Breakfast links: Not very ethical
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An abrupt end:
Harry Thomas, Jr. resigned from the DC Council
after being formally charged with embezzling and filing false tax returns. He will plead guilty to the charges today. (Examiner)
Kwame vs. press, part 1:
Kwame Brown and his staff cut off a press conference
when Mark Segraves asked about ethics, then apparently edited the online video to delete the segment. (Georgetown Dish)
Neighbors want retail:
At a public meeting, Calvary Women's Services seemed oblivious to community desires
for actual retail in the storefronts of Anacostia's main street rather than a residential-only shelter. (City Paper)
Neighbors and Cafritz get closer:
Cafritz has made some changes
to its proposed Whole Foods in Riverdale Park. Adjoining towns still want more open space and street connections in and out of the complex. (Patch)
Fight for the transit benefit:
The federal transit tax benefit could come back to $230 by March
. Sen. Chuck Schumer announced he will fight to include the benefit with payroll tax cut legislation. (Streetsblog)
Fairfax school crumbling:
Falls Church High School needs renovations, but it likely won't see them until 2024 at the soonest
. Fairfax County argues it doesn't have the money in its budget to renovate the school sooner. (Post)
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