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This week’s cover story: How Eugene “Thunder” Hughes and his boxing gym have outlasted decades of change on 14th Street NW.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Ron Machen‘s legacy “may be that he treated the people he caught better than the people he never charged.” [Loose Lips]
- H Street NE may not need the streetcar, but Benning Road does. [Housing Complex]
- David Catania has a new job. It’s his old job. [Loose Lips]
- Nintendo gives a shout-out to a mayor named Bowser. [Post]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Cops say missing data isn’t caused by their database. [Post]
- Ron Machen shrugs, quits. [LL]
- Jail contract fight looms for Muriel Bowser. [LL]
- CRUZ [Post, Times]
- Injured cop waits 20 minutes for an ambulance. [Post]
- Benning Road needs the streetcar. [Housing Complex]
- What’s up with Walter Fauntroy? [NBC4]
- Post ed board: boo to Metro’s PR blitz. [Post]
- David Catania gets a job. [LL]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- How an unassuming boxing gym has survived decades of change on 14th Street NW. [WCP]
- Walmart-commissioned study finds Walmart’s had a positive impact on D.C. [WBJ]
- Transit union says nine streetcar workers were fired for organizing. [DCist]
- A withdrawn proposal hints at the possible future of Georgetown’s Fillmore School. [UrbanTurf]
- Two Maryland counties back Pepco-Exelon merger. [Post]
- But three D.C. Councilmembers express their doubts. [DCist]
- Today on the market: Petite LeDroit Park rowhouse—-$499,700
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- If a band hires a booker and a publicist, is it still “DIY”? [Bandwidth]
- Listen to a new slow-banger from self-described hippies Pinky KillaCorn and Visto. [Arts Desk]
- A dispatch from Rare Essence‘s show at SXSW, the festival’s first-ever go-go performance [Post]
- D.C.’s SXSW showcase used to be DIY; now it’s a government-run affair. [Washingtonian]
- An interview with Bombay Knox’s Kevin Chambers on finding inspiration for designs and managing time as a freelance artist [Panda Head]
- The National Gallery has reunited three paintings of the wise men of the Bible for the first time since 1881. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman is off (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A history of Ethiopian food in D.C. [DCist]
- Hangover cures from experts in the bar and restaurant industry [Washingtonian]
- Late night meal delivery service launches in Arlington. [ARLnow]
- Black and Orange closes on 14th Street NW. [PoPville]
- How to eat and drink your way through the Cherry Blossom Festival [Zagat]
- DNV has a cocktail with a Campari fruit roll-up moustache. [Eater]
- Town Hall named among the biggest bro bars in the country. [Thrillist]