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In his re-election campaign kick-off speech, Mayor Vince Gray apologized for any harm caused by his last mayoral campaign, which is still under federal investigation.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- In order to improve academic performance, some parents and alumni of Dunbar High School are pushing for it to have greater autonomy from D.C. Public Schools. [Post]
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is said to be considering Harriet Tregoning, D.C.’s director of planning, for the same post in NYC. [Crain’s New York Business]
- It’s official: Democrat Terry McAuliffe is the governor of Virginia. [WAMU]
- LivingSocial’s CEO to step down. [City Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Fiction Issue: ICYMI, our second annual Fiction Issue, featuring tales of the District from best-selling author Louis Bayard and the three winners of our short story contest. Bonus: The winners of our first ever photography contest.
Bear Migration: DC Eagle, the legendary gay bar and leather daddy hotspot, is moving east of the Anacostia River.
Lucky Dude: This guy just won two tickets to every 9:30 Club show in 2014 as part of the club’s annual holiday charity raffle.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer. (tips? email@example.com)
- Vince Gray kicks off his new campaign, apologizes for the last one. [LL, Washingtonian, Post]
- Read Gray’s speech. [LL, Post]
- Business community heavies meet for Gray, plan to raise $1 million in three weeks. [Post]
- Fringe candidate Christian Carter crashes mayoral debate. [LL]
- It’s Vincent Orange party time. [LL]
- Gray campaign tussles with reporter Tom Sherwood. [LL]
- Tommy Wells wants affordable housing in D.C. United deal. [Housing Complex, Post]
- Darrell Issa ambivalent on bill that would lift the 30-day congressional review period. [Post]
- D.C. not so hot of a moving destination anymore. [WBJ]
- Chicago Bulls fan tied to carjacking. [WTOP]
- District sells morgue photos to grieving relatives. [Post]
- Best of luck to departing WBJ reporter Ben Fischer. [WBJ]
- Architects love Metro architects. [Housing Complex]
- Fatal shooting Sunday. [CBS]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener. (tips firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Trump hotel plans get thumbs up from NCPC. [WBJ]
- Mystery hotel bookings boom in the poor economy. [Post]
- Using your SmarTrip on a bus just got a little easier. [DCist]
- Mayor Vince Gray will meet with community about CSX rail risks. [Hill Rag]
- Deer culling debate continues to brew. [WJLA]
- Snow slide coming to St. Elizabeths. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Columbia Heights 1BR—$359,900
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer. (tips? aschweitzer@washingto
- The not-actually-flea-market Renoir must return to the Baltimore Museum of Art, orders a federal judge. [Post]
- More about the major Renwick Gallery renovation, which will close the museum for two years and install some technological upgrades, among other big changes. [Post]
- Northeast Library scheduled to reopen Feb. 3. [Frozen Tropics]
- Dismemberment Plan to play Coachella. [Stereogum]
- Meet Marc Eisenberg, the guy who won two free tickets to every 9:30 Club show in 2014. [Arts Desk]
- In an interview with DJ Heat, Pusha T talks Shy Glizzy, Fat Trel, and (pretty much confirmed) rumors of a Clipse reunion. [YouTube]
- If you liked Washington City Paper‘s Fiction Issue, come to our reading Jan. 19 at Politics & Prose. [City Desk]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? email@example.com)
- The president and vice president eat at The Coupe. [Eater]
- Dino’s tenure extended until February, while Dino’s Grotto signs lease in Shaw. [Post]
- Mama Chuy and Kushi now offering delivery. [PoPville]
- Ten wintry desserts [The Plate]
- Bistro Bis reopens after renovation. [Zagat]
- How to host your own fondu party [Express]
- Virginia’s Old Bust Head Brewing Company starts brewing. [NoVa Mag]