The Week Ahead and Some Photos from the Past Week

Blossoms at Eastern Market.  Cherry blossoms filled the North Hall today as part of the months – long celebration of the 150th year anniversary of Eastern Market. 

CHAMPS sponsored a series of events at the Market throughout the day.  One of them was a life-drawing demonstration in the North Hall. 

Friday, March 31, will be the last day for the Covid Centers throughout the city, including the one on Barracks Row. 

For anyone in need of the services provided by the COVID Centers, including COVID-19 vaccine, booster, or test kits, including through:

Local retailers and pharmacies;

https://www.covid.gov/tests offers free at-home COVID-19 tests

https://testinglocator.cdc.gov/ directs people to a local free testing location

https://www.vaccines.gov/ directs people to a local free vaccination site

The ANC6B Task Force on Public Safety met last Monday to hammer out a statement of purpose:

  • Identify and raise public safety issues to ANC6B, draft resolutions for their consideration, and call for timely action to respond to community concerns, preentcriime, and preserve public safety in 6B.
  • Promote community engagement and offer greater transparency and agency to community members regarding public safety.
  • Identify the scope and drivers of crime in the community and recommend strategies to improve public safety.
  • Amplify the voices and recommendations from residents most directly impacted by crime, and leverage expertise of community resources.
  • Improve communication and coordination between the community and law enforcement, judicial, and social service, mental health and non-governmental entities.

And today, Sunday afternoon, the ANC6B SE Library Task Force met to continue its search for interim service library space during the two years plus the SE Library will close for renovation.  Representatives of the group have scheduled a meeting with CM Charles Allen on March 31 to appeal for his assistance, since the DC Public Library’s position is that residents can use the NE Library in the interim.  Task Force Chair Commissioner David Sobelsohn is emphatic in his assertion that this is not acceptable.  In addition, on April 13, members of the Task Force will testify before the DC Council Library Committee Budget Hearing to request funding for interim services.  The next meeting of the Task Force is scheduled for Monday, April 10th at 7:00pm. 

The Week Ahead 

by Larry Janezich

Posted:  March 26

Monday March 27

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

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6a.org/community-calendar/

Among items on the draft agenda:

Presentation: 

  • Christopher Wade, 1D Community Outreach Specialist, Community Engagement Section, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia

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Events DC is hosting its quarterly community meeting on FRK Fields and Campus at 6:00pm.Register to receive a link here.  http://bit.ly/3K7b0Jg

Tuesday, March 28

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

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  http://bit.ly/40fWl40

  • The Committee will set the agenda for the April meeting of the full ANC.

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ANC6B will hold its April meeting on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00pm.  The agenda and information on how to join the virtual meeting will be posted on Capitol Hill Corner on Sunday, April 9. 

ANC6A Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee will host a virtual meeting at 7:00pm.

For info on how to join the meeting, go here:  https://anc6a.org/community-calendar/

Among items on the draft agenda:

  • Discussion of application by Hiraya Kapamilya at 1250 H Street, NE, for a Class C Tavern License.
  • Discussion of application by Old City 1 Café at 1307 H Street. NE, for a Class C Restaurant License.

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Saturday, April 1

Community Cleanups. Join neighbors in cleaning up our neighborhood at multiple locations next Saturday. Bags and gloves will be available, but bring your own if you have them.  Information can be found at  https://www.charlesallenward6.com/SpringClean23

Here are sites you can join on April 1 (start time is 10 am, unless otherwise noted):

Eastern Market Metro Park (hosted by CM Allen’s Office)

  • Meet near metro entrance; will cover Barracks Row, as well

H Street NE (hosted by CM Allen’s Office and 6A02 Commissioner Mike Velasquez)

  • Meet at 8th and H, NE

King Greenleaf Rec Center (hosted by CM Allen’s Office):

Anacostia River Trail (hosted by Bozzuto)

  • Meet at the trail entrance

Barney Circle (hosted by 6B08 Commissioner Edward Ryder):

  • Meet at 17th and Barney Circle

Navy Yard (hosted by neighbor Tori Collins):

  • Meet in front of the AC Hotel (867 New Jersey Ave, SE)
  • Tyler Elementary School (hosted by Tyler PTO)

Sherwood Rec Center & School-Within-a-School (hosted by SWS PTO):

Maury Elementary School (hosted by 6A04 Commissioner Amber Gove and Maury ES PTO)

  • JO Wilson (hosted by JO Wilson PTO)

C St, NE (hosted by neighbor Maggie Edwards)

  • Meet at North Carolina Avenue and 15th St, NE

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