Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans recognized former ANC Commissioner and current ECCA – East Central Civic Association President Leroy Thorpe’s contribution to the Market O Project during a November 18th ceremony at 7th & O in the Shaw community which included the attendance of DC Mayor Vincent Gray, DC City Council Chairman Kwame Brown, At-Large Councilman Vincent Orange and Thorpe. “Jack Evans has done a lot to improve the quality of life in Shaw for decades. We have worked side by side for decades to transform Shaw into one of the best neighborhoods in the city. The Market O Development Project received community support when I chaired the ANC 2-C Commission and has continued to receive community support via various community organizations and individuals which includes the ECCA” said Thorpe.
Monthly Archives: November 2011
WARD 2 COUNCILMAN JACK EVANS RECOGNIZES LEROY THORPE’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE MARKET O DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
One hundred Shaw residents were the recipients of the Annual ECCA Turkey Giveaway on Saturday November 19th. ECCA President Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr., and ECCA members James Brice, Eloise Wahab and Jeanetta Gayden-Ivy handed out fresh turkeys and trimmings to many Shaw residents waiting to celebrate the upcoming USA Thanks Giving Holiday. “The ECCA also delivered turkeys and trimmings to the homes of the elderly and handicap whom could not pick up the turkeys and trimmings. We wished we could have given away turkeys and trimmings to everyone living Shaw,” said ECCA President Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.
Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr. and James E. Berry Co-Chairs DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG) Youth Committee
Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s Mayoral appointee’s Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr., and James E. Berry two long time Shaw activist and former ANC Commissioners have been selected by the Mayor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group members to chair the Mayor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Groups Youth Committee. “It’s an honor and tremendous responsibility to be nominated by our colleagues to take on this task. I am up for the challenge and I know James Berry is as well I have known him for decades and he is a class act,” said Thorpe.
Kevin Chapple: The Waisted Vote For ANC Commissioner While Crime Is Moving Forward In His ANC Single Member District 2C-02
Kevin Chapple has done nothing to rid his crime infested smd for six years since he has defeated longtime former Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr as the commissioner for ANC 2C-02. The voters were fooled by Chapple and his friends alleged nasty, libelous and slanderous websites and blogs to make Thorpe seem like a devil. Thorpe a happily married family man, employed licensed DC Government social worker, Mayor Vincent Grays appointee to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group – JJAG, USTA tennis player, Published poet, Shaw activist and Advisory Committee Member for the City Center Project at the old Convention Center site has this share. ” For the past three weeks in Shaw in Kevin Chapples smd there has been two armed invasion robberies at residents homes including one attempted kidnap and assault with a gun inside two residents houses in the 400 Block of “Que, Street, NW. A resident who lives in the 400 Block of Warner Street, NW was assaulted by a youth, and a robbery took place near New Jersey Ave & Warner Street, NW three days ago. Ask yourselves is Chapple moving Shaw forward and have you seen him getting involved with the community?
ANC Commissioner Alex Padro Shuns Historic Black Civic Association and Black Voters In Shaw Regarding Proposed Ward 6 New ANC Boundaries
Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells appointed Shaw resident Skip Coburn to inform the Shaw community of the new Ward 6 ANC boundaries: although, Coburn failed to carry out those duties, he did ask Alex Padro on October 24th to e-mail ECCA President Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr., the new proposed Ward 6 ANC boundaries seven days before the community could provide feedback to Tommy Wells which would have been October 31, 2011. Knowing how power hungry and egocentric Alex Padro is about controlling and not sharing everything he get’s involved with, well Thorpe got the e-mail from Padro after the October 31, 2011 deadline for residents to make comments to Wells. “The e-mail came November 1st and I never expected Padro to contact me at all even after the deadline. I was was the one who told Padro to run for the ANC seat years ago and he has been a disappointment as far as power, greed for money and ethics are concerned having been investigated by the DC Government for alleged ethics violations involving taking money from developers while voting on their projects at ANC meetings and recent allegations related to Padro stacking developers staff on the Shaw Main Streets which he controls and earns a living from – the money is suppose to go to businesses in Shaw. Padro also failed to inform many Black tenant associations, churches and other organizations of the new proposed ANC Boundaries he proposed to Ward 6 Tommy Wells. Padro has always been jealous and intimidated by my activism in Shaw and has done everything associated with evil to attack me,” said Thorpe,