Friday, November 15, 2013

the Ward 5 Report (dated 11-15-2013); tomorrow's Vision McMillan Partners open house mentioned

From: "Mandel, Jon (Council)" <>Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 5:15 PM
Subject: The Ward 5 Report: Office of Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie

The Ward 5 Report 
Office of Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
November 15, 2013

Dear Residents,
I recently met with Director Hanlon of the Department of General Services (DGS) and Chancellor Henderson of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) regarding the proposed extended construction hours for Brookland Middle School. We discussed the need for a stand-alone middle school in Ward 5, the impact of a condensed construction schedule on the surrounding neighborhood, as well as the budget constraints resulting from overtime costs necessary to meet an expedited schedule.
As a result of this conversation, and my numerous conversations with residents and education stakeholders, I am hosting an emergency meeting on Saturday, November 16 to resolve concerns about the expedited construction schedule. Meeting details are below.
In Service,


 Saturday, November 16, 2013
2 PM
Place: Luke C. Moore High School Auditorium
1001 Monroe Street N.E.

Hosted by
Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Ward 5

Chancellor Kaya Henderson, DCPS
Representatives of DGS

Ward 5 Highlights
   FabLab Photo
 Councilmember McDuffie visits the FabLab on North Capitol Street - a workshop to design and fabricate original creations.  
 Student Visit
A class from Gallaudet University visits Councilmember McDuffie to learn about the DC Council.
Councilmember McDuffie giving opening remarks at the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s Public Safety meeting.
Legislative & Committee Updates

Correction! Last week we inadvertently stated that the Prohibition Against Selling Tobacco Products to Individuals Under 21 Amendment Act of 2013 (B20-0567) was voted on at the November 5 legislative meeting. The bill was introduced at this meeting and referred to the Judiciary Committee; it was not voted on by the full Council. We apologize for the error.

McMillan Open House
On Saturday, November 16 from 10am - 1pm, there will be an open house at St. George's Episcopal (160 U Street NW) to view building plans for the McMillan Sand Filtration Site. A video visualization of the site plan is available online.
 Seabury celebrates National Family Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month, putting a focus on the dedication, joys and stresses that caregivers face each day. If you are a caregiver and have questions, call Seabury's free Information and Assistance number at (202) 364-0020. If you are caring for a resident of Wards 5 and 6 of Washington DC, Seabury has specialized caregiver case managers that can assist you. In Ward 5, please call (202) 539-8701.

Eckington Cleanup on Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m. 
Please join the Eckington Civic Association and residents on Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m. for a neighborhood clean-up and fall gathering. The meeting location is the Harry Thomas Senior Recreation Center. Refreshments will be provided.
Small Business Summit II
On Friday, November 22, Councilmember Vincent B. Orange, Sr. is hosting the Small Business Summit II. The Small Business Summit reflects the commitment of DC elected officials and business leaders to help small businesses access business opportunities, navigate government quickly and confidently, and access the capital they need to grow. Hosted by At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange in partnership with DSLBD, the DC Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Summit will provide business owners with an opportunity to learn, network, and grow their business in the District of Columbia.
For a complete listing of the agenda as well as information on how to purchase tickets, please visit the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s website,

Ward 5 Events

Councilmember McDuffie, or a member of his staff, will attend the following events:
Monday, November 18 – The Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting will hold its monthly meeting at St. George’s Episcopal Church, located at 160 U Street, NW, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 18 – The Gateway Civic Association meeting will hold its monthly meeting at Victory Christian Church, located at 3100 Adams Street, N.E., beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19 – The Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association will hold its monthly meeting at Howard University School of Divinity, located at 1400 Shepherd Street N.E., beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19 – The Ward 5 Council on Education meeting will hold its monthly meeting at Lamond-Riggs Library, located at 5401 South Dakota Ave, NE, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 19 – ANC 5E will hold its monthly meeting at Trinity University, located at 125 Michigan Ave N.E., beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20  Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C's monthly meeting will hold its monthly meeting at MPD’s Fifth District Police Station Community Room, located at 1805 Bladensburg Road N.E., beginning at 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 22  The Ft. Lincoln Civic Association meeting will hold its monthly meeting at the Wesley House Senior Apartments, located at 3400 Joshua Barney Drive, N.E., beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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