Court Halts Plans To Raze DC Public Housing Complex, Prince George’s County Board Members Continue To Question Raises

Court Halts Plans To Raze DC Public Housing Complex

Plans to raze and develop a public housing complex in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington are now on hold. The highest court in DC sent the Barry Farm project back to the Zoning Commission yesterday. The project would convert the public housing into a 14-hundred mixed-income property with retail shops. The court said the plan failed to properly consider how the redevelopment would hurt residents, among other issues.

Prince George’s County Board Members Continue To Question Raises

Some Prince George’s County Public School board members are continuing to raise concern about raises they say schools CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell approved. Three members released a letter yesterday saying the findings of an internal audit found several more cases of unauthorized raises for employees in the school’s central office. The allegations mark the third pay-raise controversy. A schools spokesman says a review and response to the audit referenced in the letter is pending.

Trump Defends Jackson

President Trump is defending Dr. Ronny Jackson, his former nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. In a White House news briefing today, Trump called Jackson an American hero. Trump said Washington, DC can be a very mean and nasty place. He rejected allegations of improper conduct against Jackson, who withdrew his nomination this week. The President called the allegations disgraceful. Jackson is an admiral who has been the White House physician for many years. Trump said he will nominate a new VA chief soon and said many exceptional people want the job.

Police Ready For Drug Take Back Day

Police across Maryland are ready for tomorrow’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Folks who need to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs will be able to drop off the meds from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at any State Police barrack across the entire state. Drug drop boxes will also be available at police precincts in Baltimore City as well as Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. During last year’s initiative, police nationwide collected roughly 900-thousand pounds of prescription drugs.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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