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Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Mall monuments becoming too ‘Disney-fied’; a playground for downtown D.C.


The Martin Luther King Memorial might represent a new trend in how monuments on the Mall are conceived. (Jahi Chikwendiu - THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Is the revamping of the Eisenhower Memorial part of a larger trend of monuments on the Mall becoming too “Disney-fied”? (Borderstan)

D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells and the National Park Service are working diligently to bring a playground to the city’s downtown area. (Greater Greater Washington)

Arlington County elected officials are launching PLACE, a new initiative to improve civic engagement and participation in local government. (Ballston Patch)

Happy Pi Day! Because today is 3/14, parties in Washington and Baltimore are celebrating the mathematical constant pi (3.14 — get it?) with delicious circular foods. (The Washington Post)

A season after a heartbreaking postseason loss, the University of Maryland’s women’s basketball team is looking forward to the start of this year’s tournament. (Diamondback Online)

By Andy Smith  |  01:24 PM ET, 03/14/2012

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