BACA meeting correction


In a previous email sent to you concerning the postponement of this

month’s meeting of the Bates Area Civic Association, the rescheduled date was

incorrectly listed as Monday, 1/8/2005. However, the meeting will be

held on Monday, January 10, 2005, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00

p.m., at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Please take due notice of this correction and govern yourselves



Jim Berry


Why I live in the city

Crime, bad schools, a government that doesn’t seem to work, blah, blah, blah, blah.

I live in the city because I wanted to not have a bad commute.

I live in the city because DC made it easier to buy my home.

I live in the city because it is easier to get around to Maryland and Virigina.

I am close to learning opportunities, cultural events and other high minded stuff I am too lazy to leave the house for. But should I sum up enough energy to drag my butt out of the house it is not that far away.

I live in Shaw because it has 3 metro stations, has many bus lines and in theory I can walk to the Greyhound bus terminal and Union Station. In theory. On a warm sunny day.

I live in Shaw because I could afford it.

I live in Shaw because of its history, because of Duke Ellington, and its past as a Black neighborhood.

I live in Shaw because, despite what you see from the inside of your car at 30-40 mph it really is not that bad.