Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Few Quick Items: Fatal Shooting, Cyclist Struck, SW Lecture Series Reminder

- There was a fatal shooting on Sunday evening according to The Washington Post.  From the article:
The man, identified as Tyrone Joyner, 22, of Southwest, was shot about 6:30 p.m., according to police. The shooting occurred in the 1400 block of Canal St. SW, in a neighborhood west of [Nationals Park]. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately divulged.
- On Monday morning, a cyclist was struck on the 600 block of Maryland Avenue. From The Washington Post:
Police said the motorist stayed at the scene, though investigators said it was too early to determine who was at fault. Police said the victim appeared to be in his 30s. Police said the victim was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
- Here's a reminder that tonight is the first part of the Shaping Southwest: Understanding the Past and Envisioning the Future lecture series hosted The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly, in partnership with the DC Preservation League. The lecture will be held at Jefferson Middle School from 6pm - 8pm. The cost is $15 for DCPL Members and Southwest residents and $25 for Non-Members and non-Southwest residents. Register here.


SWag said...

It will be interesting to see how many people attend the lecture... It would be packed to capacity were it free. Do they have info that is not available to the public? What exactly is one paying for??

Sarah Y said...

Actually the entrance fee was mostly paying for the food. I'm afraid that part wasn't well advertised because I did not expect food and the lady I sat next too didn't either. But anyway it was a nice bonus for my $15.

The lecture was very good. I suppose you could just buy both speakers' books and get most of it, but I think it was worth my evening. Some provocative thoughts on connectivity/disconnectivity and the realization of how much of our waterfront is barred to the public (especially Ft Mcnair but also including large swaths of the industrial district and the Fish Market which actually blocks the water).

Bob Craycraft, Executive Director, Waterfront Gateway Neighborhood Association said...

A big THANK YOU to SWNA for organizing this fantastic lecture, it was very imformative and professionally presented. Like Sarah, if food is included going forward it would be good to know.

Unknown said...

Sorry to have missed it--is there any chance this one or others in the series could be posted on Youtube?