Category: Ward 5

PRESS ALERT:: DCRA’s Disregard of Safety, Asbestos, Around McMillan Park

Press Alert — DC FOR REASONABLE DEVELOPMENT (202) 656-5874, dc4reality@gmail.com Next Round of McMillan Briefs Are Into DC Court of Appeals Central Issue: DCRA's Disregard of Safety, Including Exposure of DC Residents and Water Supply to Asbestos Washington, D.C. – Advocates seeking a new design competition and re-working of redevelopment plans for McMillan Park have […]

MidCity’s Private Police Force Calls MPD to Arrest Brookland Manor Children, Seniors for Community Film Screening

Press Alert MidCity’s Private Police Force Calls MPD to Arrest Brookland Manor Children, Seniors for Community Film Screening   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2021   Contacts: Ms. Minnie Elliott, BMBVRA President, bmbvassociation@gmail.com, (202) 299-6647 Beth Wagner, Organizer, brooklandmanorcoalition@gmail.com, (301) 800-1497   The Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association (BMBVRA), representing the largest remaining affordable housing […]

PRESS ALERT: McMillan Supporters Submit Federal Case to Stop “Demolishing the Site” Based on McMillan Park Deed Restrictions

Press Alert from Committee for the McMillan Park Conservancy Contact: Daniel Wolkoff, 202-232-8391, committeeformcmillanpark@gmail.com McMillan Supporters Submit Federal Case to Stop “Demolishing the Site” Based on McMillan Park Deed Restrictions Washington, DC – On May 5, 2021, McMillan Park supporters have filed their long-planned federal case about the protective restrictions found within the McMillan Park […]

PRESS ALERT: McMillan Neighbors Ask For Mendelson’s Help About Asbestos

Press Alert, SMAC.DC@gmail.com MCMILLAN NEIGHBORS PLEAD FOR HELP FROM COUNCIL CHAIR PHIL MENDELSON AS DEMOLITION IMMINENT; LETTER SENT ASKING FOR SAFETY PLANNING AND TESTING REPORTS WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday April 5, 2021, McMillan Park neighbors and supporters asked DC City Council Chair, Phil Mendelson to intervene for the health and well-being of DC residents […]

Alert: Letter Sent to Council in Opposition to a Racist Comp Plan

Brookland Manor Association Urges Council to Oppose a Racist Comp Plan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 Contacts: Ms. Minnie Elliott, BMBVRA President, bmbvassociation@gmail.com, (202) 299-6647 Beth Wagner, Organizer, brooklandmanorcoalition@gmail.com, (301) 800-1497 Ian Coon, Communications, ian.coon97@gmail.com, (515) 822-8834 Washington— Brookland Manor, the largest remaining affordable housing community in NE DC, and organizers gathered over 350 […]

PRESS RELEASE – Residents Sue Over Asbestos Danger at McMillan Park

PRESS RELEASE                       March 29, 2021 Contact: Linwood Norman Save McMillan Action Coalition smac.dc@gmail.com 202-656-3012  Residents Sue Over Asbestos Danger at McMillan ParkWard 5 Councilman McDuffie Ignores the Issue     Washington, DC – Thirty-one DC residents have filed with the DC Court of Appeals a petition to hear claims about how the Mayor […]

Opinion: There can be no racial equity in D.C. when Black and Brown families are being displaced

The Washingtonj Post/Opinion by Minnie Elliott Opinion | D.C. is funding displacement at Brookland Manor. It can’t stand. – The Washington Post  March 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST Minnie Elliott is president of the Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association. I am an 83-year-old great-great-grandmother and president of the Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association. As a […]

Press Release: MORE THAN 115 PEOPLE REGISTER AND ATTEND PROTEST OF WARD 5 COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN MCDUFFIE

115 People Protest Kenyan McDuffie

MORE THAN 115 PEOPLE REGISTER AND ATTEND “VIRTUAL” PROTEST OF WARD 5 COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN MCDUFFIEFOR RELEASE: March 3, 2021 Contacts: Beth Wagner, Organizer, ward5criesout@gmail.com, (301) 800-1497; Ms. Minnie Elliott, BMBVRA President, bmbvassociation@gmail.com, (202) 299-6647 Washington, DC — In what may be a first in DC, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie was the object of a […]