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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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.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 ComplexPost]
  • Another nightmare Metro commute. [Housing ComplexPostWAMUPost]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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

  • 11 hottest rooftop restaurants and bars [Zagat]
  • Family-friendly sports bar called Walter’s coming to Georgia Ave. NW. [PostPoPville]
  • 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]