Thursday, May 25, 2006

Chain Reaction Bike Shop

From the LC listserv:
Good News bikers…Chain Reaction Community Bike Shop (previously
located at 6th and R Sts., NW) will be opening at our new location -
1416 N Capitol St., NW (between O & P Sts.) - on June 1st, 2006. We
will feature the following limited hours for the first few weeks while
we work out all the kinks: Thursday & Friday 11am—6pm, Saturday 11am—
5pm. Come by, buy a helmet, get your bike tuned up, or just say "hi"!
Please see our website for further
information, or give us a call at 202-265-0179

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

APB on stolen puppy

From a neighbor:
Hi Folks,
My neighbor called this morning VERY upset. Her 12 week old puppy went missing yesterday afternoon and she suspects that he was stolen from her yard because it appears as if a small hole was kicked open wide enough for the puppy to get out. Plus, there were rocks in the yard, she and her husband thinks that whoever stole the puppy may have thrown rocks at the adult dog that also lives in the yard to keep him back from the fence.
Below is the post I placed on the Truxton Circle web page. If any of you know anything about this puppy please contact Lem and Dina Kenley at the numbers below. Please forward this message to other neighbors who may have seen/heard something about the puppy!
Missing, possibly STOLEN-12 week old Staffordshire Terrier puppy.
Red/brown brindle with white chest and three white paws. Answers to the name
Bosco (very friendly energetic puppy). Went missing/stolen yesterday afternoon/early evening from a fenced yard in the alley between the 1600 block of 4th and 3rd Street. Teenage boys were seen yesterday throwing rocks and teasing the puppy and the adult dog that shares the yard with the puppy.
The owner of the property scolded the boys, the dog went missing shortly afterwards. Both the police and the pound have been notified. If anyone has seen the puppy or knows anything about his whereabouts please contact Lem or Dina Kenley, 1625 4th Street, NW, at 202-[contact Mari for number] (cell) or 202-[same] (work answering machine).

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Slew of dates

From Jim:


By Jim Berry, ANC 5C01

PSA 501 Meeting: Thursday, May 18, 2006
Please be advised that the PSA 501 community meeting for our area will be held on 5/18/2006 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, 1908 North Capitol Street, N.W., between the hours of 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this monthly meeting forum, it provides an opportunity for residents to meet and interact with the leader of PSA 501, Lt. Dean Welch, as well as officers under his command who patrol our neighborhoods. More specifically, these meetings offer residents and others the chance to share their public safety concerns with the Metropolitan Police Department at the neighborhood level, and an opportunity to engage in a “Partnership for Problem-Solving” process that is a collaborative strategy of community policing which is designed to lead to their eventual resolution. For more information concerning PSA 501, you may contact Lt. Welch at (202) 698-0268.

Annual Ward Five Cookout and Spring Cleaning: Saturday, May 20, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Ward Five Council Member Vincent B. Orange will be hosting his annual cookout and spring cleanup this coming Saturday, at Langdon Park & Recreation Center, 20th and Franklin Streets, N.E. In addition to refreshments and entertainment, Behnke’s Nurseries will be sponsoring a plant give-away.

Fifth District Police Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting: Thursday, May 25, 2006
Much like the PSA meeting, the CAC monthly meeting allows for a personal interface with officers from the Fifth District Metropolitan Police Department, but at the command level. That is, this process involves a focus on issues and matters of public safety that tend to have a MPD District-wide effect upon residents and other stakeholders. As suggested, the opportunity routinely exists for residents to present any major concerns that they might have, directly to the Commander of the Fifth District, Jennifer Greene, and there are a number of committees through which the CAC pursues and accomplishes the various goals that it sets for itself.

Help Send a Kid to Camp: Benefit Dinner on June 2, 2006
The MPD Police Chief’s Citizen Advisory Council is sponsoring their annual Joseph K. Smith Memorial Summer Camp Fund Dinner on Friday, June 2, 2006, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., at The Washington Navy Yard, Washington/Commodore/Anacostia Banquet Room, 8th and M Streets, S.E. Tickets for this affair are $40.00 per person. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to (1) send inner-city youths to Camp Brown; (2) to construct additional cabins at Camp Brown; as well as to (3) assist in the renovation of any cabins that are in a current state of disrepair. Those of you who are interested in purchasing tickets to this dinner may contact me at (202) 387-8520 as soon as possible.

Fee Cat and Dog Vaccinations: Saturday, June 3, 2006 for Ward Five Residents

District law requires that all cats and dogs be vaccinated against rabies and distemper by four (4) months of age, and be kept current. The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family from rabies is to vaccinate your cats and dogs against this fatal disease. In addition, all dogs must have a current dog license.

Puppies and kittens 8 weeks old need Distemper shots. Then a booster every three weeks until 12 to 16 weeks.
Their first Rabies shot is at 14 to 16 weeks and it is good for one (1) year only.
After receiving the second Rabies shot a dog or cat must be re-vaccinated at least every three (3) years.
All pets must be brought to the clinic by a responsible adult.
Dogs must be secured on a leash and cats must be in a carrier box
This is your opportunity to buy a license(s) for your dog(s) and get free shots too.
Dog licenses cost $13.00 for spayed or neutered dog and $46.00 for an unsprayed or unneutered dog.

On 6/3/2006, residents may get their dogs and cats vaccinated at Fire Station Engine 26, 1340 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E., between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and they may purchase licenses as well as other relevant services, if needed.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Send a kid to camp

Via Jim:

Below please find a flyer for the MPD annual fundraiser to send kids to camp. If you or someone you know is interested in supporting this activity, please let me know at your earliest convenience.


Jim Berry
The Chief of Police Citizens Advisory Council -Invites You to a Benefit Dinner to Send Kids to Camp

When: Friday, June 02, 2006 6:30 p.m. . 10:00 p.m.

Where: The Washington Navy Yard
Washington / Commodore / Anacostia Banquet Room
8th & .M. Streets, SE
(Use 8th Street Gate . A Picture I.D. is required)

Cost: $40.00 Per Ticket
$400.00 Per Table of 10
Door Prizes

Proceeds will be used to:

1. Send Inner-City Youth to Camp Brown
2. Construct Additional Cabins
3. Repair Hurricane Damage

Sponsored By: The Chief of Police Citizens Advisory Council

Make Checks payable to:

Joseph K. Smith Memorial Summer Camp Fund.
For More Information Please Contact:
Stanley J. Mayes - Treasurer (202) 773-3217
Rev. Thomas S. Alston - Secretary . (202) 584-4431

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

EMERGENCY meeting tonight


In response to the significant escalation of gunfire in our community of late and, most recently, the shooting that occurred near the intersection of 1st and Q Streets, N.W. as well as the homicide that took place in the 1400 block of First Street, N.W. last night, Council Member Vincent Orange is convening an emergency meeting at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W., this evening from 7:00 p.m.until 9:00 p.m. in their old sanctuary. Specifically, Mr. Orange has asked officials from the Fifth District Metropolitan Police Department to provide a briefing on the recent spate of shootings that have taken place in our section of PSA 501, and to respond to questions or recommendations from community residents regarding the strategy that the MPD is using to address the problem.

I have recommended to Mr. Orange's office that a representative also be present from the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) who is responsible for the supervision of offenders who live in PSA 501. That is, the CSOSA can play a pivotal role in helping to identify and discipline those who are under their supervision and are ultimately found to be a contributor to our current problems in any way.

Please help to spread the word among your neighbors. Hope to see you this evening!


Jim Berry

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