Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan August 31, 2015 at 9:25 am 0


Shaw Struggles with Change  — A recent spike in gun violence contrasts the boom in new business and restaurants in Shaw. “Before it was battles over turf and drugs,” said a long-time Shaw resident and business owner. “Now it could be a dispute over any number of things. Before you could settle a dispute with fists. Now it’s four gunshots to the torso.” [Washington Post]

No Confidence — More than 1,000 D.C. Police officers voted that they have “no confidence” in Police Chief Cathy Lanier. [NBC Washington, WTOP]

New Security Cameras Installed at Kennedy Recreation Center — New security cameras were installed on the side of the Kennedy Recreation Center in response to calls from residents to increase anti-crime efforts in the area. [Washington City Paper]

Bigger, Better Columbia Heights Day — Columbia Heights Day will celebrate its 10th anniversary with its biggest bash yet, says the street festival’s organizers. [Borderstan]



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