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D.C. Housing Agency Fires Staffer After Reports Of Misspent Funds

D.C.'s housing agency has fired and employee and District officials are now launching an investagion after allegations that a local nonprofit misspent millions of dollars in affordable housing funds. 

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The Latino Neighborhood Of Chirilagua Braces For Change

Residents in the working class neighborhood of Arlandria-Chirilagua say their neighborhood is going to change dramatically now that the Alexandria City Council has approved a major new development for the area.

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Alexandria Approves Waterfront Plan

The City of Alexandria approved a massive waterfront redevelopment plan Saturday, but the plan's opponents say they will not give up their fight. 

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Arlington Property Values Continue To Rise

Property values in Arlington County are continuing to rise from last year.

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Alexandria City Council Prepares To Vote On Waterfront Plan

The Alexandria City Council is preparing to vote on a comprehensive redevelopment plan for its waterfront. The plan has been more than a year in the making, and some opponents are still trying to derail the changes.

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Metro's Green Line Has Been Business Boon For D.C.

The Capitol Riverfront neighborhood in Southeast D.C. wants to see the economic benefits of Metro's green line keep spreading down the line.

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Maryland To Offer Preferential Funding For Smart Growth

urban sprawl

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has issued an executive order which will rein in funding for projects in the state that the government believes contribute to the problem of urban sprawl.

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Arlandria Residents Concerned About Gentrification

A proposal for a hundreds of new apartments and retail space in Alexandria has some low-income residents wondering if they'll be priced out of the neighborhood.
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The Location: A 16th Street Mansion With A Tragic Tale

In this month's edition of our series The Location, blogger Kim Bender talks about the 16th Street mansion that was once home to a prominent society belle, and how her tragic end took place not far from the steps of her beloved home.
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"Unbuilt Washington": The City That Never Was (But Might Have Been)

A new exhibit displays early proposals for some of Washington's most famous monuments and memorials.

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