15 Oct 2018


Updates from your ANC Commissioners

The DC flag. Photo by María Helena Carey, via Instagram.

We periodically share updates from your ANC commissioners, edited for brevity and clarity. Although these are most pertinent to particular single member districts (SMDs), we feel the information shared can be of interest to the whole Capitol Hill community. Are you an ANC commissioner who shares regular updates? Add thehillishome@gmail.com to your distribution list, please! –María Helena Carey

From Amber Gove, ANC 6A04

Thanks to those of you who attended last week’s ANC meeting. The minutes are posted to the website at www.anc6a.org

This week there are two Maury-related opportunities for our wider community to be engaged.

Community Discussion on Maury Namesake On Tuesday, the Local School Advisory Team (an elected board comprised of parents, staff and teachers) will host a discussion regarding John Walker Maury’s history and legacy. Recent research conducted by a Maury parent has revealed evidence that John Walker Maury owned slaves and that his widow was later compensated for them under DC’s Compensated Emancipation Act. Another school in DC recently changed their school name after students learned that their namesake had similar ties to slavery. Maury leadership particularly wants to hear from alumni and residents without current ties to Maury. If you have neighbors who attended Maury or who might not be on the neighborhood list serves, please be sure to invite them.

When: October 16, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Maury Village, 1840 Constitution NE, Multi-purpose tent (enter from C Street gate)

Maury Fall Festival On Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Maury will host its annual Fall Festival to support sending all of its 5th grade students to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama in June 2019. This year’s festival includes food, a live DJ, haunted house, arts and crafts, face painting, carnival games, and the ever popular cake walk! New for this year will be a photo booth, a raffle to silly string the Principal, and a bracelet for unlimited fun!

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10am to 2pm
Where: Maury Village, 1840 Constitution NE, Playground and Multi-purpose tent (enter from the C street gate)

This year, you can buy bracelets in advance for $25 (or $30 at the door). The price of the bracelet includes:
• 1 hot dog or muffin, a juice or water, and a piece of fruit
• 1 entry to silly string the Principal
• Face painting
• Unlimited carnival games, arts and crafts, photo booth, haunted house, and cake walk

Individual tickets ($1 each) will be sold at the door as well.
You can skip the line if you buy your bracelet(s) in advance: https://mauryele.ejoinme.org/fallfest


From Mark Eckenwiler, ANC 6C04


See the attached info on repaving of North Capitol scheduled for Oct. 18-26. As noted, you can direct any questions or concerns to Project Engineer Mr. Jaswant Matharu at (202) 671-4686.

Dear Residents/ANCs,

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin repair work on North Capitol St. NW from Massachusetts Ave. to Florida Ave. on or about October 18, 2018.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by October 26, if weather permits.

The work will include milling and paving. In order to keep the inconvenience to residents, businesses and their customers to a minimum, the repair work will be done during non-rush hours only.

The contractor is authorized to work Monday-Fridays from 8:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m. and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

During construction, at least one lane of road will be open to traffic in each direction. However, curbside parking will not be allowed on some blocks of N. Capitol St. during the construction working days.

Parking restriction signs will be posted at least 72 hours in advance at locations where parking will not be allowed. These signs will notify the duration of “No Parking”, dates of “No Parking” and contact information of the engineer in charge.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the repair work. Should you have any problems, concerns or suggestions; please contact the Project Engineer Mr. Jaswant Matharu at (202) 671-4686.


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