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The latest issue of Washington City Paper is on stands today, and our cover is a profile of Ward 2 councilmember and mayoral candidate Jack Evans. He’s been on the council since 1991 and has already unsuccessfully run for mayor. So why does he think he’s got a shot this time? And what is with all those hashtags on his signs?
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Why is D.C. subsidizing a grocery store boom in already hot neighborhoods? [Housing Complex]
- D.C. got a mixed review in its latest HIV/AIDS report card. [Post]
- The D.C. Bar Association hosted the first mayoral debate last night, and it looks like if Mayor Vince Gray decides to run, he’ll be a target of all the other candidates. [Post]
- The resurfacing of the 15th Street NW bike lane is just about complete. [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Splendid Tablet: Many restaurants are having customers order and pay with tablet or mobile app devices.
Cab Chaos:Taxicab Commission Chair Ron Linton abruptly adjourned the monthly cab meeting Wednesday after the packed audience of cab drivers got a bit noisy.
Midday Fuel: The always-crowded The Arsenal at Bluejacket is now open for lunch.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jack Evans talks mayoral ambitions and, finally, what the deal is with those hashtag campaign signs. [WCP]
- U.S. Attorney’s Office wants Office of the Attorney General’s documents related to Jeff Thompson payment, OAG says no way. [Post]
- Cabbies compare their plight to Dred Scott, taxi commish Ron Linton to Adolf Hitler. [WAMU, City Desk, DCist]
- “Like Pig-Pen…Mr. [Vince] Gray’s campaign machine is surrounded by grime.” [Times]
- Councilmembers spar over grocery tax incentives. [Housing Complex]
- Mayor’s office says there’s not enough money for David Catania‘s $100,000 college subsidies. [Post]
- Your dream of Georgetown bar-owning can now be realized. [WBJ]
- Throw out your pictures of the larger Vincent Orange. [Post]
- HIV report card shows improvements in needle and condom distribution. [WAMU]
- LivingSocial will never get its tax break at this rate. [Washingtonian]
- Charter school exec admits embezzling $29,000. [Post]
- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, White House chief of staff Bill Daley argued over evicting Occupy D.C. [Politico]
- Streetcar work continues. [WJLA]
- Metro promises brighter parking garages. [NBC 4]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- A profile of Jack Evans, launching a mayoral campaign from a very different Ward 2. [WCP]
- Clinton Yates and Ed Lazere debate gentrification. [Post TV]
- Uber CEO calls D.C. “a real pain in my butt.” [Atlantic]
- Giant and Safeway could be facing a strike. [Post]
- A Taxicab Commission meeting got pretty unruly. [City Desk]
- JBG is indeed everywhere. [WBJ]
- More on the Monument Realty Chinatown project. [Post]
- Today on the market: 16th Street Heights townhouse with rental unit
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dutch artist Erik van Loon tries, fails to bring his large-scale public art project to D.C. [Post]
- Train, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, and Arturo Sandoval booked to play this year’s National Christmas Tree lighting. [WJLA]
- Newsies coming to the National Theatre. [Post]
- Priests will release a record on the New Jersey label Don Giovanni (Waxahatchee, Screaming Females) next year. [Don Giovanni]
- Murals! [Greater Greater Washington]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The least douchey bars in D.C. [BYT]
- The eight best places to dine and drink when your family’s in town [DCist]
- Il Canale expanding into former Cannon’s Fish Market space in Georgetown. [Washingtonian]
- Hard-hat tour of Republic, coming to Takoma Park [Eater]
- Palena coffee shop is now open. [Zagat]
- Wu-Tang Wednesday cocktail menu at Satellite Room [Post]
- New taqueria opening late December on U Street NW will have a retractable roof. [PoPville]
- Five hot drinks for cold weather [Drink DC]