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Find Shmuel Herzfeld, rabbi at Ohev Sholom synagogue, handing out free matzoh in downtown D.C. in celebration of Passover. He wears a matzoh-print suit and drives a matzoh mobile.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Raw data: historical flowering dates of Japanese cherry blossom trees, starting in the 9th century. [Osaka Prefecture University]

  • Sun today, rain tomorrow, cold Friday. [Post]

  • Manassas trailer park families fight to stay, with nowhere else to go. [Post]

  • The U.S. Mint has released the new Frederick Douglass quarter. [NBC4]

  • School construction troubles abutting neighbors in Southeast. [FOX5]

  • Metro wants riders to report sexual harassment. [NBC4]

  • Metro pulls faith-based adoption ad. [DCist]

  • Washington Real Estate Investment Trust acquires Watergate 600. [WBJ]

  • Lines were long and ATMs dysfunctional at Nationals Park on Monday. [WTOP]

  • American Airlines kicks cellist and cello off a flight at National Airport. [ABC7]

  • Attorneys General from D.C. and eight states talk technology threats. [AP]

  • D.C. Attorney General will not file charges against teen who made “school shooter” post on Instagram. [FOX5]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

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

  • Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his death. [NBC4]

  • Flush with cash, Bowser’s budget retains tax cuts. [Times]

  • Bill offers to pay businesses to open restrooms to the public. [WBJ]

  • Amalgamated Transit Union pushes $2 flat Metro fare. [WAMU]

  • D.C. man finishes insane marathon. [WUSA9]

  • D.C. is not just bookish, it’s frugal too. [DCist]

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

  • Listen to a new single off Den-Mate’s forthcoming EP. [NPR Music]

  • Of course someone got engaged in one of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms. [Washingtonian]

  • Check out photos from the Washington Project for the Arts’ annual gala. [BYT]

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

  • Food prices are creeping up in D.C. Take this $26 sandwich, for example. [Post]

  • What’s it like to be a major food Instagrammer? [Bethesda Mag]

  • Check out these vintage D.C. cocktail menus. [Washingtonian]

  • Good news if you like Checkers. [WBJ]

  • Benito’s Place opens serving food from Guatemala, Honduras, and more. [PoPville]

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

  • Eight proposals that could replace NoMa’s former Temple Courts complex. [UrbanTurf]

  • Hop-backs, the new pop-ups. [UrbanTurf]

  • Design tweaks to Walter Reed residences. [UrbanTurf]

  • New bill would ensure $120 million annually to D.C.’s affordable housing fund. [Twitter]

  • Church-turned-condo in Capitol Hill lists for $1.3 million. [Curbed DC]

  • Million-dollar home listings are common in the D.C. area. [Post]

  • Op-ed: Don’t blame Airbnb for D.C.’s affordable housing problem. [Examiner]

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