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The G-20 Summit is currently taking place in Pittsburgh. Leaders from around the world and President Obama are meeting to discuss global financial and banking issues. Pittsburgh is hoping to shed its image as a dingy Rust Belt city and show off its green accomplishments and low unemployment, though some worry about protests and security crackdowns. (More here and here.)


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces that it’s giving approximately $8 million in grant money to the Seattle Housing Authority to help green the Lake City Village complex. The money will be used to make a community garden, purchase energy-efficient appliances, install better installation and water-conserving fixtures and educate residents about green living, among other things. (More here.)


An online program and map on helps locals find a farmer’s market near them. (More here.)


The New York Transit Museum opens “The Triborough Bridge: Robert Moses and the Automobile Age,” running through the end of December 2009.
The Museum invites guests to “examine the legacy of Robert Moses and the Triborough Bridge he designed. The bridge connects three boroughs, assisting automotive traffic flow. You can also celebrate the renaming of the Triborough Bridge to the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. New additions to the exhibit will highlight Robert Kennedy’s election as Senator from New York and his 1968 campaign for President.” (More here.)


Workers came close to finishing the demolition of Tiger Stadium, one of the oldest and most revered facilities in professional baseball. Even though the Tigers abandoned the park in 1999 to move to the new Comerica Park, preservationists had been hoping to keep the 1912 stadium intact to celebrate the city’s architectural history. (More here.)


Rochester City Newspaper takes an in-depth look at the city’s drug culture, telling stories of addiction and recovery, mapping distribution networks and explaining how officials are trying to deal with the problem. (Full story here.)

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