From Michelle Lancaster
Flickr: Contribute Your Photos to the Borderstan Reader Pool
Join Borderstan’s Reader Pool on Flickr. We will try to run a photo almost every day from the pool, and will use photos from time to time with stories. We will credit you, naturally. Today’s photo (above) is from Pool member anokarina. You can also check out her work at anokarina.tumblr.com.
Go Mama Go! Closing Sale Begins
Sales are a good thing, but not when they are ‘store closing’ sales of a neighborhood favorite. Yelp has the reasons for the closing, but tuck that away for later and go score some deals! It’s a 20%-off sale, except on consignment items. It looks like go mama go! will close at the end of March.
There seems to have been a spike the last week or two in gun robberies on the streets of Dupont-Logan and even right here in Borderstan (postings here, here, here and here). What got the most attention was the fact that the R Street corridor had three robberies–all involving guns–this past week.
Robberies always spike in the summer, but it seems summer has come early this year. The truly disturbing part is the use of handguns. The MPD Web site has tips on how to guard against robbery and assault. Read them!