The Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) is working with parents and friends to establish a small person play park in the DPR/DCPL property adjacent to the SW Library Branch. This has been a long time coming and I am very glad to see us seeking a partnership with KaBOOM to make this vision a reality in our community. I, for one, see the need for more playgrounds in our area and hopefully this will be the first to come. Many people have been working separately, in small groups, and finally together to make this happen, including Tommy Wells' Office and the Friends of the SW Library, who have volunteered to help maintain the park. I will be pushing to make this a reality for our young members of the community. I hope you will join "the team" of 100 volunteer members needed to build the park.
If you have questions, please feel free to email me or call our ANC 6D office at 202-554-1795 to reach me but better yet call Rev. Ruth Hamilton at 202-641-8221 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ruth is the Chair of the CBCC and is working directly with KaBOOM and the community to implement the grant application.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Earlier this week, JBG released an updated rendering of a 650,000 SF office building planned for the plaza itself, which is much bolder than the earlier design for the building. The atrium will be located between the two sides of the office building. It is designed by SmithGroup and will aim for LEED-Platinum certification. The developer will look for a federal tenant for the space, since Southwest is considered to be the "Connecticut and K" for the GSA.
Renderings courtesy of JBG
Thursday, November 18, 2010
- Highest single ticket sales for a single production by opening night.
- Highest single ticket sales for a single production in a 24-hour period.
- Highest grossing, non-extension production in Arena Stage history.
- Highest single ticket sales for a single production in one week.
There was a petting zoo outside of Arena Stage along 6th Street when I went to the Saturday show. The petting zoo will be set up for the next two Saturdays before the matinee performance between 12:45pm and 1:45pm. To buy tickets for "Oklahoma!", visit Arena's website or call 202-488-3300. Have any of you seen it yet? What did you think?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
LaHood, a former junior high school teacher, is a founding member of Everyone Wins! DC, the largest children’s literacy organization in the metro area. This year, nearly 4,000 students in 31 Title 1 public elementary schools will “lunch” with professionals through the group, which partners with 115 congressional offices, committee, and subcommittees, as well as 110 companies including 20 federal agencies.
The scene of the shooting was located about two blocks away from MPD's First District headquarters, which relocated from 4th & E Streets last year.Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to D.C. CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
We’re simply going to a winter schedule to give us some extra time to re-stock the store during the overnight period. The hours will be extended again during the spring.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The "complete street" plan Klein is referring to is a plan spearheaded by Ward 6 Council member Tommy Wells and the Capitol Riverfront BID, which was presented to the community in March. In the interim, two resolutions passed unanimously by the ANC related to the intersection - one would direct DDOT to remove five parking spaces on the south side of M Street between the entrance to Tiber Island (430 M Street) and the intersection of 4th & M. The reason for removing the parking spaces was motorists can't see the "Right Turn Only" sign when approaching 4th Street and will give them time to get in the right lane before making a right onto 4th Street off of M Street. The second resolution would direct MPD to have officers patrol the intersection for two hours a day every day for a week to observe traffic violations. In addition, it was revealed by Naomi Mitchell from Wells' office that the council member will help the ANC get their desired traffic study of the M Street corridor, which the ANC has been requesting for years since a lot of development has been occurring (or are in the planning books) for the corridor without a comprehensive plan for dealing with traffic on M Street (from the 14th Street Bridge to the 11th Street Bridge).We are still pursuing the “complete street” plan on M Street and would like to move beyond concept and to design. There has been back and forth on whether to have shared bus/bike lanes and other questions. I am asking Jamie Henson for a complete run down. After the accidents, I talked to US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood personally about the concept, and he wholeheartedly supports it. In addition, we made safety improvements in the area including eliminating right turns on red at key intersections.
I just found a small female Yorkie wandering at the corner of G & 9th Sts. SW. She is in good health. I have kept her safe. Could her parents please call me at 202.550.5591 or email me (email@example.com)?- Andrew
Thursday, November 4, 2010
- Registered Voter Participation Rate: 30.1% (27.8% District-wide)
- Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives: Eleanor Holmes Norton* with 88.3% of the vote (89.0% District-wide)
- Mayor: Vincent Gray with 76.8% of the vote (73.9% District-wide)
- DC Council Chair: Kwame Brown with 88.3% of the vote (87.8% District-wide)
- DC Council At-Large members: Phil Mendelson* & David Catania* with 56.8% and 30.6% of the vote, respectively (56.3% and 30.9% District-wide, respectively)
- DC Council Ward 6: Tommy Wells* with 88.1% of the vote (85.4% Ward-wide)
- US Representative: Mike Panetta* with 81.6% of the vote (82.4% District-wide)
- State Board of Education Ward 6: Monica Warren-Jones with 58.2% of the vote (66.7% Ward-wide)
- Proposed Charter Amendment IV to elect DC’s Attorney General: Passed with 74.1% of the vote (75.6% District-wide)
- ANC 6D 01: Bob Craycraft with 94.5% of the vote
- ANC 6D 02: Cara Lea Shockley with 40.2% of the vote
- ANC 6D 03: Ron McBee* with 54.5% of the vote
- ANC 6D 04: Andy Litsky* with 95.7% of the vote
- ANC 6D 05: Roger Moffatt* with 66.4% of the vote
- ANC 6D 06: Rhonda Hamilton* with 70.7% of the vote
Bellevue Unofficial Election Results (Precincts 124, 126)
Voter participation in Bellevue was lower than the District as a whole, but the margins of victory for most of the candidates (save At-Large incumbent David Catania), was wider than the District totals. Some of the voters in precinct 124 live in SE, but their polling station is located in Bellevue.
- Registered Voter Participation Rate: 21.3% (27.8% District-wide)
- Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives: Eleanor Holmes Norton* with 96.0% of the vote (89.0% District-wide)
- Mayor: Vincent Gray with 95.6% of the vote (73.9% District-wide)
- DC Council Chair: Kwame Brown with 96.4% of the vote (87.8% District-wide)
- DC Council At-Large members: Phil Mendelson* & David Catania* with 70.4% and 19.5% of the vote, respectively (56.3% and 30.9% District-wide, respectively)
- US Representative: Mike Panetta* with 89.7% of the vote (82.4% District-wide)
- Proposed Charter Amendment IV to elect DC’s Attorney General: Passed with 88.6% of the vote (75.6% District-wide)
- ANC 8D 04: Thea Dyson with 92.9% of the vote
- ANC 8D 05: Write-in with 100.0% of the vote
- ANC 8D 06: Write-in with 100.0% of the vote
- ANC 8D 07: Dionne Brown with 44.4% of the vote
Visit the DC Board of Elections and Ethics website for more information on the general election results. Congratulations to all the winners!