Hear Mount Pleasant has an update on relief efforts for the people displaced by last week’s massive fire:

Residents donated $10,000 to the Columbia Heights Shaw Family Support Collaborative through the collection point at Pfeiffer’s Hardware that will go directly to tenants for housing needs. Along with the baby shower for Edilma Alvarez, generous neighbors put together and delivered care packages for all the children and babies who are staying at the two hotels where displaced families are temporarily living. On top of the huge volume of donations sent to Neighbors Consejo, local residents filled the 26 foot truck that we rented with household goods that were delivered to the Serve DC site this weekend. In addition, Haydee’s and Don Juan’s have provided meals for the displaced and Don Jaime’s donated proceeds of his brunches last weekend to the fire victims.

Donations of furniture are now being sought. So check in with Hear Mount Pleasant. I wondered: Where’s Laurie Collins? She’s the super controversial head of the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Alliance. Its website’s big news: DDOT Launches Traffic Study! Apparently, they’ve collected some donations. Still, I didn’t spy Collins in the photos from this awesome charity event.

The D.C. Sports Bog asks Duke players: Which is the hardest place to play? The players’ answer: University of Maryland. Best response: “Probably Maryland,” Gerald Henderson said. “I don’t know, they must just really hate us over there, because whenever we get on the court, it’s like the devil’s coming in there. Well, the Devils are coming in there.” Not that it matters much now that the Terps had a complete meltdown.

D.C. Foodies take a trip to Dr. Granville Moore’s, the H Street Belgium joint: “Granville Moore’s is, first and foremost, a tribute to some of the best things that Belgium has contributed to international cuisine – mussels (moules), beers of every conceivable body and style, and golden fried potatoes (frites).” Read our beloved critic’s thorough take.

And Now, Anacostia confronts the mess of telephone wires overhead. The blog digs into the issue and finds some really cool historical artifacts. A must read.

Mr. T in DC changes their blog!

Your morning workout song: a Sort-a new Panda Bear track.