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Once again, we’re having a snow day in D.C. That means you should have moved your car from a snow emergency route by now (and if you haven’t yet, it’s probably already been towed) and figured out where to grab a reduced-price drink on your day off. Metrobus service has been suspended, but trains are running. And there are a whole lot of arts-related closures.


  • Nearly 50 percent of likely Democratic voters support the city’s plan to build a soccer stadium for the D.C. United team, according to a new poll. A previous Post  poll found that 60 percent of people oppose the plan. [Loose Lips]
  • D.C. is mulling over a Common Core test switch. While many charter school leaders support the change, D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson does not. [Post]
  • The annual State of the District has been postponed until March 11 because of today’s snowy weather. [WAMU]
  • Deputy mayor for public safety Paul Quander says the cadet manning the front desk when Medric Mills collapsed near the fire station may have been ignorant of what was expected of him, but he was trained properly. [Post]


Convenient Truths: ICYMI, latest cover package takes a look inside D.C.’s ultimate local institutions: corner stores. Learn about five neighborhood stores, how these small shops get fresh produce, and, most importantly, where to find the best bottle of wine.

Mayoral Power Rankings: In a surprise outcome, Jack Evans came out on top in Loose Lips’ latest mayoral power rankings.

Dean & Mouse PoopGross-out photographs of the health-code violations that shut down Georgetown’s Dean & Deluca for the second time.

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


  • Colby King: Time for Reta Jo LewisCarlos AllenAndy Shallal, and Vincent Orange to think about dropping out of the mayor’s race. [Post]
  • Firefighters, fire chief Kenneth Ellerbe at odds. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser supporters accused of crashing Tommy Wells‘ birthday party. [LL]
  • Deputy Mayor Paul Quander says cadet in Medric Mills death did have enough training. [Post]
  • Ward 7 debate crowd loves Vince Gray. [WNEW]
  • ACLU report: Many D.C. police stations don’t help citizens file complaints. [Times]
  • Ward 4 residents fight for restriction on new Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services group house. [LL]
  • Gray went to a fundraiser close to the group house at another house with $36,000 in delinquent taxes. [Post]
  • Post ed board: Don’t forget about the homeless as the weather gets warmer. [Post]
  • Jack Evans leads the latest mayoral power rankings. [LL]
  • Gray administration plans a tech-friendly corridor. [Housing Complex]
  • Do D.C. schools have the right Common Core test? [Post]

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

  • It’s snowing. You know the drill. [City Desk]
  • New poll shows more people support than oppose D.C. United stadium plan. [LL]
  • D.C. United goes on the offensive. [Post]
  • The Washington Post is opening a satellite office in New York to work on improved web design. [Capital New York]
  • As Metro and bus fares rise, transfer discounts effectively shrink. [GGW]
  • DDOT is improving traffic signal timing in wards 6, 7, and 8. [DCist]
  • NoMa’s apartment boom brings a high vacancy rate. [Post]
  • New rowhouses on Spring Road NW can be yours for a mere $38 a month (and a time machine to 1911). [Ghosts of DC]
  • Today on the market: Petworth duplex—$495,000

ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer. (tips? jfischer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • How the Corcoran went from a proposed partnership with the University of Maryland to a deal for the National Gallery and GWU to absorb it. [Post]
  • Hear live sets from indie rockers Tereu Tereu and Raw Feels. [Bad Friend Records]
  • Buzzy local dream poppers GEMS talk about what’s next [The Deli]
  • National Gallery curator James Meyer and interviews artist Kerry James Marshall. [Art Babble]
  • Thirteen women leading cultural institutions in D.C. [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Ten unconventional burgers that will blow your mind [The Plate]
  • Westend Bistro chef leaving D.C. for New York. [Post]
  • A review of Ivy & Coney‘s graffiti-filled restroom [DCist]
  • Where to drink coffee cocktails [Zagat]
  • Mixtec in Adams Morgan may close after 40 years. [Washingtonian]
  • Where to find king cake and beignets for Mardi Gras [Eater]
  • How to make shitty mac ‘n’ cheese look pretentious [BYT]
  • What you need to know about drinking an apertif [Express]