The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from Last Week – Plus Unofficial ANC6A Recall Results

Recall Election in ANC6A.  Here’s the scene outside Maury School Sunday afternoon at the DC Board of Election polling location for voting to recall ANC6A04 Commissioner Amber Gove.  Voting was heavy at Maury – less so at the second polling location at NE Library.  ANC6C Commissioner Jay Adelstein posted the unofficial total on Twitter after the polls closed: 
“UNOFFICIAL. Total votes 452.  108 for recall.  344 opposed.  16 special ballots.  It’s over.  Source:  BOE officials leaving NE Library.”
The DGS screening fence has been removed from the granite base at the entrance to Eastern Market Metro Station.  It awaits its crowning public art installation, “Loveful Hands” by Jay Coleman.  See here:
Here’s the scene at the entrance to Eastern Market Metro Saturday afternoon.  Metro personnel were freshening up the Metro signage.  In the center right background, a band with accordion, trumpet and tuba played the theme song from Game of Thrones.  When asked the band’s name, Justin Paschalides (the accordion player) said “The Prost Polka Party Trio – we play all over the place.
Later, they had moved on to 7th Street and entertained the outside tables at Tunnicliff’s Tavern.  The crowd, as they say, was pleased.  For more info:
The pulse of Capitol Hill cyclists must have quickened on Saturday at the sight of DDOT contractors installing the red gravel and tar marking the peak-hour dedicated bus lanes coming to Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.  During off-peak hours, the bus lanes will become metered parking. 
Next, construction of bus platforms for boarding and discharging passengers – as pictured above – and installation of curbside five foot bike lanes on both sides of the street, each with a three foot buffer, leaving two lanes for traffic.  The plan will proceed in two phases.  Phase 1 which is currently underway concerns PA Ave, SE, between 2nd Streets, SE, and 13th Street, SE.  Phase II will deal with PA Ave, SE, between 13th Street, SE, and Barney Circle, SE, and will be undertaken in 2024 and 2025.  DDOT reps say that one recurring problem in parts of the city with similar traffic control projects is vehicles blocking bus lanes.  DDOT will address this problem by installing cameras on buses which will enable automatic ticketing for violators.
Finally, On Saturday, October 29, from 9 am – 3 pm, CHRS will hold a free House Expo at the Eastern Market North Hall, featuring a wide variety of home service exhibitors and representatives of city agencies.  The list of exhibitors is evolving but includes masonry, ironwork, carpentry, painting, landscaping plus real estate professionals (sales, titles, loans). The DDOE will be there to discuss urban sustainability and Solar Neighbors United will be on hand to give pointers on residential solar installations.  You can review the list here:

The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from Last Week

By Larry Janezich

Posted October 23, 2022

Monday, October 24

ANC 6A Community Outreach Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm. 

For info on joining the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Presentation: MPD (attendants TBA)
  • Presentation: Henry Moten, Rosedale Recreation Center
  • Presentation: US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia – AUSA Douglas Klein (1D), AUSA, Magdalena Acevedo (5D), Christopher Wade, Community Outreach Specialist (1D)

Tuesday, October 25

ANC6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee will hold a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on joining the meeting, go here:

Among items on the draft agenda:

Discussion of application by the following establishments for liquor license renewals:

  • Dangerously Delicious Pie Shop at 1339 H Street, NE. Tavern License.
  • Biergarten Haus at 1355 H Street, NE. Tavern License.
  • Brine at 1357-1359 H Street, NE. Tavern License.
  • Sospeso at 1344 H Street, NE.  Tavern License.
  • Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar at 1104 H Street, NE. Tavern License.
  • H Street Country Club at 1335 H Street, NE. Tavern License.
  • Copycat Co. at 1110 H Street, NE.  Tavern License.
  • Capitol Square Bar & Grillat 1500 East Capitol Street, NE. Tavern License.
  • Langston Bar & Grille at 1831 Benning Road, NE. Tavern License.

ANC6B will hold a virtual Executive Committee Meeting at 7:00pm. 

For info on joining the meeting, go here:

Agenda:  To set the agenda for the November meeting of ANC6B. 


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3 responses to “The Week Ahead…& Some Photos from Last Week – Plus Unofficial ANC6A Recall Results

  1. David MacKinnon

    I think the Pennsylvania Ave lane designations are going to be a disaster waiting to happen. And what is the delay in the transition to new traffic signals? At most intersections the shrouded new signals obscure the pedestrian crossing signs. Especially at 7th, 8th & 9th Streets. David MacKinnon

  2. Sally M

    On 16th Street, the buses now routinely break the speed limit. Hoping there’s a plan to address that on PA SE.

  3. Evan

    Instead of cameras on buses, we should hire Truckasaurus to keep the bus lanes clear.