Saturday, July 11, 2020

to view this week's Sunday mass from St. Martin's Catholic Church

See this 07-11-2020 message:

To view this week's Sunday mass from St Martin's Catholic Church click on the link below:


We wish you all a blessed week and you should know that we at St Martins are praying to help us all get through these challenging times.  

We look forward to the time we can celebrate mass again together in person.




Fr. Mike.


Bertha Holliday testimony in support of Bill 23-670, Bloomingdale Historic District Targeted Historic Preservation Assistance Amendment Act of 2020

See this testimony submitted by Bertha Holliday in support of Bill 23-670, Bloomingdale Historic District Targeted Historic Preservation Assistance Amendment Act of 2020 -- adding the Bloomingdale Historic District to the Historic Homeowner Grant program.  

From: Bertha Holliday  

Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:05 PM
Cc: A bunch of people
Subject: Statement of Support for Bill 23-670 (Bloomingdale Targeted Historic Preseratio Amendment Act of 2020) and Increased FY 21 & FY22 Funding for the Homeowner Grant Program

Dear Ms. Koster, 

Attached you will find my statement on the above subject matter. 

I do regret not being able to formally testify at the COW hearing -- but I found myself with a technological breakdown:  iphone would not work, and neither would Zoom!  I think I may have been hacked. 

Thank you so much for your patience.  

Bertha Holliday


Bertha G., Holliday, PhD & Associates, LLC

Independent Consultant (Diversity Assessment, Planning, Impleentation & Evaluation)

49 T Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001



Co- Director

Bloomingdale Village Square Project

"Building Community Identity & Sense of Place"


Commissioner, ANC 5E07

Washington, DC


Fellow, American Psychological Association

HP Homeowner Grant Testimony From Bertha Holliday 2020 07 11 by Scott Roberts on Scribd

Bloomingdale Farmers Market: Peaches, cherries, corn, berries

From: Markets & More >
Date: July 9, 2020 at 7:29:41 PM EDT
Subject: Peaches, Cherries, Corn, Berries


Hi BFM fans  

Remember we are always open rain or shine or humidity

It is cold pasta salad time again and of course we have the right pasta and tomatoes and cheese for it.

GROFF's CONTENT: Lots of cuts of beef, pork and chicken this week   

CHINESE STREET MARKET POPUP (AKA Those DUMPLINGS)  East Asian handmade, flash-frozen dumplings, buns, shumai and more.  Try the Dan Dan Noodle kits too. Don't 


They say: "Just think; Only two more months of 90 degree heat and humidity.   Cool down with some cherry or key lime pie, strawberry rhubarb, apple, bourbon pecan, lemon coconut and chocolate chess.

6 Pack Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Salty Oatmeal, Molasses Spice, Hazelnut Swirl, Snickerdoodle, Pretzel Cowboy, Assorted, Flourless Mexican Chocolate (GF), VEGAN: Oatmeal Chocolate  

SHENANDOAH SEASONAL Ali is bringing lots of cucumbers to market. Prized seedless English cucumbers grown in their high tunnel. They are thin skinned, crispy and sweet! Best for fresh eating. Also green sliced and picking cukes. Mini head lettuces, first cherry tomatoes. Carrots and hakurei salad turnips.

Tip: Did you know that sliced cucumbers are very refreshing additions to a glass of water?  Do you make cold cucumber
soup, cucumber cilantro mint raita?.


SWIRLY GIRL CREAMERY is back.  Here are a few of the cheeses to look forward to on Sunday. Mark K is your guide.  Are you ready for a Greek Salad with tomatoes, cucumber and feta?

  • Morbier: this semi soft cow cheese with a layer of vegetable ash is a shout out to one of my favorite French cheeses.
  • Winter Morning is their most popular, a bloomy rind cheese
  • Feta, Tomato Basil Bovre and Farmhouse cow cheeses are all great with pasta -- or on crackers.
  • You like Funky cheese, they have Mooster, Firetruck and Cowttin.  Mooster is soft and spreadable and melts well. Firetruck is a salty, hard, grater, Cowttin is similar to a triple cream.  The longer you keep it, the funkier it gets.  Very French.

GARNER's PRODUCE:  Hot peppers!Lots of corn, peppers, eggplants, tomatoes. Swiss chard, sugar snaps, citrusy purslane great with tomatoes, kales, squash and zuchini, collard, spring onions, loose onions, stir fry greens, Salad mix, lettuce mix, cabbages, carrots, cukes, radishes, Napa, arrow, Savoy, regular green round) Stone ground grits and cornmeal, hot pepper jelly. Hot sauces. Some herb plants. berries: blackberries and raspberries
Squash blossoms this week! Green and wax beans back! basil. cilantro.  Will there be a few ears of corn this week?

KING MUSHROOM FARM:  Shiitake, maitake, cremini, portobello, exotic mix, lion's mane, king trumpet, chestnut, oyster...Yes, you can order at the stand too. Grill those mushrooms. 

REID is peachy, life is a bowl of cherries and it is berry berry good.. So, this week the peaches are the yellow Desiree and White Spring Snow.  Bing dark red cherries and Emperor Francis white/red cherries and the last of the tart pie cherries, The first summer apples are Lodi apples - good for applesauce and apple crisp. Red and black raspberries, currants and red adn green gooseberries. Green and yellow beans, summer squash including Cocazelle Italian zucchini, cukes.

Herb plants because it is not too late to plant them.  And new cilantro plants should be replanted every few weeks.  That is what they do in Mexico.  Let the older plants go to flower and seed. Save the seeds -- they are coriander seeds. 3 kinds of basil, 3 oreganos, 3 chives,  3 sage,  5 mints, thymes, dill..... Container gardens already planted for you too.

NUMBER 1 SONS:  Yay. Number 1 Sons is STAFFED again at their stand where you will be able to buy their greatest hits in prepacks so that transactions go quickly ( Haley is back). Cucumber Pickles and hot sauces


PANORAMA:  A dozen different breads, croissants and breakfast pastries from two French bakers.  

CUCINA AL VOLO: Good pasta weather Sunday.   Remember the green kale fusilli makes the best cold pasta salad.  The spirals catch all the bits of vegetable and cheese and chopped herbs.   And a little of their Tuscan pesto dresses a lot of pasta.

Here is this week's list:

  • Burrata ravioli
  • Spinach and ricotta ravioli 
  • Beef brisket and Parmesan ravioli
  • Roasted butternut squash and mascarpone ravioli 
  • Egg fettuccine 
  • Smoked paprika pappardelle
  • Green kale fusilli 
  • Squid ink chitarra 
  • Egg strozzapreti
  • Hand made potato gnocchi 
  • Eggplant Parmesan (Take and Bake)
  • Beef lasagna (Take and Bake)


  • Pesto
  • Lamb ragu 
  • Bolognese sauce 
  • Cherry tomato sauce
  • Wild mushroom sauce 
  • Eggplant sauce 
100 block of R Street NW
Sunday 9-1


Ted and Robin

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale for the weekend of 7/11/2020

1927 North Capitol St NE #2 is offered at $974,000.
The featured listing is a duplex condo in Eckington. The agent representing the seller is Peter Principer with Keller Williams Capital Properties.

In person open houses are currently permitted in the District of Columbia under Mayor Bowser's Covid-19 phased re-opening. Masks are required.

Scheduled Open Houses 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.

HPRB actions in the Bloomingdale Historic District: 2228 1st Street NW, 1626-1634-1644-1648 North Capitol Street NW, 1626-1634-1644 North Capitol Street NW, 41 Quincy Place NW

From: <> On Behalf Of Bruce Yarnall (OP)
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 12:18 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashingtonDC]
HPRB ACTIONS - June 25, July 9, 2020 

Access to staff reports and other materials related to this two-day meeting are posted on our website .

Archive video of the proceedings are also posted on the Office of Planning website . 




The Historic Preservation Review Board conducted virtual meetings on WebEx on these dates. 



The Historic Preservation Review Board convened a public meeting on June 25 via WebEx. Present for the meeting were: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Linda Greene, Sandra Jowers-Barber, Gretchen Pfaehler. Absent: Thomas Brokaw, Outerbridge Horsey.



801-1199 Sycamore Lane SE, HPA 20-346, concept/subdivision and construction of townhouses.

The Board expressed support for the general concept and the recommendations in the HPO report, but did not take a vote as the project had not been considered by the ANC.  The project should be revised to respond to the HPO report, be presented to the ANC, and return to the Board for further review when ready.  The Board requested that the applicant consider the scale of the houses as they face those in Congress Heights.  The Board also requested more information on sustainable features.  Aurbach recused.



3400 Connecticut Avenue NW, HPA 20-095, revised concept/construction of two multi-unit residential buildings.

The Board found the revised concept to be compatible with the character of the Cleveland Park Historic  District and delegate further review and clearance to staff.  Vote: 5-0.



2228 1st Street NW, HPA 20-343, concept/front window well.

The Board declined to approve the concept to add a large areaway across the front of the bay on Adams Street, provided alternate guidance to the applicant for alterative locations for an areaway, and delegated further review and clearance to staff.  Vote: 5-0.



0 Snow’s Court NW, HPA 20-312, concept/construction of single-family house.

The Board supported the concept’s height, massing and materials, but asked that the pop-up slanted roof be eliminated; that the brick be either a compatible red or painted; the fenestration be adjusted as suggested in the HPO report; the shutters be eliminated; the color of the metal panels be reconsidered; and that any code issues be addressed.  Further review and clearance were delegated to staff.  Vote: 5-0.



2152 Florida Avenue NW, HPA 20-317, concept/addition to multi-unit building.

The Board found the proposed addition compatible with the character of the historic district in consideration of the comments outlined in the HPO report and consistent with the purposes of the Act, with further review and clearance delegated to staff.  Vote: 5-0.



421 T Street NW, HPA 20-300, concept/rear three-story addition to three-story house.   

The Board found the concept design for a three-story rear addition to be compatible in height and massing with the character of the house and historic district, but that the scale and complexity of roof components must be simplified for the project to achieve compatibility.  The project should return to the Board for further review.  Vote 4-0 (Greene abstained).




The Historic Preservation Review Board convened a public meeting on July 9 via WebEx. Present for the meeting were: Marnique Heath, Chair; Andrew Aurbach, Thomas Brokaw, Linda Greene, Sandra Jowers-Barber, Gretchen Pfaehler. Absent: Outerbridge Horsey. 



441 M Street NW, HPA 20-287, permit/new front windows, door and stair; three- story rear addition and roof deck.

The Board concurred with the resolution of the ANC and advised the applicant to revise the design for a three-story rear addition to 441 M Street NW and return to the Board for further review. Vote: 6-0.



1318 9th Street NW, HPA 20-309, concept/rear three-story addition to two-story building.

The Board concurred with the resolution of the ANC and advised the applicant to reduce the dimensions of the fourth-floor addition, and return to the Board for further review. Vote: 6-0.



1626-1634-1644-1648 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 20-344, subdivision/combine four lots, construct three-story plus penthouse addition to one-story building.

The Board concurred with the resolution of the ANC and found the subdivision and the height of the addition on top of 1648 North Capitol Street NW to be compatible with the historic district, and advised the applicant to revise the design of the facades and return to the Board for further review. Vote: 6-0. 



The Consent Calendar was approved by a vote of 5-0 at the June 25 meeting. 


Embassy Building #10, 3149 16th Street NW, HPA 20-315, concept/two-story side and rear addition.



1626-1634-1644 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 20-288, subdivision/combine three lots.

41 Quincy Place NW, HPA 20-348, concept/addition and roof deck.



515 East Capitol Street SE, HPA 20-342, concept/exterior ADA lift and front stair alteration.



2475 Kalorama Road NW, HPA 20-347, concept/side and rear additions.



1349 Wallach Place NW, HPA 20-318, concept/roof addition.




The following case was approved by a vote of 6-0 at the July 9 meeting.



1628 U Street SE, HPA 20-313, concept/new construction of single-family house.


Transcripts of Historic Preservation Review Board Meetings may be purchased from the court reporting agency that covered this hearing – Neal R. Gross & Co., Inc., (202) 234-4433,   or . Individual staff reports that are prepared in advance of the hearing are posted on our website at . 




Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager

DC Office of Planning

1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024



DC Water NEBT update for 07-09-2020: blinking pedestrian crosswalk signs, no thru trucks, jet grout plant removal, project details

From: Andy Galli
Sent: Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:57 PM
Subject: NEBT: Construction Update 

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Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project
Florida Avenue NW Construction Site
July 9, 2020


Greetings Neighbors!


As part of the DC Water Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project, we would like to update you on some of the recent activities at the Florida Avenue Construction Site. We continue to evaluate our traffic calming and pedestrian safety measures near the construction site. Recently, new signage was added around the Florida Avenue construction impact zone to improve traffic and pedestrian safety.
Blinking Pedestrian Crosswalk Signs
To promote additional pedestrian safety and traffic calming measures two sets of pedestrian activated blinking crosswalk signs were installed on Florida Avenue NW. One set was installed at the 2nd Street NW crosswalk and the other at the 3rd Street NW crosswalk. The signs are powered by a combination of solar and direct power.


Map 1: Blinking pedestrian crosswalk signs were installed at the Florida Avenue NW crosswalks located at 3rd Street NW and 2nd Street NW.


No Thru Trucks
To discourage large hauling trucks from using streets and routes not approved by the NEBT project new No Thru Trucks Over 1 ¼ Ton signs have been posted on and near 4th Street NW:

  • On New Jersey Avenue NW heading north before the 4th Street NW intersection above the existing speed limit sign
  • On 4th Street near the New Jersey Avenue intersection
  • On 4th Street near the Q Street NW intersection


Map 2: New No Thru Trucks Over 1 ¼ Ton signs posted on and near 4th Street NW.


Jet Grout Plant Removal
In June, the silos located on the west side of the construction site next to the BP gas station were removed. The removal has increased the visibility of the surrounding businesses and homes.
The silos were a part of the jet grouting mill at the Florida Avenue NW Construction Site. Jet grouting is a process that involves injecting cement and water into the soil at a very high pressure to solidify and strengthen existing soft ground. The improved and stabilized ground allowed workers to safely excavate the drop shaft and diversion chamber, components of the diversion facility which will be connected to the Northeast Boundary Tunnel.


Image: Workers removing a jet grout mill silo from the Florida Avenue site for transportation to another NEBT construction site.


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 complete, the approximately five-mile long tunnel will significantly reduce chronic flooding in areas it serves, as well as reduce the amount of combined sewer overflows into the Anacostia River.


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