Breakfast links: Greater greater Maryland
Curfew alternative in Montgomery: A Montgomery County councilmember wants a more targeted approach to youth violence instead of a blanket curfew. He suggests more cops in hot spots but more positive options exist too. (WAMU)
Election free-for-all: 15 candidates are running in a special election in Prince George's county to replace Leslie Johnson. With a wide field and short campaign, the winning candidate is likely to have a small plurality. (Post)
Take a bus to the show: Merriweather Post Pavilion will begin chartering buses from Union Station this month. The popular concert venue is in Columbia and few transit options exist, so most people drive there. (City Paper)
Soccer field a key goal: A 20-acre farm in Potomac will likely become a soccer field. The Montgomery County school board owns the land and the Potomac Master Plan calls for an athletic field on the site if not a school. (Fox5)
Angelou objects to King paraphrase: The MLK Memorial creators modified a quotation from Dr. King because the real quotation wouldn't fit. Author Maya Angelou says the new version makes King "look like an arrogant twit," which he emphatically was not. (Post)
Ward 8 wants construction jobs: Dozens protested the lack of District residents working on the St. E's reconstruction yesterday. But the federal government doesn't have to hire local and construction jobs aren't necessarily sustainable. (City Paper)
Henderson vs. parents: Some DCPS parents are criticizing Kaya Henderson for closing parent resource centers last month. Henderson says the closures are temporary but Rhee-era worries over parent engagement remain. (Post)
And...: DCRA has identified more vacant properties this year. (WBJ) ... A new bus line may help BRAC congestion. (NBC Washington) ... A person was struck and killed on the Red line yesterday. (TBD) ... Now that's an attention-grabbing real estate listing. (DCmud)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Endless zoning update delay hurts homeowners