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Bus Moderate Snow Plan Cancelled

WMATA sent a notice this morning that they cancelled the modified snow plan. Buses are running on schedule. All that expected snow seems to just be rain!

Rooting DC

Do the blizzard snows have you longing for spring weather and planting a garden? Do you already grow vegetables in your yard or want to get started next season? Sign up for Rooting DC, a free gardening forum that will be held on Saturday, February 27th at Wilson High School to learn new gardening skills and network with other urban gardeners.

The forum “aims to provide education about urban food production and consumption, to cultivate health and preserve the environment. The program includes dozens of interactive workshops, cooking and food preservation demonstrations, and panel discussions focusing on youth gardening, nutrition, sustainable growing techniques, and healthy food access. The event also hosts 60+ green businesses and nonprofit from throughout the region at an information fair.”

Read more about the forum on their website and follow links to register for the sessions.

A number of Trinidad residents attended last year and were able to put ideas into practice over the summer. Hopefully we will see more of us there and we can follow up on a neighborhood garden tour this summer!

January TNA meeting cancelled

The Trinidad Neighborhood Association meeting scheduled for January 26th has been cancelled. The roads and sidewalks are being cleared but we don’t want guest speakers or residents out until they are passable.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on February 23rd!


Fire at 1007 16th St NE

From Tommie Jones, our Ward 5 Liaison in the Mayor’s Office:



As the Ward 5 Liaison from the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations & Services, I am currently on the scene of a fire on the 1000th block of 16th Street, SE. Along with FEMS and other District government agencies, we are helping displaced residents locate housing and services.

Please see the alert below and avoid the area. If you are in the area, please listen to first responders as they clear the scene. I will update the community once the scene has been cleared.

S: Fire w/ Displacements
FEMS reports that 11 people are displaced from a 4 unit apt building at 1007 16th St NE. Fire is out. No injuries reported yet. Red Cross notified and is sending a team. 16th St NE btwn Levis St & Oakes St is closed. Levis St. NE blocked at Bladensburg Rd NE.


Tommie Jones

Tommie L. Jones, Jr.
Ward 5 Liaison
Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS)
Office: 202-535-1937
Cell: 201-664-7512

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Can You Dig This! Urban Gardening Flick at Angelika


Can You Dig This, a new documentary film centered on the transformative power of growing your own food in a concrete jungle is scheduled to screen at 7pm on December 1st at Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market — but only if enough tickets are reserved by Thursday.

Reserve your tickets in advance to ensure the show goes on (you aren’t charged if the ticket quota isn’t met). The film promises to be uplifting and may provide inspiration for growing Trinidad’s garden community.

Movie summary (from the ticking site):

South Los Angeles. What comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. CAN YOU DIG THIS follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics. This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some shit.”

ANC SMD 5D02 Meeting with Neighborhood Watch Training


Advisory Neighborhood Commission
Single Member District 5D02
Community Meeting

 Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street, NE


  • Welcome/Introductions
  • PSA 506 Public Safety Update:
     Fifth District Metropolitan Police Department
  • Neighborhood Watch Crime Prevention Training
    Samantha Nolan, DC Citywide Neighborhood Watch Trainer

Interested in reducing crime and/or starting a neighborhood watch ? If so, you should attend this free training to learn ways to prevent crime and reduce your likelihood of becoming a crime victim. More than 80% of crime in DC is preventable. This training will share strategies for crime prevention and ways to safe guard your home and neighborhood, how to avoid becoming a victim, how to become a block captain, and how to to start a Neighborhood Watch on your block.

Space is limited.  If you are planning to attend the training, please let me know and email Samantha Nolan at to ensure that enough handouts are prepared based on number of participants.

I hope to see you there! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Yours in Service,

Commissioner Shropshire


Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire
Phone: (404) 245-6772 or (202) 688-5443
Twitter: @shropanc5d02
Facebook: Commissioner Keisha L Shropshire

TheaterMania covers Capital Fringe


TheaterMania took a look at the latest happenings at Trinidad neighbor Capital Fringe. Have you been to a performance there? Gone to listen to live music? Or just stopped in at the bar? Read on to see what’s in store for the future.

After 10 Years of Audiences, New Beginnings for Capital Fringe

Catching up with executive director Julianne Brienza, who wants D.C. to know that Fringe is more than just a monthlong festival.


November TNA Community Meeting — 11/24

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Monthly Community Meeting
November 24th, 2015
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Trinidad Recreation Center 1310 Childress St. NE


  1. Welcome
  2. Public Safety Update from MPD
  3. Guest Presentations
    1. Office of the Student Advocate – Faith Gibson Hubbard, Chief Student Advocate
    2. DC Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education – Joyanna Smith, Ombudsman for Public Education
    3. Garage Construction Project – Alex Hastings, Trinidad Resident
  1. TNA Business
  2. Community Updates
    1. Mayor Bowser’s Office of Community Engagement
    2. Ward 5 Councilmember McDuffie’s Office
    3. ANC 5D Commissioners
    4. Announcements

NO DECEMBER TNA MEETING – Next Meeting – January 26th

TNA’s monthly meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month

Special Meeting of ANC 5D


Since the regular monthly ANC 5D meeting devolved before the commissioners could conduct important business — like dealing with the unpaid phone bill — five of the seven commissioners have called a special meeting. The items on the agenda are the only ones to be discussed so they should be able to tidy up some ANC business.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 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 ANC 5D Bylaws and Robert’s Rules of Order, only the below items may be discussed at this Special Meeting.


1. Roll Call

2. Approval of Minutes

a. September 10, 2015 monthly meeting
b. October 13, 2015 monthly meeting
c. November 10, 2015 monthly meeting

3. Approval of Q4 ANC 5D Financial Report

4. Administrative Matters

a. Resolution to add ANC 5D Treasurer as Authorized T-Mobile Account, Disconnect Existing ANC 5D T-Mobile Account
b. Resolution to Lease P.O. Box and Change ANC 5D Commission mailing address
c. Resolution to Establish ANC 5D Commission Web Site
d. Resolution to Establish Special Committee on ANC 5D FY16 Budget

5. Adjourn

What you missed at Tuesday’s ANC meeting

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The blog Frozen Tropics posted a review of the latest Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting. Read through the storfied live-tweets and commentary to learn if one of the two meeting agendas prevailed and why 4 commissioners ultimately walked out of the meeting. There is also a link to a video recording of the meeting, up until a quorum was lost. Who needs the Real Housewives of Potomac when we have the ANC of 5D?

Last Night’s ANC 5D Meeting: A Tale of Two Agendas


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