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The Washington Post kicks off a weeklong series on Millennials in the District, beginning with an items on how Millenials are transforming four neighborhoods and how Millenials and Gen X-ers are creating a new baby boom in the city.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Opening statements in the murder trial of Pigskins’ Sean Taylor start today. [News4]
- Mayor Vince Gray insists that he’s innocent. [Loose Lips]
- The mayor says he will announce whether he will seek re-election “within the next few weeks.” [AP]
- Some businesses and residents in Penn Quarter are frustrated by the huge, electronic billboards outside of the Verizon Center. [Post]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Jim Graham polls Ward 1 residents, including potential opponent Bryan Weaver, on what they think of him. [Post]
- Vince Gray says he’s innocent. [LL, Post]
- Colby King wonders whether Gray is ethical. [Post]
- Gray opens newly renovated Cardozo High. [NBC 4]
- Chinatown residents say they don’t want to be Times Square. [Post]
- Cory Booker could maybe, maybe move to Anacostia. [Housing Complex]
- Millenials take over the District; Kenyan McDuffie considers their impact. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- How millennials are changing four D.C. neighborhoods. [Post]
- L’Enfant Plaza Hotel set for closure, major renovation. [WBJ]
- A preview of the TGI Fridays coming to Columbia Heights. [Park View DC]
- Photos from the original construction of Metro. [Ghosts of DC]
- Think our Red Line work is bad? Chicago had lots its for five months, and survived. [Atlantic Cities]
- D.C.’s baby boom. [Post]
- Navy to use abandoned Coast Guard building. [WBJ]
- Black businesses hit hard by shutdown, but somehow it also helped business. [Post, Post]
- Today on the market: Adams Morgan (a.k.a. “Dupont/Kalorama”) condo
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Carol Burnett got her Mark Twain prize last night at KenCen. [AP]
- Union Market will host a Walkmen gig on Nov. 30. [DCist]
- In search of a firm to redesign the MLK Library, D.C. Public Library whittles down its list to 10 companies. [Housing Complex]
- Local folk-music radio personality Dick Cerri has died. [Post]
- WaPo gives Dismemberment Plan a feature [Post]
- Another interview with D-Plan‘s Travis Morrison [BYT]
- A Q-and-A with Paint Branch [D.C. Music Download]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- There’s now a scratch-and-sniff wine book. [NPR]
- Top five cafes for telecommuters. [Dining Bisnow]
- Bracket Room: flirty or dirty? [Post]
- Michelle Obama dines at Bibiana. [Eater]
- Fresh Baguette bakery opens this week in Bethesda. [Bethesda Mag]
- 10 pumpkin dishes to try [The Plate]
- Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop coming to Rosslyn. [ARLnow]