Maryland is expanding high-speed internet access to underserved areas, including Prince George’s county. The county hopes it will improve education, bring jobs and aid public safety, though some more rural areas still won’t have access. (Post)
Should bike helmets be mandatory?
British doctors conclude that bike helmets should not be mandatory because they reduce cycling and don’t adequate protect riders. Helmets are not mandatory in DC and could be a factor in CaBi’s success. (Telegraph)
Donald Trump’s hotel company is proposing to redevelop the Old Post Office into a luxury hotel. The proposal would maintain much of the building’s architecture and include an exhibit on the building’s history. (Post)
We want jobs
At Mayor Gray’s town hall on youth issues, students complained about the lack of summer jobs and extracurricular activities. Some want to expand community service opportunities and see job recruiting in schools. (Post)
Buy local in Georgetown
The Citizens Association of Georgetown is encouraging residents to shop local to support independent businesses. High rent and a sluggish economy have forced some long-time businesses to close. (Patch)