Orange Hat Patrol: Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014@7pm

Orange Hat Photo
Hi Neighbors, it’s time to dust off your orange hats and come join in some fun! We will kicking off our Orange Hat Patrol (OHP) neighborhood walks beginning on March and continuing on the last Thursday of each month through October.
Our meeting time/point will be 7 pm at the triangle park just across from the Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church and School on 21st St NE and Oklahoma Ave NE.

For your planning purposes, OHP walks will be on the last Thursday of each month (Mar – October). 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 29 May, 26 Jun, 31 Jul, 28 Aug, 25 Sep & 30 Oct. Bring yourself, bring your family and/or bring your dogs…great weather, great fun and great exercise!
Being a part of OHP is a great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors/local patrol officers and also sends a big signal that “We Care” about our neighborhood.

FOKP Orange Hat Patrol Mission: Educate the community on neighborhood safety and security, reduce criminal activity, and help provide a safer place to live…”We Care!”

– Discourages Criminals
In some cases, the presence of a Neighborhood Watch in a community is enough to deter potential burglars from stealing from nearby homes. Most burglars take advantage of opportunities where they are able to act undetected. By having a watch program, a burglar will have less of a chance of being able to steal from a home without getting caught.
– Protects Your Home
Besides helping to monitor your neighborhood for burglars, you are also helping to increase the security level of your own home. It’s a proven fact that a Neighborhood Watch program helps to lower crime rates in a community, which subsequently decreases the chance that your own home will be the target for a criminal.

– Get to Know Your Community
Being a part of a Neighborhood Watch program is a great way to become better acquainted with the members of your community. By knowing the people in your neighborhood, there is a better chance that they will go out of their way to help monitor your home’s security.

– Aids Your Local Police Force
Having a Neighborhood Watch program in a residential area helps to take some of the surveillance burden off of the local police force. Because of this, it also helps to increase the ability of the police to quickly respond to crimes. In most cases, a police officer will volunteer to attend local Neighborhood Watch meetings, in order to provide helpful information about how to protect your community from criminals.

As always, please contact me at if you have questions or would like additional information.
Kevin Stephens(202) 341-9466

Ward 7 Democrats 11th Annual Holiday Celebration & Children Winter Coat Drive

Ward 7 Democrats 11th Annual Holiday Celebration & Children Winter Coat Drive

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Chateau
3439 Benning Road NE

This Holiday Celebration is also the time when we ask everyone to bring unwrapped coat or
accessory for an elementary school child ranging in age from 5-12.
The schools that will benefit from your generosity are Smothers and J.C. Nalles.

A dinner buffet will be served along with good dancing music!

Haunted Garden Meet & Greet: Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 3pm-5pm


Haunted Garden Meet and Greet @ Kingman Park Rosedale Community Garden.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 3pm-5pm

Family, Neighbor and Pet Friendly Event!

Join the fun…….Moon Bounce, Games; Build a Scarecrow, Best Costume, and Light Refreshments will be served!

Come dressed in your Halloween Best!

Also, Councilmembers and Candidates running for election have been invited to attend.

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please feel free to contact Lisa White (202) 706-4713 or Bob Coomber (202) 689-9377.

 This event is sponsored by Kingman Park Rosedale Community Garden, KPR MOMS, Friends of Kingman Park ANC –SMD7D01 and YOU!

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

26th Street N.E. To Be Closed For Two Months Beginning Tuesday, Sept 3rd, 2013

26th Street N.E. Between Benning Road & Spingarn High School

To Be Closed For Two Months Beginning Tuesday, Sept 3rd


The DC Streetcar construction team will close 26th Street N.E. from Benning Road north to the construction entrance south of the now-closed Spingarn High School on Tuesday, September 3rd, for approximately two months. This is to allow the contractor to install two streetcar track switches in the westbound lanes of Benning Road on either side of 26th Street.

In advance of the closure, variable message boards will be placed near 26th Street and Benning Road to notify the public. Due to the closure, motorists will be unable to turn north on 26th Street from Benning Road to reach Langston Golf Course, the Phelps Architecture, Construction & Engineering High School, or the Browne Education Campus. Southbound 26th Street traffic between the construction entrance and Benning Road will be entirely blocked.

Westbound Benning Road traffic will be reduced to one lane from the Metrorail Overpass to 21st Street. Eastbound Benning Road traffic will be one lane from 21st Street to 26th Street, at which point two-lane traffic will be restored.

The construction team has worked closely with the principals of Phelps High and Browne Education Campus, DC Public Schools transportation officials, Metrobus officials, and the Langston Golf Course manager to develop the following detour plans:

To reach Phelps High and Browne Education Campus: Benning Road motorists may turn north on 17th Street, east on Maryland Avenue, south on 22nd Street which becomes I Street. Follow I Street for one block, then turn south on 26th Street. Follow 26th to the Browne Education Campus. From 26th, turn west on H Street, and follow H Street to the Phelps ACE High School entrance.


School-related Metrobus changes: Phelps and Browne schools are served by four daily Metrobus trips — one in the morning, and three in the afternoon.

  • The morning S41 (Rhode Island Avenue Station-Phelps HS) will drop off students on Benning Road, eastbound, at Oklahoma Avenue near the gas station.  It will skip the stops on Maryland Avenue.
  • The afternoon S41 (Phelps HS- Rhode Island Avenue Station) will pick up students on Benning Road, westbound, at 26th Street near the golf course.
  • The afternoon X2 school trip (Phelps HS-Lafayette Square) will pick up students on Benning Road, westbound, at 26th Street near the golf course.
  • The afternoon X2 school trip (Phelps HS-Minnesota Avenue Station) will pick up students on Benning Road, eastbound, at Oklahoma Avenue near the gas station. 

To reach the Langston Golf Course – Benning Road motorists have two options:

  • Turn north from Benning Road into the golf course driving-range entrance which is just east of the Metrorail Overpass. Golf course management will provide shuttle-bus service from the driving-range parking lot to the Clubhouse at 26th Street.
  • Turn north from Benning Road onto 17th Street, turn east onto Maryland Avenue, then south on 22nd Street which becomes I Street. Follow I Street for one block, then turn south on 26th Street, and proceed to the golf course entrance.
  • Pedestrians may cross Benning Road at Oklahoma Avenue, but may not cross Benning at 26th Street. Pedestrians may walk north from Benning along 26th Street to reach Phelps High School, the Browne Education Campus, and the Langston Golf Course.

    Thank you for your patience.

     We encourage you to contact us at any time to share concerns or request more information. Please direct inquiries to: Margaret Gentry, 202.320.8534 or For DC Streetcar details, please go to This notice is posted online at