A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to email@example.com.
Ghosts, Bigfoot, and a haunted house are all part of City Paper’s inaugural Horror Issue. From the Alexandria Cryptozoology and Paranormal Society to Rock & Roll Hotel’s other guests, it’s a frighteningly good one.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
The week the city-run St. Elizabeths hospital was without water. [WCP]
SafeTrack’s most disruptive phase yet begins Saturday. [Post]
Relatedly, the argument for a dedicated regional tax to fund Metro. [Post]
Neighbors push back on D.C. United stadium in Southwest. [WCP]
More than 7,000 votes have been cast so far in D.C. early voting. [DCist]
Video shows suspect in NoMa area shooting. [Borderstan]
Police are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl from Northwest. [FOX5]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
“Make Cocktails Great Again”: Barrel has a satirical, Donald Trump-themed pop-up.
Culinary Attrition: The executive sous chef at Shaw Bijouhas left before its opening.
Affordable Housing in Shaw: A new building named after a civil rights leader opens.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
It’s Phil Mendelson and Muriel Bowser, at odds over paid leave details. [WCP]
Churches talking brimstone over proposed Metro closings on Sunday. [Times]
GGW ANC endorsements in Ward 4. [GGW]
Rebranding D.C., jewel of the Potomac! [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
Is the Rock & Roll Hotel actually haunted? We went there with a ghost hunter to find out. [WCP]
National Symphony Orchestra executive director Rita Shapiro will step down at the end of the year. [Post]
Get to know D.C.’s latest record label, Better Listen Records. [DC Music Download]
Check out photos from the 30th annual High Heel Race. [DCist]
For nearly 30 years, the Washington Psychotronic Film Society has been home to D.C.’s underground film fanatics. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
The bar in Trump’s D.C. hotel already upped its prices. [Washingtonian]
Make the most of Halloween. [Zagat]
Finding poutine dishes in D.C. [DC Refined]
These are D.C.’s best whiskey bars. [Eater]
Anthony Bourdain is in town. Learn more about him. [Thrillist]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? email@example.com)
Why a proposed dog park in Takoma was defeated. [Greater Greater Washington]
For the first time in a year, D.C. sees slightly more homes on the market. [UrbanTurf]
More on D.C. United’s future stadium in Buzzard Point. [WAMU]
Redevelopment could be coming to a prime piece of real estate in Georgetown. [WBJ]