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SYMHM: TGIF Edition

by Borderstan.com — January 21, 2011 at 5:00 am 0

14th Street NW Logan Circle Washington Blade Luis Gomez Photos

The Washington Blade has a new sign above the door at its location on the 1700 block of 14th Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster. Got news for Michelle? Send her an email.

Why is it that the short weeks always feel the longest? But you’ve made it to the end, so take a break and catch up!

Do Not Miss – Saturday Night Sips

Our own Alejandra brings news of Saturday Night Sips at her blog, a delicious fundraiser for Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen. $100 gets you food from local stars, quality cocktails and the warm feeling of having done something good for others.

Utopia Project at 14th and U On Track; ChiDogos May Be Gone This Fall

DCMud reports that the Utopia project at the southwest corner of 14th and U Streets NW is on track with demolition of selected buildings to begin this fall — just opened ChiDogo on 14th Street being in one of them. According to DCMud, “… also on the chopping block is the United Supreme Council building, the Domino’s location, Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken. The buildings which house Ace Check Cashing, McDonald’s and El Paraiso are historic and will remain intact.” The development will house 220 rental units and 20,000 square feet of retail space.

DC United Moving Closer to the ‘Hood?

Their performance may not be what it once was, but we have faith in local teams! You may be able to display that love at a newer, smaller site than RFK, and at least one site would be much closer to Borderstan, says Greater Greater Washington. Implications for public funding and other prickly issues have just begun with the City Council.

Cheh Fights to Keep All Precincts Open for Special Election

Hopefully, you know the District is having a special election in April for an at-large Council seat. You may not know there is a fight underway about where you will be able to cast your ballot for that election. Cost is a concern and unless Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) wins her fight, as reported by Washington Examiner, your usual precinct may not be open.

So, Tell Us About Some of These Candidates for the At-Large Seat

But of course! Several names familiar to Borderstan readers are on the slate, including Pat Mara, who just won election to the DC School Board, and Vincent Orange, formerly Ward 5 Council Member. See what the Blade , We Love DC and the Post have to say.

Hipster Humor

From the Washington City Paper.

DC Marriott Evacuated

For a possible chemical spill, says TBD.

And Supreme Court Justices Are Just Like Us! They Serve Jury Duty.

Justice Elena Kagan reported for jury duty this week, TBD reports.

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