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Borderstan Brief

by Andrew Ramonas August 17, 2016 at 9:14 am 0

Statue downtown near Convention Center

H Street’s Former Top Cop Floated as Lanier Successor — Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Robert Contee, who previously was the commander of the police district covering Capitol Hill and the H Street corridor, is a police union leader’s top pick to succeed outgoing Chief Cathy Lanier. “He’s a great leader, well-respected,” union vice chairman Stephen Bigelow said. Lanier announced yesterday that she’s stepping down next month to handle security at the National Football League. [WTOP]

Work to Fix Equipment After Downtown Fire Continues — Crews this morning still are working on a transformer vault at at 18th and L streets NW, where an electrical fire happened Monday. [Washington Post]

Columbia Heights Eatery Makes Bon Appétit Magazine’s Best New Restaurant ListBon Appétit magazine placed Bad Saint at 3226 11th St. NW in the No. 2 spot on its “America’s Best New Restaurants” list. [Bon Appétit]

Latin-Asian Eatery to Open on 14th Street Next Week — Sakerum is slated to start serving sushi, rum and sake at 2204 14th St. NW on Monday. [Washington City Paper]

A Look Inside ‘Safe Bars’ Training — DCist tagged along with the company behind Columbia Room, Eat the Rich and other Shaw watering holes for a “Safe Bars” training program, which aims to help bartenders fight sexual harassment. [DCist]

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