Weekend links: Fowl conduct
Photo by agelakis on Flickr.
Olfactory complaints at an old factory:
In Brooklyn, residents of a factory-turned-condo building are raising a stink
over the next-door slaughterhouse that's been there since 1928. (NYT)
Public pays for Jack Johnson's hagiography:
Former P.G. County Exec. Jack Johnson printed glossy booklets extolling his years in office
, costing $227,000 of public money, and planned to mail it to all households for a cost of $275,000 more. The booklets did not mention taking $400,000 in bribes as one of his accomplishments. (Post)
Speed cameras on the Beltway:
Maryand will install speed cameras
in a construction zone on the Beltway in Montgomery County. Drivers will be mailed tickets if they exceed the speed limit by 12 mph (WTOP)
Tracing the highways:
Though Pres. Eisenhower gets much of the credit for the Interstate Highway System, a new book shows
he was just one of many people who brought the transcontinental network together. (Infrastructurist)
Philly fixing "broken teeth":
The Philadelphia Housing Authority will sell 1,100 of its vacant properties
. The authority wants to get rid of the "broken tooth" that blights an otherwise decent block. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
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