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Residents of Anacostia are protesting a women’s shelter on Good Hope Road. Community leaders says there are already too many social service organizations and the shelter would hurt economic development. (City Paper) Twitter
Wealthy but still segregated
A new study shows affluent minorities live in poorer neighborhoods than middle class white residents. The bad housing market has reshaped many neighborhoods but minority neighborhoods continue to lack some of the same amenities as white neighborhoods. (Post) Twitter
Philly makes redistricting tool
An organization in Philadelphia created a redistricting tool for residents to draw their own maps. Makers of the best ones will win $1,000 and present them to the city council. (newsworks, @eclisham) Twitter
Are intercity buses hurting Amtrak?
Intercity buses are growing in popularity and are diverting passengers from rail more than cars. Many routes serve cities Amtrak doesn’t, but Amtrak may not be suffering. (Transportation Nation) Twitter
Possible makeover for L’Enfant Plaza
Developer JBG is planning to renovate the retail corridor at L’Enfant Plaza with new restaurants, a hotel and office space. The plans will also improve lighting and pedestrian design, but could end up just serving workday crowds. (Post) Twitter
Future of Dream Act uncertain
A Maryland group is challenging a petition that overturned the state’s Dream Act, claiming a bulk of the signatures are fraudulent. The petition puts the bill on the ballot for the 2012 election. (NBC Washington) Twitter