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GENTRIFICATION NOT A SURE THING AROUND METRO STATIONS
Washington Examiner: "A new national study has found that extending public transit to a neighborhood can bring gentrification -- but local researchers say it's not that simple in the Washington region.
The report by the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, which included research from neighborhoods around the Columbia Heights, Georgia Avenue and Shaw Metro stations in the District, said higher property values and household incomes can have unintended consequences."
MD FAMILY NABS THIEF WITH PHONE'S GPS
Washington Post: "At first, all Kari and Derek Fisher knew about the man who broke into their house was that he was careful enough to cut the screen window and neatly fold it so as not to get scratched on the way out. Given the size of the opening, he probably wasn't very big. And he liked to talk.
The couple and their two young children were asleep early Sept. 24 when the burglar crept into their Adelphi home. He found the home office, where he palmed a pair of digital cameras, a video camera, a satellite radio, and two camera bags filled with memory cards and batteries. He swiped Derek Fisher's wallet and cellphone from a desk."
NATS TO UNVEIL NEW UNIFORMS IN NOVEMBER
WTOP: "The Nationals are ready to put it on display this fall -- it's just not quite the postseason appearance most fans had wanted.
Ryan Zimmermann, Ivan Rodriguez and others are scheduled to transform into fashion models as the team unveils its new uniforms next month.
The Nov. 10 event is by invitation only at Nationals Park."
SUBURBAN HOSPITAL NEIGHBORS SAY BATTLE ISN'T OVER
Gazette: "Members of the Huntington Terrace Citizens' Association in Bethesda are considering whether to fight a county zoning board of appeals decision to allow Suburban Hospital to expand into the neighborhood by knocking down at least 10 homes.
The Montgomery County board unanimously approved last week the hospital's plans for a $230 million, 300,000-square foot addition and parking garage, which would close a portion of a residential street. The board said the hospital had to spare at least a dozen of the homes it wants to demolish."