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August 29, 2011 By

A Dog Walks into a Bar ...

It has always been a violation of the city’s health code to allow a dog anywhere near a beer tap. But for years, this has been one of the most widely -- and gleefully -- violated rules in the city. Not any more. New York Times

Court Decision May Change Lineup Procedure

The decision by New Jersey's Supreme Court last week to overhaul the state's rules for how judges and jurors treat evidence from police lineups could help transform the way officers conduct a central technique of police work, criminal justice experts say. the court strongly endorsed decades of research demonstrating that traditional eyewitness identification procedures are flawed and can send innocent people to prison. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

10 Emerging City Neighborhoods

10 great city neighborhoods on the rise. These were mostly a bit gritty not long ago, but are now adding vitality practically by the day and embodying the rebirth of U.S. cities. Sustainable Cities Collective

Cell Phone Stops Bullet

The woman told officers that she was standing outside when her cell phone was struck by a bullet. The phone was ruined, but she wasn't hurt. Denver Post

Faye Outlaw: 2011 County Leader of the Year

In the face of huge losses of operating revenues, under Outlaw’s leadership the county reduced its operations, formed creative partnerships to maintain core services, and instituted new financial policies to bring its recurring expenses in line with recurring revenue. ICMA

Least Walkable City?

Beth Dahlstrom walks everywhere -- from her house to downtown to the coffee shop. And she sees a lot of other people walking around town, too, especially in Franklin’s center, near the MBTA stop off Depot Street, and around the leafy Dean College campus. So imagine her surprise... Boston Globe

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