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SYMHM: May 4 Hump Day Edition

by Borderstan.com May 4, 2011 at 6:00 am 0

Shaw, Washington DC, Melissa Green, Borderstan

A reader snapped this photo from her apartment of a 7 am fire on Monday. Location was 9th Street NW between T and U and the fire was quickly extinguished. (Photo from Melissa Green)

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

Send Us Your Tips, Please!

We’re always looking for tips here at Borderstan.com: news, crime, interesting people, a tip on a new business or a restaurant… artists… you name it. You can email us at [email protected] — and yes, you can attach JPG photo files! If it happens in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area, we want to know about it. Today’s SYMHM photo was submitted by reader Melissa Green (we should have checked that email account Monday morning, as we usually do). Green told us, “The firemen had it out pretty quickly once they got there — we’re talking within a minute or so. I just happened to wake up and see it out my window (from where I took the picture). I was actually about to call 911 when I heard the sirens.”

Got Milk? It Better be Pasteurized!

The feds have just completed a year-long investigation capped off with a sting operation to shut down…Amish farmers.  Raw milk is apparently a really big deal. The Washington Times has the full story on the potential health risks (E. coli) and the (apparent to the conservative paper) discrepancy in this enforcement action compared to other federal issues like immigration.

One City? Election Maps Indicate Slogan Is Only Aspirational

DCist posted a thoughtful and thorough piece analyzing the April 26 special election vote. DC for Democracy helps break down the voting patterns across the city and shows that it breaks down along racial and geographic barriers, as was expected. There is still hope for Mayor Gray’s slogan, however. The crowded field and abbreviated race may have inflated those differences, which seemed to hurt Biddle the most.

Taqueria Misses Cinco De Mayo, But Coming Soon

I may have missed the most important part of the opening of El Centro D.F. That would be the other ‘t’ word: tequileria. U Street Girl has the skinny on their opening party on May 17. If you’re a regular reader, you may know the staff opinion on the state of Mexican food in the city. I could use a shot if the Caps keep playing like this, so you know where to serve me. But Borderstan was invited to a party on the 5th; we’ll keep you posted.

Check Out D.C. Yoga Week in Borderstan

You know there are a ton of yoga places in Borderstan (hence all the beautiful people in the ‘hood). But did you know that DC Yoga Week is coming up May 15 to 21st? Flow Yoga in Logan Circle is having two free classes for you to check out. For other events, including yoga on the Mall, check out the list at the The Washington Post.

Keep the Chill Going with Jazz in the Hoods

It’s a bit further away but mark your calendars now for DC Jazz Festival, which kicks off June 1. The Washington Examiner has a preview of shows you can catch, ranging from established stars to up and comers. For Dupont Circle, check out the full listing here; go here for U Street listings.

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