Murder in America: What Makes Cities Safer
This is the second of two articles on how murder in America is deeply local. For the project, The Wall Street Journal analyzed the locations of thousands of homicides in four cities: Chicago and Baltimore, where violence has risen to or near 1990s levels in the past two years; and Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., where meaningful declines in violence have been sustained since the 1990s.
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With the holiday season coming to a close over the next several weeks, thousands of DC residents will be looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their holiday trees and greenery. The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to provide District residents with two easy options for having their cut holiday trees and greenery recycled (no artificial trees).
“The District is committed to waste reduction year-round, including the holiday season,” said DPW Director Christopher Shorter. “These two options ensure residents can dispose of their holiday trees and greenery in an environmentally friendly and convenient way.”
The first option is for residents to bring their trees and greenery, free of charge, to either of the District’s transfer stations. The Fort Totten Transfer Station is located at 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE, and the Benning Road Transfer Station is located at 3200 Benning Road, NE.
The second option, also free of charge, is for residents to put their trees and greenery out where their trash and recycling is collected between January 13 and February 2. These items will be collected on residents’ regularly scheduled recycling days during this period. In years past, residents could place their trees in the tree box space, adjacent to the curb. Please note that this is not the case this year, unless that’s where residents’ recycling is normally collected. This collection service is only available to residents who are serviced by DPW. DPW collects trash and recyclables from single-family homes and apartment/condo buildings with three or fewer living units.
Regardless of which option residents choose, all ornaments and lights should be removed from the tree. Residents are also asked not to bag their trees or greenery.
In fiscal year 2017, 327.25 tons of holiday trees were collected and composted by DPW in the District. As a reminder, DPW provides DC residents with up to five 32-gallon bags (bring your own bags) of free compost weekdays, 1 pm to 5 pm, and Saturdays 8 am to 3 pm, at the Fort Totten Transfer Station.
Have a Safe and Happy New Year!
LCA was proud to partner with Carver Terrace Tenants and Civic Association (CTTCA) to help spread Christmas cheer to kids in our community.
A warm thanks goes out to all of the members who helped prepare food, entertain the kids as well as those who donated toys to the annual Christmas party!
Please enjoy the photos below.
Join the DC Office on Aging for its NEW Senior Telephone Town Hall and hear the latest updates on programs, information, and activities in the District for residents, ages 60+. The DC Office on Aging (DCOA) is providing this free monthly call-in-line to District residents. Join us every month and hear from District government agencies and guest speakers on a variety of topics.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
11:00 am – 11:30 am
HyeSook Chung, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Laura Newland, Executive Director, DC Office on Aging
Delano Hunter, Director, ServeDC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism
TO RSVP, please call 202-442-8150.
The Langston Civic Association was granted standing by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to move forward with the protest of the 7 Food Store located at 1830 Benning Rd. NE. Dates for mediation, status and protest hearings have been set for early 2018.
Those of us attending the mediation would like to hear from as many members as possible about what changes you would need to see for them to keep their ABRA license. Please review the information at the links listed below before submitting a suggestion:
Enforceable and Unenforceable Items | Other Settlement Agreements | 7 Food Store's Current Agreement (PDF) | Crime Fact Sheet
The list of suggestions will be available and updated periodically online at the link below:
DEADLINE: Dec 27, 2017.
SUBMIT A COMMENT: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezLUKDk5wYvvz4JwS-m1UXyaGRkwnTD9h3pWF4cl4vOGYA3Q/viewform
Please continue to look for updates about this important matter on our blog.