Renovations take place at the park in Franklin Square. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Renovations take place at the park in Franklin Square. (Matt McClain/The Post)

For Franklin Square to be saved, much of it and 63 trees will be destroyed

Officials hope the addition of a pavilion, fountain, art exhibit space, children’s play area and public restrooms will transform Franklin Square into a welcoming space that will no longer be just a place to wait for a bus.

WAMU general manager resigns after tumultuous summer at the public radio station

J.J. Yore, the general manager of WAMU, stepped down under pressure amid an explosive news story and staff complaints about the station’s newsroom culture.
This weekend features more in the way of heat and less in the way of rain.
Friday was more than half way from solstice to equinox.
School board votes unanimously to support reopening schools with all-virtual instruction.
Maryland’s Republican governor was fighting with the state’s most liberal jurisdiction over allowing private schools to teach students in person.
A roundup of news from the Washington region.

More universities retract their reopening plans and limit on-campus housing just weeks before the first day of school.
Angela Alsobrooks says Hogan’s plan does not protect residents in hard-hit Prince George’s County.
Firefighters were initially sent to the wrong location on a different river.
Citing a federal lawsuit’s allegations, House committee on Homeland Security wants details on how sick detainees were treated inside the Farmville facility.
Gov. Ralph Northam had asked the court to issue the moratorium through Sept. 7.
Sixteen-year-old Benjamin Thomas was hanged from a lamppost after an unproven allegation of attempted assault.
Black drivers are more than twice as likely to be stopped by police than White drivers in Montgomery County, Md.
The race to succeed David Grosso (I-At Large) unleashes a wide-open field in the crucial contest.
House Democrats also can go to court to challenge President Trump’s border wall spending, a federal appeals court ruled.
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