Newsletter 4. Februar 2017


Newsletter 4. Februar 2017

Good morning!

Here’s what happened in our favorite city this week:

Terrorist Suspects Arrested; Moabit Mosque Raided

Three men with links to ISIS were arrested in Berlin Tuesday and a mosque connected to December’s truck attack was also raided. The Wave has more

More Berlin Brits Want German Citizenship

More U.K. citizens living in Berlin are seeking German citizenship following June’s Brexit vote. Most hope to gain a second passport before the practice possibly becomes illegal post-Brexit …MORE

Balcony Smoking = Fine, Jail Time

A Hellersdorf resident could be fined €250,000 or jailed for six months if she again deigns to smoke on her balcony between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., a Berlin court ruled, according to the BZ. Her neighbor complained about the smoke, leading to the ruling. The Local has the skinny.

A Bear Named Fritz

A seven-member jury named Berlin’s latest heartthrob, a furry polar bear born in November in Berlin’s other zoo, the Tierpark. Polar bears have a history in Berlin — remember Knut? — as does the name Fritz — it also belonged to Frederick the Great  More at the Wave

More Than 800 New Apts. in Xberg

Postbank employees have relocated to Moabit, clearing the way for their blue tower at Möckernbrücke to be converted to 320 apartments. Adjacent development will add another 500, including rent-controlled units. … MORE

Friday Was a Bad Day at Alex

A mentally unstable suspect, a bomb scare and a rap-related melee created chaos at the central hub … MORE

Police Killed a Mentally Ill Man

Firefighters had called for help handling the man, who had barricaded himself in the house. A SWAT team might have helped but they were busy elsewhere … MORE

Sportsball: Hertha, Union & Eisbären

Hertha lost in Freiburg, Union won in Bochum and the Eisbären did both, winning against Schwenningen but losing against Augsburg. … MORE

Blogging: Tatort’s Parents Were German

There comes a point in the timeline of every ex-pat in Germany when they discover the TV crime series Tatort (crime scene) and think they’ve discovered a window into the Teutonic soul … MORE

See You Next Week With More Hauptstadt Headlines!

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