by Borderstan.com April 10, 2009 at 6:48 am 0

Following are recent crimes that occurred in Borderstan or just outside the borders,.. via EveryBlock WDC.

  • Stolen auto:
    • 14TH ST NW & R ST NW. Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on April 5, 2009.
    • 15TH ST NW & SWANN ST NW: Crime reported on April 6, 2009.
  • Theft from auto:
    • 1400 block of RHODE ISLAND AVE NW: Crime reported on April 5, 2009.
    • 1400 block of RHODE ISLAND AVE NW: Crime reported during the Day (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.) shift on April 4, 2009.
    • 1400 block of P ST NW: Crime reported during the Evening (3 p.m. to 11 p.m.) shift on April 4, 2009.

by Borderstan.com April 7, 2009 at 10:25 pm 1,627 2 Comments

Sushi Taro has reopened after a complete renovation. (Image: Sushi Taro Web site.)

Sushi Taro has reopened after a complete renovation. (Image: Sushi Taro Web site.)

I have walked by there several times the past couple of days and didn’t even notice… Sushi Taro has reopened at the same location on 17th Street NW just above P Street. It had closed for a total renovation. I ate there twice a few years ago. It ain’t cheap, but it is excellent. Found this at Chowhound.

by Borderstan.com April 6, 2009 at 8:37 pm 0

Faux Athletic Recreation League is sponsoring an April 18 benefit for "Street Sense." (Image: F.A.R.T. Web site.)

The Faux Athletic Recreational Tournaments is sponsoring an April 18 benefit for “Street Sense.” (Image: F.A.R.T. Web site.)

The Faux Athletic Recreational Tournaments (F.A.R.T.) league in DC is holding an April 18 game of Hide and Seek to benefit Street Sense, a local paper covering issues related to the homeless.

Details from F.A.R.T. are below the fold.

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by Borderstan.com April 6, 2009 at 8:14 pm 1 Comment

Gomez at the Congressional Cemetary.

Gomez at the Congressional Cemetery.

Julie of Borderstan sent some pics of her dog, Gomez. I’ve met Gomez and he’s a nice dog, mostly or all blue Australian Cattle Dog.  Gomez is shown here at Congressional Cemetery, which has a program for dog owners, allowing you to take your dog there. To get your dog in “Saturday Dog Blogging,” send your dog pics as JPG files to [email protected].

by Borderstan.com April 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm 0

ANC 2B/Dupont Circle is one of the largest in the city, with nine single-member districts. (Map: ANC 2B Web site.)

ANC 2B/Dupont Circle is one of the largest in the city, with nine single-member districts. (Map: ANC 2B Web site.)

The regular monthly meeting of ANC 2B/Dupont Circle is tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 7. This month’s meeting is on Tuesday because the DC Jewish Community Center is closed for Passover. Starting time is 7 p.m. and the agenda (PDF) is here.

West Borderstan (west of 15th Street NW) is in ANC 2B.

by Borderstan.com April 6, 2009 at 6:42 am 1,354 1 Comment

The fountain at Dupont Circle. (Image: Luis Gomez Photos.)

The fountain at Dupont Circle. (Image: Luis Gomez Photos.)

NBC Washington.com has an online opinion poll, “Best People Watching: Dupont Circle or Georgetown?” NBC Washington.com will do a story on the winner of the poll. You can vote online (for Dupont Circle, of course) until April 15. So far, Dupont Circle is beating Georgetown, three to one.

The info below the fold is at from Dupont Forum on the Yahoo! Groups listserv, from Paul Williams, executive director of the Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets program.

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by Borderstan.com April 5, 2009 at 11:15 pm 0

Cherry Blossoms 2009. (Images: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Cherry Blossoms 2009. (Images: Luis Gomez, One Photograph A Day.)

Luis took these photos of the cherry blossoms in bloom by the Tidal Basin. I avoided the crowds this year, so far. My niece in suburban Chicago told me that is was snowing there tonight (Sunday). I miss Chicago, but not April. I was there for 10 springs and I think it snowed four times in April.

by Borderstan.com April 5, 2009 at 11:01 pm 0

MPD Web site.)

PSA 307 is in MPD’s Third District, which is headquartered at 1620 V Street NW. (Map: MPD Web site.)

Here are the year-to-date (January 1 through March 31) crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 307 for 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Violent crime was up for the period in PSA 307 (from 33 in 2008) to 39 in 2009), with the number of gun crimes doubling from 5 in 2008 to 10 this year. For the January-March period of 2007, there were 8 gun crimes.

Year-over-year, the property crime rate in PSA 307 for the January-March period was flat. There were 200 property crimes this year compared to 199 last year and 213 in 2007.

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by Borderstan.com April 5, 2009 at 10:14 pm 0

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PSA 208 encompasses Dupont Circle and part of the Kalorama Circle area. (Image: MPD Web site.)

Here are the year-to-date (January 1 through March 31) crime stats for Police Service Area (PSA) 208 for the last three years: 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Overall, total crime for the first three months of the year in PSA 208 increased for the second year in a row from 482 total crimes in 2007 to 523 total crimes in 2008 and 542 total crimes in 2009. This is a 12% increase in two years for the January-March period; a 4% increase from 2008 to 2009.

The most disturbing statistics for this three-month period are the increases in gun crimes and robberies. The number of gun crimes increased from 7 in 2008 to 14 in 2009 (details below). Robberies (with and without a gun) also increased noticeably from 35 to 45 for the January-March period.

 

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