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Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Schools COMING

Looks like we will be getting new schools to fill the old Shaed School Building.  These schools are planing to open for the 2014-15 school year.  I know this will make lot of new parents in the neighborhood very happy.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Monroe Street Market Art in The Mix



On Saturday, October 26, Monroe Street Market is hosting Art in the Mix, an arts festival featuring live music, food trucks, family activities and open studios. CulturalDC managed the selection and placement of the current group of artists who have activated the studios along the Arts Walk. Monroe Street Market is located at716 Monroe Street NE. For more information on the festival visit



Join us on Saturday, October 26th from 3-7pm for a wonderful evening of jazz, favorite local food vendors and a special awards ceremony for Washington Stars.  Hosted by DCTV Board Chair Kojo Nnamdi - this is an evening not to miss!


DCTV, the Nation's community television network, provides media training to its 700+ members and youth serving organizations, operates a state-of-the-art production facility, telecasts 8,000 hours of community produced programs annually that reach more that 350,000 viewers.  Always cutting edge DCTV's programs are streamed  live onDCTV.ORG and programs can be viewed anytime, anywhere on any mobile device.  DCTV strives to set a new standard for community media centers. 


Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary and vision out for the next 25 years.  DCTV - a new vision for illuminating community media!



3:00 - 7:00 PM


901 Newton Street, NE

Washington, DC  20017

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Invitation to DC Water's Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Public Meeting and Open House

Please see message below from DC Water. 


By now, you have probably received information on our upcoming public meeting and open house for the Northeast Boundary Tunnel portion of our Clean Rivers Project through a series of media and outreach measures including robo-calls, mailed informational flyers, online press release, Twitter and Facebook postings. This email seeks to do the same, provide you important information on the meeting while extending a formal invitation for you to attend.

The 5-mile long, 23-ft. diameter tunnel is designed to help convey combined-sewer overflows away from local waterways and also provide flood relief to chronic flood areas in the Northeast Boundary area of the District.

As you will see on the attached flyer, the main purpose for the meeting will be to share information on the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project in the form of a presentation and series of project display boards and receive public comments on the project that may be included in the following Environmental Assessment for the project. Please understand this is a critical public involvement process for the project, and DC Water needs to hear from you!

The date, time and location of the meeting are as follows:
WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: McKinley Technology High School, 151 T Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Finally, an interactive web page has been created to view more detailed information on the Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project and also to submit comments on the project and/or meeting online. You may find the web page at:

Thanks much for your time, and we hope to see you all at the meeting on October 17!!

Ward 5 Solar Bulk Purchase (Co-Op) Informational Meeting

Please see the message below about getting solar installed at a discount.  I installed solar 3 years ago and generate about 85% of my own power now.  We have great roofs in Edgewood for solar!  

If you are interested at all I highly recommend it and I am always happy to answer questions as well. 

While it's taken a little longer than initially expected, a number of us in Ward 5 have signed up to move forward with a Solar electricity system bulk purchase. Another informational meeting will take place on October 24 at 7pm at the Summit at St. Martins, 116 T St NE. Anyone from Ward 5 or neighboring areas is welcome to attend; information discussed will include what it takes to install solar PVs on your home, what incentives are available, and how and why we can accomplish a bulk purchase. The short answers to these topics are: it's not that difficult, a number of incentives are available, and doing a bulk purchase with your neighbors can help you save a huge amount of money on a solar photo-voltaic electricity system for your house. We are getting close to having enough people signed up to move forward with a bulk purchase of solar electricity systems, so if you're interested in buying a system for your own home, now's the time to check things out. 

If you plan on coming please RSVP You can use that address to ask any questions you might have as well.