A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A local taxi driver purports to be a successful seducer, having written a memoir: D.C. Cabbie: Sex, Drugs, and Taxi Fares, which was published earlier this year. The sleazy, often disturbing, stories might be hard to believe, but then, there are his videos.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
A regional one-cent tax would fund Metro through 2026—but it isn’t an easy sell. [Post]
A black teen who was detained by D.C. police last year is suing for misconduct. [DCist]
A 26-year-old father has gone missing, having last been seen Sunday afternoon. [NBC4]
A man was shot and wounded overnight on the Maryland border, in Southeast. [WUSA9]
A person died after the car they were in crashed into a Metro bus Wednesday. [WTOP]
Authorities are investigating reports of gunfire in Franklin Square during rush hour. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Central to the Mission: Late chef Michel Richard’s cooking lives on through his bistro.
Indebted: Ex-D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange’s campaign owes $80,000 to lenders.
New Ethiopian Joint: Fast-casual LaTenaopens in Columbia Heights next Wednesday.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
Muriel Bowser, Maryland and Virginia governors share bridge woes. [WBJ]
Op-ed: why one small business owner backs paid leave. [Post]
Op-ed: against Metro cuts. [GGW]
Deadline set for The Wharf development to open. [Washingtonian]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Free Fall, his latest EP, Will Eastman soundtracks an identity crisis. [WCP]
Maryland hair metal band KIX have returned, for some reason. [DCist]
The Reel Affirmations Film Festival—which focuses on LGBTQ films—begins today. [Washingtonian]
Which horror movie should you go see this month? Consult our chart. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
(Video) D.C. Dining has become entertainment, and it’s a good thing. [Post]
Four pioneering chefs’ family trees of chef “offspring.” [Washingtonian]
Introducing new food truck, Little Miss Whoopie. [DC Refined]
Two Boots Pizza coming to H Street NE. [PopVille]
Where to drink with your dog. [Thrillist]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Catholic Church is selling off lots of property in Northeast to pay its bills. [WAMU]
How Metro’s proposed service cuts could harm D.C.’s black neighborhoods. [CityLab]
A new development at Fort Stevens was almost derailed by its Civil War past. [WAMU]
More than 300 luxury apartments will replace a church on Benning Road NE. [UrbanTurf]
A 71-unit luxury condo building is coming to the West End near Washington Circle. [Post]