Fw: [TrinidadDC] Fw: News from Mayor Adrian M. Fenty
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In this Issue
Fenty Administration Begins Skip the Bag, Save the River Education Campaign
To prepare businesses and the public for January's 5-cent surcharge on disposable bags, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty launched the District's Skip the Bag, Save the River education campaign. The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) will mail informational materials to businesses, place advertising on television, radio and transit, and distribute 122,000 reusable bags to low-income residents and seniors. Read more.
Arrest Made in Shooting Death of Columbia Heights Youth
Mayor Fenty and Chief of Police Lanier announced an arrest in the shooting death of 9-year-old Oscar Fuentes which occurred on Saturday, November 14, 2009, in the 1400 block of Columbia Road, NW. At approximately 5:50 am on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 26-year-old Josue Pena of no fixed address was arrested in Hyattsville, Maryland by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. Mr. Pena has been charged with First Degree Murder While Armed in the homicide of Oscar Fuentes. Read more.
Mayor Fenty Launches New DOES Work Readiness Initiative
Fenty, joined by District Department of Employment Services Director Joseph P. Walsh, announced a workforce pilot program targeted at putting young adults ages 18 through 24 on the path to new career opportunities. Read more.
Fenty Administration Kicks Off Great Streets Pennsylvania Avenue ARRA Project
Mayor Fenty along with District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Gabe Klein and community members kicked off a District American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) transportation project. The project includes DDOT's Great Streets Pennsylvania Avenue initiative, a $30M project focused on developing a full vision for the transportation operations and public realm character of this major corridor. Read more.
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District Selects Whiting-Turner for $133M Consolidated Forensic Lab Contract
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on Wednesday announced the District has selected Whiting-Turner for a $133 million contract to build the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory (CFL) that will house a number of public health and safety functions within the same facility. Read more.
District Recreation Centers to Install Community Gardens Courtesy of Whole Foods
Fenty, Department of Parks and Recreation Interim Director Dr. Ximena Hartsock and Whole Foods Market Regional President Ken Meyer, joined the Ward 6 community and environmental stakeholders to announce a new District-wide community garden program. The event was held at Sherwood Recreation Center, located at 640 10th Street, NE. Read more.
Mayor Fenty Hosts Holiday Meal Giveaway
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Feed The Children, teamed up to deliver USDA Grade A turkeys, holiday meals and personal care items to 10,000 District of Columbia families at the DC Armory. Read more.
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