Breakfast links: Challenges
No smoking: Prince George's County will ban smoking in its public housing units. If successful, the ban could move to private apartments and senior centers. (Gazette)
No challenge to Cafritz: College Park will not appeal the Cafritz property rezoning plan approved by the District Council, though some City Council members are hopeful private citizens will challenge the zoning. (Patch)
Cracks in the Center: The long delayed Silver Spring Transit Center has run into yet another setback as county officials discovered cracks in the concrete. (Examiner)
Romney would cut rail: Mitt Romney says he would cut the Amtrak subsidy upon becoming President. He also wants to cut subsidies for PBS, National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. (The Hill)
The oaks are just too lofty: Tall trees often need to be trimmed so they don't interfere with power lines but planting shorter trees would cause less conflict and fewer power outages, though at the cost of decreased shade. (Post)
Trail tidbits: Klingle trail opponents lose a lawsuit, maybe for good this time. ... Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase will get a path, but is it too wide or not wide enough? ... Is distracted walking a problem, or overblown? (TheWashCycle)
And...: TBD is no more. (DCist) ... The FHA gave Vienna $800,000 for new sidewalks. (Post) ... Beverley Swaim-Staley will head Union Station. (WBJ, Jaime) ... Giving out free meals violates zoning in a Pennsylvania town. (WFXT)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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