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.
We’ve been warned: On the cusp of marijuana legalization in D.C., the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser last night threatening prosecutions for, they claim, breaking federal law.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Mayor Bowser’s pick to replace her in Ward 4, Brandon Todd, used to be a Republican. [Loose Lips]
- The SUV driver who killed a pedestrian on a downtown sidewalk Monday was accused of going 104 mph in a 55-mph zone just weeks before. [Post]
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton pushes to end the ban on sledding at the Capitol. [WTOP]
- Metro has a new anti-harassment campaign. [DCist]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Going Under: A long-dormant underground space on 14th Street NW becomes a new bar next week.
Q&A: Comedian Kyle Kinane on why he hates college shows and prefers music clubs over comedy clubs.
Pre-emptive Blow: Bowser wants to ban private marijuana nightclubs.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- District preps for pot legalization, but congressmen try to quash it. [LL, Post, Times, WBJ]
- Ward 4’s Brandon Todd faces questions about his residency, past Republican registration. [LL]
- Clash continues over school for minority boys. [LL, WAMU]
- Bowser lays out committee to honor Marion Barry. [LL]
- D.C. Public Schools will start offering principals longer contracts. [Post]
- Pot activist plans to reopen his marijuana paraphernalia store. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- First phase of massive Anacostia riverfront development gets zoning approval. [UrbanTurf]
- Homeowners appealing their tax assessment almost always lose. [WBJ]
- How the demographics of D.C. neighborhoods changed over a decade. [District, Measured]
- Mapping where you can’t possess marijuana tomorrow. [Post]
- Blagden Alley development can go forward without parking. [UrbanTurf]
- Zoning Commission gives initial green light to flexibility on affordability units near Navy Yard. [JDLand]
- Building sale near the Capitol is the priciest in D.C. history. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Logan Circle 1BR—-$399,900
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- The hooligans at the University of Maryland’s WMUC played Smash Mouth for 24 hours straight. [Bandwidth]
- Photos of A Place to Bury Strangers, Ed Schraders’s Music Beat, and Multicult at the Rock & Roll Hotel [D.C. Music Download]
- How Greg Pierce wrote Kid Victory, now playing at Signature Theatre, with John Kander of Cabaret and Chicago [DC Theatre Scene]
- Sirius XM host Joe Madison will shoot for record-breaking fundraising numbers for the forthcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- DCity Smokehouse will pop-up near Union Market and eventually expand to a larger space. [Post]
- A look inside Alexandria gastropub Mason Social [Washingtonian]
- The D.C. area’s nine hottest coffee shops [Zagat]
- BLT Steak has a new beverage director. [Eater]
- The top Irish bars in Arlington [ARLnow]
- Mayor Muriel Bowser moves to ban private marijuana nightclubs. [Loose Lips]