Breakfast links: The Blue and Yellow Line stations reopen, but the wait for the right font continues
Breakfast links The Blue and Yellow Line stations reopen but



The reopened Blue and Yellow Line stations still won’t have the right font

The six Blue and Yellow Line stations that reopened today still have signs with the wrong font, for now.  Metro says the contractor behind the signs with replace them with new ones later this fall.  (Rachel Sadon / DCist)

Mayor Bowser wants more government leases east of the Anacostia

Mayor Muriel Bowser recently required certain District government agencies to prioritize locations east of the Anacostia River in Wards 7 and 8 for new leases. Bowser hopes the presence of government workers could help revitalize these neighborhoods, similar to what the Reeves Center did for U Street.  (Martin Austermuhle / WAMU)

A longstanding funeral home in Shaw will close soon

After nearly 80 years in business, the Hall Brothers Funeral Home in Shaw will close down. The funeral home went from hosting over 100 funerals a year to just four in 2018 as the neighborhood has changed and its African-American clientele has left.  (Paul Schwartzman / Post)

MoCo leaders say they’re being kept in the dark about the Purple Line

Montgomery County officials say they didn’t receive invitations to an event last week to mark the installation of the first tracks for the Purple Line. They say it fits a pattern of the state not keeping them informed of the light rail line’s construction.  (Kate Masters / Bethesda Beat)

The first round of C&O Canal repairs will be complete September 12

A ceremony on September 12 will mark the end of repairs to two locks on the C&O Canal in Georgetown. Repairs on additional locks with continue through next year, and according to the Georgetown Business Improvement District, the canal boat will return in 2020.  (Andrew Giambrone / Curbed DC)

VA students could one day get to school on electric buses

Dominion Energy is hoping to partner with Virginia school districts to put up to 1,000 electric school buses on the road by 2025. The buses would help serve the electrical grid, where 1,000 buses could power up to 10,000 homes.  (Hannah Natanson / Post)

A senior living facility is coming to the City of Rockville

Construction was started on a new senior living community in Rockville. The facility, located at the corner of West Gude Drive and Route 355, will include 116 assisted living and 30 memory care apartments. The project is expected to be completed by 2022.   (Caitlynn Peetz / Bethesda Magazine)

Find a community garden in DC with this list

There is still time to plant something this year. This list of 31 community gardens in DC, most administered by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation, makes it easy for you to find one in your area.   (Andrew Giambrone / CurbedDC)

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