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SYMHM: Hump Day March 2

by Borderstan.com March 2, 2011 at 5:15 am 0

DC street sweeping, Department of Public Works, Borderstan

Don’t get towed! Street sweeping got underway for the year yesterday in D.C. and the Department of Public Works has done more than post new signs; more streets have been added for cleaning and the days and times that blocks will be cleaned have changed. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancater

West Dupont Liquor Moratorium Reviewed, Changes Recommended

The notes put on Scribd indicate some interesting recommendations are going before ANC2B with regards to the West Dupont [liquor] Moratorium. These include a call to eliminate the cap on CR/DR licenses to create a new ‘Restaurant Row,’ as well as more guidance on voluntary agreements. They recommend more VA’s be sought with new businesses and favor closing hours before 1am on weeknights and before 3am on weekends. Kevin O’Connor, who represents part of that area on Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B is heading up the panel; check out his site for some background. What do you think?

Food Truck Fight Starts

Washingtonian has the first ballot up. Borderstan is lucky enough to be an area oft served by the trucks. The real question is if any of the sammiches beat Fast Gourmet’s — peanut gallery, what say you?

Not Moving, Not Rolling: Marion Barry’s Jaguar

Motor vehicles are keeping the DC City Council on their toes these days. The latest vehicular embarrassment comes courtesy of Marion Barry’s nine parking tickets and freshly booted car, according to DCist. City council members are just like us! They don’t pay parking tickets either! Someone call US Weekly before I run out of exclamation points and breathy font. (Update: He’s paid six of the nine and the boot was removed, TBD reports.)

DC Public Schools Brace for ‘Deep Cuts’

Washington Examiner reports that the D.C. city budget cuts for schools will be severe, and impact everyone involved in the school systems. Teachers and administrators are equally at risk of losing their jobs, due to deep budget cuts. Less personnel means more kids in a single class with less personal attention to struggling students. It’ll be interesting to see how DCPS responds, given their support of Mayor Gray and his stated intention to rehire teachers former Chancellor Rhee had let go.

Speaking of Which, ‘I Miss Fenty’ Stickers On Sale

Do you miss Fenty? Would you pay $5 to broadcast that sentiment? One entrepreneur is hoping the answer is yes. The Washington Post has the links to the stickers. How’s Borderstan feeling about our new administration?

 

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