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

The Women’s March is estimated to be the largest single political demonstration to take place in D.C. since the Vietnam War protests of the 1960s and ‘70s. Nearly a year later, participants have remained motivated to make positive change in D.C. They’ve started organizations of their own and worked with existing organizations to pass legislation through the D.C. Council and teach others to organize, and are prepared to keep fighting for what they believe in regardless of who occupies the White House.


  • In letter to readers, leadership of the Current Newspapers explains how it will financially improve. [WBJ, Current Newspapers]

  • D.C. Health Department releases racy ads for HIV prevention medication. [WUSA9]

  • Some city officials want a review of all high school graduation information after Ballou scandal. [WAMU]

  • Police officers are recovering from injuries after chasing a man who stole a police vehicle and crashing. [Fox5]

  • As Metro considers refunding delayed riders, here’s how similar plans worked in other cities. [Post]

  • It’s also considering changes to its Kids Ride Free program. [WTOP]

  • Since November, D.C. has provided housing to more than 400 homeless and at-risk families and individuals. [Post]

  • MeetAzzi Fudd, the St. John’s freshman who’s one of the nation’s top basketball recruits. [Post]

  • What happens when parents steal money from school PTAs? [Washingtonian]


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

  • Council votes to rename street outside Russian Embassy after Putin critic. [Politico]

  • New bill introduced by Councilmember Charles Allen would expedite street closing process so kids can more easily play outside. [UrbanTurf]

  • Allen also has things to say about campaign finance. [WTOP]

  • The Council considers the installation of more public restrooms. [WTOP]

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

  • Check out photos from The Nighttime Adventure Society’s farewell show at Union Stage. [DC Music Download]

  • The Native American actors starring in Arena Stage’s Sovereignty talk about the oft-neglected Native American perspective in theater. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • How D.C.’s film industry might be affected by the Discovery Channel’s departure from Silver Spring. [Washingtonian]

  • In Bethesda, a community mourns the closing of a Barnes & Noble. [WAMU]

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

  • How are D.C.’s Russian restaurants doing amidst tense U.S.-Russia relations? [WCP]

  • You can do better than avocado toast. [Washingtonian]

  • Fancy Radish, from the owners of Philly’s Vedge, opens on H Street NE next month. [Post]

  • Where to head if you’re craving mac and cheese. [DC Refined]

  • Learn the secrets of gummy bear (and other candy) colors and flavors. [NPR]

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

  • D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue needs more information before it will deliver The Line Hotel a planned $46 million tax break. [WBJ]

  • Boston Properties sells E Street SW office building formerly occupied by the International Trade Commission for a whopping $118 million. [WBJ]

  • Developer requests needed zoning changes for the Grimke School project. [UrbanTurf]

  • Compared to 2016, D.C. home sale prices rose slightly. [UrbanTurf]

  • $2,000 a month in rent can get you three bedrooms in Anacostia or one in Shaw. [Curbed DC]

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