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An internal fairs report into the January death of Medric Mills near a fire station shows that a publicly released report last week made some omissions, including the fact that the 19-year-old rookie firefighter manning the fire station’s front desk at the time said he was afraid to take action and was never trained on what to do when someone came to the firehouse looking for help.


  • Early next week, D.C. will experience a wintry storm mess, which could include anything from rain to sleet to freezing rain and snow. [WTOP]
  • Enrollment in D.C. traditional and public charter schools increased three percent this year. [WAMU]
  • A teen was fatally shot  Thursday afternoon on the 4300 block of Halley Terrace SE—-the ninth fatal daylight attack of 2014. [Post]
  • Someone threw a rock through a windshield of a W2 Metro bus Thursday night at Langston Place and Raynolds Place SE in Garfield Heights. The shattered glass injured the bus driver’s eye, and he was transported to the hospital.  [News4]


Convenient Truths: Our 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.

Swept Under the Rug: Who will keep the $40 million the Corcoran has from selling rugs last year?

Peruvian Pollo: Ocopa, a Peruvian chicken and ceviche restaurant, is coming to 1324 H St. NE this April.

Roll the Credits: Filmfest D.C. is (almost certainly) closing down after this year.

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

  • Internal report unearthed by Fox5 reveals new details from Medric Mills‘ death. [Fox 5]
  • Tommy Wells buys time for TV ad criticizing Vince GrayMuriel Bowser. [LL]
  • And Bowser will be on TV to respond to Gray’s “State of the District” speech. [LL]
  • Kaya Henderson talks achievement gap in schools. [Post]
  • A whole slew of endorsements. [LL]
  • Attorney general candidate Paul Zukerberg makes one final attempt to get on the ballot. [Post]
  • D.C. public school enrollment up. [WAMU]
  • Another rock attack on a Metro bus. [NBC 4]
  • Teen shots and killed yesterday afternoon. [Post]
  • Saturday is the best time to get an inspection at the DMV. [Post]
  • Accidental shooting at St. Elizabeths. [Post]


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

  • Developers need retailers more than retailers need developers. [ElevationDC]
  • It’s no superdome, but a new indoor ice rink is on the way. [WBJ]
  • Proposed project would bring 270 market-rate and 96 affordable units to U Street. [District Source]
  • “The Island,” Twining City, and other D.C. neighborhoods from a 1937 map. [Ghosts of DC]
  • Burnt Dupont church could become housing, but not all neighbors are supportive. [GGW]
  • The latest high-end home amenity: built-in coffeemakers. [WSJ]
  • Iconic Georgetown building sells for $12.25 million. [Georgetowner]
  • Preservation board approves plan to turn Dupont mansion into micro-units. [WBJ]
  • Renderings of micro-units at The Wharf. [UrbanTurf]
  • House-scouting for film shoots in the D.C. area. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Rowhouse in Georgetown’s East Village—$1,495,000

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

  • What will happened to that $40 million the Corcoran made from selling rugs last year? [Arts Desk]
  • After this year, Filmfest D.C. is almost certainly dunzo. [Arts Desk, DCist]
  • Go-go heroes UCB are reuniting for a Howard Theatre Show in April. [GOG Blog]
  • When D.C.-area residents let their homes become movie sets [Post]
  • A new song from local indie heroes Deleted Scenes [Consequence of Sound]
  • Listen to a song from S.O.A.‘s soon-to-no-longer-be-unreleased demo [Noisey]

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

  • Komi and Tacos El Chilango ranked among the best-reviewed restaurants on Yelp. [Yelp]
  • Photos and menus for Fiola Mare [Washingtonian]
  • Where to find Southern-style brunches in D.C. [Zagat]
  • At vegan Loving Hut, a carnivore’s search for inner peace. [Post]
  • Garden District reopens March 1. [PoPville]
  • Chefs Kyle Bailey and Tiffany McIsaac will host a pop-up at Baltimore’s Artifact Coffee. [Eater]
  • Unlike in NYC, bottomless brunches are legal in D.C. [DCist]