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We’ve reached day 25. City Paper’s shutdown guide now has information on relief programs for M&T Bank customers, D.C.’s pet food pantry, and José Andrés’ new furlough kitchen. Check the guide for places to get food, rent, and utility assistance, as well as a few ways employed residents can help their neighbors.


  • D.C. is still recovering from the snow that blanketed the city last weekend. Below-freezing temperatures overnight exacerbated conditions, so move through the world carefully this morning, whether you’re walking, driving, or getting on two wheels.

    • Want to know how much snow fell in your neck of the woods? Check here.

    • The Posthas a list of school closings and delays in the area today.

    • The federal Office of Personnel Management announced that the few feds still working have a two-hour delay today.

  • More and more local schools and districts, including Montgomery and Prince George’s County, as well as D.C.’s Wilson High School, are gunning to hire furloughed federal employees for substitute teaching positions.

  • Want to perform a small act of kindness for furloughed federal employees? You can join the 800+ people who have already bought them a beer, courtesy of this new website.

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

  • The partial government shutdown is blowing a hole in D.C.’s latest push for statehood. [WCP]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser will lay out her priorities for her second term today. [Twitter]

  • The D.C. Council is once again trying to limit the level of noise in the city, to the likely agitation of musicians. [DCist]

  • So many TSA workers in the D.C. area have called out of work that the Washington Dulles International Airport was forced to close one of its main security checkpoints on Monday. [DCist]

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

  • José Andrés is opening a temporary kitchen to feed furloughed federal workers on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. [WCP]

  • The owner of Fair Winds Brewing company has died. [WBJ]

  • Kwok Cheung prepares to close Shanghai Village after 37 years. [Bethesda Mag]

  • Some Giant grocery stores will soon play host to roaming, helpful robots. [Post]

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

  • Beloved ’90s Dischord band Jawbox is reuniting for some shows, lo and behold. [NPR Music]

  • Woolly Mammoth adjusts its schedule as previously announced production of What the Constitution Means to Me heads to Broadway this spring. [Post]

  • The snow didn’t stop these brave souls from participating in the annual No Pants Metro Ride, which apparently is still a thing for some reason. [DC Refined]

  • Furloughed National Gallery employees are taking down Rachel Whiteread’s stunning exhibition—without pay. [Post]

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

  • The D.C. Council will hold a hearing today about damage to the historic Franklin School that occurred during its renovation. [Twitter]

  • A glowing endorsement of the Wharf, or as New York Magazine calls it, “Oslo-on-Potomac.” [NY Mag]

  • A developer wants to build a roughly 900-unit mixed income development on East Capitol Street SE and Minnesota Ave. SE. [Urban Turf]

  • D.C. added about 11,000 units of rental housing last year. [Post]

  • Here’s where the lowest-income federal workers live. [WAMU]

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

  • Monumental Sports and Entertainment, along with their television broadcast partner NBC Sports Washington, plan to change the way local sports fans consume sports—starting with the Wizards. [WCP]

  • D.C. United selected Vermont’s Leandro “Geo” Alves and Cal’s Shinya Kadono in the third round of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. [Black & Red United]

  • Maryland men’s basketball is back in the Top 25. [The Diamondback]

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

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