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Archive - Jan 17, 2013

ANC 6D Elects New Officers

A new year, new boundaries, and two new members—ANC 6D, likeall the others, began its new two-year session with election of officers for the 2013.  Each Commission has its own rules for elections, and 6D is no exception, with the major one being a two-year limit on terms of office. It was an uneventful election, with no contested races and a mix of long timers and first timers becoming the new officers,

DCPS Announces School Reorganization Final List

Some Schools Close while Others Expand

Two months after releasing a proposal to close 20 schools, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced today that just 15 schools will be closed. This final decision comes after widespread concern over various issues including: child safety; distribution of resources; reinvestment; and neighborhood impact. The anticipated savings of closing 15 schools will be approximately $8.5 million, Henderson stated.

Of the 15 schools proposed for closure, nine schools are in Wards 5 and Ward 7. DCPS will close two schools each in Wards 4, 6 and 8.

DCPS Announces School Reorganization Final List

Some Schools Close while Others Expand

Two months after releasing a proposal to close 20 schools, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced today that just 15 schools will be closed. This final decision comes after widespread concern over various issues including: child safety; distribution of resources; reinvestment; and neighborhood impact. The anticipated savings of closing 15 schools will be approximately $8.5 million, Henderson stated.

Of the 15 schools proposed for closure, nine schools are in Wards 5 and Ward 7. DCPS will close two schools each in Wards 4, 6 and 8.

DCPS Announces School Reorganization Final List

Some Schools Close while Others Expand

Two months after releasing a proposal to close 20 schools, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced today that just 15 schools will be closed. This final decision comes after widespread concern over various issues including: child safety; distribution of resources; reinvestment; and neighborhood impact. The anticipated savings of closing 15 schools will be approximately 8.5 million dollars, Henderson stated.

Of the 15 schools proposed for closure, nine schools are in Wards 5 and Ward 7. DCPS will close two schools a piece in Wards 4, 6 and 8.

The Blotter - January 17

There were no robberies reported during this 24 hour period. For more tips, take a look at this informative MPD Handout.

In Other News

Thefts from autos were reported on the:

  • 300 block of E St. NE;

  • 500 block of Ninth St. SE;

  • 300 block of 13th St. NE.

There were thefts committed on the:

MPD Meets with Lincoln Park Community

Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and Chief Cathy Lanier held a meeting yesterday evening at Maury Elementary to allay community concerns in the wake of the recent murder of Jason Anthony Emma; and a nearby shooting at the corner of 14th and K Streets SE.

Update on the Recent Murder and Shooting

The Blotter - January 16

The Blotter

Avoid Robbery

The vast majority of robberies target commuters walking home from the metro during early evening hours, according to Commander Daniel Hickson. Pedestrians should exercise caution and avoid using electronic devices.

For more tips, take a look at this informative MPD Handout.