Saturday, October 27, 2012

Meet and Greet Today

Invitation to Meet

Sally Hobaugh

Seeking election to the office of
Advisory Neighborhood Commission
for 5E10
(our new Single Member District)
in the general election on
November 6, 2012

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Time: 1:00- 4:00 pm

Location: 200 Adams Street, NE

National Capital Region Gang/Crew Summit

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia is hosting the
National Capital Region Gang/Crew Summit on November 8, 2012. Your
attendance at this training is essential to improving the understanding of
gang activity in order to enhance public safety in the National Capital
Region. The training is free and will be open to law enforcement and
community programs throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and
Virginia. Registration will begin at 12:30 pm, and will include lectures on
three topics beginning at 1:00 pm. The topics featured will be Gang
Intervention and Prevention Best Practices, Reentry Considerations for
Former Gang Members, and Strategic Problem Solving and Research Partnerships
for Violence Reduction. A save the date flier has been attached.

Pre-registration is required - individuals should RSVP by emailing the
attached form with the represented programs name, the names of each
individual attending, and contact information. Please send this information
to: <>

Who Should Attend?

Community programs and individuals working with at-risk youth, School
Administrators, School Resource Officers, Community Outreach Specialists,
Neighborhood Watch Programs, Recreation Center Administrators, Mentoring
Programs, Community Resource Centers, Police Athletic Leagues, and Criminal
Justice Professionals.

Please feel free to send on to any programs you are working with, or you
feel would benefit from this free training!




Bonnie Johnson

Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Specialist - Contractor

U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

Office: 202-252-6635


Safe Haven Halloween
Hosted by
MPD and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie
October 31, 2012
Where: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
1100 Michigan Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20017
When: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Who: Suitable for all ages
Join the Metropolitan Police Department Fourth and Fifth Districts and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie at the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center for a safe alternative to door-to-door "trick-or-treating", games, costume contest, and much more
For additional information Contact
Office of Community Outreach on 202 698-0188 or email ,

Knocking on Doors

I have spent the past couple of weeks walking and talking to our neighbors on 3rd Street NE, 2nd Street NE, Rhode Island Ave NE, V Street NE, Adams Street NE, Ascot Place NE, Bryant Street NE, Channing Street NE, Cromwell Terrace NE, Douglas Street NE and Evarts Street NE.

I am sorry if I missed you. I left a flier and a note; please use the contact page of this site to let me know if you have any questions for me and/or ideas/suggestions/issues you have for our neighborhood.

The neighbors I talked to shared these thoughts with me:

*  Getting speed humps and no truck signs on streets (Neighbors on V Street have already done this on their own)
* Concerned about break ins and crime
* Concerned about the increase in rodents this year
* Would like to see more gardens and fruit trees in triangle parks in the neighborhood
* Want to know about the future of the Shaed Elementary School
* Concerned about the amount of trash produced and left at the rec center after Beacon House football practice
* Concern about car break ins
* Dead tree removals
* Developing a system to make sure all seniors in the neighborhood are checked in on by their neighbors
* Redevelopment of the Rhode Island Avenue Shopping Center
* Planning neighborhood field trips to sporting games, amusement parks, National Parks
* Creating a community newsletter with articles by neighbors of all ages
* Outing to Farmers' Market for neighborhood
* Planning social events for the neighborhood like block parties
* Would like community meetings to start on time
* Dog waste not being picked up
* More sit-down restaurants in the neighborhood
* Affordable housing
* Street lighting on Douglas Street is too dark for those walking from bus stop at night
* Groups of young men hanging out on corners not from neighborhood
* Cromwell Terrace NE being converted into a one-way street
* Lincoln Road Streetlights are not lit or bright enough for safety
* Increase in retail options for the neighborhood
* Seniors concerned about property taxes rising higher than their deductions while on fixed incomes
* Helping seniors age in place
* Improvements need for a real Edgewood Recreation Center with DPR programming for all ages in the neighborhood
* The alley between 2523 and 2525 needs to be re-paved as the repair work was not adequate
* More activities for children
* Outdoor exercise classes at Edgewood Recreation Center
* Building of pedestrian bridge to Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station
* Food Stores
* Repairing sidewalks and widening them on Rhode Island Ave NE
* More community events
* Community bulletin board

Friday, October 5, 2012

Join Me: Edgewood Neighborhood Cleanup TOMORROW!

Please come out an join me for the monthly neighborhood cleanup tomorrow.  We can discuss your thoughts/suggestions/concerns for our neighborhood while we clean it up!

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 and has a cookout afterwards.

This is a great way to meet your neighbors and show pride in our neighborhood!

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

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Yard Signs

Hi Neighbors! My yard signs just arrived tonight. Please let me know if you would like one for your yard and I will bring it by. Send me an email with your address to