From DPR:

“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in conjunction with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is hosting the 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day. The free event celebrates the music and memory of DC’s Go-Go music legend Chuck Brown.

The celebration features musical performances by the Chuck Brown Band, with Plunky and the Oneness, and Secret Society. The event also includes information tables and a children’s area with the Chuck Brown Foundation’s annual “back to school back pack giveaway.” Bring a blanket or lawn chair for an afternoon of entertainment in honor of the godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown.

Chuck Brown Day

Saturday, August 20, 2016

3 to 7 pm


Chuck Brown Memorial Park
2901 20th Street NE”

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1812 Bryant Street Northeast

This unit is located at 1812 Bryant Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Charming Channing Court! Woodridge near New York Ave. Moments to down town, Brookland and Rhode Island Ave. 1.2 miles to Rhode Island Ave metro. Two level condo with townhouse feel. Wood burning Fireplace, HWF, Granite, Stainless, large finished attic, two master bedrooms with baths, ample closet space, washer/dryer, fenced back yard. Pet Friendly. Parking space included. OPEN SUNDAY 12-3”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $325,000 ($162 monthly fee.)

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced the arrest of two suspects who were wanted in connection with a triple homicide that occurred in the 1800 block of Franklin Street, Northeast on Tuesday, April 23, 1991.

At approximately 10:12 am, Fifth District Officers responded to a call for an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they located two adult males and an adult female; all were unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life.

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, pursuant to DC Superior Court Arrest Warrants, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 44-year-old Michael Green of Northeast, D.C. and 45-year-old Benito Valdez, of Arlington, Virginia. They are both charged with First Degree Murder While Armed in the shooting deaths of 29-year-old Curtis Pixley, of Northeast, D.C., 24-year-old Keith Simmons, of Fort Washington, MD, and 23-year-old Samantha Gillard, of Southeast, D.C.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From an email:

“On Thursday night Mayor Bowser hosted a community meeting at New Cannon Baptist Church in Ward 5 to discuss her plan to end homelessness in all 8 wards. The community was told that the city intends to build a homeless shelter at 2622 25th Place NE in the neighborhood of Langdon. Many residents attended the event and expressed their strong opposition to the proposed location, citing concerns for both for the homeless families and the additional impact on the community which has numerous homeless shelters already.

Statement from Rhys Gerholdt (a Langdon resident near the proposed location): (more…)

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From MPD:

“The Fifth District is currently investigating a triple shooting that occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. in the 3000 block of 25th N.E. One victim sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder, second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the torso and third victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body. The suspects were described as black males, wearing dark pants and a dark shirts.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide which occurred in the 3000 block of 25th Street, Northeast on Friday, September 4, 2015, at approximately 11:35 pm.

Members of the Fifth District responded for the report of a shooting and upon arrival, they located two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victims to area hospitals. A third victim was transported to a local hospital in a privately owned vehicle. Two of the victims were admitted with serious injuries and one adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 22 year-old Davon Wade, of Northeast, D.C.”

This house is located at 2007 Franklin Street, Northeast. The listing says:


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $599,900.


Thanks to those who forwarded from ANC Rep Nolan Treadway:

“Chuck Brown Day is coming and it’s going to be GREAT!

Since Wednesday there has been a lot of buzz about Chuck Brown Day, scheduled for Saturday, August 22 at Chuck Brown Memorial Park. It seems to have begun with a Facebook event for the concert which had approximately 3000 RSVPs as of last week. While there are legitimate concerns about planning for an event of this size, it is important to understand that these RSVPs are not solid confirmations and in our social media-driven world, that number is nearly meaningless.

That said, there are legitimate concerns regarding crowd control, transportation, public safety, general noise and clean-up. I have been talking to many officials from DC Government since late Wednesday and I have concluded that the District of Columbia government is prepared to handle Chuck Brown Day. This will be a popular event, but I believe August 22 will be a fun day for our neighborhood and for DC. I can offer more detail about the plan in the section below. But know that I support this event and am very confident it will go smoothly.

I also want to be sure to note that when this idea was first raised at an SMD meeting at Langdon Rec Center several months ago, there was unanimous support at the meeting for this event and I believe the community continues to generally support Chuck Brown Day. I continue to support Chuck Brown Day at Chuck Brown Memorial Park on August 22, 2015.

If you have questions or concerns about anything here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to contact me online or even on twitter, @ANCNolan. Everyone is interested in this event going well and if you’ve got feedback we can use prior to the event, we would welcome it.

Notes and details of a recent planning meeting for Chuck Brown Day: (more…)


Thanks to a reader for passing on. Another reader writes via email with the Facebook event page for Chuck Brown Day:

“My neighbors are straight-up livid at the idea of 3k people coming to the hood, but I think it’s pretty cool, and a good chance for people to familiarize themselves with our part of town. Hopefully they don’t succeed in getting the event moved or canceled. I assume parking will be rough if that many people actually attend, though, so people should probably take transit if at all possible.”