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The speculation is over: D.C. will not host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston instead.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. Republicans (heard of them?) are in the midst of a bitter leadership clash. [Loose Lips]
- Jack Requa will be WMATA’s interim general manager. [Post]
- The streetcar has been in at least nine accidents since October. [NBC4]
- A D.C. elementary school teacher won the $25,000 Milken Educator Award. [ABC7]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Winning Photos: Look at the five winners of our second annual photography contest.
Local Overachiever: Meet a 13-year-old Arlington web cartoonist and his talking ice pop.
Food Forecast: Six D.C. food trends to watch out for this year.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer, is on vacation (tips? email@example.com)
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A look inside the city’s warming shelters for the homeless. [Post]
- Phil Mendelson defends the loss of a standalone economic development committee. [WBJ]
- Mixed-use project near Union Market expands. [UrbanTurf]
- JBG reverses course again, turns U Street condo project back into rentals. [WBJ]
- A road that disappeared long ago still leaves its mark on D.C. [GGW]
- A 100-unit mixed-use project is planned for the west end of H Street NE. [UrbanTurf]
- Housing Authority asks for flexibility in Navy Yard affordable housing configuration. [JDLand]
- The contributory negligence bill, in one simple chart. [WashCycle]
- Today on the market: Petite Trinidad rowhouse in need of rehab—-$299,900
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? email@example.com)
- Cynthia Connolly‘s ongoing photo series of old typeface signs were acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum. [CityLab]
- A Q&A with MacArthur “genius” Tarell McCraney, whose musical about a young gay man at a prestigious black prep school, Choir Boy, is now showing at Studio Theatre. [Metro Weekly]
- Express‘ Rudi Greenberg binge-watches the first season of Friends for the first time, has some thoughts [Express]
- Listen to Ricky Eat Acid‘s frantic-yet-subdued new electro track, “Context” [D.C. Music Download]
- In honor of Sen. Barbara Boxer‘s retirement, a collection of her TV cameos [Post]
- A review of the magic show The Illusionists at the Kennedy Center [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Surfside opens 24-hour taco stand. [Eater]
- Kapnos chef George Pagonis makes Top Chef‘s final four. [Washingtonian]
- A look inside the Pitch sports bar in Petworth. [PoPville]
- How a brawl at the New Zanzibar got Heritage India’s liquor license suspended [Post]
- Where to go for Winter Restaurant Week. [DCist]
- Dish of the week: Bul‘s seafood pancake [Express]
- Pinkberry hopes to reopen D.C.-area locations. [WBJ]