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Residents of Barry Farm in Ward 8 are worried they’ll be displaced by a new development made of mixed-income housing under the District’s New Communities Initiative. Already, for a variety of reasons, only 254 of 432 units at a major public housing complex there remained occupied by the end of 2015. “It’s still our home,” one woman says.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Could it be? Mayor Muriel Bowser says the H Street–Benning Road streetcar will open to the public on Feb. 27. [City Desk, WAMU, Post, The Hill]
- D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine wants to ban PACs that can raise limitless funds in some years. [Post]
- The mayor launched the first phase of development for the Wizards’ new practice arena yesterday. [City Desk, DCist]
- Two men were fatally shot inside a home on the 500 block of 58th NE on Thursday. [WUSA9, WJLA]
- Residents and councilmembers expressed concerns about the District’s response to January’s major snowstorm. [City Desk, WTOP]
- Police arrested two men in connection with a shooting last week that injured an infant and an adult who were inside a barber shop. [Post]
- Members of the D.C. teachers union aren’t happy about extended school years at a handful of schools. [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Careful What You Fish For: How is the local seafood industry reacting to an advisory that found local rockfish may contain potentially dangerous levels of chemicals?
- Raising Hell: Artist JJ Brine will set up his “Gallery of Satan” in D.C. this May. Abandon hope…
- #choochoo7: That’s the hashtag the Bowser administration is using to promote the streetcar. Wait, what?
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- It’s really happening: streetcar to start running on Feb. 27. [City Desk, WAMU, WBJ, GGW, Post]
- But what’s with that hashtag? [City Desk]
- Whither the business lobby? [LL]
- Surprise: Jeff Thompson is taking his time with a court case. [LL]
- Pedestrians unhappy with blizzard response. [City Desk, Times, WAMU]
- Union not happy about longer school year. [WAMU]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
- Congrats to WCP contributor Kriston Capps, who won the Sarah Booth Conroy Prize for Journalism and Architectural Criticism! [Arts Desk]
- The Max Levine Ensemble completes a trilogy that could rival the original Star Wars with its video for “Backlash, Baby.” [The A.V. Club]
- Listen to “Jada & Styles,” a new jam from Maryland’s Nature Boi and Brain Rapp. [Bandwidth]
- Roger Gastman‘s latest book and film, Wall Writers, looks at the history of graffiti. [Arts Desk]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bars where happy hour ends at last call [Post]
- Where to enjoy breakfast all day long [Eater]
- Seasonal Pantry not pleased with for lease sign; staying open through April. [PoPville]
- ‘Pornburger’ chef and artist to collaborate during nude drawing dinner. [Borderstan]
- Museums eye more healthful menus. [NPR]
- Burger guru Travis Weiss and the best damn burger he’s ever had [Burger Days]