Welcome Back and Look Back (Briefly)
Welcome back and happy New Year. Surely you’re back in your office-cube by now. Based on yesterday’s heavy site traffic, it appears you are (sorry, couldn’t resist). In case you missed them, please take a quick look back and check out the profiles of some of our top contributors in 2010: 2010: The Borderstan Year in Photos; Business 2010: Tom Hay For the Record; Cecile Oreste: Sharing Artists’ Stories in 2010; Music 2010: The Passion of Danny Shapiro; Food & Drink 2010: Alejandra’s Restaurant Profiles. While you’re at it, check out Tom Hay’s post from yesterday, Local Business: What’s in Store for 2011? Links to Borderstan’s 14 business profiles are the bottom of the post.
New DC Council Assignments Good News for Jack Evans
Councilmember Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) represents the Dupont-Logan area and the southwestern chunk of the U Street corridor. First elected in a 1991 special election, Evans is by far the longest-serving member of the DC Council (and no, he’s not old, he was elected at a young age). Cary Silverman at the Other 35 Percent has a very good (and accurate, in my opinion) take on what the new DC Council assignments mean for Evans (hint: it’s good news). Silverman ran against Evans in the 2008 Democratic Primary when Evans was elected to a fifth term.
The H Street Shuttle is No More
The shuttle bus that served the H Street NE corridor is gone; the last day of service was December 31. The Hill is Home reports that the DC Department of Transportation ended the contract with the provider earlier than expected. The shuttle was instituted after major street work commenced for the H Street streetcar line.
Tentative Plan for More Affordable Housing in Shaw
The Housing Complex over at the Washington City Paper reports on a tentative plan for a 50-unit building that would provide affordable housing in the Shaw neighborhood. The proposed building would be at 7th and R Streets NW and would be directly above the Metro station. Housing Complex speculates that the units would be for people making 60% of the area’s median income.
- Hebrew classes begin today at the DC Jewish Community Center (DCJCC), 16th and Q Streets NW.
- Theater J at the DCJCC is getting a new managing director, Sarah Rayer.
- Headless chicken found in Columbia Heights a victim of a religious ritual? (New Columbia Heights)
- The Washington Post’s annual what’s in/what’s out list is… out.