Borderstan Brief

by Andrew Ramonas August 16, 2016 at 9:20 am 1 Comment

Howard Theatre

MPD Probes Video of Black Female Lifted Up by Cop in Shaw — The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a Twitter video that shows a police officer lifting a young black woman off her feet in Shaw. The video was posted online yesterday afternoon. [Washington Post]

Man Sentenced in 1997 Shaw Murder — A 52-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years to life yesterday in the asphyxiation of a 38-year-old woman, who was found dead in an apartment building on the 900 block of M Street NW in 1997. [Associated Press/D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office]

D.C. Streetcar Gets Negative Reviews from H Street — At least some locals who live and work near the H Street corridor aren’t fans of the area’s streetcar. [Washington Times]

Florida Avenue Grill Pot to Appear in Museum — A pot from the Florida Avenue Grill will appear in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. [Washington Post]

Meet a Colorful Dog Named Chili — U Street Buzz recently got acquainted with Chili, a dog that has some style. [Twitter/U Street Buzz]

  • DC Dude

    “the District Department of Transportation has reported that the 3,000 streetcar riders each day double the estimates floated when construction began on the project in September 2009 with the aim of launching in”

    …did they factor in they are not charging anyone?!? Sure, I can get most people to take a free service of any kind. The lack of planning on this is simply amazing. Isn’t calculating payment and ridership the first thing DDOT should have done? Guess not when it is just a 2 mile long financial blackhole.


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