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Gray unveils more economic development details: Mayor Gray unveiled more details of his economic development plan, including rebuilding Ballou High School and reassessing city development projects. Gray also said the Skyland development could bring 1,000 temporary jobs and 1,600 permanent ones. (Post, WBJ)
Electronics maker to St. E's: Computer equipment maker MVM Technologies will move its HQ to St. Elizabeth's. It will employ 2,800 DC residents in three years. (WBJ)
Demolition by divine neglect: A church in the Mount Vernon Square area revised its previous plan to demolish 3 Civil War-era row houses for a parking lot. Instead they want to demolish all but the fašades in order to pave the parking lot. (DCmud)
MetroAccess riders suing over possible TB exposure: A group of MetroAccess riders is suing Metro and a contractor that runs the service for possibly exposing riders to tuberculosis. Metro has filed a motion to dismiss the case. (Examiner)
In transit-rich neighborhood, but transit not so useful: The 14th and Yous sympathize with neighbor Tom Coumaris, who commented here that Metro isn't very useful for his needs. Buses don't serve them well either; one drives and the other bikes or walks.
Get searched to hear music, see sculptures: Getting into the Sculpture Garden for the weekly jazz is now more difficult, as several entrances are closed and guards are searching bags at the others to keep people from bringing in alcohol so they have to wait in interminable lines at the concession instead. (DCist)
Keeping Md. drivers & cyclists ignorant: Cyclists in Maryland are already allowed to take the full lane in most circumstances, but state officials are refusing to put up signs that remind bicyclists and motorists of the existing law. (WABA)
Arrest made in parade shooting: MPD arrested 19 year-old Terry Jimenez in connection with Saturday's Caribbean parade shooting that left one dead. (Post, City Desk)
And...: The GAO will release its Metro governance report Thursday (@davidbschultz) ... The Atlantic is launching TheAtlanticCities.com in September; Sommer Mathis (Washingtonian, TBD, DCist) will be editor. (Min Online) ... Bethesda Magazine complains about how hard it is to park in garages but doesn't mention driving alternatives ... A new DC park will be sponsored by Planters and peanut-shaped. (City Paper)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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