Association protests avenue's closing

Metropolitan Times

The Association of Oldest Inhabitants of D.C. will hold a meeting Friday and urge President Clinton to reopen Pennsylvania Avenue NW in front of the White House.

The 130-year-old association is a "civic boosting body and nostalgia society" said its program chairman, Harold Gray.

Mr. Gray said the association is "sympathetic" to the president's need for security but believes he made the wrong decision last year to close Pennsylvania Avenue to traffic between lSth and 17th streets NW.

D.C. Council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, and D.C. Chamber of Commerce President Kwasi Holman are scheduled to speak in support of the association's position.

The meeting will be at noon at the Channel Inn in Southeast.

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