Twofer- V. Gray in the TC and Affordable Housing

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I'm going to do two separate matters in one post.

Thingy number one- Presumed to be the next mayor of DC Vincent Gray will be in the TC tonight. From 6:30 to 8:30 at the CAPS School (formerly the Armstrong School) at 1st and P. Gray will be joined by Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr.; and Councilmembers David Catania, Phil Mendelson, Michael A.Brown, and Kwame Brown. I'm going to guess the entrance will be on the 1st Street side.

Thingy number two- affordable housing. There is the protest/homeless camp at R and 7th, then there were the ongoing emails on the Eckington listserv about St. Martin's Summit Apartments only took a break regarding assults on the Metropolitian Bike Trail, and it looks like the "affordable vs affordable" is slightly related. At last night's BACA (Bates Area Civic Association) Meeting there was a represntative from the Open Arms building on the unit block of O St, which provides permanent housing and support services for chronically homeless women. It's not a shelter, but permanant housing. I just want to say it's on my mind but so far with typing and deleting I haven't been able to write the coherent piece I wanted to on the subject.

Maybe later on today.

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You mentioned that you were at the BACA meeting. I'm curious what updates were given about the Florida Ave. playground. I noticed it was on the agenda, but didn't get to attend the meeting.

The long awaited middle eastern restaurant at 6th and R will be open tomorrow, says the owner.
menu looks straightforward and we can't wait.

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