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Ward 1 Update: Controlling the rat population, more summer events announced

Controlling rats in the District
The District’s rodent population has increased as a result of the mild winter, which has allowed more rodents to survive and reproduce. My office has received and responded to dozens of constituent rodent concerns this summer. For each of these calls, we have worked to ensure that these requests are addressed and that any rodent nests are treated accordingly. My Constituent Services team is able to address rodent concerns by working with the Department of Health Rodent Abatement Division to assist constituents with properties that have been treated and are still experiencing rats.
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Baby Boxes, Reducing Gun Violence, Combatting Gentrification

Reducing infant mortality with Baby Boxes for all D.C. newborns 

Abigail4_(200x148).jpgAiming to reduce the District’s infant mortality rate, last week Councilmember Nadeau introduced a bill that will provide all new parents in the District with a “Baby Box.” The boxes encourage safe sleep practices by serving as a bassinet for infants and will come with essential items for new parents. The bill is modeled after a recent statewide initiative in New Jersey and a long-time program in Finland. A majority of Councilmembers have signed onto the bill.

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Councilmember Nadeau Expresses Concerns on Tubman Field Use

Today, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau sent the below letter to the Department of General Services about allowing the community to use the field at Tubman Elementary School in Columbia Heights: 

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