Here's your dreary Thursday morning reading material:
* The Post writes
about the labor disputes at the ballpark: "Labor leaders are defending the hiring practices at the construction site of the new Washington Nationals ballpark, saying that efforts to give jobs to D.C. residents have been an 'unequivocal success.' [...] [T]he leader of the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO said the project has been successful in hiring District workers. The letter disputed criticism from some local activists that the ballpark had not come through with jobs for city residents."
* The Examiner, NBC4
, and the Post
write about the presentations last night of the four finalists' plans for redeveloping Poplar Point
. Channel 4 also includes a slideshow of the designs
and links to information on each plan's community benefits. Apparently one of the propsals includes "an aerial tram
that would carry passengers across the river to the new baseball stadium." And Now, Anacostia
has some bullet points on the various presentations as well.
I should also add this opinion piece in the Examiner
by Phil Wood on his impressions of the new ballpark
. "If you asked me to describe the place in a single word, I'm ready to answer. Compelling."