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In the end, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson could not weather the storm he created when he used his position to transfer his daughter to an out-of-boundary school. Mayor Muriel Bowser accepted his resignation yesterday afternoon and will now begin the search to replace him in the midst of her run for reelection. Members of the D.C. Council agree that before a new chancellor is selected, officials need to closely examine the many issues currently facing DCPS.


  • Local students will walk out of class and campaign for gun control near the Capitol this morning. [WUSA9]

  • The “March for Our Lives” gun control rally could bring 500,000 individuals to the Mall in March. [WJLA]

  • It’s finally warm. Stop thinking about pot roast and start thinking about potholes. [WTOP]

  • Will higher temperatures make the cherry blossoms bloom sooner? [WTOP]

  • Someone vandalized 11 speed cameras throughout Northeast D.C. [NBC Washington]

  • The Back2Good campaign is definitely working: Metro offloading is down 40 percent. [Fox5]

  • Amazon donated $1 million to D.C. nonprofit Friendship Place. Adjust your HQ2 odds accordingly. [WJLA]

  • Your next Uber or Lyft could come with snacks, thanks to a commerce startup. [WBJ]

  • Could the Wizards miss the NBA playoffs? In a crowded Eastern Conference, anything is possible. [Post]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Post editorial board: Wilson’s resignation shouldn’t overshadow school progress. [Post]

  • Chief of elementary schoolsAmanda Alexander will be DCPS’ interim chancellor. [WAMU]

  • Wilson’s exit is still being negotiated and he could receive a sizeable severance package. [NBC4]

  • Why doesn’t Mayor Muriel Bowser have a major 2018 challenger? [WCP]

  • A Duke Ellington School teacher remembers the late Peggy Cooper Cafritz. [WAMU]

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

  • Huge crowds flock to the National Portrait Gallery to view the Obama portraits. [Post]

  • Shows to check out this week: Odetta Hartman,The Cornel West Theory,Dove Lady, Luke Stewart. [DC Music Download]

  • How Hiroshi Sugimoto designed the Hirshhorn’s new lobby. [Hyperallergic]

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

  • Grady’s wants to be your new default bar. Check out its menu. [WCP]

  • The Black Rooster Pub had a memorable 48-year run. [WTOP]

  • Where to drink outside during this brief hiatus from winter temperatures [Washingtonian]

  • A new pop-up on Capitol Hill is perfect for lovers of French food and natural wine. [WCP]

  • Eleven Governor’s Cup gold medal wines came from Loudoun Country. [DC Refined]

  • There’s a reason you’re always seeing pepperoni pizza on TV. [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 176 affordable units in Ward 8 will be renovated through DCHFA/HUD deal. [Curbed DC]

  • Monument Realty founder discusses The Shaw, his new project next to Howard Theatre. [Bisnow]

  • Modern H Street NE condo lists for $699,000. [Curbed DC]

  • That condo is one of ten units for sale in the former Pierce School building. [UrbanTurf]

  • A bakery in Shaw has been turned into one of the neighborhood’s most anticipated developments. [Bisnow]

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