Saturday, November 30, 2019

North Capitol Main Street shopped small today (Small Business Saturday) at Creative Grounds

See this North Capitol Main Street Facebook post today on Small Business Saturday:

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale for Sat 11/30 & Sun 12/1/2019

311 U St NW is offered at $1,059,000.
The featured open house is a Victorian rowhome in LeDroit Park. The agent representing the seller is William Newsome with Q Williams Real Estate Associates. See the link below for more details and open house times.

Weekend Open Houses

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in Bright MLS 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 suzanne at compass dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

Creative Grounds: join us for post-Thanksgiving treat of good coffee, art gazing and sweet treats

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North Capitol Main Street promotes Small Business Saturday (today, 11-30-2019)

See this North Capitol Main Street Facebook post:

the Bloomingdale Civic Association encourages you to support Bloomingdale businesses during the DC Water NEBT project

See this message from the Bloomingdale Civic Association:

Supporting Bloomingdale Businesses during the DC Water NEBT project

During the Season of Giving and Shop Small add #shopbloomingdale to your list by supporting a Bloomingdale Business.

The Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT) project has had a negative impact on local businesses.  The construction along Rhode Island Avenue and Florida Ave impedes pedestrian access, reduces parking,  reduces ride share drop-offs, and restricts the view of  storefronts from the street.

Small businesses in Bloomingdale need our support. Bloomingdale offers a variety of retail within walking distance of our community. Types of Local Businesses in and around Bloomingdale include:

·       Convenience stores
·       Restaurants (dine-in/carryout)
·       Bars
·       Coffee shops
·       Dry cleaners
·       Wines and spirits
·       Bakeries
·       Shops and Retail

How can you help?

·       Patronize a business you don’t normally support.
·       Encourage friends, family and neighbors to support Bloomingdale businesses
·       Promote your support on social media
·       Don’t assume the “We’re Open” sign means the business is thriving


Annual Holiday Light Hanging at Crispus Attucks Park -- Saturday, 12-07-2019

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two days of supporting local vendors at Big Bear Cafe's Holiday Market -- Saturday, 12-07-2019, and Sunday, 12-08-2019

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baked goods, gift shopping, silent auction, raffles, poinsettias + more at the St. George's Christmas Marketplace and Cafe -- Saturday, 12-14-2019

From: Janis Evans
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:54 AM
Christmas Bazaar! Spread the Word

Greeting to All,

As holiday season draws closer, I wanted to ask you to SAVE-THE-DATE for the ECW Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00a – 4:30p. The attached flyer gives you pertinent information about the bazaar. Please feel free to contact me if you have any inquiries about the menu, vending opportunities, or donating items for the raffle or silent auction. I’ve also attached an example of the quality gifts we’ll have at the raffle table.

Thank you and save the date!
Janis Evans, Bazaar Chair

it's time for a Phoenix Bikes refurbished bicycle sale at Big Bear Cafe -- Saturday, 12-14-2019

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it's Brunch with Santa at Boundary Stone -- Saturday, 12-14-2019

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7th Annual DC Wassail in Bloomingdale, Eckington, Truxton Circle -- Saturday, 12-14-2019

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another plug for the recently released online heritage trail of the 20th century civil rights movement in DC -- which includes locations in Bloomingdale

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from North Capitol Main Street

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Happy Thanksgiving from Common Good City Farm

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Creative Grounds open on Thanksgiving Day until noon

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did you know that the Gospel Spreading Church still owns a house in Bloomingdale, purchased in 1943?

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Boundary Stone and Atlas Brew Works annual toy drive -- Thursday, 12-19-2019

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

annual holiday light hangning at Crispus Attucks Park

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Howard University Community Connections newsletter -- Volume 1, issue 10 (Nov 2019)

From: Howard University Community Association
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11:06 AM
Community Connections Newsletter
November 2019 Edition

Volume 1, Issue 10

A monthly newsletter brought to you by the Howard University Community Association, highlighting the University's contributions across the District of Columbia and beyond!

D.C. Council Recognizes Howard University's Maybelle Bennett

On Nov 5, Ward 1 District of Columbia Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and other members of the council joined Howard University representatives and other community members to honor the career and lifetime achievements of Maybelle Taylor Bennett for her contributions to the city and her tenure with the Howard University Community Association.

Councilmember Nadeau resolved, "Maybelle Bennett has and will continue to dedicate herself to strong advocacy for the vitality of long-time District residents, of low-and moderate-income residents, and the cultural and historical integrity of the District of Columbia's communities."

Bennett will officially retire from Howard University on Dec 13. Howard University thanks Ms. Bennett for excellence in truth and service.

For more about the ceremonial resolution, click here.

Cynthia Brock-Smith Retires and Howard Appoints Paul Monteiro as Successor

After years of contribution to the city of Washington and to Howard University, Cynthia Brock-Smith has retired from her service as assistant vice president for external affairs. Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick recently wrote, "I’d like to express my sincere thanks to Cynthia Brock-Smith for her five years of dedicated service to Howard University as assistant vice president of external affairs and wish her the very best as she transitions into retirement."

On Nov 19, President Frederick announced the appointment of Paul Monteiro as the successor in position. He has served as chief of staff in the Office of the President since 2017. In that role, Monteiro focused on the efficient operation of the Office of the President and worked regularly with a broad range of stakeholders on behalf of President Frederick.

Monteiro is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Howard University School of Law. With over 15 years of government affairs experience including federal appointments, Monteiro brings a wealth of relevant experiences to the Office of External Affairs and its focus on maintaining and building relationships with local, state and federal government officials.

Click here to read and share the appointment from our Newsroom.

Students, Staff , and Faculty

HU Law Students Respond
to HUD's Fair Housing Regulations

Recently the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule to amend the Fair Housing Act of 1968. HUD proposes to amend the interpretation of the act's disparate impact standard and clarify application standards. Howard University School of Law students have responded to this proposal with active opposition.

“Our public comment is unique because it was drafted by law students of color, each of whom has personally felt the effects of racial discrimination including, in many cases, housing discrimination,” said Valerie Schneider, professor of law at Howard University and supervisor of the Fair Housing Clinic at Howard Law.

As one of the nation’s oldest historically Black colleges and universities, Howard Law has long held the defense of human rights, equality, and dignity at the heart of its educational practice. Howard Law alumni and affiliates have been instrumental in shaping the country’s agenda for civil rights through extensive scholarship, litigation, and human and civil rights advocacy. Our students are following this legacy in the present and for our future.

Click here to read more about the School of Law position.

Howard University Partners with DC Fire and EMS

Howard University and the Washington D.C. Fire and EMS are partnering with First Alert, a trusted brand in home safety*, along with Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation to participate in the third annual Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project, dotingly titled Bison Fire Safety.  Howard University is the only historically Black college and university selected to participate in this year’s project.

Valerie G. Turner, Ph.D., Director of Off-Campus Housing and Community Engagement at Howard University said, "Our goal is to assist and educate students, the elderly and families throughout the D.C. community to help reduce the risk of fatal fires. This helps make the community stronger and safer for everyone."

As part of the Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project, Howard University will host community events that will address home safety in the neighborhoods surrounding Howard's central campus. The Bison Fire Safety Service Project kicked-off Nov. 2 and will continue in the months to follow.

For more about the project, click here.

Legislation Introduced to Honor Lucy Diggs Slowe and Dr. William Montague Cobb

On Nov. 5, District of Columbia Councilmember Nadeau introduced legislation to rename the 2400 block of Fourth Street after the illustrious Howard alumna Lucy Diggs Slowe. The rationale for the renaming referred to Slowe's "impact on the fields of education, women’s studies, organizational development, race politics, philosophy and sports." Renaming a street in her honor is also seen as a way to build on the momentum and interest in women’s movements.

Nadeau also introduced legislation supporting the renaming of the 600 block of W Street, NW after Dr. William Montague Cobb, Howard University alumnus of the College of Medicine. Dr. Cobb served on the College of Medicine faculty for 37 years and was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in physical anthropology. His research contributed to the debunking theories of racial determinism that were used to support views of white supremacy.

On Nov. 21, the Transportation Committee of the ANC 1B voted unanimously to support the renaming of these streets. These proposals will now be presented to ANC 1B on Dec. 5 for a vote of support.

Howard University Community Association ph: 202-806-2489 & 202-806-2661
Office of Off-Campus Housing & Community Engagement ph: 202-806-9216
Howard University Hospital Community Relations ph: 202-865-4238

2400 Sixth Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6100