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The new MOCRS are Malik Miller, (202) 251-5049, and Dominique Chestnut,
(202) 394-4399,

Monday & Wednesday Weekly – Free Strength/Tone & Yoga Classes at Turkey Thicket Recreation
Center, 1030AM - 1130AM, 1100 Michigan Ave NE; Senior Water Aerobics on Mon & Wed from 8-9
& 9-10am (DC Residents 55 plus ONLY).

BZA-19835 Order and Attestation issued in this case was entered into the record in IZIS. The request
has been approved by the Office of Zoning Commission. Application of Maria Naranjo, pursuant to 11
DCMR Subtitle X, Chapter 9, for a special exception under the use provisions of Subtitle U § 251.1(b)(3),
to expand an existing child development center in the R-3 Zone at premises 2909 North Capitol Street
N.E. (Square 3500, Lot 37). JRK Memorial Hearing Room, One Judiciary Square, at 441 4th Street, NW,
Suite 220 South, Washington, DC, 20001

Friday, Oct 26th – Nov 2nd, Early Voting, Turkey Thicket: Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave,
NE. Vote in person at an early voting center.

Monday, Oct 29th, Councilmember McDuffie's Business and Economic Development Committee
Hearing on the Clean Energy. McDuffie has not taken a position on this legislation yet because he first
wants to hear what his constituents say. Some ANCs in Ward 5 have passed resolutions to support this
legislation. Now, they need to make sure he hears from the constituents’ voice. Your voice is truly
needed. To testify email Chanell at and provide your name, telephone number,
organizational affiliation, and title. To testify you will have to email Chanell by the end of Friday. The
hearing will start at 10:00 am at the Wilson Building. On Friday, they will receive the order in which
people will be testifying.

Monday, Oct 29th – Dec 14th, The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental
Sciences (CAUSES), Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health is offering multiple Certified Professional
Food Manager courses. The course is designed to teach the principles of food safety management and
how to use those principles to create a food safety culture. Additionally, the course emphasizes and
provides information to students about how to identify and avoid food contaminate, proper employee
health and hygiene, cleaning and sanitation principles and safe food handling practices. Hazard Analysis
and Critical Control Point (HACCP) information will be discussed, as well as what to do before,
during and after inspection to provide a culture that keeps food and the public safe. The certification is a
requirement to sell or serve food to the public.

The Certified Professional Food Manager Course is a three day, 16-hour course that concludes with
students taking the national exam. If participants score 70 percent or better, they will receive an
accredited certificate. Participants may take their certificate, which is good for five years, to their local
Health Department to receive certification for their state. The District of Columbia certification is valid
for three years.

Monday, October 29: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, November 26: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 28: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 2: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday, November 30: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Monday, December 10: 9AM - 4PM;
Wednesday, December 12: 9:00 PM. - 4:00 PM.
Friday, December 14: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: University of the District of Columbia (Van Ness Campus), Building 44, Room 219,
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. The University of the District of Columbia is
located at the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line. There is a parking garage on campus for those
who prefer to drive ($8 for 1-3 hours; $12 for 4-6 hours; $20 for 7 hours or longer). Limited street parking
is available. PAYMENT: The cost of the Certified Professional Food Manager course is $147. Payment
can be made before or at the time of the first class, by check or money order, made payable to the
"University of the District of Columbia." Please put "3901 i" in the memo line. CONTACT: Paul
Brown - 202-841-1902 -

Wednesday, Oct 31st, 6PM-9PM, 5D Halloween Safe Haven, Fifth District Station, 1805 Bladensburg
Road, NE, (202) 698-0289. Get ready for a SPOOKY & FUN night with MPD! We will be hosting
Halloween events at the following locations with the respective dates and times listed! Enjoy candy,
games, costumes & FUN! RSVP today!
RSVP on our Facebook Event:
For more Halloween safety tips, please visit:

Thursday, Nov 1st, 7:00 p.m., Norton to Host Community Meeting on Reopening Maryland Avenue
Gate at the National Arboretum, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will host a
community meeting to call for the reopening of the Maryland Avenue gate at the National Arboretum in
the auditorium at the National Arboretum’s Visitor Center (Use entrance at 2400 R Street NE). The most
direct access to this rare nature preserve in the midst of a big city has been closed since 1991. The only
ways to enter the Arboretum today are through entrances located on New York Avenue and R Street,
designed for cars and away from residential neighborhoods. Appearing at the community meeting will be
Richard Olsen, Director, National Arboretum; Tom McGuire, Executive Director, Friends of the National
Arboretum; Sydelle Moore, President, Langston Civil Association; and ANC Commissioners Bernice
Blacknell (5D04) and Robert Coomber (7D01).

Monday, Nov 5th, 7PM – 9PM – Stronghold Civic Association (SCA) meets at the Inspired Teaching
Public Charter School (200 Douglas St NE) every 1st Monday of each month unless it falls on a holiday,
then it’s on the 2nd Monday. POC: Laura Jackson, President). Web:
SCA listserv:, Next Door website:, E-mail:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Nov 5 – 9th, the College of Agriculture, Urban
Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia
(UDC), is collaborating with the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to offer training for
pesticide application certification, in the Structural and Rodent Control Category. During this 5-day
training, participants will be provided with study materials, informational lectures, and eligible for a
personal protective equipment raffle. Participants must attend all trainings scheduled for the week.

The purpose of this training is to prepare participants to take the pesticide certification exam for
recertification or to obtain a pesticide applicator license from DOEE. The Structural & Rodent portion of

the pesticide certification exam will focus on integrated pest management, rodent and structural pest

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all label information, including application and use directions, formulations, storage, and disposal
hazards, precautionary statements, and statements of practical treatment.

EVENT DETAILS: Nov 5 - 9, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. LOCATION: Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, University of the DC (Van Ness Campus), Building 44, Room A03, 4200
Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. Thursday: University of the DC (Van Ness
Campus), Building 44, Room 110, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

The University of the District of Columbia is located at the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line.
There is a parking garage on campus for those who prefer to drive ($8 for 1-3 hours; $12 for 4-6 hours;
$20 for 7 hours or longer). Limited street parking is available. PAYMENT: This event is FREE and
open to the public. CONTACT: Dr. Megan Wilkerson - - (202) 274-7190

Tuesday, Nov 6th, 7AM – 8PM – 2018 DC General Election: Vote at your designated polling place on
Election Day (Mt Bethel Baptist Church, 75 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Church Hall). If you vote on
Election Day, you must do so at the polling place serving your assigned voting precinct. Please refer to
your voter registration card, visit or call us at
(202) 727-2525 to verify your Election Day polling place.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm - D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) Announces Fiscal
Year 2019 Budget Hearing. The DCPS will convene a public budget hearing on at Phelps Architecture,
Construction and Engineering High School, 704 26th St NE, Washington, DC 20002. The purpose of the
hearing is to gather input from the public about the upcoming Fiscal Year 2020 (School Year 2019-2020)
budget. Members of the public are invited to provide testimony at the hearing. Individuals or groups
wishing to testify should register online at Testimony will be
limited to three minutes during the hearing. Witnesses should bring five (5) copies of their
documentation, including a written copy of their testimony and any supplemental information. All
documents will be included as part of the official record. Testimony sign-up will remain open until
Monday, November 5 at 3 pm For questions or concerns, please contact the DCPS School Funding Team
at (202) 442-5112 or Thursday, Nov 8th, the Committee on Business and
Economic Development will hold a public hearing on two pieces of legislation introduced by
Councilmember McDuffie:

The Local Communities Having Opportunities to Promote Equity (H.O.P.E.) Grant Fund
Establishment Act of 2018 would establish the HOPE fund to be used to fund community priorities
(including public safety initiatives, small business development, and capacity building initiatives) within
designated qualified opportunity zones. As introduced, this legislation establishes an initial investment of
$450,000 in seed funding and will be funded on an ongoing basis by directing 10% of enforcement
penalties collected by the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development and directing .1%
of sales taxes from designated qualified opportunity zones to the fund.

The Small Business Bonding Program Establishment Amendment Act of 2018 establishes a program
within the Department of Small and Local Business Development to provide training and technical
assistance to eligible business owners to increase their bonding capacity. District of Columbia law
requires contractors to obtain a performance and payment bond for certain contracts. Contractors work
with sureties to ensure they are qualified to enter into the contract, often having their credit, capacity,
financial standing, and character reviewed through a rigorous underwriting process. This legislation

recognizes that while many Small Business Enterprises are more than capable of doing the work, many

have historically struggled to provide the financial resources necessary to secure bonding or to increase
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Saturday, Nov 10th, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The University of the DC (UDC) is partnering with the
organizers of DMV Black Restaurant Week to present the Business of Food and Beverage Education
Conference during the first-ever Black Restaurant Week to be held in the Washington metropolitan area.
UDC’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni from the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and
Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), the School of Business and Public Administration, Hospitality
Management and Tourism program, and the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality will be featured
on discussion panels that will provide solutions to challenges that food and beverage entrepreneurs face in
the District.

Continuing education is at the core of Black Restaurant Week. Several thought-provoking sessions will be
led by industry experts and thought leaders. The conference will promote education and
networking in environments that are both social and business-oriented. Attendees will engage in
discussions about entrepreneurship in the food business, the state of black chefs, customer service skills,
workplace management, and solutions to the challenges of the food and beverage industry. Breakfast and
lunch will be provided.

There are 20 free tickets available for UDC students on a first come, first served basis. Please email
Marcus Christon at for more information on how to receive the free tickets.
DMV Black Restaurant Week takes place from November 4-11, 2018. All Black Restaurant Week events
are open to the public. Some events require online registration. For more information on scheduled events
and participating restaurants, please visit EVENT DETAILS: November 10, 2018,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. LOCATION: University of the DC (Van Ness Campus), Student Center
(Ballroom), 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

The University of the District of Columbia is located at the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line.
There is a parking garage on campus for those who prefer to drive ($8 for 1-3 hours; $12 for 4-6 hours;
$20 for 7 hours or longer). Limited street parking is available. PAYMENT: The cost to attend the
conference is $60.

Thursday, Nov 15th, 6PM-8PM, the University of the DC will host an open house for its new doctoral
program, the Ph.D. Program in Urban Leadership & Entrepreneurship. The Ph.D. Program in Urban
Leadership and Entrepreneurship seeks to prepare students for successful careers in research, academia,
and industry by offering a balance between rigorous research and real-world application. The program
will develop the next generation of leaders to address urban challenges. There are currently three
concentrations available: Urban Sustainability & Resilience Leadership; Urban Political/Governmental
Leadership; and Urban Entrepreneurship

The fall open house will take place at the University of the DC in Building 56, Student Center (Ballroom
B), located at 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. This event will afford visiting
students an opportunity to learn more about the new program and the chance to meet with faculty to
discuss personal research interests. Applications for the Ph.D. Program in Urban Leadership and
Entrepreneurship will be accepted beginning in mid-November. The program’s first cohort will begin in
fall 2019. CONTACT: Dr. Dwane Jones - - (202) 274-7182

Monday, Nov 19th, 7PM-9PM - Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) meets at St George’s Episcopal
Church, 2nd and U Streets NW. BCA meets every 3rd Monday of the month but if a holiday falls on the 3rd
Monday, it meets on the 4th Mon. (, POC: Teri Quinn, President)
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Tuesday, Nov20th, 7PM–9PM - ANC5E Public Meetings meets at Friendship Armstrong Public Charter
School; ANC 5E meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 1400 P Street NW (corner of 1st and P St
NW). ( – twitter @anc5e). POC: Bradley Thomas, Chair.
Thursday, Dec 13th, 7PM-9PM - The MAG (McMillan Advisory Group) meets on the 2ndThursday of
every second month at the Inspired Teaching School, 200 Douglas St. NE. All meetings are open to the
public. POC: Kirby Vining, 202 213 2690. The Friends of McMillan Park has filed more papers to
challenge these decisions that would allow the development project to proceed, thus returning the project
back to the DC Court of Appeals.

District Department of Transportation (DDOT):
The 311 # is the option for citizens to notify the city about traffic-related mechanisms that have been
implemented & are faulty (warning signs, faded crosswalk lines, etc.). New traffic-related safety
mechanism should be sent to DDOT through their website. Visitor Parking Passes are not automatically
mailed to residents. Call 311 to request a Visitor Parking Pass for your residence or go to
Open the visitor parking pass site on the left side of the screen and fill out application. You can use the
following ID - DC driver’s license, DC ID, or if a homeowner, use the Square and Lot number.

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs:

Construction will not be permitted on Holidays. On this day, all construction work, for which a permit is
required, is illegal and could result in a Stop Work Order and may be subject to fines. For more
information visit: or call (202) 442-STOP to report
illegal construction.

Department of Public Works: Avoid sanitation tickets: It’s the law; we should pull our trash
cans into our yards after each trash pickup. To help keep the rodents down, please help keep the
alleys free of litter and trash by cleaning up near your home.

Regular Trash Collection: Place trash and recycle containers out for collection no earlier than 6:30 PM
on the night before - no later than 6 AM the morning of collection day. Residents are required to remove
trash and recycle containers from public space (the alley) by 8 PM on your collection day.

Bulk Trash Collection: Call 311 to set up appointments before placing bulk trash out (7 items) for
collection. Place bulk trash out no earlier than 6:30PM the day before and no later than 6 AM on
collection day. Place them where the trash and recycle are collected. Mattresses must be covered in
plastic. Without appointment: Take bulk items to the Fort Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F.
McCormack Drive NE.

City Services include abandoned autos, alley cleaning, illegal dumping, parking enforcement, potholes,
trees, & street lights. The rep will provide a tracking # of your request.

Yard Cleaning and Grass Cutting: Residents are responsible for the up keep of the area abutting the
front and back of their homes. This may include front and back yards, sidewalk and alley abutting your
home. Fines may occur from the city if DPW or other agencies have to come out to accommodate this
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