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EDITORIAL: Is D.C. Destined to Become a ‘Tale of Two Cities?’

In a surprisingly “adult-like” conversation with sixth-graders at a school on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast, Democracy Prep, several children voiced their concerns while speaking to our editor, saying that while some parts of the District continue to welcome new businesses, greater job training programs and opportunities and a boom in home construction which upon completion often provides all kinds of amenities located nearby, the neighborhoods in which they live seem to have been forgotten — even abandoned. [read more…]