Thursday, January 17, 2019

Paul Cerruti: snow scenes at McMillan

See this tweet from yesterday:


tonight: DC Water Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) construction kickoff meeting

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Josh Mathews: Honor the legacy and life of Tricia Lynn McCauley -- fundraiser at Boundary Stone tonight for the Tricia McCauley memorial herb garden

See this 01-15-2019 message from Josh Mathews:


We're having a fundraiser at Boundary Stone this Thursday, 1/17/2019 from 5:30pm-8:30pm to raise funds for the Tricia McCauley memorial herb garden.  DC Brau has donated a keg to support. 

See this Facebook post:


two weeks from today: DefRealComedy at Crisp

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Spark at 12's second private tasting dinner of 2019 on Valentine's Day!

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Save McMillan Park event: Defend McMillan 2.0 at the DC Court of Appeals -- Tuesday, 01-22-2019

See this Save McMillan Park Facebook post this afternoon:




what were the rents in Bloomingdale in 1937?

Thanks to new DC Office of Planning Interim Director Andrew Trueblood for tweeting out this map of DC rents back in 1937.

DC rents by block in 1937.


Note the range of rents in Bloomingdale.

In general, the rents from U Street NW northward were higher than the rents south of U Street NW.

The dark blue shaded blocks had rents of $50 to $74.99, while the brown shaded blocks had rents of $40 to $49.00 -- and the light blue shaded blocks had rents of $30.00 to $39.00.








"Raise a Glass" fundraiser at Boundary Stone for the construction of the Tricia Lynn McCauley public herb garden in LeDroit Park -- Thursday, 01-17-2019

See this Boundary Stone tweet:





storytelling -- "Bloomingtales" -- at Big Bear Cafe -- today, Wednesday, 01-16-2019

See this Facebook Big Bear event announcement:


Theme - Liminal States
During a period of a Liminal State social hierarchies may be reversed, structures temporarily dissolved, continuity of tradition uncertain, or future outcomes thrown into doubt.  A state of liminality is one where the normal order of things has been suspended.
Come Share your Stories

 
sign up at the door. prizes for best stories food & bar specials.
Wednesday, 1/16
7pm

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

come join Tone Carousel Circle Singing -- Wednesday, 01-23-2019

See this 01-15-2019 message:

Come join Tone Carousel Circle Singing! 
St. George's Church 
160 U St. NW
7pm 
Wednesday, January 23 2019

Shutdown? Open up!! Bring your voice. No experience necessary to create amazing moments with sound and rhythm. 

Questions? email Kit at:   unforeheard@outlook.com 


Tricia Lynn McCauley public herb garden fundraiser at Boundary Stone (with a donated keg from DC Brau) -- Thursday, 01-17-2019

See this 01-15-2019 message from Josh Mathews:


We're having a fundraiser at Boundary Stone this Thursday, 1/17/2019 from 5:30pm-8:30pm to raise funds for the Tricia McCauley memorial herb garden.  DC Brau has donated a keg to support. 

See this Facebook post:


TEDxLeDroitPark -- Wednesday, 02-27-2019

See this event announcement passed along by LeDroit Park Civic Association President Ethan Arnheim:





Trivia Night at Boundary Stone tonight, Tuesday, 01-15-2019

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on the agenda of tonight's ANC5E meeting: the Joe Mamo lot project HPRB matter

Subject: Notice and Agenda for January 2019 ANC5E Public Meeting 
Date: 2019-01-08 09:07 
From: "Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05)" 
To: "Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05)" 

Good Morning All: Attached is the agenda for the January 15, 2019 public meeting of ANC5E. Please post and distribute. 

Bradley A. Thomas 
Commissioner-ANC5E05


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comedy in Bloomingdale: HighFrequencyHumor at Big Bear tonight; DefRealComedy at Crisp on Thursday, 01-31-2019

See these messages:

Big Bear Facebook post:
                     







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Monday, January 14, 2019

Little Donna's New Mexican BBQ at Big Bear -- Friday, 01-25-2019, and Saturday, 01-26-2019

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DefRealComedy at Crisp Kitchen and Bar -- Thursday, 01-31-2019

See this tweet:


Common Good City Farm solicits your input on its new website design

See this tweet request:





first private Tasting Dinner of 2019 at Spark at 12 -- Friday, 01-18-2019

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meeting on the DC Water Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) construction kickoff -- Thursday 01-17-2019

From: Hadiah Jordan <news@dcwater.com>
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2019 1:05 PM
Subject:
NEBT Construction Kickoff Meeting Invitation





come share your stories: "Bloomingtales" storytelling at Big Bear Cafe -- Wednesday, 01-16-2019

See this Big Bear event announcement:


Theme - Liminal States
During a period of a Liminal State social hierarchies may be reversed, structures temporarily dissolved, continuity of tradition uncertain, or future outcomes thrown into doubt.  A state of liminality is one where the normal order of things has been suspended.
Come Share your Stories

 
sign up at the door. prizes for best stories food & bar specials.
Wednesday, 1/16
7pm

Joe Mamo lot HPRB on the agenda of the ANC5E meeting agenda -- Tuesday, 01-15-2019

Subject: Notice and Agenda for January 2019 ANC5E Public Meeting 
Date: 2019-01-08 09:07 
From: "Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05)" 
To: "Thomas, Bradley Ashton (SMD 5E05)" 

Good Morning All: Attached is the agenda for the January 15, 2019 public meeting of ANC5E. Please post and distribute. 

Bradley A. Thomas 
Commissioner-ANC5E05


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come out for Women and Wine at Tyber Creek -- Tuesday, 01-15-2019

See this Tyber Creek Wine Bar and Kitchen Facebook post:





comedy! High Frequency Humor at Big Bear Cafe -- Tuesday, 01-15-2019

See this Facebook post:
                     







Big Bear is Open Today! (Monday Snow Day)

until 7pm.


Happy Snow Day

Sunday, January 13, 2019

eight weeks from today: Boundary Stone's St. Baldrick's Day headshaving event to raise funds to fight childhood cancers



We are looking for shavees and donations for our annual St. Baldrick’s Day head shaving event at Boundary Stone. This is our 6th annual event at the pub and have thus far raised $329,053 for children’s cancer research! The day itself is one of our favorite days at the pub and is both a fun and emotional one where we come together as a community.  To get more of a feel for what the day and organization are about, check out this 7 minute film created by LeDroit park resident Quentin Kelly about our 2015 event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgUhfS0n_gc&feature=youtu.be.  We have also created a Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/291660741698601/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1547061126548928

This year’s event is scheduled for March 10th and we have set the lofty goal of $100,000!  To sign up to be a shavee or to donate, please click on this link: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/BoundaryStone2019

Below are a few facts about children’s cancer and St. Baldrick’s.
  • Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes.
  • Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of kids in the U.S.
  • Current childhood cancer research is significantly underfunded. Of the U.S. federal funding for cancer research, only 4% is solely dedicated to childhood cancers.
  • St. Baldrick’s is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.
  • Since 2005, St. Baldrick's has committed more than $253 million to lifesaving research. Grants include training the next generation of researchers, supporting innovative research and helping institutions treat more children in clinical trials. 
Together we can do this! 

Thanks for your help! 




Saturday, January 12, 2019

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for Saturday 1/12 and Sunday 1/13/2019

15 Rhode Island Ave NW is listed for $1,080,000.
The featured open house is a recently renovated Victorian house in Bloomingdale. The agent representing the seller is Beth Hughes with Compass. See the links below for more details and open house times.

SATURDAY 1/12/2019 Open House list and map

SUNDAY 1/13/2019 Open House list and map

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in Bright MLS by 10am on Friday. If you don't see your open house in the links, feel free to add in the comments. Also, if you would like your open to be featured with a picture for this post, please e-mail suzanne at compass dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

"Bloomingtales" Storytelling at Big Bear this Wednesday 7pm.

Theme - Liminal States
During a period of a Liminal State social hierarchies may be reversed, structures temporarily dissolved, continuity of tradition uncertain, or future outcomes thrown into doubt.  A state of liminality is one where the normal order of things has been suspended.
Come Share your Stories

 
sign up at the door. prizes for best stories food & bar specials.
Wednesday, 1/16
7pm

"Bloomingtales" storytelling at Big Bear Cafe -- Wednesday, 01-16-2019

See this tweet:




Bloomingdale Village Square Committee invites you to today's Decking Over North Capitol Street 2nd community open forum

Subject: Join Us For The Decking Over Of North Capitol Street - 2nd Community Open Forum - Sat. Jan. 12th

Who: The Bloomingdale Civic Association’s (BCA) Bloomingdale Village Square (BVS) Committee would like to invite you to the second Community Open Forum concerning the Decking Over of North Capitol Project. With an introduction by BCA President Teri Janine Quinn, the Forum will again be moderated by Thaddeus Thaler (BCA's BVS Government And Community Outreach Director), with contributions from BVS's Co-Chairs Dr. Bertha Holliday and Zach Sherif, and BVS board member Paul Cerruti.

What: Building off of the successful first Forum on November 3, 2018, we will have updated information from ZGF Architects who, through a pro-bono services agreement with the Bloomingdale Civic Association, has graciously been dedicating time to help visualize the project to ultimately assist the community with its pitch to stakeholders. Bloomingdale resident and ZGF architect Chris Somma will again join us, and will bring along new material that he has put together since the last meeting:


  1. An overall map of the entire corridor (satellite image), highlighting the particular area that we are looking into the for the Overdeck. Existing areas of interest will be highlighted and there will be an opportunity for attendees of the Forum to use stickers to tell us something about the neighborhood, e.g., areas needed for improvement (open space, safety, access, infrastructure etc). Attendees can also use the opportunity to express where we think there can be other opportunities.
  2. Images of what DDOT standard furniture currently is – something the public can expect as the possible furniture solutions that the District would be willing to maintain.
  3. Map of the full context of the area we are looking at (V St. through Seaton Pl.) – an opportunity for attendees to express what we are hoping to see in terms of programming in the space (e.g., pavilion for live music). The size of the Overdeck and possible opportunities for extension will be shown. 
  4. Images of the existing site.
  5. Precedent images (signifying program opportunities, aesthetics, context).  

The Forum will allow for more community input to guide the work of ZGF Architects moving forward with their work on visuals and deliverables on the exciting initiative to deck over North Capitol Street from V Street to Seaton Place with a pedestrian and bike friendly green way bridging once again the neighborhoods of Bloomingdale and Eckington.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Where: St. Martin's Catholic Church in the Pioneer Room at 7 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Entrance is on T Street NW, down some steps through the basement double doors.

For Whom: This event is open to all residents of Bloomingdale, Eckington, Edgewood, NOMA, Stronghold, and Truxton Circle. 






Friday, January 11, 2019

sad sight -- the razed Medhane Alem Eritrean Church at 150 S Street NW

See this Facebook post from St. George's Episcopal Church, 2nd and U Street NW:


breakfast burritos at Meats and Foods

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Ward 5 Report: Upcoming racial equity symposium and start of the 23rd DC Council period


From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 10:59 AM
Subject: Ward 5 Report: Upcoming Racial Equity Symposium and The Start of the 23rd Council Period



Dear Neighbor,

As many of you know, I have spent my time down at the Wilson Building trying to advance racial equity in the District of Columbia. More recently, in fall 2017, I introduced the Sense of the Council on Establishing Race, Equity, and Social Justice Resolution of 2017. My work continued through 2018 when I convened a Racial Equity Working Group, held racial equity trainings for Councilmembers and staff, and successfully led the effort to have the Council of the District of Columbia join the Government Alliance on Racial Equity — a national network of leaders working to achieve racial equity within and through government.

Building on that foundation, I am excited to
invite you to a symposium I am hosting next week entitled, Race & Policy: Advancing Racial Equity and Economic Inclusion in the District of Columbia. We will have panels featuring academic, government, and advocacy leaders addressing major policy areas to create a path toward true racial equity in the District of Columbia.

The data illustrates the inequities in the District. I could list a dozen jaw-dropping statistics in education, employment, and public safety but I'll share just one. A 2016 Urban Institute
study found that white households in D.C. have a net worth 81 times greater than Black households. That is the product of generations of racism and discriminatory policies, and I am committed to dismantling the systems that created and perpetuate these inequities.

In Service,

Kenyan

In this issue of the Ward 5 Report:




McDuffie Sworn In for Second Full Term


Watch Councilmember McDuffie's remarks as he was sworn in for a secon full term as Ward 5 Councilmember.


Symposium on Race & Policy




Legislative Update


On Tuesday, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie introduced the Racial Equity Achieves Results Act of 2019 [B23-0038]. The legislation operationalizes racial equity in the District by requiring the Office of Budget and Planning to design and implement a racial equity tool, beginning in fiscal year 2020. Further, it requires the Mayor to include racial equity-related performance measures in the development of an agency’s annual performance plans and to require the Mayor to include an evaluation of the use of the racial equity tool in the annual performance accountability reports. Finally, it requires the development of a racial equity training for all District employees.

“Decades of structural and institutional racism in the District, and to be sure, in America, has created widespread racial inequities, which are pervasive and exist across all indicators for success, including in education, criminal justice, employment, housing, transportation, health, and in business,” Councilmember McDuffie said, “Only by building systems that are intentional in their design to account for implicit bias and systemic inequities, will every District resident truly have the same opportunities to prosper in our society.”

Watch Councilmember McDuffie introduce the Sense of the Council in Opposition to the Federal Government Shutdown Resolution of 2019.


Kenyan in the Community





Tune in to 95.5 WPGC this Sunday, January 13, at 7:00 am as Councilmember McDuffie talks racial equity and the upcoming symposium with host Roland Turner on Greater Washington Urban League's "On Track Radio."


Walk with Councilmember McDuffie on MLK Day




DC Water Bill Releif Information


In response to residents concerns about rising D.C. Water bills, mostly attributable to the increasing Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge (CRIAC), Councilmember McDuffie and his colleagues on the Council established a relief fund for qualified residents and non-profits. The program is now accepting applications. Consult the chart below to see if you qualify. 



Meeting on new Lamond-Riggs Library - January 17




D.C. Water Northeast Boundary Tunnel Construction Community Meeting - January 17




Multilingual Education Fair of D.C. - January 26