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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.


  • 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]


Opera Quiz: Who said it: Francis Poulenc or ISIS?

Barry BackedChristopher 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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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]