6.17.2014

Update in Death/Fire Investigation: 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE


Contact: Gwendolyn Crump (202) 727-4383

June 16, 2014

Update in Death/Fire Investigation: 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE

(Washington, DC) – The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced today the fire that occurred in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, NE was intentionally set by the decedent and the manner of death has been ruled a suicide.

On Wednesday June 4, 2014, at approximately 3:54 pm, personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) received a report of an explosion and fire at an apartment building located in the 1600 block of Isherwood Street, Northeast.  Upon arrival, firefighters found an apartment building ablaze. During firefighting activities, firefighters observed a deceased person in one of the units.

The case was investigated by members of the Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The investigation has determined that the fire was intentionally set by the decedent identified as
46 year-old Christopher Christofi of Northeast, Washington, DC. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled that the decedent’s death was a suicide.

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4.28.2014

Rosedale Community Meeting this Tuesday

Hello Rosdale Community! Please join Commissioners Sondra Phillips-Gilbert(6A07),and Calvin Ward(6A08) on April 29th, at the Rosedale Community Center, at 7PM

We invite you to come out discuss community concerns you may have with various governmental agencies we have invited( MPD 5 District, DDOT, EMO Clean Street and Unified Communications. Please share this information and we hope to see many of you! It takes a community to make a great community for all!
 
                                                                                                                   
Your community representative and neighbor,                                      
                                                                                                                 

Sondra Phillips-Gilbert,                                                                                                 
 
Commissioner 6A07                                                        

2.08.2014

Rosedale Library Children Programs for February!

The Rosedale Library has lots of children's programming this month:  including those in honor of Black History Month and in celebration of Valentine's Day and President's Day.  There are programs honoring author Mo Williams, Family Story Times, the February edition of the "Reel Reading Children's Book Club" and more.  

One extra special event is this Monday, at 10:30 a.m., when the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will bring their orchestral instruments for children and their parents to see and touch.  This hands-on fun with the instruments that NSO members play during their concerts is a project of the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra. 

Other programs this month include:

Monday, February 10 at 4pm --- More Mo Please!
A special occasion for our young Mo Willems fans!  We’ll celebrate Mo Willems’ birthday by reading the books and doing activities featuring Elephant and Piggie, Pigeon, Cat the Cat and all that!

Tuesday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m. --- Valentine’s Movies and Crafts
Children can watch the short films "One Zillion Valentines" and "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown"  and then make Valentine’s Day card crafts for friends and family.

Tuesday, February 19th at 4:30 p.m. --- The Presidents’ Games — Fun and Games Night!
Presidential- and Washington DC-themed group games, board games and challenges.
Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. --- Family Story Time
Stories, songs and poems for families with children ages 7 and under.  The Saturday Family Story Times are held every 4th Saturday of every month.

Sunday, February 23 at 2pm --- A Mo Willems Sunday
In a weekend celebration of Mo Willems' birthday, children can enjoy a special Mo Willems story time and four short films about his books,  including "Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" and "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale"!

Tuesday, February 25 at 4:30 p.m. -- Reel Reading Book Club
Every child can become a book and movie critic by joining Rosedale's "Reel Reading Book Club" Each month Club members read a book at the start of the month, then turn into mini movie critics on the last Tuesday of that month by viewing and reviewing a movie based on or inspired by the book.  February's book/movie combo is "How to Train Your Dragon" by Cresidda Cowell.  Ask at the Front Desk for how to join the Club.

Weekly Story Times - Book readings, finger puppets, rhymes and more every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m.

For more information, call the library at 202-727-5012 or online at dclibrary.org/Rosedale

1.08.2014

National Sypmohy Orchestra-THe Last Stand Quartet


NSO in Your Neighborhood

NSO in your neighborhood will be at Rosedale Public Library at 6:30pm  tomorrow, January 9th! This a free event and all are welcome. Hope to see you there. 

11.08.2013

Open Houses in Rosedale-Kingman Park

A dozen houses/condos for sale in the Rosedale and Kingman Park neighborhoods and a few open houses this weekend. Enjoy!
 
1646 Kramer St  Saturday 1-3pm 
 












722 19th St NE- Saturday 1-3:30pm







1618 F NE- Sunday 1-4pm

10.25.2013

Reminder: Walking Tour of the Rosedale Neighborhood

This a reminder that the  historic tour of the Rosedale neighborhood is tomorrow, Saturday, October 26th.    
 The tour starts at 10 a.m. at the Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE) and will run for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.  

Rosedale is roughly bounded by 15th and 19th Streets, between Benning Road and C Street NE.  The tour will focus on the oldest parts of the neighborhood, including Gales, Kramer and Rosedale Streets.  The buildings in the neighborhood represent a wide range of architectural styles, such as 19th Century wood-frame victorian duplexes, and the brick townhouses of the 1920s and will highlight buildings designed/constructed by notable Washington builders and architects..  The tour will include examples of various bricks/bricklaying techniques; roof and porch types; and inlaid and 'pressed' design elements on facades, as well as a history of the Rosedale neighborhood....many people don't know that it joined DC long after the original city was laid out!

10.24.2013

Haunted Garden Meet and Greet @ Kingman Park Rosedale Community Garden.




Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 3pm-5pm

Children, Family, Neighbor and Pet Friendly Event!

Join the fun! Moon Bounce, Games; Build a Scarecrow, Best Costume, and Light Refreshments will be served!

Come dressed in your Halloween Best!

Also, Councilmembers and Candidates running for election have been invited to attend.


This event is sponsored by Kingman Park-Rosedale Community Garden, KPR MOMS, Friends of Kingman Park, ANC –SMD7D01 and YOU!

10.03.2013

Multimodal Florida Ave NE Public Workshop Coming Up


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be hosting a public workshop on how to improve the safe and effectiveness of Florida Ave NE on October 17th from 7-9pm. For more information visit www.FloridaAveSaftey.org  The meeting will be held on the Gallaudet campus.

9.29.2013

Books and Bite Sale! Sunday October 6th!

From the Friends of the Rosedale Library:

Rosedale Library Friends "Books and a Bite Sale"-Sunday October 6, 1 to 4 pm

Please join the Friends of the Rosedale Library (FORL) at our first annual Books-and-a-Bite Sale on Sunday, October 6th from 1 to 4 pm at Rosedale Library (1701 Gales Street NE).

We'll have books for all ages, baked goods, and even some photographs.