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

Traci Hughes, the first and only director of D.C.’s Office of Open Government, won’t serve another five years in the role. D.C.’s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, which voted to not reappoint Hughes, won’t say why.Sources suggest that the Bowser administration has been so frustrated with the Office of Open Government that it started its own open government office within the mayor’s legal counsel office in 2016. Having its own open government office allows the mayor’s office to stay abreast of ethical issues, but it could also undermine OOG’s independent role.


  • Recently released recording reveals the pressures placed on principals by DCPS leadership. [WJLA]

  • DCPS launches Office of Integrity, where teachers can file complaints or ask questions. [Post]

  • Federal and state officials consider routes for D.C. to Baltimore maglev train. [UrbanTurf]

  • Looking back at 2009’s Snowmageddon shouldn’t make you wish for snow. [WTOP]

  • But D.C. might be treated to sleet and freezing rain tomorrow morning. [WJLA]

  • Gravelly Point is a perfectly good name. Don’t change it to honor Nancy Reagan. [Post]

  • D.C. is the 18th-most traffic congested city in the world, according to a new study. [WTOP]

  • Want your Olympic viewing experience to be local? Watch these area athletes compete. [NBC Washington]

  • Eaglet Alert! Eagle living at the D.C. police training academy will lay eggs soon. [WTOP]


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

  • Council grills D.C.’s nominees to Metro Safety Commission. [Post]

  • More on Office of Open Government director Traci Hughes’ dismissal. [Post]

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

  • The Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre’s In the Heights and GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Spanish-language version ofLin-Miranda Manuel’s Tony-winning musical lead the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards nominees. [theatreWashington]

  • Thurston Moore, Girlpool, Bat Fangs, and four other shows to check out this week. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to a new single from D.C. rapper Styme. [DC Mumbo Sauce]

  • John Doyle will direct the musical adaptation of the 2007 film August Rush, premiering at Signature Theatre next year. [Post]

  • Local performance artist Brian Feldman holds Shabbat dinner in D.C.’s Wawa. [WCP]

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

  • DGS Delicatessen’s last day in Dupont is Feb. 11. [WCP]

  • Head toKith and Kin with a photo and they’ll print it onto your latte for $1 extra. [WCP]

  • San Francisco import Tadich Grillclosed and now it’s filing for bankruptcy. [WBJ]

  • Cozy up with a bowl of French onion soup. [Washingtonian]

  • Women should never be heard crunching on chips, according to PepsiCo’s CEO. [NPR]

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

  • Seven-bedroom Dupont Circle home designed by famed architect Hornblower Marshall sells for $4.1 million. [Curbed DC]

  • The future of two vacant parcels above the Waterfront Metro station is unclear. [GGW]

  • Dupont Circle ANC plans to host a community forum on homelessness tonight. [GGW]

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