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Borderstan Brief

by Tim Regan March 22, 2016 at 8:55 am 0

Pope Fiat photo via DC Archdiocese

Brussels Attacks Prompt Additional K-9 Sweeps on Metro — If you see Metro Transit Police officers with trained dogs, here’s why: The agency is stepping up patrols following this morning’s attacks in Brussels, Belgium that left dozens of people dead and hundreds wounded. The agency added that there are “no known, specific or credible threat to Metro at this time.” [Washington Post]

Pope’s Fiat on Display at St. Matthew’s — One of the Fiats used to whisk Pope Francis around D.C. in September is going on display at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, located at 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. [WTOP]

Developer’s Plan Continues to Irk Locals — A property developer’s proposal to construct a seven-story building on land occupied by a large outdoor plaza in Adams Morgan has continued to make some locals uneasy. [Washington Post]

Kush Gods Owner Pleads Guilty — The proprietor of D.C.-based marijuana business Kush Gods yesterday pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of marijuana distribution. [DCist; Washington Post]

New York Studio Wins ‘Re-Ball’ Design Contest — Hou de Sousa, a design studio in New York, won Dupont Underground’s “Re-Ball” competition. Designers say they plan to turn the underground space into a Minecraft-like exhibit called “Raise/Raze.” [Architect Magazine]

Philz Coffee Incoming — San Francisco’s Philz Coffee will open its first location in the District on Saturday. An opening ceremony is planned to take place in Adams Morgan. [DCist]

Photo via Twitter / D.C. Archdiocese

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