Breakfast links: Suddenly there came a tapping
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Gandhi's tell-tale heart:
Natwar Gandhi, DC's CFO who presided over fiscal stability and also some scandals, will resign in June
to be with his "new love," Indian poet Panna Naik. (Washingtonian)
Retail bugs Golden Triangle:
With new development sprouting up all over DC, the Golden Triangle (Farragut, Dupont, and Washington Circle area) is having to work harder to attract retailers
, particularly larger and higher-end ones. (Post)
The premature burial of pedestrian safety:
Pedestrian deaths declined in Montgomery County, but it is not doing enough to solve the underlying problem
: the county and state are not designing and operating streets for pedestrians as well as drivers. (WTOP)
Prevents the descent after the maelstrom:
Freshly-mopped floors in Metro stations in winter conditions may seem odd, but that mopping actually makes the floors less slippery
thanks to a chemical agent in the mixture. (Examiner)
The system of reaching Doctor Tarr:
Some officials are pushing for a transit-oriented site
for the new Prince George's hospital, but many developers would like it at their non-TOD sites and have some heavy hitters behind them. (Post)
The fall of the house-ownership myth:
A Georgetown professor found homeowners appear slightly more engaged in their communities, but the margin is slight
, and argues the massive subsidies for home ownership weigh against such policies. (Dizzy)
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