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

Mold, vermin, broken refrigerators and toilets, children and elderly living without heat and air conditioning, buildings open to vagrants—these are standard conditions at properties owned by Sanford Capital, which taxpayers subsidize to the tune of about $3.7 million a year. Meanwhile, its founder lives in a $2.9 million Bethesda home—with eight bathrooms.


  • Ollie Ollie ain’t so free. The bobcat returned to the zoo after a taste of freedom. [NBC4]

  • The first day of school for new Chancellor Antwan Wilson. [WAMU, Post]

  • Boys who vandalized historic black school in Ashburn with racist graffiti are sentenced to visit the Holocaust Museum and read books by black and Jewish authors. [Post]

  • A 10-year-old D.C. girl was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Northwest. [FOX5]

  • Prosecutors charge an attorney in D.C.’s IRS office for alleged role in a meth ring. [Post]

  • What District residents have to say about the #deleteUber movement. [WAMU]

  • Police release more video of Georgetown kidnapping suspect. [NBC4]

  • Elderly man with walker was struck and killed by a Silver Spring garbage truck. [FOX5]


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

  • Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is no stranger to the ways of D.C. [AP]

  • D.C. revises, toughens traffic fines.[Post]

  • January homicides continue a similar trend. [DC Witness]

  • Press “three”: Jason Chaffetz wants to hear from D.C.—sort of. [Hill Rag, DCist]

  • Dorothy Height gets a stamp. [NBC4]

  • Ooooh that smell: D.C. residents catching a whiff of pot in the air.[WJLA]

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

  • The Phillips Collection’s latest exhibition Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Epoque explores the Parisian roots of street posters. [Express]

  • A profile of Diane Rehm’s successor, Joshua Johnson. [Post]

  • Get to know Art Takes Action, a collective and initiative focused on social activism through the arts. [DC Music Download]

  • Tickets for the African American Museum are still going fast. [DCist]

  • The National Gallery of Art’s new show will feature some of the greatest Italian sculptors you probably have never heard of. [Express]

  • Nominations are being accepted for the Mayor’s Arts Awards. [Hill Rag]

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

  • Touring the rest of the country around D.C. dining hotspots. [CNN]

  • The president paid his own restaurants $219K during the election. [Eater]

  • Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump turn down a free meal at RPM Italian. [Post]

  • The best date spots in D.C. by neighborhood. [Thrillist]

  • Sherry is one of the most popular ingredients in cocktails right now. [DCist]

  • Georgetown gets a new French restaurant. [PoPville]

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

  • D.C. Zoning Commision approves Park Morton and Bruce Monroe developments. [WBJ]

  • Hill Center, a Capitol Hill locale for the arts that has a 150-year-old history. [Curbed DC]

  • More on plans for the second phase of the big Southwest Wharf development. [Bisnow]

  • Major projects are slated for the H Street NE corridor. Check them out here. [UrbanTurf]

  • Public art is headed to Buzzard Point, an isolated Southwest neighborhood. [Curbed DC]

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