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Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser‘s first term could look much like what a second term would have looked like for Mayor Vince Gray. Bowser’s transition team is mainly comprised of former Gray supporters—-a reminder that she won the general election by largely promising to keep things the same to an electorate that is supportive of the progress the city is making.


  • The Georgetown rabbi charged with voyeurism is expected to appear in court today. He could decide to enter a formal plea to the charges or decide whether he wants to move forward with a trial. [Washington Post]
  • A new report shows that the Potomac River is in better shape than it was 40 years ago, but the progress is being slowed by explosive population growth and the pollution that comes with it. [WAMU]
  • A 20-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for shooting and killing a Prince William’s Woodbridge High School student Monday right by the school. [News4]
  • A rundown of last night’s Concert for Valor [Washington Post]


Pure Imagination: D.C.’s very first chocolate factory will open next summer. The factory will speciailize in bars made from cocoa beans from Brazil’s Atlantic and Amazon rainforests.

Violent Night: There were five separate shooting incidents in D.C. on Monday evening. Fortunately, no one was killed.

Still Too Damn High: Here’s a graphical look at how D.C. home prices have changed in different neighborhoods.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer  (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Well-wishers wait in line to congratulate Muriel Bowser, maybe snag a job. [LLPost]
  • H Street streetcar could be held up by paperwork problems. [WAMU]
  • Yvette Alexander: Maybe the District should have used the federal exchange. [WBJ]
  • Police department appoints a new head of the gay liaison unit. [Blade]
  • Post ed board opposes contributory negligence bill that would protect bikers. [Post]
  • Veterans housing is exciting architecturally, too. [WBJ]
  • How District home prices have changed [Housing Complex]
  • Teen arrested in Columbia Heights stabbing. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • What’s holding up the streetcar now? This time, it’s paperwork. [WAMU]
  • New Anacostia boutique aims to “bring Georgetown to the Southside.” [EOR]
  • Coming to Bladensburg Road NE: a chocolate factory. [Y&H]
  • Briefly, Metro has a Pink Line. [GGW]
  • Residential building getting underway at Waterfront Station—-and a car rental shop could join. [SWTLQTC]
  • Why’s Metro ridership dropping? Blame the feds. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Awnings galore in Michigan Park—-$549,999

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Local punk act Jack on Fire’s new album lobs disses at condos, catcallers, the Brixton, and “federal databases full of balls.” [Arts Desk]
  • Why Eminem shouldn’t have made yesterday’s Concert for Valor line-up (hint: it starts with “m” and rhymes with schmisogyny) [Bandwidth]
  • Listen to the Walking Sticks‘ synthy new EP, Pop Dreams. [D.C. Music Download]
  • Here’s who was waiting in line at 7 a.m. to get into the Concert for Valor: a heavily perfumed AU student, a military contractor, and a guy who brought an entire pound of salami. [Express]
  • The D.C. ex-pats of “aquawave” outfit Misun have a new album out, Superstitions. [DCist]
  • A local storyteller and a filmmaker interview one another on dream projects and finding their voices. [BYT]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Pizzeria Paradiso owner to launch fast-casual pizza spot called Veloce. [WBJ]
  • The 13 oldest bars in D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Which Wich coming to 1025 Vermont Ave. NW. [PoPville]
  • Where to get Thanksgiving to-go [Washingtonian]
  • Fine-dining chef Anthony Lombardo now oversees one of the largest restaurants in the city. [Post]
  • Deschutes Brewery and José Andrés collaboration beer coming to D.C. [Eater]