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.
The owners of The Red Hen and Boundary Stone are teaming up to open an Italian-American restaurant focused around pizza. Tiffany MacIsaac, of Buttercream Bakeshop and formerly of Neighborhood Restaurant Group, will help make the dough.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A Metro police officer shot and killed a man in a tunnel near the Potomac Avenue station last night. [Post]
- D.C. expected to shelter 840 families this winter. The actual number’s already much higher. [Housing Complex]
- Pot activists plan seed shares, try not to run afoul of the law. [Loose Lips]
- In 2008, an 11-year-old D.C. girl told police she was raped. Despite medical evidence showing she was sexually assaulted, the girl was arrested for filing a false report. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
The School House: Fed up with lousy public schools, African-American parents in D.C. turn to homeschooling.
Afghan and Again: Restaurants that have Afghan owners like Local 16 are serving more Afghan cuisine.
Use It or Lose It: D.C. passed an affordable housing law in 2008, but it’s never been used.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- New schools in new DCPS budget plan [WAMU, Post]
- Marijuana activists plan a marijuana seed share. [LL]
- Homelessness crisis is even worse than expected. [Housing Complex]
- Late-night truck delivery pilot launches. [Post]
- Kill the streetcar, says Deborah Simmons. [Times]
- Good luck finding an affordable apartment in the District. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dunbar High School: the greenest school building in the world? [Post]
- A very lovely pipe dream for integrating the Kennedy Center into the urban fabric. [GGW]
- Chutzpah in a Georgetown Alley. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
- D.C.’s lowest effective property tax rates are in its poorest neighborhoods. [District, Measured]
- The Dupont Underground surpasses its fundraising goal. [WBJ]
- An obscure 1977 law requires some gas stations to have bike pumps. [WashCycle]
- Today on the market: Two-level Logan Circle 1BR—-$510,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Think the Ninja Turtles had all the good Renaissance painters covered? The National Gallery of Art says think again. [Arts Desk]
- Transformer highlights community-supported art (CSA) programs in a new exhibition. [Hyperallergic]
- Photos of Jukebox the Ghost at the 9:30 Club [BYT]
- The National Book Festival is back at the convention center this year, on Labor Day weekend. [DCist]
- Watch Pree‘s summery, trampoliney new video for “Two Feet Shy.” [D.C. Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tiffany MacIsaac to open Buttercream Bakeshop in Shaw. [Post]
- A craft beer tax battle is brewing on Capitol Hill. [NPR]
- Five great dishes in Fairfax’s Mosaic District [Washingtonian]
- Three new reasons to visit Ballston [Zagat]
- Bob and Edith’s Diner expanding with two new locations. [ARLnow]
- Right Proper Brewing Company is having a cheese party. [PoPville]
- The Partisan launches brunch or lunch next week. [Eater]