Morning Links: 9/11 Heroes to Be Awarded Medals

by Lee Hernly, Editor

For our morning links, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

  • There’s only one intersection where Alexandria meets Fairfax and Arlington counties — at North Beauregard and King streets and it’s about to get a makeover. (WTOP)
  • As we approach the September 11th. anniversary, thousands of people who lost their lives are being honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor. (WUSA 9)
  • This fall, Metro will begin rolling out a program to allow people to pay Metro and bus fares with their smartphones. (City Paper)
  • Capital Bikeshare recently expanded in Alexandria. Is expansion over for the program? No. (DDOT)
  • New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) is no fan of living in Arlington, apparently. (WTOP)
  • Hundreds of items from civil rights icon Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a New York warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years. (WJLA)
  • With the Ray Rice domestic violence video making rounds, keep in mind, there are a number of agencies nationwide and in the D.C. area that aim to help victims of domestic violence. (NBC Washington)

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