Metro took all its 4000-series rail cars out of service after engineers determined they present a collision risk due to a technical glitch. These are the same cars pulled last year after their passenger doors opened mid-trip.


  • Open letter: Deputy Mayor reassures D.C. businesses fearful of Trump transition. [WBJ]

  • D.C.’s Children’s hospital gets 12 acres to build research facility at former Walter Reed campus. [WBJ, Post]

  • D.C. saw a 14 percent increase in its homeless population this year. [WCP]

  • Two adults and two children found dead in Stafford County murder-suicide case. [FOX5]

  • New “smart” traffic lights on 16th Street recognize, and prioritize, buses. [GGW]

  • Bear mauls a Frederick woman in her daughter’s driveway, but she survives. [FOX5]

  • To the dismay of students, Howard University temporarily bans Netflix. [The Hilltop]

  • Police crowd D.C. Costco to honor woman who offers them holiday meals in memory of her slain son. [WJLA]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Liz Garrigan (tips?

  • Medical examiner rules Marion Christopher Barry Jr. died of a PCP overdose. [Post]

  • Ethics board determines lame duck Councilmember Yvette Alexander owes the city $600 for a disclosure breach. [WCP]

  • Metro board chair Jack Evans is resolute on running trains until 3 a.m. after Safetrack. [WAMU]

  • D.C. Council votes to end sales tax on tampons and diapers. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Watch Title Tracks perform live at WAMU. [Bandwidth]

  • The peculiar story of how money origami ended up in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. [Washingtonian]

  • And speaking of Smithsonian museums… the African American Museum just received a hefty $2.5 million donation from LeBron James. [Washingtonian]

  • “D.C. Resistance” forms to protest Donald Trump through guerilla art and banners. [Borderstan]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • The 50 best restaurants in Northern Virginia. [NoVa Mag]

  • Turkish pizza restaurant Pidzza is coming to Ivy City. [Eater]

  • How to help the food truck that caught fire. [Borderstan]

  • Advice from local chefs on cooking Thanksgiving dinner. [DC Refined]

  • Where to find unique takes on smothered fries. [Zagat]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • Foggy Bottom leads D.C. nabes among those where homes sell for cash. [UrbanTurf]

  • More on Peter Shapiro, an incoming member of the D.C. Zoning Commission. [WBJ]

  • When it opens next year, the Wharf will have a big law firm as an office tenant. [Bisnow]

  • The history of the Wonder Bread Factory building in Shaw. [Greater Greater Washington]

  • Office of Planning supports “placemaking” initiative along Georgia Avenue NW. [CityLab]

  • New renderings for a 40-50 unit apartment building set for 14th Street NW. [UrbanTurf]

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