Ivy City inequity?

A judicial fact-finding mission turned into something of a media circus in Ivy City on Monday. Superior Court Judge Judith Macaluso, tasked with resolving a lawsuit filed by neighborhood residents alleging legal failures in the city’s plan to locate a charter bus corral on the Crummell School grounds there, visited the environs in question. She was met with cameras and residents angry about the inequities of plopping another industrial facility in their largely industrial neighborhood. Better, the residents say, to renovate the historic but decrepit school as a job training center.

In other news:

Vincent Gray won’t say whether he refused meetings with prosecutors (WRC-TVExaminer)

The case against Anita Bonds as a D.C. Council member (Examiner)

The director of the Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has been charged with unlawful entry (Blade)

Hey, Jim Graham: Yvette Alexander would like to oversee the booze board now (Loose Lips)

Will D.C. Council members tell tax-break-seeking Howard Town Center developers to take a hike? (DCFPI)

Some Gray administration musical chairs: LGBT czar Jeff Richardson will now helm Serve DC (Blade)

Pershing Park evidence-destruction probe is nearing a conclusion (NLJAP)

IG report: Preventable ticket-writer errors led to $4 million city loss (Examiner)

Red-top meters expected to net $700K per year (Examiner)

Gay activists’ frustrations with police response make the Gray Lady (NYT)

Watkins Rec team among those headed to Pop Warner finals (WJLA-TV)

Former Chinese Embassy is being gutted and turned into diplomatic housing (DCmud)

KIPP DC is in the running for big federal Race to the Top grant (D.C. Schools Insider)

And attending a KIPP school could make it easier to secure a spot in a top college (Post)

More teens charged as adults in Woodley Park stabbing (PostExaminer)

Vincent Orange renews push for film and TV incentives (WaTimesWAMU-FM)

Stolen cell phone database should be up and running within a year (WTOP)

GWU, American U. campuses are going smokefree (DCist)

National Zoo, now with solar-powered merry-go-round (WTOP)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.

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Mike DeBonis · November 26, 2012