Breakfast links: Cuts all around
Cuts could kill?: Mayor Gray's budget cuts more than $20 million from homeless services, which could mean people actually die. Jim Graham called the cuts "inhuman," while Jack Evans thinks there aren't enough cuts. Gray's budget would also eliminate community funds created in exchange for approving the ballpark. (Housing Complex, WAMU)
DCPS cuts 660 jobs: DC Public Schools will is cut 660 teaching and support positions, more than 10% of its faculty and staff. One teacher was told the cuts were equalizing staff with student numbers, but enrollment is growing next year. (Examiner)
Metro shuts markets: In an effort to start revitalizing the station area, a group of Prince George's citizens want to start a Saturday farmers market at the Naylor Road parking lot. Metro denied the request because it's against the rules to sell food on WMATA property. (Post, Joe Don Baker)
A gentrifier comes to Rosedale: A new resident of the Rosedale neighborhood, near H Street, struggles with the meaning and impact of gentrification as she gets to know her neighbors, many of whom have lived in their houses for decades. (Wilson Quarterly)
CaBi keeps growing: The mild weather and high gas prices are playing favorably for Capital Bikeshare, pushing usage up near 5,000 trips per day and garnering a total of 22,000 daily users and 11,000 annual members. (WJLA)
WABA keeps low profile in Wards 7 & 8: In order to keep its core supporters and participants from filling up spots in educational classes east of the river, WABA has to keep its event promotion very focused on communities in Wards 7 and 8. (DCentric)
Peds struck, one killed in Loudoun: A mother and son were struck crossing a major intersection in Ashburn last night. The 8-year old boy was killed while the mother is in stable condition. (WUSA)
Federal government to sell property: The White House released a map of excess federal properties the administration plans to sell off, including some in DC, Bethesda, McLean, Sterling, Oxon Hill, and other parts of the region. (Gavin)
And...: Fairfax County is pondering impact fees on developments to offset costs of increased traffic they bring. (WTOP) ... NoMA has a new identity about connectedness (Housing Complex) ... How about a Georgia Avenue Temporium? (Park View, DC)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- DC has almost no white residents without college degrees. (It's a different story for black residents.)
- I don't care what some people say: DC has great transportation options.
- The biggest beneficiaries of housing subsidies? The wealthy.
- Clearly we need to have more happy hours in Prince George's
- Metro badly needs culture change, everyone agrees. Can it pull it off?
- VRE's map keeps getting more diagrammatic
- How five local businesspeople would tackle gentrification on 14th Street