Retirements, zoning and emails… notes from ANC 4C’s December meeting

Retirements, zoning and emails… notes from ANC 4C’s December meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C held its last meeting of the year on Wednesday, December 12th. A fair number of current commissioners will be leaving the ANC, as the new term starts in January, including long-term 4C08 Commissioner Timothy Jones, who served for 22 years. And yes, there was some drama at the meeting. It is 4C, afterall.

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Draft agenda for ANC 4D December 18th meeting

Draft agenda for ANC 4D December 18th meeting

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D meets on December 18th at 6:30pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School in the Multipurpose Room. This will be the last meeting for a number of current commissioners, including Chair Lisa Colbert and Secretary Amy Hemingway.

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An opportunity awaits at 1319 Randolph St NW, this week’s featured property

An opportunity awaits at 1319 Randolph St NW, this week’s featured property

After some elbow grease, this house is ready to be an amazing home again.

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DC politics come to the forefront; ANC 4C requests an inquiry into Councilmember Todd’s actions

DC politics come to the forefront; ANC 4C requests an inquiry into Councilmember Todd’s actions

At the recent Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C meeting on December 12th, the commission voted to send two letters to DC government requesting an investigation into emails sent by Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd and State Board of Education candidate Rhonda Henderson.

Todd attended the meeting, and spoke on his behalf. This article includes a video of the proceedings.

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Del Barrio invites you to celebrate the holidays and donate to a great cause: kids!

Del Barrio invites you to celebrate the holidays and donate to a great cause: kids!

Taqueria del Barrio is sponsoring several holiday events this weekend, from cookie-making to cocktail enjoying, with donations to children’s groups being at the forefront. You’re invited to come celebrate! Check ‘em out…

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ANC 4C alleges CM Brandon Todd may have violated campaign laws in supporting Henderson for SBOE

ANC 4C alleges CM Brandon Todd may have violated campaign laws in supporting Henderson for SBOE

During the campaign for Ward 4 Member of the State Board of Education, Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd threw his public support and endorsement behind Rhonda Henderson for the open seat. The question and concern, alleges Zach Teutsch, an outgoing commissioner with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C, is if Todd used his official DC Council resources resources to help Ms. Henderson try to get elected.

Updated with a statement from CM Todd.

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A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

A conversation about the Barnett Aden Gallery, the first Black-owned gallery in the US

The Barnett Aden Gallery, located in the Bloomingdale neighborhood from 1943-1969, was the first privately-owned black gallery in the United States. 75 years after the Gallery’s opening, artist, scholar and curator David C. Driskell will join historian Marya McQuirter in conversation to discuss its history and legacy on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm at the Shaw Neighborhood Library (1630 7th Street NW).

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Get funky and funny for a fundraiser for the homeless at Howard Theatre

Get funky and funny for a fundraiser for the homeless at Howard Theatre

The Home for Homeless [H4H] initiative will be hosting its third fundraiser at Howard Theatre on Sunday, December 16 at 5:30pm. All proceeds go to the Miriam's Kitchen. Doors open at 5:00pm. It’s music, comedy, food and more all for a great cause!

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More info on possible Bikeshare on Upshur

More info on possible Bikeshare on Upshur

Commissioner Jonah Goodman sent an email across the listservs on Sunday, December 9th that gives a pretty good idea of the different pros and cons for the options DDOT and the ANC are considering for a Capital Bikeshare near Upshur and Illinois Avenue.

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Upshur restaurants are doing fine, and would do better if you went out more

Upshur restaurants are doing fine, and would do better if you went out more

What keeps Upshur and Petworth going strong is that it offers options that local people are looking for — places they want to visit and spend money. Asking what’s happening when there’s a closure is a valid question, but perhaps it’s how the question is asked that matters as well. Alarming people into thinking doom and gloom is on the horizon can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. In this case, one that isn’t true.

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Gunfire on 5th Street leaves residents ducking for cover and shaking their heads

Gunfire on 5th Street leaves residents ducking for cover and shaking their heads

Five shots, no injuries in the middle of a Friday afternoon.

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Election results for Ward 4 State Board of Education

Election results for Ward 4 State Board of Education

The special election for Ward 4 Member of the State Board of Education on Tuesday, December 4th, talked about in the press and played out on the street corners and farmers’ markets around the area, ended with a small voter turnout and a win for Petworth local Frazier O’Leary. Here’s a look at the vote results.

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