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by Jared Holt July 28, 2015 at 9:45 am 2 Comments

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Permission Granted for Waterfront Park in Southwest — A 3 1/2-acre park on the Southwest waterfront at The Wharf has received a building permit from the District. The park will include plants, pergolas, seating areas and a plaza named for Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. [SWTLQTC/Washington Business Journal]

A ‘Witness Tree’ on the U.S. Capitol Grounds — A bur oak next to the U.S. Capitol’s Reflecting Pool is a member of the “Witness Tree Protection Program,” according to local tour guide and author Melanie Choukas-Bradley. The National Park Service program has identified the oak as a witness to history. [Washington Post]

Fewer Dropped Calls in Metro Tunnels? — By the end of the year, Metro interim general manager Jack Requa said he expects Metro and wireless carriers to come to an agreement that would leave Metro tunnels with fewer cellular “dead spots.” After an agreement is made, work to enhance cellphone coverage could take as long as four years to complete. [WAMU]

Capitol Hill Agenda (July 28 – Aug. 3) — Two free outdoor movies and a nighttime 5K run are coming to the Capitol Hill area this week. [Hill Now]


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