A few articles I've recently pointed to from my Twitter feed
that might be of interest but aren't necessarily "news":
* The Examiner says
the city spent $115,000 to house snow plow drivers at the Courtyard
on New Jersey Avenue during the record February snowstorms--what we always refer to as the "trash transfer station" is also the city's snow plow yard, and so the drivers were being put up close by. (Lots of money was spent at McDonald's, too, presumably the one within walking distance on I Street.)
* The Nats' Stan Kasten speaks to the DC Sports Bog
on the rumors of the NHL Winter Classic coming to town. ("I think it's a fun rumor, it's a fascinating rumor, [but] I really do think you're jumping a little bit ahead.... I think it would be great for our city, and great for our ballpark, and together we'd do a hell of a job.")
* In Senate testimony, US DOT secretary Ray LaHood used "the area around the ballpark" as an example of "livability" during a sharp exchange with Sen. Kit Bond. You can see the video here
(skip to the 92-minute mark), or read the story about LaHood's testimony on Streetsblog
* The ANC 6D meeting tonight is at the Courtyard in Near SE, but SWDC Blog posted photos
of the commission's new digs in the about-to-open Waterfront development.
* WashCycle thinks
that the 10-block temporary tunnel CSX says it will build on Virginia Avenue when reconstructing the existing tunnel ought to be kept for bike/pedestrian use ("lighting would have to be a must", they say).