A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tired of gridlock and shutdowns, or drawn to serve the city they’ve come to call home, a sizable group of federal bureaucrats has turned to municipal government with jobs in the Bowser administration.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C.’s health insurance marketplace had relatively small price increases this year. [WBJ]
- What one couple learned visiting 18 D.C. schools in 90 days. [Medium]
- Chunks of concrete fell from an overpass onto Rock Creek Parkway overnight. [NBC4]
- Nats Park adds metal detectors ahead of the 2015 baseball season. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
I Liked Ike: Despite having recently brought in a bar “rescue” specialist, Chief Ike’s in Adams Morgan will close.
Exorbitant Condo of the Week: A one-bedroom for just $2.5 million.
For Your Closeups: Botanical mugshots on display at a D.C. gallery, reviewed.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- National political operatives ditch the feds for the District government. [Post]
- Muriel Bowser preps for State of the District address with middle class roll-out. [Post]
- More on the newest 16th St. NW study. [WAMU]
- Comparatively smaller increases for D.C. Health Link customers. [WBJ]
- Ted Cruz guns for local District gay law. [Blade]
- Has Adams Morgan lost its funk? [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A trimmed Portals plan for Southwest gets a thumbs up. [WBJ]
- Six paragons of multi-modalism to emulate. [CityLab]
- A bill would require compensation for blocking solar panels. [WBJ]
- So long to an Adams Morgan mainstay. [Y&H]
- How to rescue WMATA. [GGW]
- You can live in a former Georgetown chapel, for $4 million. [UrbanTurf]
- Today on the market: Kalorama 1BR—-$399,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Chief Ike’s Mambo Room is closing after 25 years in Adams Morgan. [Young & Hungry]
- Local ska outfit Kill Lincoln is going on a hiatus with no end date. [D.C. Music Download]
- A preview of the authors coming to this fall’s National Book Festival [Post]
- Close-up photos of butterfly wings and mugshots of orchids at the Marsha Mateyka Gallery [Arts Desk]
- Farewell to Norman Scribner, the founder of the Choral Arts Society of Washington in 1965, who died on Sunday. [Washingtonian]
- A review of A Bright Room Called Day at Caos on F [Arts Desk]
- Ben Affleck is coming to D.C. to say things at a Congressional hearing. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Seven new late night eats in D.C. [Thrillist]
- What to expect for Maki Shop, opening soon on 14th Street NW. [Post]
- 10 secret weapons behind D.C.’s top restaurants [Zagat]
- Mandu chef Danny Lee crowned Prince of Porc at Cochon 555 competition. [Eater]
- Shuttered Black and Orange becoming Bo$$ Burger & Breakfast. [PoPville]
- 27 things that make every chef’s blood boil [BuzzFeed]