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.

Should police be in charge of traffic enforcement? In a suburb beset by racial inequities, lawmakers aren’t sure.

Black drivers are more than twice as likely to be stopped by police than White drivers in Montgomery County, Md. The jurisdiction is unique in the region for still targeting traffic enforcement in policing, though the District last year moved automated enforcement from police to the transportation department.
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