A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

While woes abound for Metro riders, those living in “edge” areas often suffer few or even no viable transportation options. As planners work to get the region better connected, community groups are organizing volunteers to help people, and especially senior citizens, get to their destinations.


  • Man who stabbed passenger to death on Metro train in 2015 sentenced to 35 years in prison. [WTOP]

  • Undercover police officer arrests woman for evading Metrobus fare and breaks four of her teeth in the process. [WUSA9]

  • The process of replacing students’ DC One cards with SmarTrip cards won’t be simple. [Post]

  • Amid controversy, D.C.’s top teachers honored at gala featuring Wyclef Jean. [Post]

  • Altering high school graduation numbers is a problem nationwide, not just in D.C. [Education Week]

  • Staff at clinics east of the Anacostia River help patients stop relying on emergency rooms for primary care. [WAMU]

  • Keep an eye out for snowy owls currently roosting at USDA HQ near the Mall. [WTOP]

  • Activists campaign to save the Mary Church Terrell House in LeDroit Park with hearts and valentines. [NBC Washington]

  • And during Black History Month, guests can now visit Carter G. Woodson’s Shaw home. [WTOP]

  • As she mourns Jim Vance, NBC4’s Doreen Gentzleris still leading the newsroom. [Washingtonian]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, byCity Paperstaff (tips? tips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Pro-business alterations to paid family leave law are dead, according to Council Chair Phil Mendelson. [Post]

  • Individuals pressure D.C. Council to take action on bill that would create new public restrooms. [Street Sense]

  • With creation of Maternal Mortality Review Committee, councilmembers want to learn why so many women in D.C. die during childbirth. [NBC Washington]

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

  • A look forward and a glance backward at leadership changes within the D.C. theater community. [Washingtonian]

  • A superhero blockbuster that surprisingly gets D.C. right: Captain America: The Winter Soldier. [BYT]

  • Fat Trel is back with a new music video, featuring Yowda. [DC Mumbo Sauce]

  • Mahogany Books is the first book store to open in Anacostia in more than 20 years. [NBC4]

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

  • Benjamin Franklin will make an appearance at D.C.’s newest food hall. [Washingtonian]

  • Supra is the destination for getting to know Georgian wine. [Eater]

  • Maryland breweries face another round of restrictive legislation. [WBJ]

  • Where to head when you’re craving Asian dumplings. [Zagat]

  • Stock your home bar with locally made products. Then make these cocktails. [DC Refined]

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

  • Condos will top arts space at a new U Street NW development. [UrbanTurf]

  • Congress Heights residents lead march to protest the sale of their apartment building. [WUSA9]

  • Policy and nonprofit leaders discuss how to bring groceries to Ward 7 and 8. [UrbanTurf]

  • Some real estate investors suspect deals in D.C. are overpriced. [Bisnow]

  • Ask the audience: Which vacant D.C. buildings should be redeveloped? [Curbed DC]

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