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Pollin funeral Friday will close some streets in NW

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By Debbi Wilgoren
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 26, 2009; 6:59 AM

Some streets around Washington Hebrew Congregation in Northwest will be closed Friday morning for the funeral of Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin, D.C. police said.

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The services are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

D.C. police said Macomb Street will be closed to through traffic between Massachusetts and Idaho avenues, and 39th Street NW will be closed between Massachusetts Avenue and Newark Street NW. No parking will be permitted on those streets from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The synagogue is located at 3935 Macomb St.

A public memorial service will be held at Verizon Center on Dec. 8.

Pollin was a developer and philanthropist who used to own the Washington Capitals and spurred the revitalization of downtown in the 1990s by building an arena on 7th Street for both his teams. He died Tuesday, at age 85, of a rare neurological disease.

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