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Yesterday’s havoc on Metro’s Blue, Orange, and Silver lines highlighted how difficult it is to understand what’s being said over the speakers in Metro stations.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. hires Code for D.C. co-founder as its first director of technology innovation. [WBJ]
- A former Marion Barry crony was charged with defrauding $50,000 worth of grant money. [Loose Lips]
- Rabbi who pleaded guilty to voyeurism tries to avoid prison. [NBC4]
- Does D.C.’s “distillery pub” permit cost too much? [Young & Hungry]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Spirit of the Law: A new law went into effect that lets D.C. distilleries sell cocktails on-site for the first time.
Bikeshare Experiment: Capital Bikeshare will set up two “corrals” downtown so docks will no longer run out on weekday mornings.
Abuse Allegations: Police documents show a D.C. cabinet official’s sudden exit may be tied to sexual abuse of an employee.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Marion Barry crony Anthony Motley takes fraud charge on Barry-backed grants. [LL]
- Muriel Bowser‘s veteran affairs boss left office as the target of a sexual abuse investigation. [LL]
- OCTO names a tech innovation director. [WBJ]
- Bikeshare takes aim at dockblocking. [Housing Complex, Post]
- Another nightmare Metro commute. [Housing Complex, Post, WAMU, Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Metro apologizes to Blue, Orange, and Silver line passengers for yesterday’s mess. [WMATA]
- Again, Metro didn’t communicate well with trapped passengers. [WAMU]
- D.C.’s bag-fee revenue is being spent on things other than river cleanup. [Post]
- Congress will vote on Metro funding cuts tomorrow. [National Journal]
- D.C.-area home prices hit their highest level since 2007. [UrbanTurf]
- Does D.C. really need much higher Capital Bikeshare density? [GGW]
- Today on the market: 3BR condo in a popped-up Hill East rowhouse—-$569,900
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci is off today (tips? email@example.com)
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 11 hottest rooftop restaurants and bars [Zagat]
- Family-friendly sports bar called Walter’s coming to Georgia Ave. NW. [Post, PoPville]
- Blue Duck Tavern gets in the homemade pop-tart game. [Eater]
- D.C.’s best barbecue [Drink DC]
- Art-themed restaurant coming to Shirlington. [ARLnow]
- Chef David Dunlap to leave Ashby Inn & Restaurant. [NoVa Mag]
- It’s free cone day at Häagen-Dazs. [DCist]