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Those working on food access equity in D.C. use words like “crime,” “absurdity,” and “injustice” to describe the disparity between areas east of the Anacostia River and the rest of the city. Here’s what they’re doing to fix it.


  • Here come the marches on Washington. [WUSA]

  • Expect lots of security for Friday’s March for Life. [WTOP]

  • And Veep Mike Pence will speak to the anti-abortion crowd. [NBC4]

  • Former HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews will be AU’s first female president. [WBJ]

  • As usual, Virginia hates paying for Metro. [Post]

  • Farragut West and Foggy Bottom stations will be closed this weekend. [NBC4]

  • D.C. could lose $1 billion across several departments in “sanctuary city” standoff. [NBC4]

  • Canadian company may acquire Washington Gas. [WAMU]

  • New normal: a daily dose of protest here in the District. [Post]

  • It’s going to feel like winter again for the next few days. [Post]

  • Idea: Get 14th Street a faster bus line. [GGW]

  • Foggy Bottom buildings make National Register of Historic Places for housing WWII spy victories. [Post]

  • Man opens fire in a Northeast laundromat parking lot, and it’s on video. [Post]


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

  • D.C. homicides for January are up 17 percent over last year.[WUSA9]

  • Chaffetz to Bowser on D.C. as a sanctuary city: We’re watching you. [Post]

  • Metro board re-ups Jack Evans as its chairman. [WAMU]

  • Pro-life momentum for the first time in years. [AP]

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl bids adieu toBill Cosby—and Obama. [Times]

  • Budget shortfall, service cuts to Metro, but no fare hike—yet. [WTOP]

  • Counting the homeless with Miriam’s Kitchen. [WAMU]

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

  • Popular local ’90s cover band White Ford Bronco played the Republican Retreat last night. [WCP]

  • Why Arena Stage artistic director Molly Smith is trying to launch a comeback for playwright Lillian Hellman. [Post]

  • WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been saved! [DCist, Post]

  • Kennedy Center announces new classical season. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Meet Jay IDK, one of the D.C. area’s most promising rappers. [Post]

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

  • New York import The Smith opens Monday with burgers and seafood towers. [WCP]

  • Introducing a roving dumpling pop-up debut tonight at The Passenger. [Eater]

  • Where to try modern takes on dim sum. [DC Refined]

  • Sylvan Cafe and Bakery opening soon in Bloomingdale. [PoPville]

  • A U.S. chef finally won the Olympics of cooking. [Post]

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

  • Douglas Development acquires Ivy City building where Union Kitchen operates. [WBJ]

  • Meanwhile,Doug Jemal will soon redevelop an office tower in Buffalo. [Buffalo News]

  • District and Community Three Development approach deal over Grimke School.  [Post]

  • What is D.C. doing to lower rates of homelessness? Kojo Nnamdidiscusses. [WAMU]

  • More on D.C.-backed plans to make the Franklin School into a word museum. [CityLab]

  • Geeks: Google Maps has updated its satellite imagery of the metropolitan area. [GGW]

  • Could the Trump administration cut back on tax credits for affordable housing? [Bisnow]

  • The market for Class A apartments in the D.C. region is slowing. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. leads the U.S. in bikeshare stations among cities with such systems. [GGW]

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