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Thursday, March 31, 2005; Page DZ07

Whitehurst Study

Representatives of the D.C. Department of Transportation will discuss a new study on the practicality of removing the Whitehurst Freeway in two public meetings.

The first meeting, at 7 p.m. next Thursday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW, will focus on the scope of the study and initial findings. The second meeting, at 10 a.m. April 30 at the Palisades Neighborhood Library, 4901 V St. NW, will focus on design alternatives, and residents will have an opportunity to comment and offer suggestions.

The study is available at ddot.dc.gov. Click on "Transportation Studies," then "Whitehurst Freeway Deconstruction Feasibility Study." For more information, contact Ramona Burns, DDOT's Ward 2 transportation planner, at 202-671-2234.

Clinic to Host Open House

Ward 7 residents and those living in surrounding communities are invited to learn more about the services offered by Chartered Family Health Center at its Open House and Family Fun Day, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 3924 Minnesota Ave. NE.

Free health and dental screenings will be offered, and information will be available about the organization's services, which include primary care, asthma and allergy treatment, nutrition counseling, prenatal care and immunizations. For more information, call 202-408-3966.

Repairs at Douglass Site

The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Southeast will be closed to tours for six weeks beginning April 11 while lead paint is removed. The visitors center, featuring a 17-minute film, exhibits and a bookstore, will remain open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and, after April 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The museum will remain closed until May 20. But that date is tentative. People wishing to make reservations for tours after May 20 may call 800-967-2283 or visit reservations.nps.gov. No reservations are necessary to view the film or exhibits in the visitors center.

For more information, call 202-426-5961, or go to www.nps.gov/frdo.

Forum on Northeast Plan

The D.C. Office of Planning and the University of Maryland Urban Studies Department will host a forum Saturday on retail possibilities, design standards and community issues concerning development in and around the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station in Northeast Washington.

The event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Washington Center of Aging Service, 2601 18th St. NE. For more information, call city planner Deborah Crain at 202-442-7605. To reserve a spot, call 301-405-6793 or e-mail the University of Maryland Urban Studies Department at umurbanstudies@yahoo.com.

Anacostia Board to Meet

The Anacostia Waterfront Corp. will hold its first public board meeting from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room of the Professional Building at 2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE.

Directors of the publicly chartered corporation, which is charged with revitalization of the neighborhoods and parkland on either side of the Anacostia River, are scheduled to adopt procurement rules, personnel policies and an initial budget resolution for the remainder of fiscal year 2005.

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