Around Town: Nearby News of Note

Arrest Made in Fatal Stabbing Near Children’s National Medical Center — 44-year-old Otis Byrd of Greenbelt, Maryland, was pronounced  dead after he was found by members of MPD’s Fourth District on Wednesday at 3:27 p.m. when they responded to a call for a stabbing in the 100 block of Michigan Avenue, NW. On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, pursuant to a D. C. Superior Court arrest warrant, the decadent’s son, 20-year-old Brandon Byrd of Northeast, D.C., was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed.  MPD announced this case is domestic in nature. (Washington Post, MPD-4D Listserv)

IMG_0516Are the Best Days of Columbia Heights Behind Us? — Columbia Heights is safer today than is was a decade ago and offers a slew of new restaurants and shopping options. Yet the persistence of violent crime, homicides, drug dealing and basic quality of life issues has some questioning if Columbia Heights’ bright future has dimmed (Washington City Paper).

Adams Morgan Residents Fighting to Prevent Development of Sun Trust Plaza — PN Hoffman’s plans to redevelop the Sun Trust bank and plaza at 18th and Columbia Road has Adams Morgan residents actively fighting to maintain and save public access to the privately owned plaza area (Washington City Paper).

ANC4C Opposes Rock Creek East II Livability Study — Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C voted to oppose DDOT’s Rock Creek East II Livability Study at their August 10th meeting based largely on concerns that the study would lead to reducing lanes and adding a protected cycle track on New Hampshire Avenue. Unfortunately, the study had not been released or distributed before the Commission considered their position (Petworth News).


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2 Comments on “Around Town: Nearby News of Note”

  1. Chris Says:

    Continuing crime in Columbia Heights and Park View is no surprise, given that these areas were tricked into expanding the number of affordable housing units, by taking on the lot that was removed around U street and Logan Circle. Residents cluelessly try to peg people against developments like Spring Street as bigots and elitists, but the link between mass affordable housing and crime is real. The only real solution is to gentrify or educate, but you can’t force people to take responsibility for their own lives.

  2. rider Says:

    That livability study is full of such awesome ideas. We need to implement! What the heck is the 4C thinking? Hijacking development and improvement because of a bunch of out-of-neighborhood churchgoers? We need to rethink this.

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