by Borderstan.com March 18, 2011 at 4:15 am 0

News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

From Michelle Lancaster. You read me to find out what you missed, so please tell me what I missed. You may mock me @michlancaster on Twitter.

St. Paddy’s Day and March Madness

Nah, I don’t think  you missed it. Hopefully you avoided the green beer, culturally insensitive, but delicious car bombs and irritating Irish people by incorrectly spelling it “St. Patty’s Day” (as our editor did yesterday before fixing it at the behest of an irate reader). Get in the spirit with festive animal photos from the Zoo, brought to you by DCist. You may be missing work today, and I know you didn’t do much yesterday as the NCAA basketball tournament kicked off. Don’t worry — if your bracket is already toast, at least know you can make Morehead State jokes instead.

Elementary Students Exposed to Cocaine

The students at Thomson Elementary weren’t feeling well, and went to the nurse. It was discovered then, TBD reports, that several students had either ingested or sniffed cocaine. School officials are investigating, but it appears a child brought it into school.

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by Borderstan.com February 25, 2011 at 7:20 am 1,141 0

Dupont, Logan, U Street, Borderstan

News from the Dupont-Logan-U Street area (mostly).

From Michelle Lancaster. Got news for Michelle? Send her an email.

Sulaimon Brown Escorted From Office

Formerly best known as a minor candidate in the mayoral race who asked if Fenty loved his parents, Sulaimon Brown was escorted from his office by police Thursday. As TBD notes, Brown held a cushy $110k a year job in an administrative position. You have to read the whole story — it’s a twisted tale of who knew what when and what motivated his firing — which includes a press conference with Mayor Vincent Gray. Washington City Paper first broke the story of the drama yesterday at City Hall.

D.C. Residents, Congratulations are in Order on Tax Day

Few things make tax day easy for anyone, but for D.C. residents that day is a bit easier. Greater Greater Washington reports that DC residents have among the lowest tax burdens in the region. That distinction seems to be true regardless of whether one rents or owns, or tends only houseplants or has children.

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by Borderstan.com February 9, 2011 at 6:47 am 0

specimenlife Flickr Borderstan Connecticut Avenue NW

Northwest corner of Connecticut Avenue and Q Street NW. (Photo credit: specimenlife, Flickr Borderstan Reader Pool) 

From Michelle Lancaster. Got news for Michelle? Send her an email.

Sad But True Stories: Bike and Pedestrian Safety Hearing

TBD liveblogged the entire hearing, and there are some stories you shouldn’t miss. If you ride a bike, there are some horror stories to make you feel better about your own experiences. As a pedestrian, I am nervous of a few key intersections in Borderstan — the dog park at 17th Street in between Swann and S Streets in particular — and the stories of cars hitting people in crosswalks does little to alleviate that concern.

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by Borderstan.com October 19, 2008 at 9:24 am 1,085 0

The Wilson Building is home to the D.C. City Council. (Photo from D.C. Council Web site.)

The Wilson Building is home to the D.C. City Council. (Photo from D.C. Council Web site.)

What

Candidates for two At-Large seats on the D.C. City Council will debate this Monday, October 20, at the Dupont Circle Candidates’s Forum.

Two of the four At-Large seats are being filled this year. The other two seats, plus the Council Chairman slot, are up for election in 2010.

When and Where

Monday, October 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Powell Room at the Cosmos Club at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Participating Candidates

Click on the candidate’s name to go to his or her campaign Web site.

Sponsors

The debiate is co-hosted by Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) Dupont Circle/2B.

Submit Debate Questions

You can post questions for the debate online at ANC 2B/Dupont Circle–just click here to submit your questions.

Notes

  1. All candidates for the two seats appear on the ballot together. The two candidates receiving the most votes are elected to the two At-Large seats.
  2. At least one of the winning candidates on November 4 for the At-Large seats must be an Indpendent or from a party other than the majority party (the Democratic Party).

by Borderstan.com August 20, 2008 at 8:28 am 0

Incumbent Jack Evans and challenger Cary Silverman are competing for the Democratic nomination for City Council in Ward 2 in the September 9 primary. (PDF of Ward 2 map here.) There is a debate between Evans and Silverman tonight in Foggy Bottom… at 6 p.m. at St. Stephen Martyr Parish Hall, 25th and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (Entrance to Parish Hall is on 25th between K and Pennsylvania Ave.) Here are the details courtesy of Logan Circle News:

The FOGGY BOTTOM ASSOCIATION is sponsoring a debate. CARY SILVERMAN, Challenger, and JACK EVANS, Incumbent, vying for the Democratic nomination to the Ward 2 Council seat. The debate will be moderated by COLBERT I. KING, Pulitzer-prizewinning journalist, former editorial page editor and current columnist of The Washington Post, and, most importantly, a Foggy Bottom native-including being an alumni of the Stevens School and Francis Junior High School-and a longtime friend of our community. Wednesday, August 20, 6-7 p.m. (Debate will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.) St. Stephen Martyr Parish Hall, 25th and Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (Entrance to Parish Hall is on 25th between K and Pennsylvania Ave.) VOTE Sept. 9th!!

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