Breakfast links: Where can we live?
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No place for homeless shelter:
Residents of Anacostia are protesting a women's shelter
on Good Hope Road. Community leaders says there are already too many social service organizations and the shelter would hurt economic development. (City Paper)
Wealthy but still segregated:
A new study shows affluent minorities live in poorer neighborhoods
than middle class white residents. The bad housing market has reshaped many neighborhoods but minority neighborhoods continue to lack some of the same amenities as white neighborhoods. (Post)
Philly makes redistricting tool:
An organization in Philadelphia created a redistricting tool
for residents to draw their own maps. Makers of the best ones will win $1,000 and present them to the city council. (newsworks, @eclisham)
Are intercity buses hurting Amtrak?:
Intercity buses are growing in popularity and are diverting passengers from rail
more than cars. Many routes serve cities Amtrak doesn't, but Amtrak may not be suffering. (Transportation Nation)
Possible makeover for L'Enfant Plaza:
Developer JBG is planning to renovate the retail corridor
at L'Enfant Plaza with new restaurants, a hotel and office space. The plans will also improve lighting and pedestrian design, but could end up just serving workday crowds. (Post)
Future of Dream Act uncertain:
A Maryland group is challenging a petition
that overturned the state's Dream Act, claiming a bulk of the signatures are fraudulent. The petition puts the bill on the ballot for the 2012 election. (NBC Washington)
Traffic enforcement on two wheels:
DDOT is putting traffic control officers on bikes
to help enforce traffic laws and improve traffic flow. The officers could help crack down on blocked bike lanes and cyclist harassment. (WABA)
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