City Paper’s cover profile of new Metro social media guru Dan Stessel highlighted the power of the anonymous critics at Unsuck DC Metro and FixWMATA. Greater Greater Washington’s David Alpert proceeded to call them out for being petty and uninterested in actually improving the transit agency. (“Throwing barbs at WMATA from behind a keyboard is a lot easier than getting to know the good people at WMATA and trying to understand the root causes of problems, like underfunding, management failures, or union work rules.”) That was enough to prompt FixWMATA to unmask himself. Unsuck, not so much.
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Two finalists for Public Charter School Board’s top executive spot are with DCPS (D.C. Schools Insider)
Body fished from Anacostia’s waters (Crime Scene)
Surprise: Hilton Burton says he’s suing over his demotion (City Desk)
Enviro groups sue Washington Gas over delayed hazmat site cleanup (Legal Times)
Cathy Lanier defends AHOD on the listservs (Crime Scene)