Breakfast links: Build more in the east
Build in Capitol Heights, not Westphalia: A resident of Capitol Heights argues that Prince George's needs to focus more on developing around its Metro stations and making the roadways there more ped- and bike-friendly, instead of building megaprojects on remote farms like Westphalia. (Gazette)
Preserve UMD history and add the Purple Line: UMD administrators are still pushing to locate the Purple Line anywhere except the logical place: through the center of campus. The latest proposal would disturb a campus building which is up for historic designation; the administration sounds like it doesn't care much about the historic buildings. Students say: run the thing on Campus Drive already!
Big Chair big news: Area blogs have been talking about this for a while, but there's a new coffee shop on MLK Ave SE in historic downtown Anacostia. The coffee shop will seek to capitalize on the lunch rush hour and create a "third place" in an area with few food options. (Post, Cavan)
Those stylish reusable bags: Finally, a press article that isn't whining about the bag fee, but agrees that people really are using reusable bags: the Post's Home and Garden section has an article on the stylish reusable bags people are sporting at area grocers. (Post)
Sex parties are not "residential": When the local zoning board cracks down on a quasi-commercial use in a residential area, it usually doesn't make multiple papers, except when that violation is BDSM sex parties in Bethesda. (Examiner)
Ride On a little longer: Responding to a strong outcry from residents about proposed Ride On service cuts, Ike Leggett agreed to reduce some of the cuts and raise parking fines instead. Councilmember Roger Berliner wants to go farther and have no cuts. (Examiner)
Real-time Arlington: Arlington Transit has a mobile-friendly real-time bus tracking site up in beta, complete with links to Google, Bing, or MapQuest maps for stops. (CommuterPage.com, Rob S.)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
And, of course, enjoy the snow! Did you stock up on groceries, ice melt, or other supplies to dig in for the storm?
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