Author Archives: Trinidad Neighborhood Association
DPR kicks off summer this Saturday by opening all outdoor pools and spray parks, including the spray park at the Joe Cole Park. The water will be on from 10am to 7pm on weekends, then daily starting June 22nd.
Take pride in Trinidad! Join your neighbors in a community-wide clean up.
Date: Saturday May 30th
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Location: Two Check-In Location
The clean up will happen throughout the neighborhood.
- Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St NE
- Joe Cole Community Center, 1299 Neal St NE
What areas should the clean up focus on? Where is there a lot of litter? Please leave your suggestions in the comments below.
Supplies and refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by TNA and the Office of the Mayor.
A big thanks to the Mayor’s Ward 5 community engagement team, Tommie and Malik!
Help spread the word by sharing our Community Cleanup flyer
Advisory Neighborhood Commission
Single Member District 5D02
Community Meeting with Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Trinidad Recreation Center
1310 Childress Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
- Welcome & Introductions
- PSA506 Public Safety Update & Community Concerns – DC Metropolitan Police Department
- Kovak’s Liquor License Renewal
Community constituents will share their perspectives regarding Kovak’s Liquor, current community challenges, and discuss strategies for improving the community. Please come prepared to share your ideas and recommendations.
RSVP to Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire at:
Facebook: Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire
The Bodega Market has applied to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) for a substantial change to its license, from a Class B to a Class A. That means it would expand to sell spirits as well as the beer and wine already offered in the store. The Bodega has reportedly purchased the liquor license from Brothers Liquor, which earlier this year closed their store located next to the Bodega.
Expect the owners to come before the ANC to ask for community support. The ANC can vote to support or protest the application. ABRA also enables residents to protest a liquor license application: How To File a Protest.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REGULATION ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Posting Date: May 15, 2015
Petition Date: June 29, 2015
Hearing Date: July 13, 2015
License No.: ABRA-094621
Licensee: Bodega Market, LLC
Trade Name: Bodega Market
License Class: Retailer’s B
Address: 1136 Florida Avenue, N.E.
Contact Information: Yared Demissie: 202-494-6237
WARD 5 ANC 5D SMD 5D06
Notice is hereby given that this licensee who has applied for a substantial change to his license under the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and that the objectors are entitled to be heard before the granting of such on the hearing date at 10:00 am, 2000 14th Street, N.W., 400 South, Washington, DC 20009. A petition or request to appear before the Board must be filed on or before the petition date.
NATURE OF SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE:
Class Change from a Retailer B to a Retailer A.
CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES/SERVICE/CONSUMPTION
Sunday through Saturday 7am-12am
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION (ANC) 5D
NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING
FIFTH DISTRICT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, 1805 BLADENSBURG RD, NE
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 – 7:00 PM
Per DC Code § 1–309.11.3.c and ANC 5D Bylaws § V.4, Commissioners Blacknell, Buggs, Lee, Roberts and Shropshire have requested a Special Meeting of ANC 5D to address the below agenda items. Per the bylaws, only the below items may be discussed at this Special Meeting.
- Roll Call 7:00-7:05
- 5D Liquor License Protest(s) 7:05-7:25
- Approval of Minutes 7:25-7:50
- January 13, 2015 monthly meeting
- January 23, 2015 special meeting
- February 10, 2015 monthly meeting
- March 10, 2015 monthly meeting
- April 14, 2015 monthly meeting
- Approval of FY15 Q2 Financial Report 7:50-7:55
- Letter of Support for Level 2 Development’s (320 Florida Ave., NE) 7:55-8:00
Inspired by the Trinidad Neighborhood Garden Tour?
Check out DPR’s Free Summer Garden Workshop Series & TNA’s Fall Bulb Sale
Wish you had spring blooms in your garden? Make that dream come true while supporting TNA’s neighborhood beautification efforts. Our annual Flower Power fundraiser offers a selection of bulbs that will be shipped directly to your door at the ideal planting time.
For every purchase you make, Flower Power gives 50% back to TNA. Click Here to Shop!
Free Garden Workshops
While you are waiting for your bulbs, check out The Summer Garden Workshop Series being offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through September. Workshops are free but registration is required.
An audio recording of the April community meeting is available at the Ward 5 Archive.
Written minutes from the meetings are provided to TNA members. Membership is only $5 a year. Click the blue button on the right to join.
Become a Reading Partner!
Can you share just one hour each week with a student who is struggling to read? Become a reading partner today!
By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week, you can help a child learn to read. Reading Partners provides an easy to use curriculum and on-site staff support to enable volunteers to be effective tutors. You bring your commitment and we’ll help you with everything else.
87% of fourth graders from low-income families in our nation’s capital do not read proficiently. Devoting just one hour each week to a student can make a tremendous impact. Last year, 97% of Reading Partners’ DC students improved their rate of learning in reading, and 87% narrowed their achievement gap. This year, Reading Partners is partnering with 15 local district and charter elementary schools and is opening opportunities for 750 students.
To sign up to be a reading partner, please fill out the form found at http://info.readingpartners.org/volunteer-in-washington-dc. If you have any questions, please call (202) 701-9110 or email volunteerDC@readingpartners.org.
DC Clean Rivers Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project aims to fix problems caused by the District‘s too small sewer system. In times of heavy rain the system overflows, flooding streets and dumping waste water into the river. The NE Boundary Tunnel is one of several projects identified to provide a long term solution. It gives the excess water a place to go. In Trinidad, where Mt. Olivet Road and Montello Avenue experience chronic flooding, the project will go under Mt. Olivet Road. Construction is scheduled from June 2016 to April 2017. Prior to this, DC Water is conducting community outreach, presenting at TNA’s April community meeting, and surveying properties in the “zone of influence” — those buildings that may be impacted by the underground digging. TNA has asked DC Water to provide more detailed information on what area is covered. Citizen participation is needed though the duration of the project to assure our quality of life is not negatively impacted by the effort to provide long-term flood relief. You can view the detailed presentation here: NE Boundary Tunnel Presentation