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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Capital Bikeshare Crowdsourcing Map

To follow in all my fellow bloggers footsteps I would like to ask everyone to get on the Capital Bikeshare Crowdsourcing map and suggest stations that you would like in Edgewood and beyond.  Remember you can like stations that others have already suggested and make comments on them.  I am pretty sure that EYA is adding a station to the Chancellor's Row development and that Rhode Island Row is adding one as well. 

Here is the link to add your choices.

Capital Bikeshare Crowdsourcing Map

Here is what our area looks like on the map right now:

Metropolitan Police - PSA 501 Meeting Summary

For those of you not on the neighborhood listserv I wanted to share these notes from last week's PSA501 meeting from our neighbor to the south. 

Metropolitan Police - PSA 501 Meeting Summary

Several Officers from MPD met with concerned community members during the normally scheduled PSA meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Harry Thomas Recreation Center.

Topics discussed included:

·Homicide at Lincoln Rd. NE – the victim was a well known criminal from the Trinidad Area. MPD believes that the victim may had been responsible for some of the robberies that had been taking place in our area. The case is still under investigation and MPD continue to seek our any information from potential witnesses.
·Shooting at the 200 Q St NW. The shooting took place at the same location of a previous shooting earlier this year. It is possible that the shooting was drug related. If any neighbors have any further information or may have a security camera that may have recorded something, MPD would like to hear from you.
·Robberies have increased recently but are still lower than last year. Many robberies are taking place along N. Capitol St and Florida Avenue area. Usually people walking home from work or the metro. MPD urge residents to please not be distracted on their cell phones, texting, or reading email while walking home. Be aware of surroundings and avoid walking with head sets on that may prevent you from listening someone approaching. ·Burglaries – appears that the individuals doing some of the robberies in the evening are also carrying our the burglaries during the day. Remember to keep your windows locked, doors secured and valuables out of the front and back yard where they can be stolen. Also, please remember to lock your bicycles and remove the seat if possible.
·Arrests – MPD has conducted several arrests of burglaries in progress. 20 minutes prior to the PSA meeting, an arrest was made on Florida and N. Capitol St from a robbery in progress. MPD has also been conducting arrests for public urination, possession of open alcohol containers as well as trespassing.
·Focus – MPD is increasing bike patrols in the area. Currently, there are about 6 police officers on bike patrol, that number will be increased. Bike patrols will allow MPD to focus on the alleys and on groups hanging out in dark alleys during the day and night. MPD will also be adding additional resources to PSA 501 to focus on key areas (Truxton Circle). This weekend is also All Hands On Deck as well.
·Community Partnership – a member of the community suggested MPD doing more outreach to meet community residents. MPD suggested community restarting safety walks. Safety walks were successful this summer in bringing out neighbors and MPD and getting neighbors and officers acquainted. This is the fall season and great time for walks, so we hope neighbors will join us in staring neighborhood walks twice a week again.
·5th District Police Citizen’s Advisory Council Awards Dinner – on Thursday, October 27th, please join us to honor the men and women of the 5th District Police. The Awards Dinner will take place at the Navy Yard starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $40.  

Geovani A. Bonilla
Bates Area Civic Association

Community Happy Hour - Combined with Friends of Rhode Island Avenue

It's Community Happy Hour Time!

(And we are expanding the group to include the Friends of Rhode Island too!)

Every month on the first Thursday!
Get to know your neighbors!
Support our community!
Share a few laughs!
Why not?

Lace (On the Avenue)2214 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington DC 20018Phone: 202-832-3888
November 3, 2011
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Happy Hour prices (drinks and food)
Open to all neighbors

Music Class: World Drumming at Edgewood Recreation Center

There is a new offering at the Edgewood Recreation Center by the Friends of Edgewood Rec every Wednesday.  Here are the details for the World Drumming Class:

Title: Music Class: World Drumming

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Repeats: This event repeats every week.
Street: Class is taught by Michael Henderson
Notes: No experience necessary. For all ages.

Edgewood Recreation Center Open House Tonight


On Wednesday (October 26th) the Edgewood Recreation Center will hold its annual open house from 6-7:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for us to meet and greet. Come and join the World Drumming Class and meet the DPR staff. Come and share your ideas, find out when events are planned, and meet your neighbors. Let us know how and when you would like to use the facility!

Michael Henderson

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

WACIF's 2nd Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

WACIF's 2nd Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

This year’s event will be at the wonderful and beautiful Atlas Performing Arts Center in the Atlas District of H St. NE!Join us for a night of wine, music, fun and more! Enjoy the evening with an array of wine, local food from around the burgeoning H Street corridor, and a variety of numerous silent auction items for you to bid on.Who will be in attendance:Community leadersStrategic partnersPublic officialsSmall Business OwnersInterested in becoming a sponsor?! Individual, Small Business and Corporate sponsorships available! See the benefits and 'how to' by checking out our event page on WACIF's website!

Should you have any questions please contact Jeremy Cullimore at or 202-529-5505.

ANC5C Public Meeting Tomorrow, October 18th 2011 at 6:45pm at Bennett Career Institute, 700 Monroe St NE, 20017

ANC5C Public Meeting October 18th 2011 at 6:45pm at Bennett Career Institute, 700 Monroe St NE, 20017

Come join ANC5C at their Public Monthly Meeting hosted at Bennett Career Institute's Auditorium

Intersection: Corner of 7th St NE and Monroe Street NE
Metro Stop: Brookland, CUA (Red Line) - Use Catholic Exit, Walk towards Monroe and 7th.
Bus Stop: 7th and Monroe (80, H4, H2, G8)

Agenda Includes

Chairman’s Report – Summary of Meeting with Mayor
Police/Crime Report
Business Administration Community Concerns
Parade Plans for Howard University Homecoming 2011
Internet Gaming (iGaming)
Update Re: Redistricting
Update/Consideration Progress - Engine Company No. 12
Upcoming ABRA Renewal Licenses in 5C Area
Committee Reports/Updates
Review of Grants Procedures
Legislation Committee Updates

Langley PTSA Meeting Tonight

This month's topic is choosing the right high school for your child.

There are ten comprehensive public high schools in the District. DCPS also has
six "specialty" high schools that students should consider including Benjamin
Banneker, School Without Walls and McKinley Tech.

Our meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th at 6pm. Guest speakers
include representatives from Banneker and McKinley.

Tuesday, October 18th
6 PM

Langley Education Campus
101 T. St., NE
Washington, DC
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