Breakfast links: Prince George's reflects on past and future
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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
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)
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