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On Monday, the D.C. Zoning Commission reviewed designs for the planned D.C. United Stadium in Buzzard Point. While the commissioners were largely supportive of the project, some thought it resembled “a prison” and “needs a little more maturity.” Meanwhile, the design for the D.C. football team’s stadium is getting a lot of attention.


  • On Monday, a D.C. police officer was found guilty of assaulting a co-worker of his girlfriend. [Post]
  • Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander polls residents on anti-Vince Gray tactics. [Loose Lips]
  • Residents with developmental disabilities have fought long and hard to be included in D.C. [WAMU]
  • The District says it’s seen ravens nesting along the Potomac River—the first time in a century. [NBC4]
  • An analysis finds that D.C. families pay fewer taxes than those in nearby jurisdictions. [City Desk]
  • Metro has restored normal service on the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines after a fire yesterday. [Post]


  • School Food: The D.C. Auditor found that public schools’ food-services program has “inefficiencies and waste.”
  • Streetcar vs. X2: Which mode of public transportation on H Street and Benning Road NE reigns supreme?
  • Trading Places: A new restaurant opening soon in Bethesda will be themed around the 1980s cult classic.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The councilmember from Ward 1 finds the one.  [Borderstan]
  • Yvette Alexander tests anti-Vince Gray.  [LL]
  • Post ed board backs voucher program. [Post]
  • Jeff Thompson wants in on the fight over his seized files case. [LL]
  • Muriel Bowser won’t let you put her in a box. [Fortune]
  • Cop found guilty of assaulting cell phone store worker. [Post]
  • D.C. GOP primary has a long line. [DCist]

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

  • On the past, present, and future of D.C.’s punk scene. [Washington Monthly]
  • A discussion of “mutualism” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ latest Fresh Talk. [Arts Desk]
  • Scene report: Is the country’s next hotbed for rap? [Noisey]
  • PJ Harvey‘s D.C. gentrification song “Community of Hope” doesn’t vibe with D.C. nonprofit Community of Hope. [Bandwidth]
  • Hamilton at the White House. [DCist]
  • Our jazz critic analyzes the Kennedy Center’s 2016-2017 jazz season. [Arts Desk]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • What to buy in Italian markets [Post]
  • The best bars in D.C. for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day [Drink DC]
  • 12 great restaurants for Easter dining around D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • More Nashville hot chicken is coming—this time, to Trummer’s on Main [Eater]
  • Dangerously Delicious Pies reopens on H Street NE with new look. [PoPville]
  • 11 most anticipated spring restaurant openings [Zagat]
  • Hard Times Cafe in Clarendon offered for lease. [ARLnow]