Mayor Bowser won’t say how she chose the future homeless shelter locations. She says she doesn’t want to pit neighborhood against neighborhood but some vocal residents want to know if she looked at other locations. The District had to consider city-owned property or had to negotiate with land-owners. (Post)
City Hall and other old buildings in Alexandria are falling apart. Many municipal buildings in the city are 200 years old and need millions of dollars for repair. City Hall alone needs a new boiler, rafters, and masonry. (Post)
A new charter school in Ward 8 in DC isn’t ready for students yet, but it is already getting parents involved in the school. However, some nearby residents think the school’s location near Woodland Terrace is too dangerous for kids. (Post)
Scalia and DC’s gun laws
When Justice Antonin Scalia lead the ruling that overturned DC’s gun laws, he showed his philosophy as a strict constructionist. He argued that the constitution ensures the right for citizens to own guns. (WAMU)
Mount Alto, between Wisconsin Avenue and Tunlaw Road in DC, is the site of the imposing Russian Embassy. But, before the embassy was there it was the location of the Veterans Administration hospital. (Post)
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