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Deal on Jelleff Reached

As hinted at during the ANC roundup, a deal for the city to purchase the Jelleff Branch property of the Boys and Girls Club (as well as two other club properties) has been reached. Fox 5 has the footage:

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That protester is long time School Board member William Lockridge. According to the Post, the property he’s talking (well, shouting) about has already been sold to a charter school. Although GM agrees that a charter school doesn’t offer the same community benefits that a Boys and Girls Club (or a similarly operated recreational center) does.

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Fox 5 Reports on Boys and Girls Club Closing

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GM reported yesterday about the closing of the Jellef Branch of the Boys and Girls club. He warned that the land transfer could be easily derailed if enough people feel that the city is only looking out for the affluent users of Jellef. Therefore the fans of Jellef should hope that the transition plans discussed in this report succeed.

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Jellef Boys and Girls Club to Close, City to Purchase Land

The Washington Post is reporting that the Boys and Girls Club is going to close several branches in the D.C. area, including Georgetown’s Jellef Branch, right next to Social Safeway. The organization is severely struggling to ensure its long term financial future and has identified for elimination the branches with the fewest members. ¬†What this means to the neighborhood after the jump:

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