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UDC would be renamed the “Marion S. Barry Jr. University of the District of Columbia” if the D.C. Council passes a bill that Councilmember Vincent Orange introduced yesterday. At least one other councilmember has backed the bill so far.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The National Zoo will conduct bag checks on visitors on days with a high volume of visitors. [WAMU]
- D.C. has a confirmed case of measles, but it’s not related to the recent outbreak in California. [NBC4]
- Filmfest DC lives to see another year. [DCist]
- A DCPS website exposed confidential information about students with disabilities. [BuzzFeed]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Rye or Rye Not: Atlas Brew Works is holding a competition for homebrewers to try to replicate its signature rye beer.
File Under “Didn’t File”: Ward 8 Council candidate Christopher Barry missed the deadline for reporting his fundraising numbers. Among those who did file, candidate Natalie Williams stood out for spending nearly $8,000 on an RV.
Brace Yourself: D.C.’s next big development battle will be over the Armed Forces Retirement Home, aka the Old Soldiers’ Home.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Muriel Bowser‘s inaugural committee spent more than $1 million on a three-day celebration. [NBC4, Post]
- District sued over new gun law. [Times, WAMU]
- Bill introduced to rename UDC after Marion Barry. [LL, WTOP, Post, WAMU]
- Bowser pick leads fundraising in Ward 4… [LL]
- …And in Ward 8. [LL]
- DCPS accidentally posted students’ personal information online. [BuzzFeed]
- District Department of Health confirms measles case. [Post]
- New development fight could be bigger than McMillan “Park.” [Housing Complex]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Brutalism-bashing is fun, but here are five attractive Brutalist buildings in D.C. [GGW]
- Gentrification east of the river? Here are a bunch of condos for under $50,000. [CHOTR]
- D.C.’s the best city for Uber and Lyft drivers. [Post]
- Where the Airbnb tax money will go. [UrbanTurf]
- Barack Obama pitches over $1 billion for D.C.-area federal real estate projects. [WBJ]
- For all trips except those starting in D.C., Metro’s an overwhelmingly trans-jurisdictional system. [PlanItMetro]
- Jack Evans, still parking illegally. [WUSA]
- Today on the market: West End 2BR condo—-$865,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Charlie Sheen ate out in D.C. and couldn’t handle his silverware. [Post]
- Photos of San Fermin and White Hinterland at Wolf Trap [BYT]
- Drop Electric is crowdfunding the last stages of post-production for its new album. [D.C. Music Download]
- Members of the Red Circle, a Sherlock Holmes fan club, are booking up seats at Arena Stage’s Baskerville. [Post]
- How Baskerville‘s costume designer managed looks for more than 30 outfit changes [DC Theatre Scene]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Former Bourbon Steak chef John Critchley to lead Brine kitchen. [Post]
- Charlie Sheen behaves badly at Charlie Palmer. [Eater]
- Four crazy shots that won’t make you wince [Express]
- Six new brunches to try in D.C. [Zagat]
- Another Valentine’s Day round-up [Washingtonian]
- Tysons Corner’s rebirth welcomes new round of more ‘upscale’ dining chains. [WBJ]
- Cherrydale Wine Shop to close after 50 years. [ARLnow]