From Michelle Lancaster. Maybe it was the weather, but this was one LONG week. You know the drill, talk to me @MichLancaster on Twitter.
Whitman-Walker Clinic: Flowers for Liz
Following Elizabeth Taylor’s death on Wednesday, local residents left flowers in front of the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center at the Whitman-Walker Clinic (WWC). Located at 14th and R Streets NW, the clinic serves many people with HIV/AIDS. The clinic posted a statement on its website today regarding Taylor’s death. It reads in part, “Elizabeth Taylor was the first major Hollywood star to take up the banner of HIV/AIDS activism.” WWC named the center after her in 1993 to recognize her activism and Taylor came the dedication.
Census Data Says Ward 2 Must Shrink
If you’re a stats and/or chart geek, today was your Christmas. Yes, Borderstan, there has been a release of Census data! Greater Greater Washington does a fabulous job of analyzing the data for those of us liberal arts majors who count on our fingers to do math (um… don’t judge me). The quick and dirty: D.C. population grew, Ward 2 grew by a whopping 16% while Wards 7 and 8 shrank. That means redistricting of wards, including how to account for undercounting of minority areas like Wards 7 and 8. For those who don’t know, most of Borderstan’s coverage area is Ward 2 area (Dupont-Logan); Ward 2 also includes Shaw, Georgetown and Chinatown. The northern part of Borderstan is in Ward 1, which includes the U Street corridor, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant. Ward 1 grew by about 4%.