Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Building Futures - Construction Pre Apprenticeship Program

Building Futures Prepare for Construction and Building Trade Apprenticeships and Jobs PRE-APPRENTICESHIP CLASSES Help You Become a Better Candidate for Entry Into These Occupations: Insulation ● Heavy Equipment ● Building Maintenance ● Laborers ● Cement Masonry ● Steam fitting ● Bricklaying ● Sheet Metal Work ● Plumbing ● Electrical Systems ● Carpentry ●
Ironwork ●Fire & Alarm Systems ● Painting

You will learn about:

  •  The construction industry
  •  Tools and materials
  •  Basic construction math
  •  Blueprint reading
  •  Job readiness
  •  Green Technologies

Become certified in:
  •  OSHA 10
  •  CPR
  •  First Aid
  •  Flagger Safety
  •  LEED 101

 To apply you must:
  • Be 21 years of age or older 
  • Be Drug-free & healthy
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a Valid Driver’s license or Learner’s Permit 
If you are interested in CONSTRUCTION as a career, CALL (202) 974-8223 for more information.
If you have previous construction experience, please fax your resume to us at 202 974-8152 - Building Futures 
 Community Services Agency of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO In partnership with Wider Opportunities for Women This program is possible through funds provided by DOL GJIF, the MARPAT Foundation, and other local supporters

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Monroe Street Market Project will commence on 11/28/2011

    Starting Monday, November 28th, Bozzuto will create their presence in the neighborhood commencing the Monroe St Market Project. Preparation of construction trailers will start immediately on 7th and Monroe St NE.
    • Work Schedule: Monday – Saturday 7am – 5pm. Saturday is considered a make-up day if work was halted during the week
    • Delivery Schedule: Monday – Saturday 7am – 5pm. Bozzuto has communicated with subcontractors that idling is not permitted. Penalization will take place if caught.
    • Waste Disposal: Monday – Saturday 7am – 5pm
      The community will be updated periodically on the progress of the project via website Truck traffic routes, street/sidewalk closures and more can be tracked. In addition, updates will be displayed via weather safe message board on Monroe St NE and 7th St NE.

    Thursday, November 17, 2011

    PEPCO: Public Service Commission Community Hearings for Pepco’s Request for $42.1 Million

    Public Service Commission is hosting a Ward 5 Community meeting to discuss Pepco’s request for $42.1 Million dollars (Public Service Commission Dockets Formal Case No. 1087).  On July 8, 2011, Pepco filed an Application for a rate increase with the D.C. Public Service Commission requesting an additional $42.1 million in distribution rates.

    Ward 5 Meeting Details

    Bethesda Baptist Church
    1808 Capitol Ave, NE
    Monday, November 21, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

    Attendance is not limited to the ward in which you reside in. Come “Let Your Voice Be Heard” at the meeting that is the most convenient for you.

    OPC’s Position on the case:

    Reliability is vital! Consumers are entitled to reliable service. Before any rate increase is approved, all reliability projects must be carefully designed and thoroughly analyzed to ensure they deliver a marked improvement in the quality and reliability of Pepco’s service.
    OPC requested the Commission dismiss Pepco’s rate case in its entirety and require the company to demonstrate it is providing reliable service as a basic condition of its regulatory obligation to provide, just and reasonable utility service. Alternatively, as a minimum requirement:
     The Commission should designate reliability as an issue in this case and require Pepco to submit detailed testimony that supports all projects designed to improve reliability.
     The Commission should require Pepco to prove that the consumer benefits of the smart grid outweigh the cost of the deployment.
     Pepco’s new proposals to change the Commission’s review of future rate cases should be summarily rejected in this proceeding.

    The Commission must conduct a thorough review and scrutiny of Pepco’s cost of service adjustments and return on equity (profit) proposals, in light of the fact that this is Pepco’s third Application for rate relief in 4 years while service continues to deteriorate.

    Consumers must have a voice in this case. These are your dollars!

    Stay up to date with the case by visiting OPC’s website:

    The Commission’s decision is expected in the Spring of 2012.

    Those who wish to testify at the community hearings should contact the Commission Secretary at (202) 626-5100 by the close of business three (3) business days prior to the date of the hearing.
    Representatives of organizations shall be permitted a maximum of five (5) minutes for oral presentations.
    Individuals shall be permitted a maximum of three( 3) minutes for oral presentations. If an organization or an individual is unable to offer comments at the community hearings, written statements
    maybe submitted to the

    Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia,
    1333 H Street, N,W,
    Suite 200,West Tower,
    Washington, D.C. 20005.

    For more information on OPC
    D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel
    1133 15th Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: (202) 727-3071
    Fax: (202) 727-1014
    TTY/TDD: (202) 727-2876

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    DDOT - Updates on 5C10 Street and Traffic issues

    Based on the SMD 5C10 walk through back in September 2011, the 700 block of Kearney NE has been scheduled for repair.  On November 15, DDOT Ward 5 Team members were on Kearney NE preparing for work.

    Note: The 700 block of Lawrence Street NE is scheduled for repair.  DDOT has partnered with DC WASA to investigate Lawrence's sub surface issues which has gravely impacted the street's condition.  We should receive information from the study in the near future.

    DDOT has also added new signage throughout 7th ST NE and Monroe St NE for Speed and Truck Traffic limitations 

     Thank You again for addressing the needs of SMD 5C10.  We appreciate your hard work and look forward to the upcoming improvements.

    DPW Cleanup - Charles Drew Memorial Bridge Clean up completed

    Thank you to Department of Public Works Ward 5 Team for removing the weeds and trees along the base of the Charles Drew Memorial Bridge (311 Service Request Update - 11-00322288)

    The overgrown trees created a safety hazard for 7th St side CUA/Brookland Metro traffic that traveled in the early morning and evening hours.

     Picture taken in September 2011

    Picture taken November 16, 2011

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    ANC 5C Public Meeting November 15th 2011, 7pm, 2405 First Street NW

    Meeting Notice for ANC 5C's next monthly meeting, Tues, Nov 15, 2011, 7pm, to be held at the Alpha House, 2405 First Street NW, closer to Bryant St NW.

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Dance Place host ART on 8th Gala on Saturday Nov. 12th at 7pm

    ART on 8th Gala

    Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm

    Join Dance Place in celebrating our 31st Anniversary Season and our partnership with the new Brookland lofts at our annual Gala fundraiser! Get in on the action with our Dance Sampler classes; learn Texas Two-Step, Salsa, Hoop Dance and Beyonce’s Move Ya Body. Join a Flash Mob and dance to the spin jams of DJ Glowstik. Mix, mingle and bid on unique items at our silent auction, enjoy libations and tasty treats.


    3225 8th Street NE , Washington DC 20017

    $125 of your ticket purchase is tax deductible!

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    Monroe Street Market Ground Breaking Ceremony

    Today, the long awaited Catholic University of America South Campus Development project was officially branded as Monroe Street Market project.  The partnership between Catholic University of America, Single Member District 5C10,  DC Government, Abdo Development, Bozzuto Group and Pritzker Realty Group was captured in the symbolic ground breaking ceremony near the corner of Michigan Avenue, Northeast, and 7th Street Northeast.

    The Monroe Street Market project will consist of a progressive mix of uses: approximately 720 residential units, 45 townhomes, 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artist studio space, a 3,000 square-foot community arts center, and 850 parking spaces

    The first phase, consisting of 562 residential units, is scheduled for completion in summer 2013.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    ANC5C Economic Development Committee , 11/12/2011 at 11am - Summit at St. Martin's, 116 T Street, N.E.

    ANC5C Economic Development Committee is confirmed for this Saturday, November 12, 2011.  The location is the Summit at St. Martin's, 116 T Street, N.E.  The time is 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.

    Items for discussion
    - Job creation on upcoming development projects i.e. CUA South Campus, McMillian Sand Filtration Plant, etc
    - Small Business Partnerships with development projects

    Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    You're Invited: Monroe Street Market Groundbreaking Ceremony - November 9th 10AM

    Join Mayor Vincent Gray, Jim Abdo, Tom Bozzuto, Pritzker Realty Group and The Catholic University of America President John Garvey invite you to celebrate the groundbreaking of Monroe Street Market, a multi-phase development that will transform The University's South Campus into a vibrant, mixed-use community.

    Wednesday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m.

    Michigan Avenue NE and 7th Street NE
    Washington, D.C. 20017

    RSVP by contacting

    About the Community Monroe Street Market is multi-phase development located on five city blocks in Washington, D.C.'s Brookland neighborhood, adjacent to the Brookland Metro station and just three miles north of the U.S. Capitol. The community will ultimately consist of a progressive mix of uses: approximately 718 residential units, 45 townhomes, 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artist studio space, a 3,000 square-foot community arts center, and 850 parking spaces. Approved plans also include streetscape and hardscape improvements which will greatly improve the South Campus's walkability, creating a lively, pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and significantly improving traffic patterns and pedestrian crossings along Michigan Avenue.