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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.

The D.C. Court of Appeals handed Friends of McMillan Park a victory just one day after Mayor Muriel Bowser hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a real estate development project on the highly contested strip of land in Northwest D.C.


  • Airport workers at National and Dulles will strike for a living wage this month. [Post]

  • A hypothermia alert went into effect last night. Call this hotline to help homeless. [ABC7]

  • First Somali-American lawmaker is harassed in a D.C. taxi. She is Muslim. [Post, Times]

  • Kane Company, the commercial office movers, will lay off 950 workers. [Post, WBJ]

  • A plea to federal employees: Don’t quit your jobs because of Trump. [GGW]

  • On opening night, the casino reached its capacity of 9,000 within one hour. [Post]

  • Georgetown students take over president’s office to protest ties to a Nike factory. [Post]

  • Event supporting Comet Ping Pong will extend through the weekend. [Washingtonian]

  • After a slow start, inauguration weekend hotel bookings are up. [WBJ]

  • Ride Metro until 3 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. [DCist]

  • Man wanted in the Nov. Chinatown shooting appears on this video. [Borderstan]

  • D.C. Police sergeant who brought underage interns to a bar and showed them a sex video is back on the force. [Fox5]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Liz Garrigan (tips? lgarrigan@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Antwan Wilson, nominee to lead DCPS, appears before the D.C. Council. [Post, Times]

  • Jaffe: “Unrestricted gun ownership in the nation’s capital would be a disaster.” [NBC4]

  • CM Mary Cheh on Comet Ping Pong and other targeted businesses. [WAMU]

  • Preliminary hearing delayed for Comet shooter. [Post]

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

  • In his latest One Song column, Chad Clark examines the sobering De La Soul track “Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa.” [WCP]

  • How Takoma’s Rhizome has become the District’s new home for outsider music. [Post]

  • Comet Ping Pong launches GoFundMe to support business after Pizza Gate harassment. [DC Music Download]

  • Come to our next Luce Foundation Show, with Feedel Band and Insect Factory. [WCP]

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

  • Get a first look at the food at National Harbor’s MGM Casino. [Zagat]

  • Tim Carman finds a tucked away Japanese restaurant with a Hello Kitty feel. [Post]

  • Denizens Brewing Co. considers an expansion. [Bethesda Beat]

  • Where to dine on Christmas. [Eater]

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

  • Why is CityCenter always empty? A look at the backstory behind its development. [Post]

  • Events D.C.’s board approves initial agreement with Apple for Carnegie Library. [WBJ]

  • The pedestrian-friendly nature of the 14th Street corridor. Sorry, drivers. [Washingtonian]

  • The zip codes in the District where home flipping can bring you a lot of profit. [UrbanTurf]

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