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D.C.’s streetcar doesn’t need passengers to bring in revenue for the city: the Department of Public Works has already issued hundreds of tickets for blocking the streetcar’s path.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The driver of an SUV struck several pedestrians on a sidewalk downtown, killing one of them [ABC7]
- Activists prepare for marijuana legalization to take effect. [DCist]
- D.C. charter school executive compensation varies widely. [Post]
- The D.C. Department of Transportation and the app Waze have formed a partnership. [NBC4]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Opera Quiz: Who said it: Francis Poulenc or ISIS?
Barry Backed: Christopher Barry has the support of his late father’s former Council colleague, Jim Graham. “We all have demons,” Graham says.
Ballston Bound: Spanish restaurant SER, winner of the Ballston Restaurant Challenge, hopes to become a destination.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Some charter school leaders pull in hefty salaries. [Post]
- Jim Graham helps Marion C. Barry in the Ward 8 race. [LL]
- 748 tickets issued over the streetcar so far. [City Desk]
- See how DCPS spends its money. [Post]
- 32BJ SEIU backs Brandon Todd in the Ward 4 race. [SEIU]
- City tries to convince kids not to litter. [WAMU]
- Mother copes after police kill her son. [Post]
- LGBT groups worry after mysterious downtown stabbing. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Streetcar brings in revenue before it even opens, via parking tickets. [City Desk]
- NoMa park plan could be a chance to straighten out the Metropolitan Branch Trail. [WashCycle]
- A visualization of Silver Line ridership. [PlanItMetro]
- Where D.C.’s college students come from. [Post]
- The design of the future FBI headquarters gets hashed out over lunch. [WBJ]
- One killed, two hurt as SUV flips and hits pedestrians. [WJLA]
- Today on the market: Ritz-Carlton 2BR—-$925,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Who said it: Francis Poulenc or ISIS? [Arts Desk]
- The owner of Rams Head Live! has been charged with videotaping women in the bathroom of one of his restaurants. [WTOP]
- Hirshhorn head Melissa Chiu is trying to make the museum take full advantage of the opportunities social media present. [Australian Financial Review]
- A March Madness bracket of movies about “Washington” [Washingtonian]
- Photos from WPA’s “laser cat” installation at the Yards last weekend [BYT]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Le Diplomate gets a new pastry chef and dessert menu. [Post]
- Rose’s Luxury named most outstanding restaurant of 2015 [GQ]
- Is delivery coffee worth it? [Eater]
- Three new doughnut shops to try [Zagat]
- Michael Sternberg moves on from Star Restaurant Group. [WBJ]
- The 26 people you see at Whole Foods [Thrillist]