Note from Jim Berry on Tonight’s PSA 312 meeting


Please be reminded that the next meeting of the PSA 312 Community Coalition will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2003, between the hours of 7:00

p.m and 8:30 p.m., at Mount SInai Baptist Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W. As was emphasized during a recent set of meetings with Third District

Commander Larry McCoy, it is very important that we attend the PSA meeting in our area and that we use this forum as a vehicle for action planning on matters

of public safety. PSA Leader Lt. Dennis will engage in a discrete discussion of action items that are being worked on in the community and we need to be

in a position to provide her with feedback that will let her know if the planned actions are having their intended effect.

Unfortunately, I will be on travel tomorrow and won’t be able to attend the meeting. Nevertheless, I plan to contact Lt. Dennis and Neighborhood Services Coordinator Todd Douglas to find out what happened at the meeting and to learn how I might best plan to participate in the next one.

Have a good meeting!


J. Berry


East Shaw Survey (2.1 mb PDF file)

This historical survey of the area just east and right on the border of Shaw’s Truxton Circle is an extremely detailed report of the buildings and the history of the area written up by Kelsey & Associates. Those who own homes or property in the area should read the report as it advocates creating an historic district.


MONTHLY Meeting Notice


Invited Guests Include Representatives from the Following:

Third District, Metropolitan Police Department

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Monday, November 3, 2003

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,

contact J. Berry at (202) 387-8520

Alcoholic Beverage Control License Renewals in the Neighborhood:

The licenses to sell beer and wine at two corner grocery stores in our neighborhood are currently up for renewal before the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration of the D.C. Government. Specifically, the stores in question are Bates Market, 301 P Street, N.W., and Steve’s Market, 1501 First Street, N.W., respectively. If there is a reason why you believe the license for either of these establishments should not be renewed for a two year period, please come to the meeting and share your concern(s) with

the group. In the alternative, you may call (202) 387-8520 to express your concern by telephone or you may transmit your concern in advance of the 11/3/2003

BACA meeting.



Monthly Forum

Invited guests include representatives from the following


Metropolitan Police Department

Howard University

re. their proposed Middle School for Math and Science

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

re. their interest in locating a field unit in Ward Five

Where: Trinity College

125 Michigan Avenue, N.E.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.


Monthly Meeting

Where: Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church

605 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E.

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Housing Needs for the City and Region:

Does the superheated housing market in Logan Circle contribute to

concentrated poverty in Ivy City?

A discussion with Margery Turner, Urban Institute

October 21, 2003

John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 412

6:30 pm, Refreshments; 7 pm, Program

A new study led by Margery Turner shows a troubling trend in the rise in

concentrated poverty in certain D.C. neighborhoods. Evidence suggests that

displacement of poor families from strong housing markets in neighborhoods

like Logan Circle might contribute to the concentration of poverty in

neighborhoods like Ivy City. What are the implications of these trends for

housing policy in the City and region? Join us for a discussion with

Margery Turner as she presents her findings and considers strategies to

address current challenges. See Housing in the Nation’s Capital 2003,

prepared by the Urban Institute for the Fannie Mae Foundation at:


This effort builds on Ms. Turner’s earlier analysis on gentrification, and

how its negative consequences can be avoided if affordable housing is

preserved in areas facing high demand for homeownership. See: Leading

Indicators of Gentrification in D.C. Neighborhoods,

RSVP (attendance only): WRN, 202/667-5445, or e-mail: This event is free of charge. For more about

WRN, see:


This event is second in a series of four on Housing for the City presented

by the Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities (WRN). The Fall

2003 WRN Forum Series: Housing for the City focuses on the critical issue of

affordable housing in the District of Columbia. The Washington Regional

Network for Livable Communities’ Forum program engages activists,

decision-makers, and business leaders in discussions of state-of-the-art

practices for accommodating regional growth and creating diverse, livable


This series is sponsored by the Enterprise Foundation and the Fannie Mae


October 20, 2003 — Garden Resources of Washington announces —


What kind of bulbs? A mix of daffodils, tulips, crocuses, etc.

How many can we have? Depends upon the area you plan to plant.

When should they be planted? As soon as possible.

When will they bloom? At different bloom times, ranging from early March to late May.

Who can get bulbs? Groups engaging neighbors, youth, adults, club members, etc. in community & youth garden projects at diverse locations such as: parks, schools, community facilities, nursing homes, public housing, etc. These can be located in any part of the city, but priority will be given to projects located on Capitol Hill and projects benefitting low-income city residents.

How do we get the bulbs? Contact GROW (see details below) to place a request and to set up an appointment for bulb pickup.

How do we plant bulbs? GROW will provide easy to follow soil preparation and planting instructions.

What if we don’t have funds for soil preparation or tools? GROW may be able to provide these materials. Contact GROW (see details below) for simple application information on getting this extra help.

How to contact GROW: E-mail or call 202-234-0591 (don’t stop by the office; the bulbs are not there!)





TELEPHONE: (202) 832-1965/1966


Monthly Meeting

Invited guests include representatives from the following


Metropolitan Police Department

Office of the People’s Counsel

North Capitol Neighborhood Development, Inc.

North Capitol Collaborative, Inc.

North Capitol Area Business Association, Inc.

North Capitol Main Streets

Where: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

1301 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.


Monthly Forum

Where: Trinity College

125 Michigan Avenue, N. E.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.