeling pessimistic about Georgetown’s chances against Belmont Friday, try out Voice staffer Emma Forster‘s concept for a March Madness pool.
Brittany Wade‘s observation highlights the internal social class dilemma haunting Glover Park bachelors. Well, that basement apartment may not be much, but it has one advantage over a Georgetown house: it’s safe from drunk Hoyas.
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At approximately 8:20 p.m. last night, a Georgetown graduate student was robbed on 41st Street between Calvert and Davis Streets in Glover Park, according to a Department of Public Safety alert. While the student was walking home on 41st Street, two males emerged from a black sedan, which then drove off. One of them, who was armed with a handgun, shoved the student to the ground and took his bag, which contained a laptop and school books. He then stole the student’s cell phone and demanded his wallet.
Having stolen the student’s laptop, cell phone and wallet, the two suspects ordered him to walk away without looking back. As the student did so, the two suspects fled in an unknown direction. The student called MPD, who responded to investigate the incident, when he arrived at his residence. This morning, he reported the incident to DPS headquarters.
The public safety alert describes the two suspects as African American males.
DPS requests that anyone who has information regarding this incident or who noticed any suspects before or after the incident, to contact them immediately at (202) 687-4343.
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This month’s edition of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E came with a visit from the ANC’s northerly neighbors. ANC3B and friends traveled all the way from Glover Park to defend their plan to revamp a segment of Wisconsin Avenue north of Safeway.
The hotbed issue of last night’s meeting was a proposed construction project… that’s happening in another ward. The ANC of Glover Park has been working with the District Department of Transportation and the Office of Planning for some time to modify Wisconsin Avenue from Massachusetts Avenue down to 35th Street. The proposed construction project will widen the sidewalks, add a designated left-turn lane, and reduce the number of lanes to two going each way.
According to Brian Cohen, Chairman of ANC3B, the project has two goals. First, it will improve pedestrian safety by slowing cars down and giving pedestrians an easier time crossing the street. Both the narrowing of the road and the addition of a few lighted cross walks are in response to two pedestrian fatalities that took place on Wisconsin in Glover Park.
The second goal for the project is to reduce the visual clutter in the area. According to Cohen, making the streetscape more pedestrian-friendly will help the commercial district too.
All this is fine and dandy, but ANC2E was worried a construction project might cause (cue ominous music) cut-through traffic.
Originally, it was commissioner Bill Starrels who raised the issue, but the infamous Stephen R. Brown was the one complaining at the meeting. Read the rest of this entry »
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Got a bike that needs fixing up? Thinking about buying a cheap bike that needs a little TLC? Save yourself a wad of cash by taking advantage of the free bicycle clinic at the Glover Park farmer’s market.
The clinic is at Hardy Middle School (1819 35th St NW) and runs Saturdays from 10am to 1pm through the end of October.
The clinic offers free adjustments, safety inspections, and advice on bicycle care and riding in the DC area. While the weather’s still warm, Vox recommends you take advantage of the free opportunity.
If you’re a bike fix-it wizard and would like to volunteer your services to the clinic, you can do so here.
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