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June 6, 2012 / Rebekah Seder

The “no ellipses in the title” edition [News, 6.6.12]

HOUSING
- D.C.’s inclusionary zoning ordinance ensures that new real estate developments throughout the city include below market rate units, but as the first condos created under this ruling are coming on to the market, potential buyers have so far been unable to get mortgages to purchase them. (City Paper, 6/6)

- Members of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors continue to clash on subsidizing workforce housing, as some contend that funds would be better spent on expanding roads around Tyson’s Corner. (WaPo, 6/6)

- The affordable housing complex developed by the late Abe Pollin in Northeast D.C. is nearing completion. (WaPo, 6/6)

EDUCATION | DC Public Schools to replace 18 principals (Examiner, 6/5)

PHILANTHROPY
- In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, a Brookings senior fellow applauds a proposal from the U.S. Treasury Department that would clarify that foundations may invest in or make loans to commercial entities if their activities are in line with the foundation’s charitable objectives. (WSJ, 6/3)

Big Companies Slowly Increase Their Charitable Giving (Chronicle, 6/5)

HIV/AIDS | From July 21-25, the entire AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display on the National Mall. (Blade, 6/6)

BUDGETS
Fairfax orders audit of social services agency (Examiner, 6/6)

- The D.C. Council passed the $9.4 billion fiscal year 2013 budget yesterday. (WAMU, 6/5)

- Opinion: DC Council Makes Right Decision on TANF in Second Budget Vote (DCFPI, 6/5)


Google recently released the World Wonders Project, which uses its Street View technology to let you explore UNESCO world heritage sites. Prepare to waste a big chunk of your afternoon.

-Rebekah

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