The DC streetcar will soon run on Sundays and come every 12 minutes instead of 15, now that all six of DC’s streetcar vehicles are operational. (WAMU)
Construction contract triggers resignations
DC Department of General Services chief Christopher Weaver abruptly resigned after the city administrator asked him to fire two staffers who award contracts. The move came right after a Bowser campaign donor lost two big construction bids. (WAMU)
Families fight to stay in Brookland
Residents of Brookland Manor sued the owner to block a sale and redevelopment. The proposal would add units but do away with 4- and 5-bedroom ones, forcing larger families to relocate. (City Paper)
Montgomery County will consider legalizing Airbnb rentals and similar services. Currently, zoning prohibits short-term rentals without a B&B license, but that could change this fall. (Bethesda Beat)
Japan will contribute $2 million to a study on a maglev line between DC and Baltimore. (WBJ) … Emergency crews evacuated a Silver Spring apartment building just one block away from the recent gas explosion for high carbon monoxide levels. (WTOP) … The Washington Monument is closing for nine months for elevator repairs. (Post)
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