Since start of 2009, 24 people have attempted to take their life within Metro. With less than 17% of front-line workers trained in prevention methods, officials recognize the need for intervention. (Examiner) Twitter
Same story: Streetscape improvements come to a neighborhood, disrupting businesses that then close. The improvements finish, but the businesses are no more. Can this change? (Housing Complex) Twitter
How long is your commute?
A new poll looks at the amount of time commuters spend in their cars. City residents have the shortest commute, Maryland residents travel longer distances, and Virginians spend more time on the road. (WTOP) Twitter
MD redistricting advances
Maryland’s gerrymandered redistricting plan passed the state Senate over objections by Rep. Donna Edwards (D), good government, and community groups. Its fate could be decided in court. Governor O’Malley tries to focus on his proposal to raise the state gas tax instead. (Post) Twitter
Charm City removes bike lane; community asks why?
Baltimore’ DOT has changed it’s tune and is caving to demands by people who can’t be bothered to not drive cars in a West Baltimore bike lane. A community group wants to know why they weren’t warned? (Baltimore Brew) Twitter