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Morning Rundown

by Andrew Ramonas — March 20, 2015 at 9:10 am 0

Near the Eastern Market Metro station

Amtrak Rider Picks Up Wrong Bag, With $17,900 — An Amtrak passenger at Union Station ended up with $17,900 in cash after he picked up the wrong backpack. His find started a federal investigation into a New York man convicted for dealing drugs. [NBC4]

Uline Arena Redevelopment Gets Go-Ahead — Douglas Development received a permit this week to start renovating Uline Arena in Near Northeast. The historic former stadium will hold sporting goods store REI, which is slated to open in late 2016. [Washington Business Journal]

Boundary Changes for Eastern High School School boundary changes that would affect Eastern High School in Ward 6 and other schools won’t improve them, Washington Post columnist Jonetta Rose Barras wrote this week. “Truth be told, the adjustments potentially devalue the substantial investments the city has made in modernizing school facilities, starve some schools of students, exacerbate crowding and slow community development.” [Washington Post]

‘Bar Madness’ Pits Hill Bars Against Each Other — Matchbox, Park Tavern, The Ugly Mug and other bars around Capitol Hill are vying for the title of best bar in The Hill is Home’s “Bar Madness.” [The Hill is Home]

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