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by Borderstan.com April 20, 2009 at 8:11 pm 1 Comment

Flowers from my garden. Well, mostly; some are in pots. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Flowers in my garden. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Yep, they’re all mine… and my partner photographed them. And the bromeliads in the top row? They’re in pots and must come inside this winter. I fell in love with bromeliads when I visited Venezuela in July 2007 with Luis. While the orchid is the country’s national flower, the bromeliad is a close second. You see them everywhere.

by Borderstan.com April 20, 2009 at 8:02 pm 1 Comment

Meet Julie and Finn of Borderstan. Finn is a Kerry Blue Terrier. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Meet Julie and Finn of Borderstan. Finn is a Kerry Blue Terrier. (Photo: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Yeah, it’s Monday night. Consider this Saturday dog blogging. Remember to send your pooch photos to [email protected] in JPG format.

Meeting Julie and her dog, Finn, of Borderstan. Finn is a 9-month-old Kerry Blue Terrier, very energetic and playful (I know him). His breed is originally from Ireland and Wikipedia has this to say about the Kerry Blue:

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by Borderstan.com April 20, 2009 at 7:40 pm 0

It bears repeating again and again and again… there are things you can do to reduce the likelihood of your car having its windows smashed and your valuables taken. I originally posted, “Car Talk: Are Your Hookups Showing?” on August 21. Please: Read it. I have even posted the text below so you don’t have to click on the link.

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by Borderstan.com April 20, 2009 at 9:35 am 0

These crimes in or near Borderstan on April 16. Info from EveryBlock WDC and based on MPD crime reports.

Burglaries

Robberies

by Borderstan.com April 20, 2009 at 9:10 am 0

Join the ANC 2B/Dupont Circle team for the Greater DC Cares Servathon 2009.

Join the ANC 2B/Dupont Circle team for the Greater DC Cares Servathon 2009. (Image: Greater DC Cares Web site.)

From Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle:

Hello, Dupont neighbors: Please join the Dupont Circle ANC for a day of community service in and around our neighborhood on Saturday, May 2. We have created a Dupont Circle Neighborhood team for the 2009 Servathon, hosted by Greater DC Cares. Through the Servathon, Greater DC Cares connects willing volunteers to much-needed community projects around the city and metro area. Please join our Servathon team by following this online link.
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by Borderstan.com April 20, 2009 at 7:34 am 0

The MPD Third District. East Borderstan is part of PSA 307. (Image: MPD Web site.)

The MPD Third District. East Borderstan is part of PSA 307. (Image: MPD Web site.)

According to MPD 3rd District, there was a shooting very early Saturday morning in Adams Morgan. This is from the MPD 3rd District listserv on Yahoo! Groups:

This morning there was a shooting in the 2400 block of 18th street NW. In the early morning hours there was a physical fight between two males. During the fight both males brandished handguns. The fight then turned towards control of the handguns. One male managed to wrestle the handgun away from the other. The other male then fired two rounds at the other males who ran away from the scene. Two officers who were on the scene observed what happened gave chase and made an apprehension. Two guns were recovered were on the scene and a arrest was made. – Inspector Edward Delgado, MPD 3rd District

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by Borderstan.com April 20, 2009 at 7:18 am 0

by Borderstan.com April 20, 2009 at 6:38 am 0

psa208Borderstanians: A reminder that the April community meeting of Police Service Area (PSA) 208 is tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. This month’s meeting is at a different location, Stead Recreation Center at 1625 P Street NW. Block captains are especially encouraged to attend this month’s meeting. Details from PSA 208 personnel follows.

West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is part of PSA 208.

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by Borderstan.com April 15, 2009 at 8:46 pm 0

"Refuges D'Arts" by Andy Goldsworthy. (Image: gallery plan b.)

“Refuges D’Arts” by Andy Goldsworthy. (Image: gallery plan b.)

Nice… Gallery plan b in Borderstan (1530 14th Street NW) has an exhibition and silent auction of major works from Washington’s Robert Brown Gallery. It opened on the 8th and runs through May 11.

The opening reception is this Saturday, April 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Details follow and are online.

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by Borderstan.com April 15, 2009 at 7:52 pm 0

Following are crimes that occurred in Borderstan (parts of PSAs 208 and 307) on April 10. These are from EveryBlock WDC, which are gathered from MPD crime stats.

Stolen Auto

  • 1500 block of 14TH ST NW. Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on April 10, 2009.

Theft

by Borderstan.com April 15, 2009 at 7:21 pm 0

psa208

Police Service Area 208 encompasses the Dupont Circle and Kalorama Circle neighborhoods. (Image: MPD Web site.)

Following are some selected, more serious crimes (burglaries, robberies, stolen autos, assaults) that occurred April 12 in PSA 208 in the Dupont Circle area (but outside of Borderstan). These crimes are from the MPD 2nd District listserv on Yahoo! Groups; you must join to be part of the listserv.

by Borderstan.com April 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm 0

Click on image to see an enlarged, detailed map of the Logan Circle neighborhood. (Image: LCCA Web site.)

Click on image to see an enlarged, detailed map of the Logan Circle neighborhood. (Image: LCCA Web site.)

From the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA):

As a reminder, our next happy hour is Thursday, April 16 at Veranda (11th & P NW) from 5 to 8 p.m. Vernada’s own Chef Nathan Wallin will prepare some delicious appetizers free of charge. Below are the drink specials:

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by Borderstan.com April 15, 2009 at 6:19 pm 0

We have vigorously avoided taking sides in political contests or making posts that show much in the way of approval or disapproval toward an elected office holder. (I hope we succeed most of the time.) It is not the purpose of Borderstan.com.

This story — about a former officeholder — is too good to pass up. I hadn’t heard about former DC Councilmember Harold Brazil’s problems with law enforcement until I saw this posting over at City Paper’s City Desk News blog: ” Harold Brazil Alleges Racist Epithet Preceded His Pissing on Shop Floor.”

Nothing funny about the alleged use of a racial epithet, of course. But the rest of the story is… unusual for a former councilmember. Enjoy.

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