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Firefighters responded to smoke incidents at three different Metro stations over the weekend, though no injuries were reported.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- More bad news for the streetcar: It caught on fire Saturday night. [Housing Complex]
- Christopher Barry‘s run to replace his father on the D.C. Council has been much more challenging than expected. [Post]
- Post editorial board criticizes Bowser administration for its decision on the Franklin School museum. [Post]
- A developer sold the majority of its parcel on Half Street SE across from Nationals Park. [WTOP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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High-Tech Drinks: A bar in Dupont Circle is experimenting with sous vide cocktails.
Due Process: Federal prosecutors are taking their time with Jeff Thompson.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The streetcar catches on fire. [Housing Complex, Post]
- Feds take their time with Jeff Thompson and Vince Gray. [LL]
- The rise of gentrification truthers. [Housing Complex]
- Chris Barry tries to take his dad’s seat. [Post]
- Where all D.C.’s vacant land is. [Housing Complex]
- Royal Jelly? [Post]
- The homeless talk about living outdoors during the winter. [WAMU]
- What caused the petroleum smell in the water? D.C. Water doesn’t know. [Housing Complex]
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library bulks up homeless outreach. [WAMU]
- Hearing held over CSX rail project. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Nine short tales of homelessness in D.C. [WAMU]
- Mapping homeless students in D.C. [City Desk]
- Attracted by its grittiness, retailers are betting big on Ivy City. [WBJ]
- Seven miles of new bike lanes are expected for D.C. this year. [GGW]
- JBG buys Fairgrounds site near Nationals Park, plans two residential buildings [WBJ]
- Cautionary tale for D.C. streetcar: Atlanta’s new line has disappointing ridership [Streetsblog]
- More on the gentrification debate [City Observatory]
- Three Dupont rowhouses hit the market as a package deal. [UrbanTurf]
- When manholes explode [AP]
- Today on the market: Rowhouse near the soon-to-be-transformed Southwest Waterfront—-$884,900
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- For the Washington elite: how to spend $133 on a movie date [Washingtonian]
- A history of women’s theaters in D.C. [Post]
- Watch a video of Laura Tsaggaris playing “To Sleep is to Dream” on a ukelele and cello at the Atlas Theater. [Hometown Sounds]
- A visit with blind keyboardist George Smallwood, who plays covers to beats from a Yamaha drum machine [DCist]
- Should the Phillips Collection and National Gallery include artists’ full, real names on wall text, revealing their Jewish heritage? [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Three places to pretend it’s summer [Zagat]
- Provision No. 14 will replace Diego on 14th Street NW. [Washingtonian]
- Not even Old Bay can save the McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. [Post]
- Restaurants are drawn to an industrial neighborhood with Hecht Warehouse development. [WBJ]
- Six farm restaurants worth the road trip [Eater]
- Donburi owner James Jang to launch eclair boutique G’eclair. [Express]
- La Tagliatella officially closes in Clarendon. [ARLnow]
- Taste test of weird Asian chip flavors [BYT]