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06/04/2015 - 1:49pm
“We used to go to Port City Java to sit and talk,” recalled mother Francine Milton. “I happened to be going past one day, and I noticed the Capital Community News (CCN) office nearby. I told Charnice about it and she decided to visit,” she continued. “The next day I was surprised when she told me that she was going to be a reporter for CCN.” I remember that day in early August of 2012. A well-dressed young woman knocked on the door of my office, resume in... >>more
05/28/2016 - 11:42am
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D met on May 9. Commissioners Marjorie Lightman (6D01), Stacy Braverman Cloyd (6D02), Roger Moffatt (6D05), Meredith Fascett (6D07), and Rhonda N. Hamilton (6D06) were present. Vice Chair Rachel Reilly Carroll (6D03) was present for part of the meeting. Chair Andy Litsky (6D04) was absent. A Deputy Mayor Visits Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Brenda Donald visited the commission to discuss Mayor Muriel Bowser’s new budget. She pointed out... >>more
05/28/2016 - 11:42am
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen headlined the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) meeting with an update on his first year in office and the programs he and local commissioners have moved through the DC Council. They include the Books from Birth program, launched in February 2016, which sends a book a month to more than 10,000 DC children ages zero to five; the Made in DC local business marketing brand that passed in April 2016; and the Private Security Camera Rebate Program that passed... >>more
05/28/2016 - 11:42am
Parcel 42 Presentations The city owns the northeast corner of Seventh and R streets NW, which is known as Parcel 42. Five development groups presented project plans to the commissioners that outlined developmental uses for the site. The lot is vacant, and this is the fourth time the city has sent out a request for proposal (RFP) for the site. The commissioners listened to five separate presentations, with plans of ranking them one through five at the end of the meeting and communicating the... >>more
05/28/2016 - 11:42am
The monthly Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee (EMCAC) meeting held on April 27 began with a gentle chiding of the market’s landlord representative, Forrest Hayes of the Department of General Services (DGS), as well as the market manager, Barry Margeson, by Chair Donna Scheeder, for not providing the promised written summary of the previous month’s discussion of a proposed five-year business plan. Hayes had agreed to put in writing his vision for member and community... >>more
05/28/2016 - 11:42am
May’s monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) meeting started with a presentation of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s fiscal year 2017 “Fair Shot” budget from Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden. She highlighted the plans to invest around $5.2 million in workforce development at the University of the District of Columbia and its community college; the renovation investments in Ward 6’s Southwest and Southeast libraries; the $17.3 million to... >>more
05/28/2016 - 11:42am
Lead in the Water at Payne Elementary School The Washington Post reported in April that unhealthy amounts of lead had been found in the water at Payne Elementary School and also at Miner Elementary and Capitol Hill Montessori. Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6B sent a letter to DC’s Department of General Services (DGS) expressing alarm and asking questions about the lead testing process. “Many ANC 6B families send their children to Payne Elementary and the Commission was... >>more
05/28/2016 - 11:19am
Tucked away in Northeast are four cannabis cultivation centers, making up more than half of the licensed cultivators in the District. Growing medical cannabis is not yet a lucrative business for Washingtonians, but for one cultivation center it’s a labor of love and a way to give back to the community. A cultivation center is a highly regulated operation, where licensed growers are allowed to grow up to 1,000 cannabis plants. The District’s seven cultivators supply the five medical... >>more
05/28/2016 - 10:42am
Demolition Ceremony for D.C. United Stadium An official demolition ceremony was held on April 25 at the site of the future D.C. United Stadium at Buzzard Point. Speakers at the event included Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, and D.C. United owner Jason Levien. Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner stated during his remarks that the stadium project will provide 1,000 construction and permanent jobs, as well as... >>more
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