The D.C. Council’s legislation regulating billboards proposed for outside Nats Park opens the door to electric signage District-wide, according to neighbors and critics.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C.’s only ice rink has become so popular, the city needs a second. [Post]

  • Metrorail operators, who have run 14 red lights in 2016, will soon be monitored. [WAMU]

  • The Capitol Hill tree, known as “Big George,” will be lit Saturday. [The Hill Rag]

  • D.C. employers may soon be banned from looking at applicant credit history. [DCist]

  • After eliminating SAT requirement, GW boasts its most diverse freshman class. [Post]

  • The American Red Cross wants to sell a downtown building to the Feds. [WBJ]

  • Four ways to fix D.C.’s most dangerous (and oddly shaped) traffic circle. [GGW]

  • Eight more alleys will get the jackhammer treatment in D.C.’s ongoing “AlleyPalooza.” [Borderstan]

  • After several dog-on-dog attacks in Hill East, residents on the lookout for pitbull. [WUSA]

  • Maggiano’s evacuated due to bomb threat yesterday. [Fox5, WJLA]

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

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

  • Inside Mayor Muriel Bowser’s secretive search for schools chief. [WCP]

  • Jury grants $1.7 million judgment to former D.C. official in whistleblower case. [Post]

  • Former Mayor Marion Barry will get a gravestone two years after his death. [WUSA], Post, Washingtonian (Oct. 31)]

  • A breathtakingly straight indulgence of a Nazi monster who wants to “party like it’s 1933” and cleanse the country of everyone but whites. [Post]

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

  • Watch a new music video from Fairfax rock’n’rollers Cinema Hearts. [WCP]

  • The National Building Museum’s latest exhibition celebrates D.C.’s yesteryears. [Post]

  • Crooked Beat records will return as a pop-up shop this Saturday for Small Business Saturday. [DC Music Download]

  • The head of the National Museum of the American Indian discusses what every American should know about Native Americans. [Post]

  • Ian MacKaye, Mark Andersen of Positive Force, filmmaker Robin Bell, and Jason Mogaveroof Jack on Fire discuss how punk could thrive in a Trump administration. [WAMU]

  • Read an interview with DJ Lisa Frank, aka Morgan Tepper. [DC Music Download]

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

  • 150 bars will stay open until 4 a.m. tonight. [Washingtonian]

  • Maggiano’s could have denied NPI’s reservation if they knew about it. [WBJ]

  • José Andrés goes on Late Night with Seth Meyers. [Eater]

  • Nine winter openings to look forward to. [Zagat]

  • Get swirling: The best cheap red wine on Amazon.com. [Thrillist]

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

  • Is D.C. actually a “dense” city? [Greater Greater Washington]

  • Luxury apartments are coming to the former Italian Embassy on 16th Street NW. [Post]

  • JBG and Gallaudet are partnering to redevelop land owned by the university. [Bisnow]

  • More than 100 condo units are slated for Truxton Circle. [UrbanTurf]

  • A tree grew in Shaw. [Greater Greater Washington]

  • New presidents don’t significantly change D.C.’s real estate market. [NBC]

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