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Today’ll be just as warm as Wednesday, but a little bit more cloudy. Take this chance to see the cherry blossoms while they’re still at their peak.


  • For the tens of thousands of people with disabilities living in D.C., dinner out can be an unwelcome obstacle course. Stairs are a barrier to entry, doors aren’t always wide enough, and elevators don’t always work. But accessibility is about more than whether a wheelchair can fit through a door or whether a restaurant has a Braille menu. It’s about hospitality too. Are local restaurants doing enough to welcome all patrons?

  • United Medical Center will close its cancer clinic in approximately 90 days, leaving people east of the Anacostia River with a dearth of options for oncology services in their neighborhood.

  • The director of D.C.’s public housing authority, Tyrone Garrett, is named in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in New Jersey against a public housing agency. Six current and former employees of the Long Branch Housing Authority filed a lawsuit against the agency on Feb. 22 in Essex County, New Jersey, alleging that its former chief of staff repeatedly engaged in sexual propositioning and harassment. Garrett, who helmed LBHA at the time of the alleged harassment, is accused of “fail[ing] to take any steps in stopping [the employee’s] unlawful conduct or taking any remedial measures to address the hostile and unsafe work environment.”

  • The push to recall Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans “has hit a roadblock,” WAMU reports, after the D.C. Board of Elections determined that organizers didn’t file the necessary paperwork to proceed with the effort. That could delay the beginning of the campaign’s signature-gathering by a month.

  • Eighty-one people were filmed either naked or partially naked at Centreville’s Spa World, with the perpetrator posting some of them on social media for sale.

  • The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington, among other corporate lobbying groups, is criticizing Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposal to reinstate commercial property taxes cut last year and raise taxes on mixed-use and commercial real estate transactions valued at $2 million or more.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Councilmember Trayon White is peddling more conspiracy theories. [DCist]

  • There are too many statues of white men on horses and carrying weapons and sitting in chairs in D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is looking to change that. [WAMU]

  • This evening, the D.C. Democratic State Committee will discuss whether to remove Jack Evans as its national committeeman. The Dems will meet at 7 at the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law. [WCP, Dems]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Chef Spike Gjerde is opening a restaurant on Buzzard Point. [WCP]

  • How Kaz Sushi Bistro plans to mark 20 years in business. [Eater]

  • Ledo Pizza is coming to Columbia Heights. [PoPville]

  • Tom Sietsema digs the new Boqueria. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Meet Corvo, your favorite new D.C. hardcore band. [Post]

  • Hamilton is holding auditions in D.C., you better not throw away your shot. [DCist]

  • The Kennedy Center is developing an opera that confronts police brutality. [Washingtonian]

  • Remembering Marvin Gaye’s life and legacy in D.C. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Affiliates of Amazon.com finalize three leasing deals in “National Landing.” [WBJ]

  • The Council proposes strengthening regulations for self-driving cars. [Curbed]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • For some Nationals fans, Tuesday night was extremely cathartic. For others, the booing at Bryce Harper went too far. [WCP]

  • Run-commuting to Capitol Hill helped Kerry Allenqualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials. [Runner’s World]

  • The Nats have placed Trea Turner on the 10-day injured list after he fractured his right index finger in Tuesday’s game. No timetable for his return has been set. [MASN]

  • Nate Silver has very bad takes on D.C. sports fandom. Twitter let him know.

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Solid State Books hosts authors Malka Older and Arkady Martine to discuss speculative fiction’s depictions of culture, politics, protests, and government oversight through the prisms of their own work. 7 p.m. at 600 H St. NE. Free.

  • Genre-blending Houston singer-songwriter Robert Ellis performs at Songbyrd Music House. 8 p.m. at 2477 18th St. NW. $15.

  • Suns Cinema screens The Odd Couple, the much-loved 1968 film about two very different divorced men who decide to share a New York apartment. 8 p.m. at 3107 Mount Pleasant St. NW. $8.

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