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

When Senator Bernie Sanders’ name did not appear on ballots during the 2016 Democratic primary, members of the D.C. Democratic State Committee had to scramble to fix the mistake. It was rectified, but this is just one example of the chaos going on within the party. As members deal with everything from an out-of-date website to poor distribution of information, they’ve placed blame on party chairwoman and at-large councilmember Anita Bonds, who they say makes “unilateral decisions that affect the committee as a whole.”


  • White supremacist rally outside the White House disbanded quickly. [WTOP]

  • As Inauguration Day protest trial continues, impacted business owners detail the vandalism they witnessed. [Post]

  • The D.C. Council will vote again on controversial changes to homeless services. [Post]

  • New members of Georgetown’s Halcyon Incubator will focus on land conservation, networking, and sexual assault reporting. [WBJ]

  • Police arrest ATV rider who recorded a cop falling off his bike while chasing him. [WTOP]

  • 13-year-old boy arrested for carrying a gun after shooting near National Zoo. [WTOP]

  • Cyclists cheer increased policing of D.C.’s bike lanes. [Fox5]

  • Red line closures point out the need for dedicated bus lanes on major routes. [WAMU]

  • Metro hires consulting firm to find out how ride-sharing services are impacting its decreased ridership. [Post]

  • Introducing the Capital City Go-Go, D.C.’s new NBA G League team. [NBA]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Teacher perspectives on Ballou graduation scandal. [WUSA9]

  • Colbert King: Should Vince Gray run for mayor? [Post]

  • Revenue-generating speed cameras, mapped. [WBJ]

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

  • ‘Tis the season, motherfuckers: Our annual holiday music column, The Sleigher, has returned. [WCP]

  • Expansion of Potomac’s Glenstone will make it one of the largest private museums in the world. [WBJ]

  • A new pop-up museum in Bethesda will explore the life of the contemporary American teenager. [Post]

  • Here are all the holiday shows happening at D.C. and Baltimore-area theaters. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • The Smithsonian will put more of its collection online. [WAMU]

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

  • Come spring, it will cost you $325 to dine at Pineapple and Pearls. [Washingtonian]

  • First stage of Mike Isabella’s massive Tysons Galleria dining hall opens Dec. 11. [Post]

  • Classic martinis are having a moment at D.C. bars and restaurants. [DC Refined]

  • Four places to celebrate Repeal Day this Tuesday. [Eater]

  • A massive Ethiopian restaurant and club is coming to Adams Morgan. [PoPville]

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

  • D.C. chooses a development team to build “senior cohousing” in Hill East. [WCP]

  • Frederick Douglas’ first D.C. home is for sale. Neighbors expect the transaction to be controversial. [Post]

  • The rent in D.C. is too damn high…especially compared to two decades ago. [UrbanTurf]

  • Takoma Theater building may become clinic space for Children’s National Medical Center. [UrbanTurf, WBJ]

  • Senate committee sets Jan. 29 deadline for GSA plan on future FBI HQ options. [WBJ]

  • Convenience is a factor for Mount Vernon Triangle residents. [Post]

  • Red Bear Brewery to open in the first floor of Uline Arena late next year. [Bisnow]

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