Sunday, March 29, 2020

Local Farmer and Vendor Market at Big Bear - Reid's Orchard Apples, Local Milk and Cheese, Farm Fresh Eggs, Black Turtle Beans


Happy Sunday!

We've brought some basics from local farms and vendors, and we've launched our new online ordering site!

Order ahead, and schedule a time for pick up.

 We have farm fresh eggs, unsalted butter, local beans, Michelle's Granola, Shelburn Farms Aged Cheddar, and more.

our market and pantry section is rapidly growing - have any suggestions on items you'd like to see? email us at

You can learn more about our safety practices here:


St. Martin's Catholic Church will have drive-by palm delivery on North Capitol Street NW on Palm Sunday, Sunday, 04-05-2020

From: Felicia
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:08 AM
Subject: St Martin - Palm Sunday

Please add to the your newsletter 

On Palm Sunday, April 5, we will have drive – by palm delivery on North Capitol St. between 10 and 12 noon.  Drive up and get your blessed palms.   We will bring them to your car.  

St. Martin's Catholic Church videostreaming Sunday's mass onilne:

From: David
Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 11:21 PM
Subject: Mass Blog Post

In this time of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, we at St. Martin’s have decided to video stream our Sunday mass online so that we can come together virtually in prayer and support.  We will video stream mass every Sunday until further notice.

Watch the mass online (requires a device with internet connection).  The video stream can be viewed on personal computers/laptops, tablets, and smart phones, so long as the device can access the internet.  To view this weeks mass click on the link below:

Please be patient and understanding as we learn this new format (you can hopefully see we are getting better)! We are confident we will improve the virtual mass as we go. We welcome your feedback.

Fr. Mike

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Active Real Estate Listings in and around Bloomingdale as of 3-28-2020

118 V St NW is offered at $899,900.
The featured listing is back on the market and is a whole house in Historic Bloomingdale. The agent representing the seller is Ebony Jones with Samson Properties.

Please note that in the interest of promoting social distancing, I will not be posting scheduled open houses. Your real estate agent can contact the listing agent of any of these listings for showing access instructions. If you don't have an agent, you can reach out directly to the listing agent. Some agents are conducting video tours or providing limited access showings.

Currently Active Listings in Bloomingdale and surrounding neighborhoods

*Agents, to have your listing featured in this weekly post, please e-mail suzanne at compass dot com by 10am on Friday.

Bloomingdale Civic Association Coronavirus message

See this 03-28-2020 message from the Bloomingdale Civic Association executive board:

Neighbors -

These are indeed trying (and strange) times. The Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) wants neighbors to know we are here and want to assist.

Your number one go-to resource for all things related to the COVID-19 virus and the District of Columbia is the Mayor's website for coronavirus.

Building off the solid work of our neighbors (thank you Brookland and Eckington Civic Associations!), please find a curated guide to resources HERE for Bloomingdale residents and the surrounding community. This is by no means an exhaustive reference, however we believe this quick reference guide touches on the main areas of interest for residents.

Information is fluid, so please feel free to contact us if there is additional or new information that may be helpful to neighbors.

Upcoming BCA meetings: Effective until mid-May 2020, our meeting location at Saint George’s Episcopal Church will not be available to hold our monthly meeting. The BCA Executive Board is currently exploring alternative means to convene a public meeting, to include video conferencing options. We will provide an update soonest...stay tuned.

Stay safe. Stay home. Stay healthy!

P.S. Since we’re staying home, this is a great time to remind everyone to check your mail for your US Census survey. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete. This pandemic is expected to have a significant impact on our economy on both a national and local level. That will likely lead to some difficult decisions next budget season which makes it even more important for everyone in Bloomingdale to be counted.

Bloomingdale Civic Association
Executive Board

DC Water NEBT Tunnel Forum Powerpoint presentation from 03-19-2020

See this DC Water Northeast Boundary Tunnel presentation:


Friday, March 27, 2020

MPD: Robbery investigation on the unit block of T Street NW

See this tweet:

DC Water NEBT: Florida Avenue NW construction site update

From: Hadiah Jordan <>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 6:08 PM
Subject: NEBT: Florida Avenue NW Construction Site Update

To reply to this email:

Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project
Florida Avenue NW
Construction Site

Saturday Work

Greetings Neighbors.

Saturday Work
As part of construction associated with the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project (NEBT) (, DC Water’s contractor will be conducting Saturday work on March 28, 2020 at the Florida Avenue NW Construction Site.  Workers will be mixing grout into the muck pit to firm up and dry out the spoils. (A muck pit holds the spoils of excavated earth from the drop shaft. These spoils are often watery and need to be dried out prior to off-site disposal). There may be some limited noise associated with the mixing activity. The work will be contained within the site and construction will not cause any additional traffic or pedestrian impacts. There will be no hauling from the site during this Saturday work.

Saturday work at the Florida Avenue site is scheduled to take place between 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. People who live or work near the site will notice some noise associated with construction activities.Thank you for your patience.

Project Details
The Northeast Boundary Tunnel is the largest component of the Clean Rivers Project. It begins south of RFK Stadium and will extend north to Rhode Island Avenue, NE and west to 6th Street NW. When finished, the approximately five-mile long tunnel segment will complete the Anacostia River Tunnel, a 13.1-mile-long tunnel that ends at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. This project will significantly reduce chronic flooding in the areas it serves, as well as reduce the amount of combined sewer overflows into the Anacostia River.

For More Information
24/7 NEBT Hotline: (800) 988-6151
DC Clean Rivers Project:
Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project:

Copyright © 2020 DC Clean Rivers, All rights reserved.
Your contact information is listed on the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Stakeholder Database to receive project updates.

Our mailing address is:
DC Clean Rivers
5000 Overlook Avenue SW
Washington, Dc 20032


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> March 27 Coronavirus response: Police warn of Coronavirus scams, Board of Elections strongly encourages mail-in voting, and more

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie <
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 5:47 PM
Subject: March 27 Coronavirus Response - Police Warn of Coronavirus Scams, Board of Elections Strongly Encourages Mail-In Voting, and more

Below are today's updates on the District's response to the coronavirus pandemic. For the latest and most comprehensive information always visit

Small Businesses Microgrant Deadline: Tuesday, March 31

The deadline to apply for the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program is 6:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Do not delay, apply today!

Police Warn of Coronavirus Scams in DC

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) would like to warn the public about potentially fraudulent activity in the District of Columbia related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

During this public health emergency, scammers have taken an opportunity to defraud citizens in various ways. MPD has recently been notified of individuals in the District going door-to-door attempting to sell “Coronavirus insurance”. Those interactions are suspected to be fraudulent. In an effort to keep the community safe, MPD asks the public to avoid the following COVID-19 related scams:
  • Individuals offering to sell a treatment for COVID-19, such as cures, vaccines, and insurance.
  • Online sales of high demand medical supplies such as surgical masks.
  • Telephone calls or emails demanding funds for COVID-19 treatment or other medical services.
  • Solicitation of donations for those affected by COVID-19.
  • Phishing telephone calls, text messages, or emails from national and global health authorities asking to provide personal and/or financial information.
  • COVID-19 apps or downloads that can potentially compromise users’ devices and personal information with malware.
  • Investments claiming to prevent, detect, or cure COVID-19.
  • The Department takes matters such as this seriously and will hold such offenders accountable for their actions.
If you have been a victim or have knowledge of a suspected Coronavirus fraud or scams in Washington, D.C., please contact the Metropolitan Police Department Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit at 202-727-4159 or

Daily Webinar on Filing for Unemployment Compensation

The Department of Employment Services (DOES) will be hosting daily webinars at a variety of times to answer questions regarding unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will use this opportunity to instruct UI claimants on how to complete the weekly continued claim form for unemployment benefits and provide other important information related to unemployment claims. Additionally, at the end of the video, there is a live question and answer session with DOES staff regarding unemployment eligibility and compliance.

DC Board of Elections Announces New Early Voting Measures Amid COVID-19 Response

Today, officials from the DC Board of Elections (DCBOE) announced new measures to increase voter access and safety during the 2020 June Primary Election and Ward 2 Special Election, amid the recent COVID-19 outbreak nationwide.

“The recent nationwide COVID-19 pandemic has prompted us to continue with plans to encourage voters to request mail-in ballots to protect the public and election workers. The DCBOE is fully equipped to absorb the challenges COVID-19 poses to the voting process and has streamlined the process for citizens to cast their ballots by mail,” said Michael Bennett, chair of the DC Board of Elections.

Voters can request mail-in ballots online HERE, via DCBOE's mobile app, by calling the DCBOE at (202) 727-2525 or (202) 741-5283, faxing (202) 347-2648, mailing or dropping off in person a ballot request form to the DC Board of Elections, 1015 Half Street SE, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20003.

“We are also working to expand early voting locations from 15 to 20, and citizens will be able to utilize these locations regardless of their home address,” said LaDawne White, spokesperson for the DC Board of Elections. “However, we strongly advise citizens to request a mail-in ballot. These locations, while increasing in number, will also adhere to CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 and they should be reserved for those unable to request a mail-in ballot. It’s imperative that we protect our fellow citizens as well as the thousands of DCBOE volunteers and all of our employees, which means they and voters alike will be subject to stringent enforcement of public health guidelines to make sure they are safe and remain healthy, but also to ensure that every vote is counted with accuracy and integrity.”

“Mail-in ballots are safe, secure and simple. All of these measures are safe ways for citizens to vote, especially those belonging to vulnerable populations most affected by contracting the COVID-19 virus because voting by mail maintains physical distancing practices and allows people more time to vote,” added Bennett.

As the Primary Election approaches, DCBOE will continue coordinating with federal and local health officials and will implement any appropriate safeguards to minimize the risk for voters and election workers.

Voters who want to vote from home can request a mail-in ballot online here. DCBOE offers early voting for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election from Friday, May 22, 2020, up to and including Election Day on June 2, 2020, at One Judiciary Square and voting centers throughout the District.

Census 2020

If everyone participates in the 2020 Census, we can secure better public and private resources for our community.

Here’s how you can do your part to make sure we #GetCountedDC:

Remind your friends and family about the 2020 Census
Visit the DC Census website:
Like the @DC Census page for accurate, up-to-date, and DC-specific information
Fill out the Census on as early as possible!