Thursday, April 17

DC SHORTS

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE has begun handing out 53 grants totalling $900,000 to Anacostia homeowners for home repairs. The money can be used for roof repairs, porch restoration, window replacement, major structural repairs and other restoration projects. The average grant size is $16,856 with grants ranging from $1,300 to $35,000.

DAVID A NAKAMURA, WASH POST Channel-hopping briefly on Saturday night, we stumbled onto a panel discussion about race relations in America on MSNBC. Among the guests was D.C.'s own Police Chief Cathy Lanier. . . On a changing city: "The real tension in our community is the economy. Now in D.C., development is unbelievable in how the city has turned around. When you have a public housing complex with a 340-unit condo around it, you have rich black people and rich white people moving into it. And those people in the condo have different cultures that they're used to. And they're going to complain about you next door. and your going to complain about them. There's the tension." . . . At one point, former Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle asked Lanier how many young men who are arrested do not have fathers in the picture: Her answer: 75 to 80 percent don't "have a father or a man at all."

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