Breakfast links: Prince George's reflects on past and future
Odds set against gambling ban: The Prince George's County Council will vote on a measure to shut out slot machines. Many officials support slots for the tax revenue. (Post)
Design matters for successful TOD: Security paranoia and on-site amenities at federal offices have stymied development at Prince George's County Metro stations. (Examiner)
Maryland town sees a demographic shift: Black Civil War veterans established North Brentwood as a safe haven. The town's demography is quickly turning Latino as older residents die and their heirs live elsewhere. (Post)
Alley dispute hinges on a 1789 deed: Alexandria is leasing an Old Town alley to an adjacent restaurant for outdoor seating. Another property owner, citing a 222-year-old deed, says the alley isn't the city's to lease away. (Gazette Packet)
Some Metro workers need a break: Many WMATA employees want to earn overtime and management wants to upgrade Metro in a hurry. A report finds that these factors are leading to fatigued employees. (Post)
Drug allegations crush Anacostians: The opening of Uniontown Bar and Grill symbolized Anacostia's revitalization. Now the owner stands accused of
dealing drugs drug-related charges in Maryland. Neighbors fear the incident threatens the neighborhood's recent progress. (Post)
Streetscapes: worth it?: Streetscape projects create attractive streets but hurt businesses' bottom lines during construction. Are these worth it? Does DC need to spend more money to compensate businesses? (InTowner)
And...: Petworth was named after a tiny hamlet and estate in England. (DCist) ... Fairfax County may let schools install security cameras to record misbehavior. (Examiner) ... Is the price collapse of cocaine responsible for the nation's declining crime? (Atlantic)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- No, DC is not abandoning plans for most streetcar lines
- What would you call Loudoun's Metro stations?
- The 11th Street Bridge Park gets a brilliant design. Will it succeed?
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- A move to strengthen affordable housing runs into political obstacles
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