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Residents of the former Temple Courts apartments had to leave their homes in a hurry so the site could be demolished and redeveloped. They were promised the right to return. But that was eight years ago, and they’re still waiting.


  • Raw WMATA ridership data for 2009 and 2017 inaugurations, and the Women’s March. [Bloomberg News]

  • Meet a few of the District’s undocumented immigrants. [Post]

  • The mechanical-bull-style weather will continue in the coming days. [Post]

  • Hundreds of flights to the northeast cancelled due to snowstorms. [NBC4]

  • A report on the state of violent crime on Metro. [WAMU]

  • Residents near three Metro stations say the trains rattle their homes. [WAMU]

  • White-collar crime: Attorney at Akin Gump tries to sell a sealed lawsuit. [Post]

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has blocked hundreds from his Facebook page. [Post]

  • James Cherry of D.C. pleads guilty to Union Station bomb threat hoax. [AP]

  • D.C. firefighters save 95-year-old woman from house fire. [NBC4]

  • Sex offender with tattoo-covered face and hair in a few little braids was arrested downtown yesterday. [NBC4]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Racine, People’s Counsel, appeal Pepco-Exelon merger. [Times]

  • Capitol Hill civic leader and good neighbor Bill Phillips has passed. [Hill Rag]

  • DDOT proposes neighborhood slow zones of 15 mph. [Post]

  • Smokescreen: Nature print delivery service comes with weed. [DCist]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Theater J’s latest play hinges on competing theories about menstruation. [WCP]

  • Listen to the debut full-length album from Coup Sauvage and The Snips. [WCP]

  • WeThePeopleDC’s Instagram shows a different side of D.C. [WAMU]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • The restaurateur opening Nakazawa in the Trump hotel is still backpedaling. [Esquire]

  • George Pagonishosted a cooking class for wounded warriors. [WCP]

  • Good news for fans of KogiyaKorean barbecue. [Washingtonian]

  • Related: Don’t look like an idiot eating Korean barbecue. [Thrillist]

  • Make the best of your Valentine’s Day dinner with these tips. [Post]

  • D.C. gets two restaurants from the Phillips Seafood team. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • One in five D.C. area homeowners are “equity rich.” [WTOP]

  • Mapping activity in the D.C. area’s real estate market in 2016. [Post]

  • A judge has dismissed a lawsuit contesting a planned Ward 3 homeless shelter. [WAMU]

  • Changes are coming to the District’s historic Takoma Theatre, now vacant. [Curbed DC]

  • NoMa is getting more apartments and offices, but where are all its restaurants? [Bisnow]

  • A mixed-use development with 30 residential units is slated for Capitol Hill. [UrbanTurf]

  • A 30-unit condo project is proposed for Shaw, but parking remains an issue. [UrbanTurf]

  • Smart growthers push for more housing in the District to meet resident demand. [GGW]

  • Mail mystery sparked when neighbors find abandoned postage at vacant house. [ABC7]

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