Wednesday, January 18, 2017

an introductory message from Jonathan & Jordan Stahl, the owners of Tyber Creek Wine Bar and Kitchen (in the former Rustik Tavern space)

Hello Bloomingdale!

We are Jonathan & Jordan Stahl and we are thrilled to be opening Tyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen at 84 T Street, NW. Tyber Creek will be a comfortable, neighborhood restaurant offering wood fired, seasonal food such as roasted meats & vegetables, flatbreads, fresh salads, house baked bread and cheese boards. Our beverage program will offer a curated and affordable wine list, specialty cocktails and beer on tap. We hope to continue the legacy left by Rustik and create a neighborhood gathering place where friends can come together over good food and drinks. 

We are excited to get to know all of you so if you see us around, say hi! We are aiming to open by mid spring - follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@TyberCreekDC) & Instagram (@TyberCreekDC) for updates. 

See you soon, 

Jonathan & Jordan



MPD: MPD officer involved shooting: unit block of W Street NW


From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:16 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: [MPD-5D] 1.18.17 MPD Officer Involved Shooting: Unit block of W Street, Northwest [1 Attachment]

January 18, 2017

MPD Officer Involved Shooting: Unit block of W Street, Northwest

(Washington, DC) - Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department responded to an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the Unit block of W Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

At approximately 9:46 am, an off-duty MPD officer contacted police saying he had been shot at multiple times at 3rd and U Streets, Northeast. He gave a description of the suspect vehicle, and after a search, officers were able to locate the vehicle operating in the area of the Unit block of W Street, Northwest. As MPD officers approached the vehicle on foot, one of the officers discharged his service weapon. No one was hit, and no injuries were sustained. The suspect fled in the vehicle and was later apprehended in the 1900 block of 5th Street, Northwest. A handgun was recovered from the flight path of the vehicle.

Arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Possession with Intent to Distribute, Fleeing and Eluding and Leaving after Colliding was 29-year-old Edward Darnell Bolling, Jr. of Sacramento, California.

No pedestrians or officers were injured during this incident. This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 202-727-9099.

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WaPo: "Seth Rich wasn't just another DC murder victim. He was a meme in the weirdist presidential elecion of our times."

Click on this link to read the entire Washington Post article.




The first instinct was to fight. He’d call their bluff. Come out swinging.
        
“Prove it,” Joel Rich wanted to say.
         
Prove my boy died because he was some kind of a mole, an email hacker, a cog in a conspiracy, a patsy in an international political intrigue.

Prove it!
          
Yet Joel Rich knew he wouldn’t get anywhere trying to knock down each new Internet rumor about the death this past summer of his son, Seth.
              
“People don’t care about the truth anymore,” the father lamented.
        
Seth Rich, the 27-year-old Democratic National Committee staffer with the straw-colored hair, American flag shirts and goofy grin, wasn’t just another D.C. murder victim. No. He was a meme in the weirdest presidential election of our times.
       
Somehow the bullets that took Rich’s life early that morning in July — two loud pops in the darkness — have continued to echo long after police officers found him bleeding in the streets of the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, chattering away but confused, unaware that his life was seeping away. In an era of reckless information, this is what it’s like when the fire hose gets turned on your family. Joel Rich wanted to move on to the next stage of grief, but it was too noisy out there, the allegations getting more and more far-fetched.
               
Seth was ordered killed by Hillary Clinton because he knew something about her email scandal.
    
Seth was killed by Russians posing as FBI agents investigating the Clintons.
       
Seth was killed because he slipped DNC emails to WikiLeaks.
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Friends of McMillan Park press release: ICYMI -- "Washington Post Op-Ed, “A chance to get McMillan development right”

From: Message Relay [mailto:mcmillanactivist@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 6:08 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: PRESS RELEASE: ICYMI: Washington Post Op-Ed, “A chance to get McMillan development right”



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        Wednesday, January 18, 2017
CONTACT:                                       Linwood Norman 804-837-0737                        
                      
ICYMI: Washington Post Op-Ed, “A chance to get McMillan development right”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an Op-Ed written by Friends of McMillan Park Treasurer Kirby Vining and published in the Washington Post this past Sunday, Vining outlines the District of Columbia’s gross mishandling of the development of McMillan Park. Vining also celebrates the D.C. Court of Appeals’ unanimous decision to overturn the District’s zoning and historic preservation approvals for the project at the sand filtration site and offers a clear way forward for the Mayor and City Council.

According to Vining,

“‘The court’s decision vindicates the arguments of the community that the approvals “failed to adequately explain why it was necessary to disregard” certain key policies in the Comprehensive Plan, which should “guide executive and legislative decisions.” The court also found that agency approvals failed to comply with D.C.’s historic preservation law, which prohibits harming landmark sites such as McMillan except under very limited circumstances.’”

Vining describes the current plan for development as one that offers few public benefits in return for the widespread negative effects the project would bring about. In his piece, Vining suggests three steps for the future of McMillan Park:

“· Rebid the project in an open and transparent manner as outlined by the DC auditor and consistent with D.C. laws;
        
· Ensure that there is a world-class design competition commensurate with the historic and land value of the site; and
                   
· Demand a clear and binding accounting from the winning bidder to clearly establish the benefits to the District and taxpayers of the project.”


To read Kirby Vining’s Op-Ed in its entirety, click here.   The Friends of McMillan also have a new petition for which they are collecting signatures and can be found here. To donate to their efforts to preserve McMillan, visit this link.

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agenda for this Monday's Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting

Below is the agenda of this Monday's Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting, to be held at 7:00 pm at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2nd and U Street NW:





Bloomingdale Civic Association Meeting Agenda 2017 01 23 by Scott Roberts on Scribd


spending Inaugural Week in Bloomingdale at Bacio, Boundary Stone, Crisp, El Camino, Pub and the People and Red Hen!

See this 01-09-2017 message:

Attached please find a one-page PDF featuring some of the restaurants in the neighborhood that will be open around Inauguration.

We’d appreciate if you’d share it with those on the list serve as a resource for anyone renting out their place for the festivities or who might be new to the neighborhood. 






 


       

lady bears bite back at Big Bear Cafe

See this Facebook announcement from Big Bear Cafe:





WaPo story on today's Bloomingdale/LeDroit Park police activity: "Off-duty D.C. police officer tries to pull over erratic driver, gets shot at"

Click on the link to read the entire Washington Post article. 




An off-duty D.C. police officer, trying to stop an erratic driver, was shot at Wednesday morning in Northeast Washington, leading to a pursuit that ended in a crash about one mile away, according to authorities.
     
At one point in the chase, police said, an officer fired at one of the occupants of the fleeing Mercedes. Police said they recovered the vehicle and a handgun and arrested two men. No officers or suspects were struck by gunfire.
  
Interim D.C. police chief Peter Newsham decried the “mentality where people feel they can discharge firearms in our city.”

“It has to stop,” he said.
   
Newsham said the incident that led to three sprawling crime scenes began about 9:50 a.m., when the off-duty officer, dressed in street clothes and driving his personal car, saw a Mercedes being driven erratically near Third and U streets NE, in the Eckington community.

The officer called for help and began to pursue the vehicle. Newsham said the vehicle stopped and a passenger got out and “fired multiple shots” at the off-duty officer. The chief said investigators do not know whether the gunman knew the man he was shooting at was a police officer.
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health fair at St. Martin's -- Sunday, 01-22-2017


See this 01-11-2017 message from St. Martin's Catholic Church:

My name is Angele White; and I am a member of St. Martin's Church Health Ministry.

On SundayJanuary 22nd, from 10 AM to 2 PM, St. Martin's Church is hosting its' Annual 

Small Steps for Better Health Parish Health Fair 2017!

St. Martin of Tours Church, located in Ward 5 on North Capitol St., NW (between Rhode Island Avenue and T Street NW) is having its' annual parish health fair on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 10 AM - 2:00 PM. and I think it would be GREAT for you to share this event with members of the community!

This church community event will take place in St. Martin's Pioneer Room--7 T Street, NW
(Please Use Side Steps or Door to Enter Lower Level of the Church)

If possible, we would love to have you represented at this event to provide information about services/resources available for our community! 

As our community grows, so does it grow in diversity!  
                                                                       
If there is someone who could provide assistance, speak, and/or printed materials for your organization in Spanish, this would be most appreciated. (Please make available information in Spanish for at least 10-15 persons.)

You may call me at 202 then 903-8661
or
Leave a message at 202 then 232-1144
regarding your availability to participate in St. Martin's Annual January Health Fair:

St. Martin's Church--DC
Small Steps for Better Health Parish Health Fair 2017!!!
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Time: 10 AM - 2 PM (After & In-Between Services)
Location: Pioneer Room--7 T Street, NW (Enter Through Lower Level of Church)
Washington, DC  20002

I have attached copies of the flyers for the 2017 Small Steps to Better Health Parish Fair.  Please share/post this flyer with others (i.e. clients, staff, family members, etc.) who might be interested in participating in this event.  

Thanks for remembering our St. Martin's Church Community in your Outreach Schedule! I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Angele White
202-232-1144 (church phone--messages only)
202 then 903-8661 (cell phone--best way to contact me)

PS.  The actual address for the church is 1908 North Capitol Street, NW  Washington, DC  20002.  However the Health Fair will take place in The Pioneer Room of the church; to enter, you must go around the corner from the Main Church entrance on North Capitol Street and enter from 7 T Street, NW.  Thanks again!

"whom to call to report a package theft?"

See this 01-18-2017 message:

I was told by customer service personnel that we should be notifying the police each time a package is stolen.


After having about a thousand dollars of with of clothes and art supplies stolen over the past few years, this sounds like a good idea to me. Please let people know, and if you have the number to call for the local police that would be helpful.


MPD: "1.18.17 Chief Newsham provides briefing on shots fired in unit block of W Street NW"

See this tweet from MPD:



a week from today at El Camino: Join the Friends of McMillan Park an evening to celebrate the recent neighborhood court victory

A McMillan-related event:





Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ANC5E votes to support pursued zoning relief to remove the cupola at 30 Quincy Place NE

At tonight's ANC5E meeting, the owner of 30 Quincy Place NE in Eckington requested zoning relief for a third floor addition that includes the removal of the existing cupola.

Prior to tonight's ANC5E meeting, the Eckington Civic Association voted in support.

And tonight's ANC5E also voted to support the zoning relief that results in the removal of the cupola.

FYI.



InTowner: "Legality of redevelopment plans for historic McMillan Parl called into question by just-revealed covenant; Mayor's Agent sets new public hearing"

Click on the link to read the entire InTowner article:


Legality of Redevelopment Plans for Historic McMillan Park Called into Question by Just Revealed Covenant; Mayor’s Agent Sets New Public Hearing
Accompanying images can be viewed in the January 2017 issue pdf
     
By William G. Schulz*
            
In their quest to radically redevelop the city’s historic, 25-acre McMillan Park reservoir site, contractor Vision McMillan Partners (VMP) and DC city officials have prepared and approved plans that appear to violate covenants that are part of the city’s own 1987 purchase agreement with the federal government for the land. That is the only plausible conclusion from a read of the purchase agreement– signed by federal and District of Columbia government officials at the time of the sale.
The InTowner was not able, by deadline, to reach city officials or VMP for a response to the recently surfaced documents, but welcomes and will continue to seek their responses to the facts now surfacing nearly 30 years later.
   
And the facts are these:
    
Four binding covenants — explained in detail under the headings “nondiscrimination,” “excess profits,” “FAA clause,” and “historic resources” — were attached to the $9,300,000 sale of the park by the federal government’s General Services Administration to the District of Columbia. The covenants, the documents make clear, convey to any future purchasers or developers of the land — such as VMP.
  
The historic resources covenant is key: “Any and all rehabilitation and renovation work at the parcel will be undertaken in accordance with ‘The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Building’ (Standards),” the covenant reads.
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DC Water community construction update - Bloomingdale -- dated Tuesday, 01-17-2017

From: Tanya M. Hedgepeth [mailto:Tanya.Hedgepeth@dcwater.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:58 PM
To: Tanya M. Hedgepeth
Cc: Tanya M. Hedgepeth ; Emanuel D. Briggs ; Peter Tinubu ; Tijuana Haynes
Subject: Community Construction Update - Bloomingdale

Dear Bloomingdale Community,
   

As you are aware, our contractor is hard at work to complete the remaining construction activities under our Small Diameter Water Main Replacement Project in your area. Before completion of the work in February 2017, there are still quite a bit of water service line replacements and water main tie-ins that must be done. In order to meet this deadline, please be advised that our contractor must perform some work on weekends and slightly past normal week day work hours (7:00am-7:00pm, Monday through Friday). Please be reminded that, at the outset of this project, the information that was provided did include a statement that during certain intervals we would possibly need to perform work at night or during weekends.
       
While we fully understand the inconvenience caused by late night work, please understand that we are trying to get this critical work completed as quickly as possible. Please also know that we are working with our contractor to minimize any heavy construction activities taking place past 9:00pm.   
Please also keep in mind that temporary water service interruptions are necessary during this phase of the project; affected residents will, however, be notified 48 hours in advance of any scheduled water shut offs and disruptions should last no longer than 8 hours.

Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to complete this project on schedule.
    
Tanya Hedgepeth | Construction Outreach Coordinator, Department of External Affairs
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority | tanya.hedgepeth@dcwater.com

5000 Overlook Avenue, SW | Washington, DC 20032

(202) 787-2202 | (202) 394-6359 (cell)| (202) 787-4122 (fax)

Water is Life! | Web | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr



here are the new ANC5E single member district commissioners

Here is the list of the new ANC5E SMD commissioners:   


5E01 Edward Garnett  5E01@anc.dc.gov    @Eddie4DC
5E02 Patricia Williams 5E02@anc.dc.gov 
5E03 Hannah Powell   5E03@anc.dc.gov    @hannahrpDC
5E04 Sylvia M. Pinkney  5E04@anc.dc.gov
5E05 Bradley Thomas  5E05@anc.dc.gov  @gotoBAT
5E06 Katherine McClelland 5E06@anc.dc.gov  @mcclelland_ke
5E07 Bertha Holliday  5E07@anc.dc.gov  @bgholliday7 
5E08 Horacio Sierra 5E08@anc.dc.gov
5E09 Dianne Barnes 5E09@anc.dc.gov  
5E10 Nanny Jones 5E10@anc.dc.gov

Bloomingdale is covered by ANC5E06, ANC5E07, ANC5E08 and ANC5E09.



Big Bear Cafe invites to come out Friday evening before Saturday's Women's March

See this Big Bear Cafe tweet:




at Big Bear Cafe: 2nd neighborhood storytelling night -- with the theme of Empowerment -- Thursday, 01-19-2017

See this Big Bear Cafe Facebook post:


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ANC5E meeting tonight -- new set of commissioners starting

Posted at the Eckington list at Google Groups.



ANC 5E January 17, 2017, Monthly Public Meeting
"Pinkney, Sylvia (SMD 5E04)" <5E04@anc.dc.gov>: Jan 11 02:11AM

January 17, 2017

Friendship-Armstrong Public Charter School [Cafeteria]
1400 1st Street, NW [1st & P St]
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA


Part I: Opening

Call to Order......................................................................................................................Chair

Roll Call..................................................................................................................Vice Chair

Election: Nomination of Officers ......................................................................Commissioners

Chair - Commissioner Thomas
Vice Chair - Commissioner Barnes
Recording Secretary - Commissioner Sierra
Correspondence Secretary - Commissioner McClellan
Treasurer - Commissioner Powell
Approval of Agenda ........................................................................................ Commissioners


Part II. Public Safety Reports/Q&A (5 minutes).............................................PSA 501 & 502 Officers

Commander William Fitzgerald (William.Fitzgerald@dc.gov) - Sgt. Brown/PSA 501 & Sgt. Baker/PSA 502



Part III: Business Administration

Approval of Meeting Minutes....................................................................................... Commissioners

Treasurer's Report.................................................................................................... Treasurer

Financial Report......................................................................................................... Treasurer

Quarterly Report..................................................................................................... Treasurer

Approval to Pay Bills/Reimbursements .................................................................. Commissioners

Approval of Security Funds ................................................................................ Commissioners

Approval of Business Cards and Name Plates............................................................ Commissioners


Part IV: Community Concerns (1-2 minutes)

Community Comments

Ward 5 Liaison for Mayor's Office .................................................... Lionell Gaines/Hakeem Rogers

Councilmember McDuffie's Office ...................................................................... Laisha Dougherty


Part V: Voting Support Requested (5 minutes/each)

Approval of BZA #19421 - Variance Exception for premises 18 T St NE .......................... Comm. Pinkney

Approval of BZA #19425 - Special Exception for premises 30 Quincy Pl NE ................... Comm. Pinkney

Approval of BZA #19398 - Special Exception for premises 1922 First St NE ..................... Comm. Pinkney

Approval of ZC # 06-14D (100 Florida Ave) MRP Elevation; modification to approved PUD .. Comm. Powell

Approval of BZA #19382 - Special Exception for premises 709 Jackson St NE .................. Comm. Garnett


Part VI: Information Updates/Presentations (5 minutes/each)

Move to Adjourn

El Camino and Fiddleheads Salon participating in All in Service DC

Here you go -- from www.alllinservicedc.com:


Inauguration Weekend 2017

ALL IN SERVICE DC celebrates DC’s diversity by giving back to local organizations that keep our community thriving. 

This inauguration weekend, eat and drink in DC for good. 
The events of the inauguration present a vital opportunity to serve our nation’s capital by creating inclusive spaces, in service not only to our guests, but also to our community. These are the fundamentals of hospitality, and it is in this spirit that we invite you to join us.




Red Hen mentioned in Washingtonian article "Moving to DC? Here’s Everything You Need to Know"

See this Washingtonian tweet:


Here's the Red Hen reference:

1. The Emerging-Neighborhood Hot Spot
Examples: Maketto, Sally’s Middle Name, the Red Hen, Himitsu, Bad Saint


artist Suzanne Des Marais sketch of her Bloomingdale block

See this Facebook post from Bloomingdale resident Suzanne Des Marais:


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Monday, January 16, 2017

ABC7: "1st look at new billboards going up in #DC asking DO YOU KNOW WHO MURDERED #SethRich"

See this ABC7 tweet:



Save McMillan Park people at today's MLK Parade

Here you go:




one week from today: FULL REPORT from the Bloomingdale Civic Association Historic Preservation Committee

A review from the Monday, 12-19-2016, Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting regarding the BCA Historic Preservation Committee:




A motion was made that the Bloomingdale Civic Association Historic Preservation Committee present a summary of key points at the Monday, 01-23-2017, BCA meeting -- and then a vote be taken at the Monday, 02-27-2017, BCA meeting on whether to seek neighborhood Historic District designation.

The BCA would decide in January who is able to vote at the February 2017 BCA meeting regarding Historic District designation.

A friendly amendment was made that a full report be given at the Monday, 01-23-2017, Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting -- instead of just a summary of key points. The motion passed unanimously.

There was a suggestion that a summary of the BCA Historic Preservation Committee’s report be placed on the website before the January 2017 BCA meeting.

the next Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting is Monday, 01-23-2017

Since today is a holiday, there is no Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting tonight.

The next meeting is a week from today on Monday, 01-23-2017.

At 7:00 pm at St. George's Episcopal Church, 2nd and U Street NW.




one week from today: Zoning Commission closed meeting to consider VMP & DMPED - remand from the DC Court of Appeals

It will be a closed meeting, so we won't know what transpired.



Will whatever VMP and DMPED do or present at this closed Zoning Commission meeting ultimately satisfy the DC Court of Appeals?




...and see this subsequent tweets from the new Washington City Paper Loose Lips reporter, Jeffrey Anderson:

Jeffrey Anderson@jeffreyanders19 15 minutes ago
Why is this meeting closed? The ZC is responsible for this mess. And they are going to fix it with the developer behind closed doors?

Jeffrey Anderson@jeffreyanders19 11 minutes ago
Maybe and should have listened to the D.C. Auditor and re-bid--complying this time with their own written terms.