Breakfast links: Welcome to 2013
Photo by cliff1066™ on Flickr.
Tejada to focus on affordable housing:
Arlington's new County Board chairman Walter Tejada claims he will focus on affordable housing
during his term. The average rent of $1768 and single-family home price of $695,000 are unaffordable for many. (Post)
Dispute brings down NextBus app:
The NextBus DC app stopped operating December 20th, thanks to a dispute
between 2 tech companies involved in operating it. Bus riders can still use Metro's own tools to view bus arrival times. (Examiner)
Talk ped safety in upcounty MoCo:
After 2 pedestrians were killed crossing streets in upper Montgomery County and the county DOT refused to mark a crosswalk
, ACT is organizing a forum
on upcounty pedestrian safety for January 26.
2012's many bar closures:
MPD police chief Cathy Lanier closed bars at a rate of more than 1 per month
throughout 2012. Last month's closure of Bohemian Caverns was the first for a reason other than a shooting, stabbing, or drug trafficking. (Post)
A political 2012:
A few DC politicians make an early exit
, and others win their 1st elections, in DCist's rundown of 2012 in DC politics.
Black gentrification vs. white:
In one gentrifying Chicago neighborhood, the gentrifiers are black, not white. That's meant more neighborhood enthusiasm
for the demographic changes, but also, the press hasn't depicted that neighborhood's changes like they have in other, racially-evolving neighborhoods. (Atlantic Cities)
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