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This week’s cover story: As Ward 8 picks Marion Barry‘s successor, the late mayor-for-life still dominates the ward’s politics. Meanwhile, Barry’s son, who’s running to succeed him, opens up about his own struggles and his father’s.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- In the Ward 4 race, Brandon Todd is coasting (with an assist from some surreptitious Googling). [Loose Lips]
- Sound check, please: Robert Wiedmaier is the latest restaurateur to take on live music. [Young & Hungry]
- D.C.’s commitment to mixed-income development has run aground at Lincoln Heights. [Housing Complex]
- The Washington Monument stinks. [Post]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- This week’s cover: Ward 8 chooses Marion Barry‘s replacement. [WCP]
- In Ward 4, Brandon Todd coasts, with help from some surreptitious Googling. [LL]
- Muriel Bowser and Karl Racine agree to a ceasefire for now. [Post]
- Ward 8 hopefuls bail on anti-Bowser press conference. [LL]
- Jason Chaffetz: Stop smoking pot on the Mall! [Post]
- The streetlight contract saga is finally over. [WBJ]
- Traffic cameras haven’t calmed Maryland Avenue NE. [WAMU]
- Direction of gay vote unclear in special elections. [Blade]
- More on Jim Graham‘s foray into the strip club business. [Post]
- New LGBTQ affairs office for Bowser. [Blade]
- Traffic camera revenue drops big time. [WBJ]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Streetcar will run less frequently than initially planned, and won’t be free for long. [Post]
- Renderings of the Spy Museum at L’Enfant Plaza. [Architect]
- Petworth’s Sweet Mango Cafe is likely to be redeveloped. [Park View D.C.]
- The Ivy City boom continues. [Post]
- More on the planned Buchanan School redevelopment. [UrbanTurf]
- Traffic-camera revenue continues to drop. [DCist]
- This homeless man works in the U.S. Senate. [Post]
- Georgetown’s Fillmore School set to become an arts incubator. [DCist]
- The Petworth housing boom continues. [UrbanTurf]
- Today on the market: Brightwood Park semi-detached with a wrap-around porch—-$575,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Homeless filmmakers tell their own stories in this new documentary produced by Street Sense. [Arts Desk]
- Photos of the most endangered historic buildings in D.C. [Washingtonian]
- A dark new song from Drop Electric: “Rival Churches,” about being a lesbian in Catholic school [Bandwidth]
- Checking in on Rock-afire Explosion, the animatronic house band of Showbiz Pizza [DCist]
- What should the Nats’ home run song be? [BYT]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Restaurant manager responds to having one of the worst Yelp ratings in D.C. [Express]
- Rural Society owner Jose Garces is bringing Village Whiskey to D.C. [Zagat]
- Neighbors protest new Michael Schlow restaurant, Carlyle hotel renovation. [WBJ]
- G by Mike Isabella goes a la carte for dinner. [Washingtonian]
- Compass Coffee expands with a new roastery and coffee shop in Ivy City. [Post]
- Jay’s Saloon in Clarendon to close in May. [ARLnow]
- Look for food from Maketto, José Andrés, and others at Sweetlife 2015. [Eater]