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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.


  • 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]


  • 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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.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? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.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.