Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Seven Faces Barroom on the list! "Ten Places You’ll Wish Were Already Open"

More from the Washington City Paper Young and Hungry column - I have included the entry for Seven Faces Barroom below:

Ten Places You’ll Wish Were Already Open

Posted by Jessica Sidman on Dec. 31, 2013 at 10:00 am
Seven Faces Barroom
251 Florida Ave. NW
ETA: Summer
An all-star team of bartenders—Owen ThomsonPatrick Owens, andAshley May—is finally getting a bar of its own. The trio brings some serious cocktail cred: Thomson, who previously oversaw cocktail programs at Rangeand Think Food Group, now works at Bar Pilar. And Owens and May have built a following for their monthly Spirits in Black nights, where metal music inspires the cocktails. While the team is keeping most of the details under wraps, we do know Seven Faces will not be metal-themed. May says the 1,200-square-foot place will be “very laid back” and combine all the things that the three love about their favorite watering holes. And while of course there will be drinking, May assures there will be food, too.

Monday, December 30, 2013

McMillan project mentioned in Aaron Wiener's "Big Developments Are Coming to D.C. in 2014. But Who Will Benefit?"

See Washington City Paper reporter Aaron Wiener's post below, which briefly mentions Bloomingdale's McMillan site.

Posted by Aaron Wiener on Dec. 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Nothing brings a grin to a mayor’s face quite like raising an oversize pair of scissors and cutting a ribbon. All the more so in an election year. While 2014 does portend some potential pitfalls for Vince Gray—look no further than the process to redraw school boundaries for the first time in more than 30 years—the completion of a number of major projects ought to give the mayor something to celebrate. The question then becomes whether and how the projects are making D.C. a better place to live, for both its wealthy and its not-so-wealthy residents. Here’s what we have to look forward to in development in 2014.

A wave of multiblock development projects began to arrive in late 2013. The city’s largest supermarket opened at Shaw’s CityMarket at O; residents of the pricey apartments above it started to move in as the year came to a close. Likewise, the first tenants moved into their units at downtown’s posh CityCenterDC, as did the first retailer, upscale luggage store Tumi. But both projects will really take shape in 2014, when leasing begins for the remaining two buildings at CityMarket and the Cambria Suites hotel opens there, and the rest of CityCenter is completed and office tenants start to move in, as well as the rest of the retailers and residents of the multimillion-dollar condos. Only then will we know the extent to which the two projects have transformed their neighborhoods.

But they’re just the foaming tip of the wave. The bulk of it will continue to swell and tumble as even bigger projects start to form. In November, the city selected a development team to build on the 67-acre Walter Reed site between 16th Street NW and Georgia Avenue, where an expected federal-government approval early this year will allow real planning to start. Bigger yet is the 183-acre St. Elizabeths East Campus near Congress Heights, where the city plans to select an “academic anchor” (likely a college) this summer to kick off the development of the rest of the site. And the most controversial of all is the 25-acre former McMillan Sand Filtration Site along North Capitol Street, whose developer cleared a major preservation hurdle in late October; while several more approvals are necessary before construction can begin, this is the closest the long-dormant project has come to reality.
Yes, 2013 had its fair share of ribbon-cuttings. But as those projects become fully realized, and as even larger ones get underway, we’ll get a sense of whether the city’s really making the most of its valuable pieces of land.
Gray says to expect it by January; more realistically, we could see streetcar service on H Street NE by spring. But what’s a few months when D.C. hasn’t run streetcars since 1962? The big question isn’t when it’ll begin, but how it’ll be received. The streetcar will run along largely the same route as the X2 bus, and it’ll sometimes be slower than the X2, because it won’t be able to navigate around the inevitable improperly parked cars and delivery trucks. Until it’s in service, we won’t know if the streetcar will actually make H Street more accessible and spur new business and development, or if it’ll just be seen as a transit mode for yuppie types made skittish by the bus.
With 37 miles of streetcar lines planned for the District, will the inaugural H Street line herald a new era for D.C. transit? Or will it be to Gray 2014 what bike lanes were to Adrian Fenty in 2010, a code word for a perceived focus on the gentrifying elements of the city while neglecting those most in need?
Affordable housing
There’s no better way for a mayor or a city to demonstrate compassion for less fortunate residents than by providing more affordable housing. In November, Gray made a $187 million commitment to more than 40 affordable housing projects in the city, with a total of 3,200 units. In 2014, we’ll start to get a better sense of how those projects are actually coming along. The sprawling 20-building Parkway Overlook complex south of Anacostia, for instance, has been vacant since 2007; will we finally see steps toward returning it to productive use, at a time when the city’s housing supply is growing tighter and pricier? Also on the list is So Others Might Eat’s 202-unit affordable housing project on Benning Road NE, which could potentially help transform the struggling neighborhood around the Benning Road Metro station.
Meanwhile, the city took a big step this year toward a project that’s already inflamed local passions, the redevelopment of the Barry Farm public housing complex. In June, the D.C. Housing Authority selected Baltimore-based A&R Development to convert Barry Farm, just south of Anacostia, into a mixed-income community. It’s no easy task. The city was supposed to complete theredevelopment of the similarly troubled Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg across the Anacostia River by late 2013 after demolishing the public housing in the mid-2000s. It’s now 2014, and the replacement affordable units are nowhere near done—and that project’s economics were made easier by the arrival of Nationals Park and the U.S. Department of Transportation in the neighborhood. Barry Farm is likely to be tougher, and angry opposition to the redevelopment (albeit partly from nonresidents) has already shut down the one recent attempt at a public meeting on the project. People will look to the Barry Farm project, and its progress in 2014, in assessing whether the city’s equipped to undertake other public-housing redevelopments it’s been eyeing.
Of course, central to the issue of affordable housing is the basic question: How affordable is housing? At this time last year, realtor Terri Robinson of Long & Foster, who’s worked in D.C.-area real estate for 43 years, predicted that prices had passed their trough and would rapidly climb in 2013. She was right; the average sale price for a single-family house in the District is now more than $780,000. In 2014, Robinson says, we could see some relief from skyrocketing housing costs. “The prices have continued to rise, but I think that will slow down next year because the interest rates have started to increase,” she says.
Nonetheless, as long as the city’s population continues to boom, the housing crunch won’t let up. It’s a problem begotten by success. But it’s also one that requires action by the city to counteract, and it’s largely on the basis of that action or inaction that D.C.’s leaders will be judged come Election Day.

hey! received the now-required notices from my insurance company on "flood coverage and sewer-line backup coverage not included in a standard insurance policy"

Recall the legislation spearheaded by Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie requiring insurers in the District of Columbia to explicit advise that standard homeowner policies and renter policies do not include flood coverage or sewer-line backup coverage?

I have to admit that I do not recall if I subsequently received notice from my insurance company.

In any event, I received such notice today in the mail from my insurance company.

CM McDuffie's legislation is mentioned in the "Dear Policyholder" letter.

I have also included copies of the two separate notices from the insurance company -- one for flood coverage and the other noticed for sewer-line backup coverage.

Metro 80 bus schedule: "on Saturdays, time between buses will increase to 30 minutes"

Here is  a service change effective yesterday for the 80 Metrobus which runs north - south along North Capitol Street:

December 29, 2013 Service Changes

80 North Capitol Street
  • A new schedule will reflect adjustments to trip times.
  • On Saturdays, time between buses will increase to 30 minutes.

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day masses at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church

See this 12/24/2013 message from David Kuhl:

St. Martin’s Catholic Church, Bloomingdale’s Catholic Church since 1901
Invites you to join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus during this Christmas season.

Christmas Eve, Tuesday December 24, 2013
Children/Family Mass: 6:00PM (youth choir and living nativity)
Christmas Carols: 11:15PM (gospel choir)
Midnight Mass: Midnight (security provided)

Christmas Day, Wednesday December 25, 2013
Christmas Day Mass: 10:00AM (traditional choir)

New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2013
New Year’s Eve Mass: 7:00PM

New Year’s Day, Wednesday January 1, 2014
New Year’s Day Mass: 10:00AM

Please check us out on the web at: www.stmartinsdc.org and www.facebook.com/stmartinsdc.

Fr. Mike Kelley

Sunday, December 29, 2013

lost cat from the unit block of R Street NW

See this 12-24-2013 message from a resident on the unit block of R Street NW:

Today, Christmas Eve my cat is missing from R Street NW.  I am desperate to find her!  She is Black with yellow "ish" eyes.  Female approximately 2 years old.  Looks a lot like the cat called Abby in the photo.  I can be reached at 202 then six eight one then 2373.

pay attention! 1st St NW between Channing and Michigan Av NW C L O S E D ALL WEEK (tell your friends who commute using 1st St NW)

Here is a refresher of a Christmas Eve message from DC Water regarding THE COMPLETE CLOSURE OF 1ST ST NW BETWEEN CHANNING AND MICHIGAN AVENUE NW starting tomorrow, Monday, 12-30-2013.

From: Emanuel.Briggs@dcwater.com
To: Emanuel.Briggs@dcwater.com
CC: Emanuel.Briggs@dcwater.com
Subject: RE: Traffic Advisory: McMillan Construction Brings Traffic Impacts to First Street (Updated for Week of December 30)
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:30:40
DC Water Contact:
Emanuel D. Briggs
Manager, Community Outreach
(202) 787-2003

December 24, 2013

Traffic Advisory
McMillan Construction Brings Traffic Impacts to First Street
(Washington, DC) – DC Water is performing construction activities on First Street, NW as part of the McMillan Stormwater Storage Project.

During the week of Monday, December 30, First Street between Channing Street and Michigan Avenue will be completely closed to both northbound/southbound traffic. It is advised that North Capitol Street be used as an alternative route for travel on First Street.

Important Information:
  • Construction operations for all partial road closures will be from 7:00am to 7:00pm, Monday through Friday; construction operations for all full road closures will be 24 hours, Monday through Saturday.
  • Temporary traffic signs will be set up throughout the area to alert motorists to the upcoming traffic changes.
  • Some traffic delays within the vicinity of the work zones are anticipated.
  • Sidewalk detours will also be implemented.
  • There will be an increase in truck traffic.
  • Noise levels will be closely monitored during construction.   
Project Details
DC Water will construct two underground structures to divert stormwater into a temporary holding tank within the McMillan Sand Filtration Plant and existing trunk sewer.  The two diversion structures at North Capitol Street and First Street will work together with the retention basins along Irving Street to delay approximately 4.5 million gallons of stormwater from reaching the Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods during heavy rainfall events. 
This is a two-phase project.  The first phase, completed in 2013, included removal of sand from two tanks.  The second phase of the project is currently underway, and includes work on North Capitol Street, First Street and Irving Street.

new traffic camera at 1st & R I Ave NW starts tomorrow -- for "intersection speed"

See this DCist article on the new set of traffic cameras being activated throughout the District tomorrow, Monday, 12-30-2013.

On Monday, the city will begin issuing tickets for new traffic cameras activated in late November.

More than 100 cameras were installed as part of the Street Safe program to combat issues including blocking the box, pedestrian safety at crosswalks and running stop signs. The locations of the cameras can be seen both on Street Safe's website and on this map. The spots "were selected based on a variety of criteria, including sites with crashes and injuries, calls for service, high speed volume, near schools, or in zones prohibited for use by certain commercial vehicles," according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

So how hefty will the fines be? It depends on the offense. Red light violations carry a fine of $150, while "overtaking a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian" will cost you $250.

One of the new traffic violation cameras is located in Bloomingdale at 1st and Rhode Island Avenue NW.

Which new category?

"intersection speed"

Here is the master list of new violation categories of traffic cameras and their associated fines:

Violation Category   Violation Code  Violation  Fine
Red Light       T113  Red Light$150
Speeding   T118Speeding 1-10 mph over limit$50
T119Speeding 11-15 mph over limit$100
T120Speeding 16-20 mph over limit$150
T121Speeding 21-25 mph over limit$200
T122Speeding 26 + mph over limit$300
Gridlock   T206Failure to clear an intersection$50
Pedestrian Safety   T128Failure to stop at a stop sign$50
T751Overtaking a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian$250
T759Failure to yield right of way to a pedestrian$75
Commercial Vehicles  T167Overweight Commercial Vehicle$250 +
T339Over height Commercial Vehicle restrictions$250
T710Use of truck restricted route$150
Violations current as of 11/25/2013.

So avoid speeding through the 1st and Rhode Island Avenue NW intersection in order to dodge one of the hefty fines listed above.  

12-31-2013:   See the subsequent article on the subsequent delay of ticket-writing from these new cameras:  Planned rollout of new D.C. traffic cameras hits a snag

Ward 5's Joan Shipps gathering signatures at Rustik Tavern today for John Salatti, candidate for DC Democratic State Committee

See this message from Bloomingdale resident John Salatti:

C.mon out to Rustik Tavern Sunday for brunch and while there say hello to Joan Shipps of Ward 5 (wife of former Bloomingdale resident and current ANC commissioner Nolan Treadway).  From 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, she'll be there at Rustik collecting signatures for the DC for Progress slate.  I am proud to be a member of that slate as we seek positions on the Democratic State Committee (info about the State Committee is below).  Elections for the State Committee will be held on primary day in April.  So please add your signature to Joan's petitions when she is at Rustik or welcome her if she comes by your home as she canvasses in Bloomingdale Sunday afternoon.  

Thanks and have a Happy and Safe New Year,


John T. Salatti
(202) 986-2592
"Together, Building a Better Bloomingdale" 


The DC Democratic State Committee is the elected board of the Democratic Party in the District of Columbia and is chartered by the Democratic National Committee.  The DC DSC Chair, Vice Chair, National Committeeman and National Committeewoman are all voting members of the DNC.  
Every four years* 48 members of the DC Democratic State Committee are elected along with other offices subject to party primaries (Council, Mayor).  The Chairs of each Ward Democratic Party are automatically seated on the DC DSC. Additional voting members include the representatives of several DC DSC chartered organizations: DC Young Democrats, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, DC Federation Of Democratic Women Club, DC Latino Democratic Caucus, DC Asian Pacific Islanders Democratic Caucus, DC Federation Of College Democrats, Labor Caucus, Ethnic Council, and Religious Council.  After the Primary election, the newly seated Committee directly elects 12 “Ex-Officio” members to a two-year term, 6 men and 6 women. These Ex-Officio members then become voting members of the DC DSC, as well. 
The DC DSC is responsible for authoring the DC Democrats Platform and supporting Democrats both locally and nationally. The Committee serves as the central planner and coordinator for the DC delegation to the Democratic National Convention. The DC DSC also oversees the elections of its Chartered Ward Committees, often determining election rules and resolving election disputes.
As the governing board of the Democratic Party in the DC, the DC DSC determines the rules that govern the Presidential Primary process in the District. For instance, the DC DSC decides if delegates to the DNC will be selected via a ballot election, a citywide caucus or a vote of DC DSC members. In years past, the process has included both a citywide caucus and a DC DSC vote. But every 4 years, the DC DSC Rules Committee is free to submit a new plan to the DNC.
In 2008, the DC DSC delegate selection process was pivotal in the Presidential Primary. Rarely had a primary been so close as to come down to a handful of swing delegates in each state. The final DC delegates were selected by a vote of the Committee.  The elected members of the DC DSC not only determined the process for the delegate selection but also chose the final delegates to the Convention, and in turn, whether those final few delegates would lean Obama or Clinton.  
When an At-Large City Council seat is vacated between elections, the DC DSC is responsible for electing the interim At-Large Council Member. The DC DSC has filled two vacancies on the City Council in recent years.

On the April Primary Ballot:
The DC DSC elects both city-wide representatives and Ward representatives.
National CommitteeMan: Represents DC on the DNC (voting member DNC)
National CommitteeWoman: Represents DC on the DNC (voting member DNC)
Alternate National CommitteeMan:
Alternate National CommitteeWoman:
6 At-Large CommitteeWomen
6 At-Large CommitteeMen
2 Female Representatives of each Ward
2 Male Representatives of each Ward
* The current DC DSC elected members last stood for election in 2008. As the governing body of the DC Democratic Party, the DC DSC is also responsible for setting the rules for their own election.  Current DC law requires that if a Political Party is to elect their Committee members via election (rather than caucus), then they must appear on a ballot that is for the Party’s Primary. The DC DSC failed to file the proper paperwork with the DC Board of Elections and Ethics to be on the 2012 ballot. As a result, those members have now held their seats for nearly 6 years.

And this is Joan Shipps.

a thank you note from a Bloomingdale resident

See this message from a resident on the unit block of Seaton Place NW in Bloomingdale:


As this year comes to a close, I wanted to circulate a quick message thanking my wonderful Bloomingdale neighbors. In October, I had a house fire - on the unit block of Seaton Pl. NW - while I was out of the country. The initial news was devastating, but the resulting actions from the neighborhood truly warmed the hearts of everyone who heard the story and really provided some perspective. 
First Donnie aka "the "Mayor" of Bloomingdale, broke a window and entered into the burning house - placing himself in quite a bit of danger - to save my dog. He is truly my hero! As soon as the flames were extinguished, other neighbors - with a special shout out to Tracey, Andrew, Annette, and Dave - went into the dark, drenched, smoke-filled house, with ceilings caving in, to find my cat and also grabbed what valuables they could to safeguard them. The neighbors continued to take care of my animals and the house until I could make it home. 

When I tell people this story, they cannot believe how special my neighbors are and how they went above and beyond, ignoring the hazards, to help me and mine. I had always said that Bloomingdale was the best neighborhood - and this story only solidifies that! I am so very grateful and wanted to thank all those who helped and remind everyone in Bloomingdale what an exceptional little community we have in this corner of NW DC.

Best wishes to everyone for 2014!

Stronghold resident Kirby Vining: "McMillan Park -- Washington's first racially integrated park"

See this message from Stronghold resident Kirby Vining:

From: kirbyvining@yahoo.com
To: HistoricWashington@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:55:36 -0800
Subject: [HistoricWashington] Washington`s First Racially Integrated Park

Washington D.C.’s McMillan Park commemorates the contributions of Michigan’s Senator James McMillan both to beautify our nation’s capital and improve the water supply and stop the epidemics of typhoid fever.  The commemoration of Senator McMillan at this location is significant: It combines the water purification function of the Washington Aqueduct’s McMillan Reservoir and slow sand filtration facility with the graceful, calming landscaping of Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., both of which projects Senator McMillan fought hard to realize. A fountain named in his honor, paid for by the school children from every county in Michigan, originally stood in the place of honor and prominence, overlooking the entire park, and again combining beauty with water.

But it is also the scene of a lesser-known chapter in the history of our once very segregated city.  McMillan Park was Washington’s first de facto racially integrated public park, enjoyed for decades by black families who were not permitted to use other, segregated public parks, until it closed for security reasons at the beginning of WWII.  And at the southern edge of the park is the former home of James Hurd, whose attempts to purchase that house resulted in the landmark Hurd vs. Hodge Supreme Court case that overturned the racial covenants then common in D.C. real estate deeds.

The racial integration of McMillan Park was likely unintentional. While police throughout the rest of Washington shooed blacks away from most other public institutions, McMillan Park was administered by the Army Corps of Engineers whose mandate was to maintain the water facility.   Apparently the Corps never chased anyone off the park for racial reasons. Howard University Sociology Professor William Henry Jones in his 1927 book, Recreation and Amusement Among Negroes in Washington, D.C., a detailed study of exactly where blacks could and could not go in segregated Washington, noted that there were only two public parks open to blacks.  Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo were open to blacks one day each year only: the day after Easter, according to an old Washington tradition.  But he also wrote that “McMillan Park, located east of Howard University and surrounding the New Reservoir, has been taken over almost exclusively by Negroes.”  Professor Jones could not cite any other public park in Washington that routinely admitted black families. 

A fence with no trespassing signs was erected around McMillan Park in May, 1941 to protect the water supply from enemy sabotage not many months before the U.S. entered WWII.  The McMillan Fountain was removed with all its benches and other amenities to stop the public from sneaking in to continue to enjoy their park.  The park has not been open to the public since then, though many men in the surrounding neighborhoods fondly recall sneaking under the fence to run around in the underground caverns or play ball on the surface even years after the park was closed.

Many now-elderly residents of the nearby neighborhoods recall their enjoyment of the park before it was closed, for all the usual activities we associate with city parks.  The park atop the sand filtration site was used for ballgames, parades, picnics, military training and many other common activities, as is documented in the DC Historic Landmark designation for the site (see section 310.23 of http://dchistoricsites.us/sites/default/files/McMillan%20Park%20Reservoir.pdf), as well as in some more recent oral history interviews (see http://www.portraitcitydc.com/mcmillan-park). And there are many more of our senior citizens who for reasons that must be respected choose not to have their stories documented. 

Thought the park, reservoir, sand filtration plant, and the fountain are tangible testimony to the McMillan Plan’s intentions of beautifying our city and saving us from the ravages of typhoid, the story of the use of McMillan Park is intangible, but no less a chapter of our history. This story is not well known because segregation was always a dirty secret not well covered in the press except when it exploded in arrests, riots, or worse.  We hope those days are gone and that this story will not be forgotten.

The District of Columbia is our home.  But it is also the world’s stage, a beautiful theater that hosts grand events such as the 1963 March on Washington and funerals of presidents.  It is also home to a subtler grandeur as well for those of us who spend our lives here, such as the drum circle at Meridian Hill Park, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and for the black families who spent hot summer afternoons and evenings with a picnic on the breezy plain at McMillan Park.  Senator McMillan, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., and others on the McMillan Plan design team could not have foreseen these intangible details of how their redesigned city would be used, both grand and small. But they certainly foresaw the creation of this stage for the grand and the subtle on which history, national and personal, would play out. 

Kirby Vining

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale for 12/29/2013

Last open houses of 2013!  Check out Kent Fowler's condo listings at 34 Channing St NW.  Here they are on a map.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

doing some last-minute charitable contribution planning and want to consider something close to home? consider Crispus Attucks Park as part of your year-end giving!

See this message from Bloomingdale resident Will Gomaa:

Consider Crispus Attucks Park as Part of Your Year-End Giving!

Dear Bloomingdale neighbors,

As we approach the end of 2013, I ask that you consider Crispus Attucks Park as part of your year-end giving!

Crispus Attucks Park is one of the very few green spaces in Bloomingdale, and a tranquil spot to walk your dog, play with your kids, read a book, or spend time with friends.  But the park gets no financial support from the DC Government.  The park is run by a neighborhood nonprofit, supported by entirely by the generosity and volunteer work of the Bloomingdale community.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation! http://crispusattuckspark.org/support.html

Thanks, and happy holidays!

Will Gomaa
President, Crispus Attucks Development Corporation

gunshot victim located at 4th & V Street NW early this morning, Saturday, 12-28-2013

See this message passed along by LeDroit Park resident Jana Baldwin:

To: LeDroitPark@yahoogroups.com
From: ledroitparknwp@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2013 02:00:05 -0700
Subject: [LeDroitPark] Fwd: Police Alert-

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Subject: Police Alert-
Police Alert-

3D Shooting_0332 Hours_4th and V Street, NW_No Lookout DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20130665651

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From: "Kishter, Jacob (MPD)" <jacob.kishter@dc.gov>
Date: December 28, 2013 at 6:46:06 AM MST
To: Mpd-3d <mpd-3d@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [MPD-3d] Shooting Victim
Reply-To: MPD-3d@yahoogroups.com
At approximately 3:20 AM this morning a gunshot victim was located at 4th and V Streets, Northwest.

The shooting did not occur in the Third Police District.  The shooting occurred in the Sixth Police District.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099 or text to 50411.

Commander Jacob Kishter
Metropolitan Police Department
Third District
1620 V St, NW
WashDC 20009
Office 202-671-6600
Cell 202-528-8612
Ironman Finisher

Thursday, December 26, 2013

signature gathering for DC Democratic State Committee candidate John Salatti at Rustik Tavern -- Sunday, 12-29-2013

Bloomingdale resident John Salatti is running for the DC Democratic State Committee Ward 5 Member of the State Committeeman .

See this tweet from John below.

Thanks! @rbett and @ScottRobertsDC Proud to serve Ward 5 and @DCDemocrats@joaniesdc getting petition sigs at @rustikdc 12/29 12-1:30! See her!