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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A Metrobus driver died after being pinned against a wall by a bus. [WJLA]
- A man died in a crash on I-295 in D.C. this morning. [NBC4]
- Civilian Art Projects is closing its gallery in Mount Vernon Square, but it’ll still put on art shows around town. [Arts Desk]
- Happy New Year’s Eve! Here’s where to have a good time and spend less than $100. [Young & Hungry]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer. (tips? email@example.com)
- Fire department staff now have to watch what they tweet, thanks to a new social media policy. [Times]
- LL’s predictions for 2014. [LL]
- New traffic cameras won’t issue tickets yet. [Times, WAMU]
- Candidates get ready to turn in their nominating signatures. [WAMU]
- Natwar Gandhi: poet, Harriette Walters dupe, and almost ex-CFO. [Post]
- What 2014 could mean for development. [Housing Complex]
- Petula Dvorak tells Adrian Fenty‘s girlfriend to get a prenup. [Post]
- D.C. population grows 2 percent in latest census data. [Housing Complex, AP]
- 2013 in scandals. [WAMU]
- Metro driver killed by her own bus. [WJLA]
- Raccoon attack in Shepherd Park. [WTOP]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- How Tennallytown became Tenleytown. [Ghosts of DC]
- Decontamination of an Anacostia riverfront development site could cost millions. [WBJ]
- Metrobus steps up service on several lines (and cuts service on one). [WMATA]
- 2013’s higher homicide rate, and what Cathy Lanier had to say about it. [DCist]
- Transit commuters are about to get screwed. [Atlantic Cities]
- Watch people fall off Metro escalators. [NBC4]
- Today on the market: Ivy City rowhouse near Hecht’s “town center”—-$320,000
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer. (tips? email@example.com)
- Mount Vernon Square gallery Civilian Art Projects closes today. [Arts Desk]
- WPFW has returned to the airwaves. [City Desk]
- Capital Bop names its Top 5 local jazz records of the year. [Capital Bop]
- Spoiler alert: Spoiler alerts are bullshit. [DCist]
- BYT readers love brunch ABOVE ALL. [BYT]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- You might need this tomorrow: nine chef-approved hangover cures [Zagat]
- Critic Adam Platt gives up anonymity. [NY Mag]
- A procrastinator’s guide to how to spend New Year’s Eve [Washingtonian]
- Fair Winds Brewing Co. planning to open in Fairfax. [WBJ]
- The latest bar trend: Bring Your Own Food [Post]
- Burma Restaurant closes in Chinatown. [PoPville]
- Food Editor Carole Sugarman shares the 10 best things she ate in 2013. [Bethesda Mag]
- Try Chinese-Peruvian cuisine in Herndon. [NoVa Mag]