DC Street Car Construction Team Ready To Install OCS Foundations
Traffic/Parking Restrictions Take Effect April 1
On Benning Road From 21st Street To 24th Street The DC Streetcar construction team will start work April 1 on the installation of OCS (Overhead Cantenary System) foundations at the streetcar route’s Eastern Turnaround on Benning Road. The OCS foundations are installed underground at designated points and provide the base for mounting the poles and wiring that deliver power to run the streetcars.To accommodate the construction activity, the following traffic and parking restrictions are necessary:
April 1 through April 19Eastbound Benning Road (south side), 21st Street to 24th Street
Ø At 21st, eastbound Benning Road traffic will be channeled into a single lane to 24th.
Ø The sidewalk on the south side of Benning from 21st to 24th will be closed. Signs will direct pedestrians to cross to sidewalks on the north side of Benning.
Ø Motorists will have no access to 23rd Place from Benning Road. To reach 23rd Place, local traffic (residents and visitors) will be directed to use the alleyway that runs between 21st and 24th Streets.
Ø Left turns and U-turns from Benning onto 21st, 23rd, and 24th will be prohibited.
Ø Vehicular and pedestrian access to establishments with parking lots in this area – T-Nails, 2305 Benning; MillionMan Tires, 2101 Benning; and the Crown gas station, Benning at 21st – will be maintained through side streets and gaps between the traffic-control devices.Advance warning signs will be posted. The schedule is subject to change due to weather, material and equipment availability and other unforeseen conditions.
Please feel free to contact: Margaret GentryCommunity Relations SpecialistDC Streetcar ProjectAMEC Environment & Infrastructure1005 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Mobile 202.320.8534 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com
Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park
DC Federation of Civic Associations
Barbara D. Morgan, President
FOR AT-LARGE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL ELECTION
Featuring Eastern High School Marching Band and
The Washington Youth Choir
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Eastern Senior High School 1700 East Capitol Street, N E (Stadium-Armory Metro Station)
Moderator: Sam Ford, WJLA TV News Reporter
A straw poll will be conducted after the forum; all present may vote.
For more information, contact Philip Pannell, 202-889-4900 or philippannell@ comcast.net
Interesting article about the closing of Joel Elias Spingarn Senior High School and how its impact can be a lasting one for the children that attend the school. Please check out this link below.
Tonight, Joel Elias Spingarn Senior High School — alma mater of Elgin Baylor, Dave Bing, and many other less household-named stars — plays its last boys basketball game. Eyed as the location of a vocational training center, Spingarn will close as a general admission high school after the school year ends. The Post’s Roman Stubbs looks at the end of its six-decade run that will live in hoops history: “Wearing the Green Wave uniform was more than a high school experience for generation after generation of players; it was a chance to connect with playground legends, college all-Americans, first-round NBA draft picks, Hall of Famers, and two stars named among the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players.”
Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park
Sponsored by: Councilmember Yvette Alexander and the Ward 7 Education Council
Does your child have learning disabilities?
Do you need help with special education services?
Has your child been suspended or expelled?
Does your special education child need help with finding education
opportunities and job opportunities after high school?
Representatives from the following organizations will be available to answer questions and provide support regarding your child’s education:
Advocates for Justice and Education
The Took Crowell Institute for Youth at UDC Law School
University Legal Services Protection and Advocacy Program
Please attend any meeting that fits your schedule
Saturday, Feb 2 12:00 noon The Boys and Girls Club- 4103 Benning Road, NE
Tuesday,Feb 5 10:00 a.m. Stoddert Terrace Comm Center- 155 Ridge Road, NE
Tuesday,Feb 5 6:00 p.m. Deanwood Rec Center-1350 49th Street, NE
All services free to District residents • Food and drinks will be provided
Questions? Please contact:
Engaging, Educating, and Empowering our Community
Mayor Vincent C. Gray will deliver the 2013 State of the District Address, where he will report on the status of the city and his administration and outline his agenda and priorities for the coming year.
7 pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Sanctuary, 600 I Street NW
The Sixth and I Historic Synagogue is a cultural institution and community center that connects the District’s past, present and future and symbolizes the city’s multicultural nature. Originally built in 1908 as the home of Adas Israel, one of DC’s oldest Jewish congregations, the building was purchased by Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1951. It served as Turner Memorial’s home for half a century before that congregation moved to a new facility. A group of civic leaders acquired and renovated the Sixth & I building, reopening it in 2004 as a non-denominational, non-membership-based synagogue that serves as a cultural and educational center for the entire DC community. Emblematic of the rebirth of the District’s downtown, the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue has become a center for the arts, entertainment and community engagement.
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a locally funded initiative sponsored by the Department of Employment Services that provides District youth ages 14-21 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sectors.
Through SYEP, the Department of Employment Services strives to provide young people with the opportunity to do the following:
•Earn money and gain meaningful work experience
•Learn and develop the skills, attitudes and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s world of work
•Gain exposure to various exciting career industries
•Interact with dynamic working professionals in a positive work environment
Though SYEP is a short-term employment and training program, the goal is to introduce the youth to employers who will positively impact their futures.
Employers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area make this annual program possible by volunteering to serve as Host Employers and provide structured job opportunities for youth during the summer.
This year, SYEP will start on Monday, July 1, 2013, and will end on Friday, August 9, 2013.
The six-week program consist of 29 days of work (Thursday, July 4 is observed as a holiday and youth will not be paid for this day).
Youth can apply beginning on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:15 pm.
Space is limited, so be sure to apply early!