Summer’s Over, Now Let’s Get Back to Work…….

Kingman Park Community,

This summer was a great one! Kingman Park crime stats were low and life was good this summer.  Now that school has started and the community meetings will start again next month.

It is time to get back in gear. What type of changes, activities and events would you like to see in the community?  What can you do to make Kingman Park a better place?

Do your part to make the Kingman Park Community  atmosphere a little better. Get to know your neighbors. Smile at people. Wave your hand and say hello. Lend a helping hand. You can change things for the better in Kingman Park Community.

Getting Back in Gear to Work,

Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park

Kingman Park: DC Street Car Traffic/Parking Restrictions Take Effect April 1-19, 2013

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:margaret@dcstreetcar.commargaretgentry@hotmail.commargaret.gentry2@amec.com

Best,

Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park

DCFCA At-Large Candidates Forum: Tonight Wed. Mar. 27, 2013 6:30pm-9:00pm

DC Federation of Civic Associations
Barbara D. Morgan, President

CANDIDATES FORUM
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

Friends of Kingman Park February 2013 Meeting Pictures

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Joel Elias Spingarn Senior High School Closing: The Green Wave recedes

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.”

Best,

Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park

Ward 7 Community Meetings on Education

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:

Suzanne Greenfield
Suzanne.greenfield@aje-dc.org
202-265-1432
Geno Donney
grdonney@gmail.com
202-210-2979

Engaging, Educating, and Empowering our Community