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Borderstan Brief

by Andrew Ramonas — September 2, 2016 at 9:00 am 0

Bicycle in Blagden Alley

First Lady Visits Howard University — First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by Howard University for an event with NBC “Late Night” host Seth Meyers and TV personality Nick Cannon, who is now a freshman at the college. [Washington Post]

Preservation Group Pushes to Make Union Market Area Historic District — The non-profit D.C. Preservation League is pushing for the D.C. government to designate the Union Market area as a historic district in an effort to preserve the neighborhood’s Depression-era warehouses. [Washington Post]

D.C. Attorney General Fights Big LED Billboards — D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has launched a legal battle against a media company and District business owners and operators to get them to remove large electronic billboards at 111 Massachusetts Ave. NW and other downtown locations. [DCist]

Shaw Festival to Spotlight Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies, Jazz — A public art project is set to bring a new take on Ethiopian coffee rituals, Duke Ellington-inspired music from a live orchestra and other happenings to the streets of Shaw this month. [Borderstan]

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