School Board Forum


More on the School Board forum on Tuesday, September 26, 2006. See below!


Jim Berry

Premier Community Development Corporation
1309 Rhode Island Ave, NE, Suite B
Washington, DC 20018

(202) 832-2209 Fax (202) 832-3448

For Immediate Release Contact: Hazel Thomas

September 14, 2006 (202) 491-9245

Premier Community Development Corporation (CDC)
and the Ward 5 Council on Education will sponsor
A District III School Board Candidates’ Forum

On Tuesday, September 26, at 7:00 p.m., Premier CDC and the Ward 5 Council on Education will sponsor the second in a series of Forums to introduce the platforms of the candidates running for District III representative on the School Board. The District III winner will represent Wards 5 and 6.
Nikole Killion, WJLA/News Channel 8 Reporter and Anchor, will be the Guest Moderator once again for the School Board Candidates’ Forum. Parents, Community Activist and Residents of Wards 5 & 6 and the general public are invited to attend the Town Meeting and Forum at 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, at the Isle of Patmos Baptist Church at 12th & Rhode Island Avenue, NE. (Isle of Patmos is handicap accessible.)

The candidates (Ward listed in parenthesis) who have been invited are:
Sunday Abraham (5) Stephane Baldi (6)
Robert Brannum (5) Marc Borbely (6)
Mary Currie (5) Lisa Raymond (6)
Terrance McMichael(5) Marvin Tucker (5)

Each candidate will be given 3-minutes to make an introductory statement followed by twenty minutes of questions and answers led by the Moderator, Nikole Killion. Premier CDC Advisory Board Member Idriys Adullah, will lead the 30-minute Q and A session with the general public. To conclude, each candidate will give a 1 ½ minute closeout statement. For questions or additional information, contact Stephanie Rones at (202) 832-3442 or Hazel Thomas (202) 491-9245.
PCDC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, open membership organization. Our mission is to promote and improve housing, economic and community development for residents of Ward 5. Our objective is to enhance the overall quality of life throughout the Ward.

Prostitution Arrests in Mt Vernon Square

On the Mt. Vernon listserv there are the names and addresses of people arrested recently. Normally, I just read the arrests posts and move on to the next message, but it seems this time around there was prostitution theme, and that caught my eye.
The other thing that caught my eye was the arrested folks’ addresses. What, are there no ho’s in SE? The arrests occurred around the Convention Center area and there is one fellow from Elvans Road SE, and another from Bernie Place SE. Others from NE DC and the rest have no fixed address so maybe they are local or maybe not.
This runs close to the theories some of us have about drugs. Many of the people involved don’t even live around here, but we get the bad rep.