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August 9th, 2017

ANC 6E Report - July 2017

At the July meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E, the commissioners took another vote on a revised Cloakroom settlement agreement before the establishment met with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) to discuss a liquor license change. The commissioners also updated the status of a vacant 6E seat.

Commissioners Alex Padro (6E01, chair), Anthony Brown (6E02, secretary), Frank Wiggins (6E03, vice chair), Alex Marriott (6E05, treasurer), and Kevin Rogers (6E07) made up the quorum.

Cloakroom Settlement Agreement

Eastern Market Report - July 2017

Leases and New Appraisals

A new development threatens to derail the always tenuous tranquility of the Eastern Market’s vending community. Market Manager Barry Margeson lobbed a small grenade into the monthly meeting of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) which met on June 28 in the North Hall. Vice Chair Chuck Burger presided over this early summer meeting in the absence of Chair Donna Scheeder.

ANC 6D Report - July 2017

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D met on June 12. Commissioners Gail Fast (6D01), Cara Shockley (6D02), Andy Litsky (6D04, chair), Roger Moffatt (6D05), Rhonda N. Hamilton (6D06), Meredith Fascett (6D07), and Ronald Collins (6D03) were on the dais.

ABC Matters

Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board matters dominated the commission’s July meeting as establishments at The Wharf came to ask support for their applications and approval for community agreements negotiated by the ABC Subcommittee led by Dr. Coralie Farlee.

Time for Change

Events DC Advances Plans for RFK Site

Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium opened in 1961 and has been the home for numerous events as well as the District’s major league baseball, football and, currently, the DC United soccer team. But DC United is expected to move to their new stadium in Buzzard Point next year.

The time seems opportune for change, and the community has long been eager for the nearly 80 acres of parking lot that surrounds the outdated building to be converted into green or recreational fields.

August 8th

UPDATED Notice: Urgent Open Executive Meeting of EMCAC Saturday Afternoon and Tuesday August 15th

Executive Calls Two Public Meetings to Discuss Status of 300 Block of Seventh Street SE Flea Markets
The discussion at the July meeting of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) confirmed that there is an urgent, time sensitive need to have a public meeting to discuss the status of 7th Street SE, especially the portion between C Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE.  The sense of the committee is that this needs to happen as soon as possible. After polling EMCAC members it was not possible to find a time when there would be a quorum of EMCAC.

This notice of an urgent open meeting of the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) Executive was received from EMCAC Chair Donna Scheeder and has been reproduced with minor edits for style.

National Guard’s 257th Army Band to Perform in Lincoln Park Wednesday Evening

Concert by "The Band of the Nation's Capital" is Part of Annual Summer Concert Series

The District of Columbia National Guard’s 257th Army Band will perform in Lincoln Park at 7 p.m. Wednesday August 9. The concert is part of the Concert in the Park annual summer concert series inaugurated last year. Performances in the series take place at various national capital region venues.

Two Assaults With A Dangerous Weapon in Northeast Monday

Crime Blotter: August 7

At 1:00 a.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 600 block of Constitution Avenue NE on charges of Burglary.

At 7:24 p.m. Monday, a man was arrested on the 1100 block of 21st Street NE on charges of Assault With a Dangerous Weapon.

At 12:58 a.m. Monday, a car was stolen on the 1400 block of First Street SW.

At 1:21 p.m. Monday, there was a robbery on the 400 block of Eighth Street NE.

At 11:59 a.m. Monday, there was an Assault With a Dangerous Weapon on the 600 block of 16th Street NE.

Reporting Illegal Activity


The Blotter is based on the reports posted on August 7, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

August 7th

Will AI Learn To Sing?

Arguments drive the world of Man.

     Demonstrable—what’s plain to see—

Should always win. We know that’s true.

     But what should be’s not always done.

Math, logic, science, evidence,

     these bare the facts we should believe,

And mostly we accept those truths—

     strict disciplines do often sway….

But Man is art not science, yet,

A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.