Morning Links: Budgets and Parking in Alexandria, Capital Bikeshare, and more!

by Lee Hernly, Editor

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For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.

Here comes your first taste of summer this week After only 4 80+ days so far this year – we have a chance to be that warm each day this week. (Capital Weather Gang)

Add/Delete budget drama in Alexandria A preliminary discussion of the City Council’s Add/Deletes from the budget led to a heated exchange between council members during their April 28 meeting. (Alexandria Gazette)

Jefferson-Houston pursuing International Baccalaureate authorization Principal Chris Phillips said the IB curriculum teaches students to be critical thinkers and global learners. (Alexandria Times)

City Council seeks new approach to parking in Old Town Alexandria City councilors sought to protect residents along Alexandria’s waterfront from an onslaught of new residents looking for on-street parking earlier this month, but loosened parking requirements for other new developments across the city. (Alexandria Times)

Reading with dogs at the Library? It’s Paws to Read!  If you are looking for a free activity to do with children, the public library in Del Ray is always a great choice. When the dogs show up for the Paws to Read program, the library is an especially cool place to be. (DIY Del Ray)

St Stephens/St Agnes Lacrosse Knocks off #1 Georgetown Prep For the second time in eight days, the Saints take down the No. 1 team, this time Georgetown Prep, to continue their second-half surge. (WaPo)

Does the National Park Service like Capital Bikeshare? Apparently not…  A plan to bring eight Capital Bikeshare stations to the George Washington Memorial Parkway could be in danger. (WAMU)

(Red Brick Town Flickr Pool photo by OZinOH, on Flickr)

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