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The next Trinidad Neighborhood Association (TNA) meeting will be held on March 22nd at 7:00 pm. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Trinidad Recreation Center (1310 Childress Ave NE). Please join us – meetings are open to all Trinidad residents.
Trinidad Neighborhood Association is a community-based, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Washington, DC’s Trinidad neighborhood. Founded in 2009, TNA works to identify and address community concerns, and to promote opportunities for economic development by engaging community stakeholders. Membership is $5.00 per year and TNA and is tax-deductible. If you have not renewed membership for 2016 or want to join, you can do so at the meeting or online at trinidadneighborhood.org.
Tonight at Trinidad Recreation Center there is a meeting about the development at 1264 Holbrook Terrace NE. Please see information below from Commissioner Shropshire.
Sending a friendly reminder about the meeting this evening with the BZA Applicant 19173 (1264 Holbrook Terrace NE) at Trinidad Rec Center at 7 pm. We are meeting with them so that they can share their proposed changes based on community feedback.
BZA Applicant 19168 will not meet with us this evening. This applicant indicated that they have interest in withdrawing their BZA application which requested special exemption for additional 4.2 feet, and they plan to renovate by right within the permissable 35 feet based on community feedback. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Keisha L Shropshire
Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, 5D02
On March 3rd at 7:00 pm Commissioner Yvonne Buggs will hold a Single Member District Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting at the Joe Cole Recreation Center on Neal Street.
The presentation and discussion will be on the request from Mike’s Market or Trinidad Market. The owners have requested a Class A Liquor license from the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) and there is a settlement agreement with the community in process. This will be an opportunity for community members to meet with the representative of the business and provide input on granting of a license or what they should agree to do in exchange for a license (cleaning around the building, hours, security, etc.). The Metropolitan Police Department will also attend to provide a law enforcement update and answer community questions.
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!
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.”
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!
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!
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 L. Jones, Jr.
Ward 5 Liaison
Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS)
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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.”
Advisory Neighborhood Commission
Single Member District 5D02
Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street, NE
- 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 NolanTutor@yahoo.com 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,
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.