On the Blogs: Buses, Dogs and Marriages

by Borderstan.com July 2, 2009 at 5:48 am 1,829 0

Some interesting and useful stuff we found.

New Columbia Heights has NextBus is up!

After lots of delay and hair-pulling, Metro’s Next Bus system is up and running — the website works from your mobile device or your computer, and shows you when the next bus is coming, plus a map, all in real time. You can also call the service for the same information. I didn’t use it this morning, but it seems to be working — anyone use it this morning? The Circulator bus has a similar app as well.

Renewshaw.com has a posting about major renovations at Wagtime, the dog/pet spa in Shaw at 1232 9th Street NW (where we take Lupe goes for grooming):

This past Saturday, I attended a party celebrating the completion of Wagtime’s renovation. The event was so cool — the entire facility was open for perusing, dogs abounded (some for adoption), people mingled, wine, beer and appetizers were plentiful, and live music filled the air. I loved checking out the doggie-roof-deck (yes, boarding dogs have access to a private roof deck!), where a bulldog was keeping cool in a kiddie pool.

The City Desk blog at Washington City Paper informs us that recognition of same-sex marriages in DC (performed in any of the states that have same-sex marriage) will probably take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7:

The D.C. Council has passed a gay marriage recognition bill. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has signed it. The Board of Elections and Ethics has rejected a referendum effort aimed at overturning it. A Superior Court judge has upheld that decision. So, barring intervention from the D.C. Court of Appeals–and, according to a court spokesperson, no appeal was filed by close of business today–gay marriages will very soon be legal in the District of Columbia. Brian Flowers, the general counsel for the D.C. Council and the official counter of congressional review days, tells LL today that, by his count, the review period will end at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7.


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