Monday, March 31, 2014

through today's mail slot #2: anti-Vincent Gray campaign flier

See this campaign flier received on the day before the DC primary election -- from the Fraternal Order of Police Metropolitan Police Department Labor Committee.

through today's mail slot #1: another anti-Phil Mendelson campaign flier

Here you go -- from the Fraternal Order of Police Metropolitan Police Department Labor Committee:

from Bloomingdale resident and The Rent Is Too Darn High slate candidate Ed Guerrero

If you are a Bloomingdale resident and are running for public office, you get to have your message posted here at the blog.

From Bloomingdale resident Ed Guerroro, whose name appears on tomorrow's DC Democratic State Committee ballot.  He is running on the The Rent Is Too Darn High slate.

Hi friends,
Tomorrow is election day!  By now you may know that I am running for Committeeman at-Large with The Rent Is Too Darn High, a slate of energetic progressive activists working to bring much-needed change to the DC Democratic State Committee. The Rent is Too Darn High brought together people who represent the richness of our city and with their diverse experiences, backgrounds and shared vision will work to create a more democratic DC. Please visit to learn more about the slate and support Edgardo 'Ed' Guerrero and the rest of the slate on April 1st.  

For polling place information go to
(We still need volunteers at the polls. If you have some time, please go to your closest voting poll and tell voters about the Rent is Too Darn High. If you already voted, thanks, and please make rue your friends vote too). If you need some, I have The Rent is Too Darn High palm cards and stickers to distribute among voters and can get them to you today or tomorrow.
Edgardo 'Ed' Guerrero
PS. Attached is a Washington Hispanic article on Latino candidates.

WCP day-before-the-primary-election story on the "Rent Is Too Darn High" slate, which includes John Salatti, Ed Guerrero and Vicky Leonard

Note that Bloomingdale residents John Salatti, Ed Guerrero and Vicky Leonard are running on the The Rent is Too Darn High slate for the DC Democratic State Committee in tomorrow's DC primary election.

So you will see their names on the ballot if you vote tomorrow.

You can click on the link to read the entire Washington City Paper article.  I have only included a few paragraphs below.

“Rent Is Too Darn High” Slate Looks to Upset Democratic State Committee Regulars

VMP community-wide presentation on the Gorove/Slade Transportation Impact Study -- Thursday, 04-03-2014

I did not receive the information on this upcoming McMillan meeting.

This information is lifted from the Bates blog.

April 3 Meeting to Discuss McMillan Traffic Impact Study

VMP submitted a Transportation Impact Study (TIS) recently completed by Gorove/Slade to the DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) 45-days in advance of the first scheduled PUD hearing for McMillan. There is also a six-page summary with diagrams of street improvements recommended for First Street NWNorth Capitol Street and Michigan Avenue.
The purpose of the TIS is to compare future conditions around the site, analyzing those conditions with and without the proposed McMillan redevelopment to determine if the PUD will have a detrimental impact. AND to develop recommendations to mitigate the impact and improve transportation conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and people driving to and from home or work.
We held a discussion at the last McMillan Advisory Group, where Gorove/Slade presented the study and members of the MAG and meeting attendees submitted questions that will be published on the Envision McMillan website.  We will alert you when the questions are published.
In the meantime, please join us on Thursday, April 3rd at 7PM at All Nations Baptist Church (corner of North Capitol Street & Rhode Island Avenue, NE) for a community-wide presentation of our Transportation Impact Study with Gorove/Slade.
If you’re unable to attend our meeting, please send email questions to and we will absolutely answer them.  We look forward to seeing you  April 3rd!
Tania Jackson
Vision McMillan Partners

John Salatti: "I need your vote on Tuesday for DC Democratic State Committee"

Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:17:37 -0400
Subject: Fwd:

This Tuesday I need your help.  I am running for Ward 5 Committeeman on the DC Democratic State Committee.  Why am I running?  Because most of the people I've talked with don't even know what the DC Democratic State Committee is.  So I and my slate mates of The Rent is Too Darn High are running as a team to bring DC a Democratic Party with these qualities:
  •  An Open, Honest, & Engaged Democratic Party
  •  A Democratic Party that is easily accessible to all residents, asks for your input, and keeps you up to date on the policy direction the party is taking
  •   A higher standard of accountability & ethics for our elected officials
  •  A Party that works to create affordable housing, generate good jobs aimed at DC residents, advocate for living wages & rally all residents to push for statehood

The RITDH slate offers DC our diverse experiences, backgrounds, and shared vision. Together we will work to create a more democratic DC.  So I also ask you to vote for any of my slate mates that are on your ballot!

Here is the whole slate (although you can only vote for the Ward candidates in your Ward): 


National Committeeman
Mike Panetta

National Committeewoman
Nikki M.G. Lewis
At-Large Committeeman
Sekou Biddle
John Capozzi
Diallo Brooks
Gregory Cendana
Delvone Michael
Ed Guerrero
At-Large Committeewoman
Alexandra Beninda
Veronica O. Davis
Victoria “Vicky” Leonard
Nikisha L. Carpenter
Jasmine Harris
Denise Lopez
Ward 1
Dyana Forester
Steve Lanning
Nick Lepham
Nicole Witenstein
Ward 3
W. Philip Thomas
Ward 4
Warren Brown
Tamara Angela Ferrell
Jessica Pierce
Max Skolnik
Ward 5
Theodora Brown
John Salatti
Joan Shipps
Ward 6
Josh Hart
Andy Litsky
Siam Ofaolain
Naomi Shelton
Thank you for all your help and support.  Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for the DCDSC.  See you at the polls!
John T. Salatti
(202) 986-2592

"Together, Building a Better Bloomingdale"

Rene Albacete: opposition to a public parkland giveaway in the capitol of the country of Georgia -- McMillan parallel

See this message from Bloomingdale resident Rene Albacete:

Can you post this link?   It's a story which parallels McMillian of a grassroots effort by citizens in the country of Georgia that oppose the giveaway of public parkland for private development.  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

which Democratic mayoral candidate will prevail in Bloomingdale's Precincts 135 and 19 on Tuesday, 04-01-2014 ?

Some registered Bloomingdale Democrats have voted early in the Tuesday, 04-01-2014, DC primary election.

Other Bloomingdale Democrats will be voting this Tuesday on the primary election day.

There are a number candidates on the Democratic slate for mayor.

Regardless of whom your support, which Democratic mayoral candidate will carry Bloomingdale's Precinct 135 at Mt.. Bethel Baptist Church?

How about Precinct 19 at Dunbar High?

I don't want to hear why Candidate X is better than Candidate Y -- or why Candidate Z is the best thing since sliced bread.

I would like to hear whom you think will carry our two Precinct 135 and 19 at the end of the day on Tuesday.  Will the same candidate carry both precincts?  Or might they be different?  What are your predictions?

Will Precincts 135 and 19 vote the same candidates as the other 16 precincts in Ward 5?  Or will Ward 5 as a whole vote for a different candidate as Bloomingdale's two precincts?

Your comments should be neighborhood-specific and not generic.

see the WDCEP 2014 neighborhood profile for North Capitol

Each year, the Washington DC Economic Partnership produces a set of profiles of DC neighborhoods.

What is the WDCEP?  The Washington, DC Economic Partnership "promotes business opportunities throughout the District and contributes to business retention and attraction activities."

WDCEP recently released its set of 2014 neighborhood profiles.

North Capitol is one of the neighborhoods profiled, as in prior years.

The header image for North Capitol includes Rustik Tavern, Red Hen and Uncle Chips Cookies.

Other nearby neighborhoods profiled: NoMa, Northwest One and Union Market.

Each neighborhood profile includes a map, a few paragraphs of description, followed by info on population, households, income, age, consumer expenditures and walk score.

Take a look!

message for our Flatiron Condominium neighbors at 143 Rhode Island Avenue NW ~

Some tweets from a neighbor on the 100 block of T Street NW:

For the love of Jebus, go sing your loud, off-key, mid-90s crap INSIDE your goddamn apartment.
1:50 AM - 30 Mar 2014

Driven out of my own bed AGAIN by the "flatiron's" drunken, off-key, outdoor glee club. They are terrible & rude .
1:35 AM - 30 Mar 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

some Bloomingdale tweets and pics from today, Saturday, 03-29-2014

From the Twitterverse:

Bloomingdale residents Robert Brannum, Bloomingdame, John Salatti and Hugh Youngblood were out and about today.

resident and supporter out and about today
3:51 PM - 29 Mar 2014
1:35 PM - 29 Mar 2014

Robert Brannum and the Gray Patrol out stirring up votes (and shouting over Bowser from loud speaker ).
3:51 PM - 29 Mar 2014

4:04 PM - 29 Mar 2014

Bloomingdame stopped by the Fab Lab DC building at 1418 North Capitol Street NW to attend the Phil Mendelson for DC Council Chair meet-and-greet.

Meet & greet for John Salatti in . Vote 4 the slate on 1Apr
5:49 PM - 29 Mar 2014

A meet-and-greet for DC Democratic State Committee Ward Committeeman candidate John Salatti at Bloomingdale's Windows Cafe.

, thank you very much for your solid support!
6:34 PM - 29 Mar 2014

So is Hugh having fun with PhotoShop or is this a real Phil Mendelson campaign image? 

through today's mail slot #3: Kenyan McDuffie For Ward 5 Council campaign flier "No one works harder for Ward 5's families."

Here you go:

through today's mail slot #2: Tommy Well For Mayor "Progressive leadership for a change."

Here you go:

through today's mail slot #1: Paul Strauss for US Senator campaign flier "Proven leadership you can trust."

Here you go:

at Windows Cafe this afternoon: meet and greet for DC Democratic State Committee Ward Committeeman candidate John Salatti -- on the ballot this Tuesday, 04-01-2014

Hey, Bloomingdale!

I'm asking for your vote on April 1 as Ward Committeeman for the DC Democratic State Committee.  But if you have ever wondered what the DCDSC is or if you haven't even heard of it before, I will be at Windows Cafe on Saturday the 29th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to talk with you about the Committee, my candidacy, your desires for the District, and the slate of people I am a part of:
A slate of Democrats who will bring you
  •       An Open, Honest, & Engaged Democratic Party
  •       A higher standard of accountability & ethics for our elected officials
  •       Affordable Housing, Good Jobs for DC Residents, Living Wages & Statehood

With our diverse experiences, backgrounds and shared vision, together we will work to create a more democratic DC.
Looking forward to seeing you at Windows and thank you for your vote!
John T. Salatti
(202) 986-2592
"Together, Building a Better Bloomingdale"

Friday, March 28, 2014

Create McMillan Park sign covered with PAVE IT message - in the front yard of 43 Bryant St NW

Thanks to @jacib for noticing this modified Create McMillan Park sign in the front yard of 43 Bryant St NW

Note the detective Bloomingdame spotted this Klingle Road NW reference.

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale on 3/30/14

1831 2nd St NE
The featured property shown above is located at 1831 2nd St NE, is being listed by
Kymber Lovett-Menkiti of Keller Williams Capital Properties.  It will be open for viewing this Sunday from 2-4pm You can find more information in the links below.

The list of open houses scheduled for Sunday in and around Bloomingdale can be seen here.  A map of the same properties can be seen here.

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in MRIS 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 david at 10 square team dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

Call for volunteers! The 11th Annual Bloomingdale Yard Sale and Community Day needs your help!

Call for Volunteers!  
The 11th Annual Yard Sale and Community Day needs your help!

You've been waiting for it, and here it comes:  

This year's Yard Sale and Community Day in Crispus Attucks Park is now set for 
Saturday May 17th.

Also returning this year, the crowd-pleasing Taste of Bloomingdale

But we can only make it happen with your help. Whether you can spare just an hour to be a gopher, take on a planning role, or anything in between, it will be an enormous help.  Examples of things we need help with include:

Pre-event park clean-up
Helping with special event permits
Coordinating volunteers
Delivering flyers
Placing signs and posters
Community outreach
Business outreach
Pre-event shopping
Morning pick-up of supplies
Hauling donated merchandise
Morning set-up
Staffing the "Taste" ticket booth
Staffing the Park table
Staffing the "Snack Stand"
Helping with music
Break-down and clean-up
And lots of other details

Help make our 11th ANNUAL Community Day the amazing event it should be.  Please contact Tynesia at to learn how to get involved.  


some pics and tweets from last night's Friends of McMillan Park fundraiser held at 410 Florida Avenue NW

Some tweets and pics from last night's Friends of McMillan Park cocktail party fundraiser held at 410 GoodBuddy, 410 Florida Avenue NW:

Our fundraiser is off to a great start at with giving us some great tunes!
6:51 PM - 27 Mar 2014

Packed at our fundraiser! Glad to see so many folks fired up about preserving 25-acre
7:21 PM - 27 Mar 2014

Great ideas proposed by our fundraiser attendees for adaptive re-use at !
7:46 PM - 27 Mar 2014

Party getting started. fundraiser.
7:48 PM - 27 Mar 2014

Almost every business in donated food, drinks, cash or auction items!
7:50 PM - 27 Mar 2014