The Corner Forum
Monday, April 14, 2003
Issue #27


ZONED PARKING ON EMERALD: Lacey Bigelow, 1317 Emerald St. NE, said yesterday that he had collected about 27 signatures on Emerald Street so far on a petition against zoned parking on Emerald Street. He said there are 79 households on the street. Maureen Nielsen, 1312 Emerald St. NE, told the Corner Forum in November that she had submitted a petition to the city on Nov. 25, with 48 signatures in favor of zoned parking.

COLLEGE FUND: Minnie Evans, 1234 E St. NE, yesterday discussed her plans to establish a college fund. She intends to sew items and then sell them, with the proceeds going to the fund. "I always wanted to go to school, but I didn't have a chance to go, because both my parents were dead, and I was too young to work and have a job and be sending myself. That's why I thought of this — for sending the children that didn't have a good opportunity — a college fund, because the government will send you through the lower part of school. I'm doing it to help children that don't have the opportunity — like I did. And I thought that would be good."

HOUSES FOR SALE: If you have met one of the area's new residents or know someone about to move out, please ask them if they'd like to introduce themselves or say goodbye. According to the Long & Foster Web site,, the real estate listings for the area have changed as follows... Two houses are newly listed: 408 13th St. NE ($412,000); and 1219 E St. NE ($359,500). One house has come down in price: 1302 E St. NE (was $485,000; is now $459,000). Four listings remain unchanged from two weeks ago: 1364 Emerald St. NE ($365,000); 1342 E St. NE ($299,999); 1205 E St. NE ($330,000); and 1227 Duncan Place NE ($320,000). ( —Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE)

CORNER FORUM ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The following people helped produce or distribute the March 30 and April 7 issues of the Corner Forum: Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE (editing, folding, distributing); Tammi Cioffi, 536 13th St. NE (proofreading); and Sharon Cochran, 1300 block of Emerald Street NE (distributing). Ms. Cochran, Stephen Smith (1300 block of E Street NE) and Mr. Borbely attended the Corner Forum planning meeting on March 29. There are 61 subscribing households in the area (21 on Emerald Street, 21 on E Street, 13 on 13th Street, and six on Duncan Place).§