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Morning Rundown

by Bryan Doyle — June 15, 2015 at 9:00 am 1 Comment

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Crackdown — Later this morning, Mayor Muriel Bowser will announce a new drug enforcement strategy at Sasha Bruce Youthwork at 1022 Maryland Ave. NE. She will announce legislation that gives law enforcement enhanced authorities to crack down on the sale of synthetic drugs. [Office of the Mayor]

Animal Hospital — The Banfield Pet Hospital, located on 4th and Tingey streets SE in Navy Yard, is now open to the public. The center will host a grand opening “perhaps in late July,” according to Jacqueline Dupree. [JD Land]

Foo Fighters and Transportation Logistics!  Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at RFK, Events DC, WMATA, and other DC agency officials will meet with members of the Hill East community to discuss transportation logistics around the Foo Fighters’ July 4th show at the stadium. [The Hill is Home]

The Week Ahead — An overview of the week’s meetings for ANC 6A and ANC 6B, with a DC Streetcar update headlining. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Bon Anniversaire —  The Pursuit Wine Bar on H Street NE is celebrating its first birthday with a week of drink specials.  [Frozen Tropics]

  • RightOffTheBat

    So, Bowser and Lanier want to change their worthless, no good drug fighting tactics that went after low level dealers for 10 years to now focus on suppliers. Let’s give that 10 years and see it fail. No, it will only take about 10 days. Brilliant Chief Laner consolidated the 7 vice units into 1 bureaucracy that will be effective at sipping Arizona Teas while watching Eastern High School kids break into the nearby condo complex. Can’t wait to see what summer will bring: stolen bikes, belligerent bullies on the Metro, and Bizarro.

    Meanwhile, a heap of homeless folks just OD’d on semi-legal synthetic weed and Bowser wants to RAISE our taxes to provide permanent houses aka projects for them. By the way DC MPD & Lanier, there are about 40 stolen bikes sitting outside the Mitch Snyder Homeless Shelter and Art Center. Maybe, we can have a WABA-sponsored Bike Rodeo. Well, the Homeless Art Center is boarded but that leaves more room when you freak out on smack.

    Your drug fighting tactics didn’t work for 10 years. There are still open air drug markets (NY Avenue, U St., Benning Rd.). Raising taxes doesn’t help a city that is *NOT* cash strapped just incompetently run. It’s sad but I prefer Congress running this town.

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