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Friday, December 31, 2010

Home Sales in Edgewood

Here is this week's data on homes for sale in Edgewood. I am using Redfin because it allows you to search by neighborhood, but if you have any other ideas or ways to get listings or open houses please let me know!

Here is the link to the data in Redfin:

Edgewood DC Real Estate

Edgewood has a very diverse housing stock with a wide range of sizes and prices. Right now the most expensive places listed are the new homes being built in Chancellor's Row listed at $591,900 while the least expensive listing is a 1 bedroom condo listed at $99,000. It seems that there are a steady number of houses selling across the price ranges and there are quite a few pending sales that have yet to be posted.

There are two new sales posted:

709 Irving Street NE sold on December 10th for $168,970
3009 7th Street NE sold on December 15th for $235,000
3000 7th Street NE #211 sold on December 17th for $105,000
219 Ascot Place NE sold on December 27th for $299,900

There are no open houses listed for Edgewood. If you know of any please add the information to the comments section.

REMINDER Edgewood Neighborhood Cleanup is TOMORROW!

Start the New Year off right!

Just wanted to send out a reminder that tomorrow is the Edgewood Neighborhood monthly cleanup. The group meets in front of the Edgewood Rec Center at the corner of 3rd and Evarts NE at 10:30 a.m. The cleanup is sponsored by the Friends of Edgewood Recreation Center and occurs the first Saturday of every month same time and location. The group picks up trash around the neighborhood including the rec center.

If you cannot come try and cleanup around your block today or tomorrow morning so we can cover more areas!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Trash and Tree Collection from DPW

The Department of Public Works reminds residents:

1. We will follow the normal trash/recycling collections schedule on Friday, December 31. If Friday is your collection day, please have your materials out by 6 am Friday and return your containers to your property by 8 pm Friday.

2. DPW will collect holiday trees (please remove ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc.) between Monday, January 3, and Saturday, January 15. Place your trees in the treebox space in front of your home, or adjacent to the curb (but not in the street). Please put your tree out for collection between Sunday, January 2, and Sunday, January 9. After January 15, you may put your tree where you put your trash and recycling and we will collect it from there, depending on the truck’s capacity.

3. DPW will suspend enforcement of parking meters, residential parking and rush hour lane restrictions on Friday and Saturday, December 31 and January 1. Also, DPW will not tow abandoned vehicles.

4. Saturday, January 8, is the next Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling/Document Shredding day. Please bring these materials to the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE, between 8 am and 3 pm. The February drop-off day is February 5.

Directions to Ft. Totten: Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Road, NE and continue to the end of the street.

ANC5C Meet and Greet Saturday, January 1st

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5C

Invites You to a Commissioner Meet & Greet and New Year Celebration

At Rustik Tavern

84 T Street N.W
Washington, DC

Saturday January 1, 2011

8:00pm- 10:00pm

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PSA 501 Monthly Meeting Tomorrow

Title: PSA 501 Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday December 15, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Repeats: This event repeats every month on the third Wednesday.
Location: Harry Thomas Recreation/Community Center

Monday, December 13, 2010

Met Branch Trail maintenance and bike trailer to lend?

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to announce that Gospel Rescue Ministries has been hired to provide maintenance on the Met Branch and Anacostia trails. Their team will begin work next Tuesday starting with the Met Branch Trail and work area by area, trail by trail until the trails are all in pristine condition. Thank you volunteers for all the work that you have done while we have been completing this hiring process and we hope that you will continue to help us keep the trails clean (though this should not require as much of your time in the future)!

The trail maintenance team will be maintaining the trails by bicycle. However, they currently do not have trailers and are not sure the best trailer system to invest in. Therefore, if you have an extra trailer in your garage or one you are not using for the winter and would like to let the team use it as they decide what system to ultimately use (or if you have a trailer for sale) please contact Morris Queen at For more information about their programs, please see:

Stay tuned for details and updates on our trail maintenance team!

Best, Heather

d. Heather Deutsch | Bicycle Program Specialist/Trail Planner | Policy, Planning & Sustainability Administration | District Department of Transportation | 2000 14th St., NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009 | tel: 202.671.2638 | fax: 202.671.0617 | |

REMINDER: Dec. 13, MetBranchTrail 5K Race Planning Meeting


This is to follow up on Cristina's email reminder about the next Race Planning meeting. Attached are the minutes so kindly provided by Christine Halpin. Also, visit the race web site at

MEETING LOCATION: Tynan Coffee & Tea
1275 First Street, NE (near N St.)
Washington, DC 20002
One Block from the New York Avenue Metro
T (202) 408-3127

Date: Monday, December 13, 2010

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Please feel free to come as you are able.)
Agenda: We will be finalizing the sponsor letter and brainstorming for ideas as to which businesses and/or people to approach for sponsorship.

Please RSVP to so that we have an idea as to how many to expect.

Thank you so much!
Cristina & Sherri

Hypothermia Watch Partner Program

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Hypothermia Watch Partner Program

The Hypothermia Watch Partner Program provides emergency shelter between November 1st and March 31st each year, and is also available during Hypothermia Alerts that are based on the National Weather Service forecasts.

The hypothermia season begins November 1 and ends March 31. Hypothermia is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a person's internal body temperature is less than 95 degrees Fahrenheit; Normal body temperature is about 98.6degrees Fahrenheit. When hypothermia occurs, the body loses heat faster than it is able to produce heat.
Eligibility: Residency in the District of Columbia.

How to Obtain Benefits and Information: Call the 24-hour Shelter Hotline at: 1(800) 535-7252.
More hypothermia information:
2010-2011 Winter Plan*
2010-2011 Hypothermia Shelters
2010-2011 Shelter Hotline Cards*
12- and 24-Hour Low Barrier Emergency Shelters
Homeless Services
Hypothermia Facts
Links to Organizations That Help the Homeless
Shelter Transportation Schedules
Shelter Hotline 1(800) 535-7252

Any life-threatening concerns can also be reported to 9-1-1.

Potential Closing of Shaed in Edgewood

***Update*** Thanks to Aaron for sending in a copy of the letter sent from DCPS. I have attached a picture of it above. Also, note there is a community meeting scheduled for January 11th at 6:00 p.m. at Shaed.

I tweeted about the potential closing of Shaed in Edgewood last week, but wanted to followup with a post and the article. Due to the poor performance at Shaed and low enrollment I would be for this if they transformed the building into a library and recreation center combination for the community. I am not sure if the money for the Edgewood Recreation Center will remain in the budget or not with the cuts, but if it does I would think this could be an ideal solution. Everyone who lives here knows that the recreation center is inadequate and the nearest libraries are in Woodridge and Shaw. We are adding many new residents to the area and I really think this building could fill a current and future need for Edgewood and surrounding neighborhoods.

Here is the article:

DCPS wants to close Shaed, River Terrace; open Montessori
By Bill Turque

DCPS has proposed a series of closures and consolidations that would take effect this fall. It wants to shutter two lightly-enrolled schools in Northeast and open a Montessori school at the old Logan Elementary building near Union Station.

According to notices posted on the school system web site, River Terrace Elementary in Ward 7 would close at the end of the current academic year and merge with Thomas Elementary in Parkside. Students at Shaed Education Campus, a PS-8 school in Ward 5, would join those at Emery Education Campus PS-8,in relocating to the former Langley School building next to McKinley Technology High School.

In a letter to the Shaed community, Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Shaed's current enrollment of 146 makes it difficult to sustain a full PS-8 program. Emery's building, she said, lack some of the physical amenities of a PS-8 school. Both, she said, would benefit from the move to Langley, which is vacant.

Twenty-seven schools were closed or consolidated in the Fenty-Rhee era, generating considerable political pushback. Henderson will likely get her share when she meets with both school communities after the holidays. A final recommendation to the mayor's office will follow.

Expansion of Montessori, a response to burgeoning demand, is part of a larger set of moves in the works for Ward 6 schools. The current Montessori program, housed at Watkins Elementary, runs through fourth grade. DCPS wants to move it to Logan and extend it an extra year, through fifth grade. Watkins would then pick up the fifth grade currently housed at Stuart-Hobson Middle School.

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A.J. Wright in Brentwood Change Coming

The local A.J. Wright at the Rhode Island Place Shopping Center will be transformed into a T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods according to the article below from the Washington Business Journal. I am pulling for a HomeGoods!!!!

TJX closing 71 A.J. Wright stores, cutting 4,400 jobs
Washington Business Journal - by Barton Eckert

Off-price apparel retailer TJX Cos. says it plans to convert 91 A.J. Wright stores into T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods stores and close the remaining 71 stores.

Six of the chain`s stores are in the Washington area.

The store at Prince William Shopping Center on Smoketown Road in Woodbridge will be shut down. The others will be rebranded but TJX is not saying which brands will be where.

In total, the company estimates that approximately 4,400 positions will be eliminated, almost half of which are part-time positions.

All 162 A.J. Wright stores will close between late January and the middle of February. For the 91 stores that will be converting to other banners, the company estimates this conversion process will generally take approximately eight weeks, during which time the stores will remain closed.

The company (NYSE: TJX) believes the overall financial impact will be very positive with estimated non-recurring after-tax costs of approximately $150 million to $170 million to close the A.J. Wright business, $40 million to $50 million of which are cash costs.