A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If former Mayor Vince Gray wins the Ward 7 D.C. Council seat, what does that mean for Mayor Muriel Bowser? Washingtonian’s Harry Jaffe, co-author of District-politics tome “Dream City,” says things will get a bit awkward.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. police say Tuesday’s shooting on Metro happened after the victim was robbed of his money. [Post]
- How does D.C.’s diversion program for at-risk youth work, and do participants benefit from it? [WAMU]
- A man was shot and killed on the 3100 block of martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE on Wednesday. [FOX5]
- Landmark Musical Festival isn’t happening this year due to a scheduling conflict with the Smithsonian’s new Museum of African American History and Culture. [Arts Desk]
- A fire lieutenant charged with neglect of duty related to the case of a choking child failed to appear at his disciplinary hearing yesterday. [FOX5]
- Metro intends to install new radio cables in its tunnels to improve communication among riders and first responders but will bear the lion’s share of the cost. [City Desk, Post]
- Georgetown has a 27-year moratorium on liquor licenses. Some community members want it to end. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Chair Necessities: Why, how, and whence do local business-owners pick the furniture at their restaurants?
- Bonfire of the Vanities: A fire-inspired bar and restaurant opens next month and there will be blowtorches.
- The Pirates of Potomac: What crazy stuff happened on episode five of The Real Housewives of Potomac?
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- MPD’s cellphone tracking challenged in sexual assault case. [Times]
- Post ed board pushes Karl Racine‘s ethics legislation. [Post]
- What ending Georgetown’s liquor license moratorium could mean. [WBJ]
- More developments on St. Elizabeths Wizards development. [WBJ]
- D.C. Jail moves inmates after water leaks. [NBC4]
- LL considers a Maryland delegate on Real Housewives of Potomac. [Arts Desk]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Organizers cancel this year’s Landmark Fest to support opening of African American Museum. [Arts Desk]
- Meet The Kennedy Center’s composer-in-residenece, who’s also a DJ. [Post]
- At last night’s zoning commission hearing, activists still unhappy with developer’s tweaks to plan to redevelop Union Arts into a boutique hotel. [Bandwidth]
- Funny or Die adds another Obama administration alum to its D.C. office. [Post]
- The Reason Rally returns this summer with Johnny Depp, Bill Nye, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Cho, and more. [DCist]
- In the latest Real Housewives of Potomac, the housewives take to the high seas. [Arts Desk]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C.’s ultimate breakfast and brunch guide [Eater]
- Another Asian-Latin restaurant is coming to 14th Street NW. [Washingtonian]
- Tom Sietsema gives The Dabney 2.5 stars. [Post]
- Women get one free mimosa at Lupo Verde on March 8. [Borderstan]
- Eight can’t-miss food and drink events in March [Zagat]
- Bareburger opening in Dupont April 4 [PoPville]
Correction: Due to a copy error, DLD originally misstated that Sietsema gave The Dabney 5 stars. We regret the error.