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More on Qualia Coffee Shop Coming to Edge of Trinidad

The Washington Post shares more information on the Qualia Coffee shop planned for 1240 Mt. Olivet Rd NE. Part of a larger rock climbing and beer garden complex visioned by H St icon Joe Englert, the shop will be Qualia’s second location in DC.quail coffee logo

Current plans include two coffee bars with space for educational workshops, likely focused on coffee. We hope that means Qualia will replicate the monthly coffee tastings currently offered at its Petworth location and help us explore the difference in coffee beans grown in different parts of the world.

The 3500 square feet of the new project dedicated to Qualia will provide much more space for small-batch roasting of the single-origin bean Qualia is known for. Expect a mid-2016 opening since the Strauss Photo building that currently sits on the lot needs to be demolished.

NoMa July 4th Bash

Looking for an event close to home before the fireworks displays on the 4th of July?

The NoMa Business Improvement District and Storey Park will be hosting a July 4th Bash with a live blue grass band, moon bounces, face painting, and more. The free and public event runs from 4 pm – 7 pm at 1005 First Street NE in Storey Park. The NoMa Harris Teeter will also be supporting the event with hot dogs, hamburgers, and watermelon for the first 200 people.

See the NoMa BID website for additional information.

Traffic Concerns for Vision Zero

Are there areas where you feel unsafe crossing streets in and out of Trinidad by foot, bike, or car?

The DC Department of Transportation is working towards Vision Zero. Their objective is that “by the year 2024, Washington, DC will reach zero fatalities and serious injuries to travelers of our transportation system, through more effective use of data, education, enforcement, and engineering.”

The DC Department of Transportation has a map where residents can click on sites trouble spots for pedestrians, bicycle riders, or drivers. You can register where you have safety concerns on the interactive map. If an intersection is already marked on the map, you can click to open the text box and provide additional comments.

The Mayor’s Office is responding to a call for safer streets with Vision Zero. This initiative is in response to the US Department of Transportation’s Mayor’s Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets, which aims to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation safety by showcasing effective local actions, empowering local leaders to take action, and promoting partnerships to advance pedestrian and bicycle safety.

To learn more about Vision Zero, you can visit the DDOT website.

Every Hero Has a Story: Summer Reading with DCPL

This year, DC Public Library is teaming up with the Washington Nationals in a summer reading program. All kids and teens who reach their summer reading goal win two tickets to catch a Nationals baseball game. Kids, teens and adults who complete will win free Chipotle too. There are different guidelines and prizes based on age (birth to 5 years; 6 to 12 years; 13 to 19 years; and adults).

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The program started in late May and runs through the end of August.

You can learn more about the program and sign up on line at http://dclibrary.org/summerreading or you can visit a library to sign up.

The closest DCPL locations to Trinidad are:

  • Woodridge Library at 1790 Douglas St NE
  • Rosedale Library at 1701 Gales St NE
  • Northeast Library at 330 7th St NE

Special ANC 5D Meeting Set for Thursday July 2nd

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT
ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION (ANC) 5D
NOTICE OF SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING
FIFTH DISTRICT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, 1805 BLADENSBURG RD, NE
THURSDAY, JULY 2, 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 and Robert’s Rules of Order, only the below items may be discussed at this Special Meeting.

AGENDA

1. Roll Call 7:00 – 7:05

2. Letter of Support for Zoning Variances 7:05 – 7:25

Pierce Investments, LLC (1124 Florida Ave NE)

3. Approval of Minutes 7:25 – Close

a. January 13, 2015 monthly meeting
b. January 23, 2015 special meeting
c. February 10, 2015 monthly meeting
d. March 10, 2015 monthly meeting
e. April 14, 2015 monthly meeting
f. May 12, 2015 monthly meeting
g. May 22, 2015 special meeting

4. Adjourn

REMINDER: TNA Summer Social 6/28 at 1 pm at Atlas Brew Works

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Decedent in Homicide Identified

The Washington Post reported additional information on the homicide victim from last night’s shooting:

By Martin Weil June 27 at 7:32 PM
A man was found fatally shot a few minutes before midnight Friday in the Trinidad area of Northeast Washington, D.C. police said.

They said Kevin Cortez Johnson, 23, of Southeast Washington was found about 11:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Raum Street NE.

It was not clear who shot him or why.

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/man-slain-in-trinidad-area-of-ne-washington/2015/06/27/0ea40f8e-1d24-11e5-bd7f-4611a60dd8e5_story.html)

Homicide on Raum

Just before midnight MPD responded to a 911 call regarding shots fired in the 1200 block of Raum. A male victim was found on the scene with wounds from multiple gunshots. MPD reported that the victim was transported to Med Starr hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

Our condolences to the family.

We will update the community as additional information becomes available. This morning MPD said that they did not have additional information to release but are preparing a press release.

More details released after burned body found in garbage can

WTOP shares more information on recent homicide:

More details released after burned body found in garbage can

WASHINGTON – The individual found as firefighters doused a garbage can fire in the Trinidad neighborhood earlier this week died of a gunshot wound and his death has been ruled a homicide, according to D.C. police.
The male, human remains were discovered as firefighters put out a fire in the alley of the 1200 block of Holbrook Terrace NE early Tuesday morning.
Police have not provide a name or age for the individual found.
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Avoid Court: Free Dispute Resolution through Mediation

DC Courts has a Community Information and Referral Program (CIRP) of the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division for DC residents to reach compromise on disputes with family, neighbors, landlords or tenants. This is a free service in conflict resolution and a way to avoid going to trial with a judge. CIRP provides trained staff to support the parties in dispute to articulate arguments in a way that does not negatively impact relationships.

You can contact CIRP at (202) 879-3180 or by visiting Court Building C, 410 E Street, N.W., Suite 1700. Staff will conduct intake interviews and provide guidance on mediation steps or other services available. If mediation is recommended, that is a formal process that is conducted in person and results in a written agreement. Conciliation, a more informal process of resolving disputes by phone, is another avenue led by the CIRP staff to quickly resolve issues.

For additional information see: http://www.dccourtsnews.gov/content/dcsc-community-information-referral-program-public-services-without-case-filed.

Don’t let problems escalate. Call CIRP to see if this free and relatively quick service will be a timely solution to disputes.

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