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During the recent smoke incident on Metro, firefighters reportedly had difficulty using their radios because D.C. Fire and EMS made changes to its radio system without alerting Metro.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The head of D.C.’s Office of Planning under Mayor Tony Williams returns to find his waterfront vision largely realized. [Housing Complex]
- After a trademark dispute, D.C.’s Three Little Pigs is changing its name. [Young & Hungry]
- The safety crisis at Metro has put Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s cautious leadership style in the spotlight. [Post]
- Metro could face more than 50 lawsuits over the smoke incident. The attorney representing many of those affected formerly worked for Metro and says she no longer rides it. [Housing Complex]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- District and Metro clash over radio encryption. [Post, WAMU]
- Muriel Bowser picks ex-WCP ad staffer to head LGBT office. [Blade]
- That’s the LGBT office, not the GLBT office. [Post]
- Congress Heights development gets complicated. [Housing Complex]
- Jonetta Rose Barras takes a dim view of deputy mayor for east of the river position. [Post]
- Uber drivers in the District make more than cabbies. [WBJ]
- Planner finds Southwest looked a lot like he wanted. [Housing Complex]
- The never-executed arrest warrant for David Gregory, finally revealed. [Legal Insurrection]
- Michelle Rhee returns. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C.’s hottest neighborhood for housing is … Woodridge. [Redfin]
- Fire department encrypted radios without informing Metro. [WAMU]
- Metro Transit officer says fire officials rejected offers of help. [NBC4]
- NIMBYism (loosely defined) could be costing the U.S. economy hundreds of billions. [Vox]
- Uber drivers in D.C. make $4.60 an hour more than taxi drivers. [Post]
- Nonprofit downsizing poses a threat to D.C.’s commercial real estate. [WBJ]
- The federal ban on a commuter tax is costing us money but landing us good athletes. [Post]
- DDOT pivots to bike lanes that require removal of car lanes. [WashCycle]
- Today on the market: Dupont 1BR—-$399,999
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where’s the best place to see brand-new plays? What’s a good indie radio station? Find out in our Answers Issue. [WCP]
- How communities create public art spaces, like the forthcoming Dupont Underground [The Kojo Nnamdi Show]
- A Silver Spring geek is competing on a TBS reality show to be King of the Nerds. [Arts Desk]
- Photos of Marilyn Manson at the Fillmore Silver Spring [BYT]
- How an area illustrator ended up drawing Paddington Bear [Post]
- Local actor and director Christopher Henley offers insight into the Helen Hayes theater wage debate. [DC Theatre Scene]
- D.C.-bred singer/rapper Visto is down for the pursuit of pleasure in all its forms. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The eight best Asian noodles in the D.C. area [DCist]
- Bone broth is coming to Red Apron Butcher in Penn Quarter. [Post]
- Kapnos chef George Pagonis gets kicked off Top Chef … again. [Washingtonian]
- Summer House Santa Monica comes to North Bethesda. [Zagat]
- Where to find chia seeds [Eater]
- Georgetown Park looks to bring in restaurants. [WBJ]