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Legislators Hope to Sweeten Lemonade Stand Restrictions

Legislators Hope to Sweeten Lemonade Stand Restrictions

Children in Maryland may soon be free to operate lemonade stands without restriction if a bill going through the General Assembly is passed. HB0961, introduced by Del. Neil Parrott, R-Washington, would bar local jurisdictions from stopping or regulating minors from...

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Metro Now Has Cell Service Throughout All 100 Miles of Tunnel

Metro Now Has Cell Service Throughout All 100 Miles of Tunnel

Train riders can now call, scroll Instagram and watch Netflix throughout the entire underground network of Metro tunnels. More than a decade after it was originally proposed, a project to equip all 100 miles of tunnel with cell service is now complete, according to...

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D.C. Restaurants Have Diners Help Cover Pandemic-Related Costs

D.C. Restaurants Have Diners Help Cover Pandemic-Related Costs

The owners of St. Vincent Wine never expected to open in the middle of the global pandemic and need a little extra cash to cover the costs of keeping staff and customers safe. But when the doors opened in November, they decided to add a $1 “COVID compliance fee,” to...

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The Proposed Redevelopment to Silver Diner in Clarendon

The Proposed Redevelopment to Silver Diner in Clarendon

It’s still early in the approval process, but we’re getting a closer look at a proposed redevelopment that would replace the Silver Diner and The Lot beer garden in Clarendon. As previously reported by the Washington Business Journal, the development would take place...

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Amazon Offers Assistance with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Amazon Offers Assistance with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Amazon is offering its network and advanced technologies to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations. The company has already arranged a licensed third-party occupational health care provider to give vaccines on-site at its facilities for its employees when they become...

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Want a Healthy Work-Life Balance? Move to Arlington…

Want a Healthy Work-Life Balance? Move to Arlington…

Arlington is one of the top places in the country for having a positive work-life balance, according to a new set of rankings. The website SmartAsset ranks Arlington No. 6 on its list, which quantifies “the best cities for work-life balance” in 2021. The top 3 were...

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Google Maps Will Soon Display COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Google Maps Will Soon Display COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Google Maps will soon display locations that offer Covid-19 vaccinations, further bolstering awareness of the virus — and how to avoid it. The feature is rolling out in the coming weeks, beginning in four states: Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Google...

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Jaywalking in Virginia Soon Won’t Be a Crime

Jaywalking in Virginia Soon Won’t Be a Crime

It’s something a lot of people do, even though they shouldn’t — but soon it will be a little less wrong, at least in Virginia. On March 1, jaywalking will be decriminalized in Virginia. Jaywalking will still be illegal, but it will no longer be a primary offense —...

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8 D.C.-Area Transportation Projects To Watch For In 2021

8 D.C.-Area Transportation Projects To Watch For In 2021

This year could bring about the culmination of a few major transportation projects in the region.   Silver Line Phase II What: A Silver Line Metrorail extension from Wiehle-Reston to Ashburn, Virginia. It will include six new stations and a connection to Dulles...

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Washington City Paper Awarded Project and Grants

Washington City Paper Awarded Project and Grants

Washington City Paper, D.C.’s weekly newspaper of 39 years, is the recipient of two grants from the Facebook Journalism Project that will support its work on D.C.’s maternal health crisis as well as the further development of City Paper’s recently launched reader...

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The Year 2020 in Food – Washington City Paper

The Year 2020 in Food – Washington City Paper

The year that devastated the hospitality industry is coming to an end, but 2020 will have lasting effects. Many restaurants and bars will never reopen, with fond memories and scorched livelihoods left behind. Now-empty storefronts will soon be ready for the next...

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15% of Homes Sold in DC in 2020 Were All-Cash Sales

15% of Homes Sold in DC in 2020 Were All-Cash Sales

The percentage of cash home sales in DC in 2020 dropped compared to previous years, likely the result of borrowers taking advantage of record low interest rates. 8,744 homes sold in the District through the first 11 months of 2020 — and 15 percent of those homes went...

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