Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WCP: "Now-notorious 'private investigator' in Seth Rich case is unlicensed in DC"

Click on the link to read the entire Washington City Paper article.

Now-Notorious 'Private Investigator' in Seth Rich Case is Unlicensed in D.C.
And Rod Wheeler, the Fox talking head, was fired from MPD.
May 31, 2017 1 PM
Rod Wheeler, the now-notorious Fox News commentator who characterizes himself as a private investigator and whose recent comments fueled conspiracy theories about the murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich, isn’t even licensed to practice in D.C., and the website for his investigative firm has disappeared from the Internet.
The former Metropolitan Police Department detective has steadfastly refused to answer questions from City Paper about whether he is a licensed private investigator in D.C., which, like many jurisdictions, has strict background and other regulatory requirements overseeing the businesses and individuals in the investigative field.

Peter Hermann WaPo article on Truxton Circle's violence

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

Bloomingdale is mentioned.

One man killed. Dozens of bullets fired. A D.C. community fearful the violence will continue.

BloominGays will be hosting the 2nd Annual Pride in the Park -- $25/ticket -- Sunday, 06-04-2017

See this 05-31-2017 message:

The BloominGays will be hosting the 2nd Annual Pride in the Park event this weekend, to celebrate Capital Pride Week and our beloved Bloomingdale's LGBT community. 

Homes around Crispus Attucks Park will open their backyards to ticketholders for some cocktails and fun as we raise money to support our neighborhood treasure. 

We invite our neighbors and friends to buy a $25 ticket and join us!

Here is the ticket link:

Sunday, June 4th
1:00p - 4:00p
Crispus Attucks Park

DC Water 1st Street Tunnel - parking and roadway stripping issues (plus tree plantings & box fencing info)

From: [] On Behalf Of Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08)
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:45 PM To:
Subject: First Street - Parking and Roadway Stripping Issues

​Please see this note from DC Water regarding First Street.


Horacio Sierra, Ph.D.
ANC 5E08 Commissioner

From: Tanya M. Hedgepeth <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:10 PM To: Sierra, Horacio (SMD 5E08)
Subject: Parking and Roadway Stripping Issues

Good Afternoon Commissioner Sierra,

We are still trying to complete our restoration efforts. However, residents continue to not adhere to the no parking signs. Can you ask residents to help us with our efforts. From what I understand every block between U Street and Channing is having this issue.

Also, the tree plantings and tree box fencing on Adams will be completed between 6/5 to 6/9.

Additionally, there were some questions about Adams Street Alley and Sidewalks. The team is gathering the pre-construction photos and I will let you know if we able to address these.

Thanks, Tanya

Tanya Hedgepeth | Construction Outreach Coordinator, Department of External Affairs
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority |

5000 Overlook Avenue, SW | Washington, DC 20032

(202) 787-2202 | (202) 394-6359 (cell)| (202) 787-4122 (fax)
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today is Showtime Lounge's four-year anniversary

See this tweet:

join DC Capitol Striders tonight for a run starting at Boundary Stone

See this tweet:


a sneak peek of the North Capitol Main Street gift bags at tomorrow's Taste of North Capitol event!

See this North Capitol Main Street Instagram message:

Metropolitan Wesley AME Zion Church mourns the passing of Rev. Dr. Lewis Anthony, Sr. Pastor, St. Lucille AME Zion Church; Saturday's Careet Day event will be rescheduled

Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:39 AM
Subject: Metropolitan Wesley Mourns the passing of Rev. Dr. Lewis Anthony, Sr. Pastor, St. Lucille AME Zion Church

Mourns the Passing of its former Pastor and 
 cancellation of career event scheduled for, Saturday June 3, 2017


Dear Neighbors:

Due to the recent passing of Reverend Dr. Lewis Anthony, former Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Wesley AME Zion Church (1712 R. Street, NW, Washington, DC) the Career Day event originally scheduled for June 3, 2017, has been postponed so that its members can attend his funeral; which is scheduled for the same date and time.   The career event will be rescheduled and the community will be notified.

Thank you,

Metropolitan Wesley AME Zion Church

come to the Common Good City Farm Stand today from 3pm-6 pm and then stay for the Potluck from 6-8 pm!

From: []
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:23 AM
Subject: [LeDroitPark] Come to our Farm Stand today from 3-6 pm and then stay for our Potluck from 6-8 pm!

Hi Everyone,

Please see our availability list for this Wednesday for pick-up this Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm:


Seedlings: Lavender, Tomato, Cabbage, Nasturtiums 
Common Good Pickled Radishes 
Last Week for Radishes and Arugula & Mesclun!

Radishes: 1 bunch for $3, 3 bunches for $7.50 (Recipes & Samples for Quick Pickled Radishes available at the Wednesday Farm Stand)

Arugula: 1 bag for $6, 2 bags for $10 (Recipes & Samples for Arugula Pesto available at the Wednesday Farm Stand)

We will have our Potluck and Recipe Exchange tonight from 6 to 8 pm.  Please see the flyer attached and feel free to invite your friends and family!

You are welcome to bring your favorite dish to share, but you are not obligated to bring anything.

RSVP at our Facebook event here:

We will have:

Arugula Pesto with Pita Chips
Wild Field Green Salad with Pickled Radishes

Asian Style Rice Noodles with Sautéed Kale and Roasted Turnips 

With Arugula, Salad Greens, Radishes, Kale, Turnips all from the farm!

Many thanks!


artist open studios at 52 O Street Studios -- Sunday, 06-04-2017

From: Lisa Marie BoomHammer [] On Behalf Of Lisa Marie BoomHammer
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:21 AM
Subject: Artist Open Studios this Sunday

Sunday, June 4, 2017, noon-6pm
52 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Event Page:

The 52 O Street Artist Open Studios invites the public into the creative spaces of the artists, designers and educators who work and live in Washington DC’s North Capitol & O Street NW neighborhood, including FabLab DC & 7 Drum City. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet artists, learn about their creative process, purchase artworks directly from the site of creation and tour classrooms. Image Credit: Photo by Cianne Fragione of her studio.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to provide community feedback on a new mural design by 52 O Street visual artist Lisa Marie Thalhammer. This mural will be located across the street from the Art Studios at Open Arms Housing (57 O Street NW) who provide permanent homes with a welcoming and supportive environment to women who are homeless. This project is funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant Program.

52 O Street Artist Studios is the oldest, longest lasting live/work space for artists in the District of Columbia. Occupied by artists since 1978, both emerging and established artists have lived, made art, and thrived here for close to 40 years. The building provides both living spaces and creative studio spaces to a variety of artists and designers in different mediums. FAB LAB DC (1418 North Capitol Street NW) produces workshops, events, speaker series, and exhibitions & provides access to digital fabrication technology and the global Fab Lab network. 7 Drum City (1506 North Capitol Street NW) offers drum lessons, youth rock camps, rehearsal space to musicians, and community events in their eclectic 9-room studio. All conveniently located a short walk from the NOMA Metro Station on the Red Line, in the Washington D.C. Truxton Circle neighborhood, off North Capitol between New York and Florida Avenues Northwest.

The buildings will be open for visitors to explore and meet the artists from noon to 6pm on Sunday June 4, 2017. Participating artists, designers and art educators include:

1st Floor:
#100 Lisa Marie Thalhammer – visual artist known for her striking and powerful portrait paintings, collages and public murals and curations, including “Boxer Girl” & D.C. Alley Museum.
#100 Thom Flynn – abstract works created from found street posters and billboards.
#102 Locale – co-working space creating intimate work environments for individuals who embrace a modern work lifestyle.
#103 Cianne Fragione – combinations of oil paint, drawing materials, collage, and an unpredictable range of found objects, that uncover the intimate interactions.
#105 Jewelry Class DC – learn jewelry making and metal design in classes for beginner through advanced levels.

2nd Floor:
#202 Tom Turk – Top shelf photographic service to a wide variety of clients and events, providing creative images that last forever.
#203 Matt Hollis – floral inspired artist creating sculpture, 2-D work, and fantastical installations.
#206 Charles Jean Pierre – a blend of artistic styles that span from multimedia collages to conceptual designs that speak to the nexus of political, social, and economic structures.
#207 4.WALLS – an interdisciplinary design/fabrication studio home to architecture practice urbanSEED. WALLS also serves as a pop-up gallery and will exhibit photography by Carolina Franco.
#208 Nina & Cassidy Moses – watercolor painting & graphic design/photography.

3rd Floor:
#305 Caitlin Teal Price – fine art photography series capturing the lives of strangers.
#306 Mint Lola – line of handcrafted bridal accessories.
#307 Rosetta De Berardinis – paintings exhibit the varied forms within the cannons of abstraction through gesture, geometric form, expressionism, Color Field and the Washington Color School.

Lower Basement:
#L1 Homme DC – men’s clothing and lifestyle boutique.
#L7 Joseph Shetler – post-minimalist artist with a Mennonite lens, basing his aesthetic off of anabaptist theology and simple way of life.
#L9 Tom Bunnell – abstract oil paintings.
#L10 Dan Treado – paintings are process works that borrow subject matter from sources such as physics, biology, x-ray and electron microscope images, and anatomy books.

Neighborhood Arts Education:
Fab Lab DC (1418 North Capitol Street NW) – digital fabrication lab & community workshop
advancing creativity, innovation, and collaborative projects.
7 Drum City (1506 North Capitol Street NW) – music studio for drum lessons and rehearsal space, and community events!

For more information please visit us online.

FaceBook: Instagram: @52OStreet
Lisa Marie Studio 52 'O' Street NW #100 Washington, D.C. 20001 USA
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a week from today: Common Good specialty herbalism workshop -- herbal tinctures using folk method with Colleen Zuntag

See this Common Good City Farm workshop announcement:

WaPo article on murdered developer Guy Prudhomme

See this tweet about Washington Post reporter Peter Hermann's article on murdered developer Guy Prudhomme, who renovated some properties in Bloomingdale, Eckington, Mount Pleasant and other DC neighborhoods.

I am mentioned in this article.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

get your tickets before they are all gone for the 1st Annual Taste of North Capitol -- Thursday, 06-01-2017

See this Instagram message from North Capitol Main Street:

DC Water reminder about the End-of-Construction celebration at Crispus Attucks Park -- Saturday, 06-03-2017

From: Hadiah Jordan <>
Date: May 30, 2017 12:32 PM
REMINDER: June 3rd End of Construction Celebration

DC Water

End of Construction Celebration for Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park

You are invited to join us on Saturday, June 3, 2017, to celebrate the completion of major DC Water construction projects in the Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park neighborhoods! DC Water will host the celebration at the Crispus Attucks Park, 23 U Street NW, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Crispus Attucks Park is located in the alley complex between the unit blocks of U Street and V Street NW. Access the park through the alley entrances on the north side of U Street NW and the south side of V Street NW.

June 2017
10:30  a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Crispus Attucks Park Location Map
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MPD firearm recoveries on the 1900 block of 4th St NW, unit block of Fla Av NW, 100 block of Q St NW

Only the gun recoveries in the neighborhood are included below.  The original MPD Email message covers the entire city.

gun recovery

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:38 PM
To:;; ‘’ ;; ‘’ ;;; ‘MPD-SLU (’
Subject: [MPD-5D] 5.30.17 MPD Recovers Numerous Firearms from May 22-30 [1 Attachment] 
MPD’s Weekly Firearm Recoveries:
May 22nd to May 30th
(Washington, DC) – Every day, the Metropolitan Police Department works to recover and investigate illegal firearms in Washington D.C.  In addition to our patrol officers, the Department has specialized units—such as the Gun Recovery Unit (GRU), Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), and Crime Suppression Teams (CSTs)—who work tirelessly to safely and respectfully secure illegal firearms and get them off of our streets.  From Monday, May 22, 2017, through Tuesday, May 30, 2017, MPD detectives and officers recovered 30 firearms in the District of Columbia. 
Among the firearms recovered were:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

  • A green 9mm  Carrollton handgun was recovered from the 1900 block of 4th Street, Northwest.  CCN: 17-089-476
Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • A black 9mm Ruger handgun was recovered from the Unit block of Florida Avenue, Northwest.  CCN: 17-090-096
Monday, May 29, 2017
  • A black 9mm Taurus Millennium G2 handgun (pictured below) was recovered from the 100 block of Q Street, Northwest.  CCN: 17-090-626
It is one of MPD’s main goals to safely remove illegal firearms from DC streets to reduce crime and the fear of crime in the community.  The responsibility to recover firearms falls on the shoulders of all MPD officers.  We also thank members of the community for their help in creating safe neighborhoods.
The Metropolitan Police Department also recovers firearms with the assistance of anonymous tips made through MPD’s anonymous tip line.  Anyone who has information regarding gun recoveries should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.  The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $2,500 to anyone who provides information that leads to the recovery of an illegal firearm hidden in the District of Columbia.

can you believe that Taste of North Capitol is just two days away?

From North Capitol Main Street:

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Crisp: @morskie29 likes our food!

See this Crisp Kitchen and Bar Instagram message:

new plants going in at Crispus Attucks Park - please be respectful and keep kids & dogs out of the garden

From NextDoor Bloomingdale:

From: Nextdoor Bloomingdale []
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:44 AM
Subject: Crispus Attucks Park planting 

Good morning! CADC hopes everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend enjoying Crispus Attucks Park :)
Over the next week or so there will be some new plantings going in on the north side of the Park--near the shaded benches. We'll have lots of spring color with some azaleas and keep with the cool, shady theme with ferns and groundcovers.
When the new plants go in, as with all of the garden areas of the Park, please be respectful and keep kids and dogs out of the garden.
This will be a wonderful green addition to our lovely Park!