Breakfast links: Neighborhoods change, or not
Georgetown retail changing: Target and Bloomingdale's could be coming to the Georgetown Park Mall and H&M may move to the soon-to-close Barnes and Noble. Will department stores change Gerogetown's retail identity? (DCmud)
Progress and dysfunction in ANC 5B: ANC 5B took steps to become more transparent after a corruption scandal but still has problems. The treasurer admitted she hadn't looked at financial statements and commissioners want to recall the secretary. (Frozen Tropics)
Not my Ward 8: Responding to Marion Barry's recent statement that his ward is a "ghetto," Robert Pierre says there's more to Ward 8, and Barry's unhelpful comments make him sound like an outsider. (Post)
Georgia Ave won't get funding: Mayor Gray's budget removed Great Streets funding for Georgia Ave to overhaul a police station on New York Ave NE. Residents are petitioning to keep the funds for streetscape improvements and bike lanes. (TBD)
Urbanism for students: A new student housing complex opened in College Park near UMD. The building offers competitive rent, has ground floor retail and is close enough for students to walk to campus. (Gazette)
Council donations may be illegal: The DC GOP accused 10 councilmembers of illegally donating money to Democratic organizations. The alleged donations came from constituent service funds but the payments weren't all for political purposes. (DCist)
Post closing local bureaus: The Washington Post is closing bureaus in Maryland and Virginia except those in Richmond and Annapolis. The paper's editors say it's because of office space, not personnel or content. (Huffington Post)
And...: Gray's new deputy chief of staff voted in DC despite living in Maryland (Post) ... Giant will provide shuttles to other locations when the O Street store closes (DCist) ... Francisco Dans created a Tube map where every line is one or more arcs of a circle.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Where is Falls Church, exactly?
- Should a "historic gas station" keep new housing units from going up in Dupont?
- Is new housing, most of it for low-income residents, worth giving up an acre of park space?
- Are public spaces really public when not everybody can use them?
- National links: There are downsides to letting the Rust Belt shrink
- Events: Should I-66 get toll lanes inside the Beltway?