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Just a Few More Weeks Until Adams Morgan Day!

The 32nd Annual Adams Morgan Day will be held on Sunday, September 12th.

I went to last year's fiesta and it was awesome.  Lots of neat arts and crafts, tasty food trucks, and live performances.

This year should be no different.  Sponsored by the AdamsMorgan MainStreet committee, the fair features the various vibrant cultures that Adams Morgan is known for.

The festival will run from 12 P.M.-7 P.M. and pets are welcome.

The search is still on for vendors, volunteers, and sponsors for Adams Morgan Day, so visit their website at http://www.adamsmorgandayfestival.com/ to find out more.

More Road Work for 18th Street Reconstruction Project

More construction in Dupont? Yup.

The community's latest renovations have begun on 18th Street between P Street, NW and New Hampshire Avenue, NW.  The road work is part of the 18th Street Reconstruction project to better serve pedestrians and public transportation throughout the neighborhood.

This 18th Street construction is just the latest in a series of upgrades that the District Department of Transportation has ordered for the area.  The project includes:

  • Street and sidewalk reconstruction

  • Traffic signal and streetlight upgrades

  • New crosswalks, bulb-outs and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) safety upgrades

  • Landscape and streetscape improvements

This is a multi-phase project, so stay tuned for more information.

Uprooted Trees Cause Power Outages, Disruptions And Mess

WASHINGTON, DC (wusa) -- While crews worked to cut down a massive tree on Ingomar and Nebraska Avenue, PEPCO was repairing the wires it brought down.

"It was like a sudden, big, loud bang," said Bob Hagherty.

Although Hagherty lives only a few houses down from the downed tree, the power outage did not affect him as it did others in the neighborhood.

On South Dakota and 10th street, there were more problems with yet another stormy summer day. DC Fire Department put out a fire when wires were burning on a tree.

Lieutenant Jimmy Seavy told us, " What was unusual about this is when the breaker blew, some shrapnel flew off and it went off a windshield of a car coming down on South Dakota."

Lt. Seavy explained, ground saturation has caused plenty of uprooted trees to tip over and damage property. A big tree fell on a car on the 1600 block of Hobart and another on 20th Street in Woodley Park.

Officials Say System Doesn't Exclude Hispanics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. prosecutors are opposing a request by the man charged in federal intern Chandra Levy's slaying to turn over the names of summoned jurors to his attorneys.

Prosecutors also rejected defendant Ingmar Guandique's argument that D.C. juries have a statistically significant under-representation of Hispanics in a Friday court filing.

Guandique's lawyers had previously asked a judge to give them access to the names of summoned jurors while charging that Hispanics are underrepresented in D.C. juries. Guandique is an illegal immigrant from El Salvador.

But prosecutors maintain that even if the system could be improved, that does not mean the current system excludes Hispanics. They also questioned whether giving the defense access to potential juror names could discourage some people from returning questionnaires.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Shot, Killed In Adams Morgan

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A man is dead after a shooting in Adams Morgan Wednesday night.

Officials tell 9 NEWS NOW DC Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Mozart Place NW shortly after 9:00 p.m. to investigate a report of gunshots in the area.

Officers arriving on scene discovered a man suffering from a gun shot wound. Police say the victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Right now police do not have any information on any possible suspects or motive in the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.