Breakfast links: Where the jobs will be
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Arlington wants more high-tech startups:
Concerned about recent job losses, Arlington will focus on attracting high-tech businesses
in the new year, board members said. Also, Libby Garvey again spoke against the streetcar, Artisphere, and Long Bridge aquatic center. (Post)
Bye (for now), 7th Street businesses:
The Passenger and other businesses along 7th Street in Mt. Vernon Square will have to move
when Douglas Development builds a large office complex. But many may be able to return. (City Paper)
Prince George's bans some bags:
Residents can no longer put yard waste
in plastic bags for pick up. Instead, they must use paper bags or reusable containers. (WAMU)
Contamination is costly:
A parcel next to Nats Park on the Anacostia River may soon be apartments and retail, but it may cost millions
to clean up waste on the site from old underground storage tanks. (WBJ)
Hybla Valley organizes for recreation:
There are very few walking paths, soccer fields, and other facilities west of Route 1 in Fairfax County's Hybla Valley. Residents are organizing
to change that. (Post)
Trottenberg will lead NYC DOT:
New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has appointed Polly Trottenberg
to run the DOT. Trottenberg, USDOT's Under Secretary for Policy, supports better bus service, safer streets for peds and bikes, and more. (Streetsblog)
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