Posts by Sam Norton
DC’s “Grocery Walk” highlights limited food options east of the Anacostia River–and suggests possible solutions
Ward 7 and 8 residents are demanding that the city improve access to healthy, affordable food in their neighborhoods. They want additional funding for grocery store and co-op development, and hope to maintain and expand existing food access programs. Keep reading…
Is adding “Kennedy Center” to the Foggy Bottom Metro station name useful, or is it false advertising?
Last year, the WMATA board approved changing the name of the Foggy Bottom - GWU Metro station to include “Kennedy Center.” Signs were changed back in December, but with Metro recently updating its maps, the subject popped up in the news again, and our contributors got to talking about the name change. Keep reading…
Ben Carson may change who gets housing assistance, but whether it disappears altogether is up to Trump and Congress
As Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ben Carson may move to make it so anyone receiving rental assistance must prove they’ve been working a certain number of hours per week. In DC, that would change who actually gets housing vouchers, but it wouldn’t make housing vouchers go away. Actual spending cuts are what would do that. Keep reading…