Breakfast links: Where the jobs will be
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)
Google pursues the perfect map: Google hopes to create a more accurate world map using both public data and the knowledge of users. (Atlantic Cities)
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)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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