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Bloomingdale (for now) reports on the groundbreaking ceremony for St. Martin’s Apartments complex, providing pictures and context for the somewhat controversial project. The controversy? The Eckington building will be setting aside 50 units for homeless individuals. Residents say that’s just warehousing. Homeless advocates say the new housing program works and has worked in New York City and has just started up in Dallas. The Wall Street Journal has a solid analysis of the program.

Life in Mount Vernon Square is already encouraging people to sign up for some spring tree planting.

New Columbia Heights reports that beer and wine are now being sold at Target: “The wine didn’t seem too pricey, but the beer was – $9 for Corona, for example. Still, nice to see. Maybe they’ll drop prices.”

Congress Heights on the Rise reports that one of its neighbors is having a book signing. Congress Heights resident Marcus White will be signing his book signing in….Oxon Hill.

Pop Cesspool analyzes a Kay Jewelers commercial.

Prince of Petworth follows our follow up about every NIMBY’s favorite alleged juvenile offender. I had my say. PoP comments suggest people now want to start an e-mailin’ campaign against At-Large D.C. Councilmember—and chair of the Judiciary Committee—Phil Mendelson.

*photo courtesy of our own web guy/crime reporter.