SYMHM: April 6 Hump Day Edition

by April 6, 2011 at 5:00 am 1,646 0

Dupont, Logan, U Street, Borderstan

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

By Michelle Lancaster. Tell me what I missed on Twitter @MichLancaster.

Holy Crazy Weather, Batman!

Our area got pounded by early morning storms after a glorious spring day on Monday. Reagan National experienced a 33 degree swing in temperature in less than 24 hours, reports the Capital Weather Gang over at the The Washington Post. It should calm down out there tomorrow leading to a nice weekend, but in the meantime check out some awesome images from Sunday’s storm shot by Maxwell Kruger.

What Does Your Neighborhood Have to Do with Your Dating Life?

DCist has a very cool map that overlays the local neighborhoods in DC with the most frequently used words in residents dating profiles. Our area includes some that make sense (‘political’, ‘culture’ and ‘book’) and then some that give me pause (‘astrology’, ‘lunatic’ and ‘Kazakhstan’). It’s worth a peek.

At-Large Candidates: We Don’t Want the Seat Permanently

All the candidates attending the most recent forum stated their support for term limits, DCist reports. The event was held in Chevy Chase, and the question was asked by an attendee if the candidates supported term limits as a way to handle recent ethical issues. For those more recent residents of the District, term limits were approved by voters in ’94, but removed by the Council in 2001.

Speaking of Ethics Investigations… Kwame Brown Contribution Investigation Continues

A report released today by a city auditor found there were “numerous financial irregularities” in Kwame Brown’s 2008 re-election disclosures. TBD has the full report, but the short story doesn’t sound very good, as they failed to report campaign contributions totaling $100,000 or more.

Lots of New Development in Borderstan

Tom had the breaking news on the condo development last week here, but there’s a lot of other action in the ‘hood. For the full scoop with a photo tour, check out 14th and You’s rundown. Expect lots more condos. Lots. But don’t worry, there will be more fro-yo and a yoga place to ease your stress as people pour into your favorite local watering holes.


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