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Alexandra Pushing Back Decision On Waterfront

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The decision is whether to allow hotels along the waterfront, a use that is currently not allowed, and whether to increase density at three sites expected to be redeveloped in the near future. Advocates of the plan say it would increase the tax base and pay for flood mitigation while opponents say it would increase traffic and choke the city's colonial streets.

Mayor Bill Euille is one of the plan's biggest supporters, and he was pushing the council to take a vote before the summer recess. But it became clear the votes weren't there to make that happen.

"If we can do it in September, fine,” says Euille. “But the vote certainly doesn't have to occur in September as long as we can get it done sometime before the next decade."

Both sides are planning to sharpen their arguments for when the debate starts again this fall.

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'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.
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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
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The Politics Hour - August 28, 2015

We chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the city's strategy to combat the spike in violent crime taking place in the nation's capital.

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New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

"It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.

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