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There will be a number of events in the District today to honor those who died 12 years ago during the 9/11 attacks, including a memorial for the fallen police officers at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and a “Muslims for Life” blood drive.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Mayor Vince Gray signed an agreement Tuesday that would require the majority of the big construction projects for the new $300 million soccer stadium to go to local unions. [WAMU]
- Native Americans plan to protest the Washington football team’s name in Wisconsin Sunday as the team plays the Green Bay Packers. [AP]
- Capital Bikeshare begins its expansion to Bethesda. [Bethesda Now]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
House of Soul: There’ are two new condo buildings opening in Park View, and one’s named The Otis, the other The Redding.
Ratatouille: An influx of restaurants along 14th Street NW may have led to more rats, so the local ANC is calling a Rat Summit.
The Apprentice: Longtime D.C. baker Mark Furstenberg is looking for five apprentices to help him open his new bakery in Van Ness.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mayor Vince Gray signs a deal committing the biggest D.C. United stadium projects to unions. [WAMU]
- Marijuana decriminalization could mean increased revenue from fines. [Times]
- Donald Trump unveils his Old Post Office plan. [WBJ]
- Trump meets the D.C. Council: “This is the power.” [Housing Complex]
- Marion Barry and the Donald get close. [City Desk]
- Taxi commish Ron Linton thinks the FTC is giving him a “direct threat.” [Washingtonian]
- Another delay for the Eisenhower Memorial. [WAMU]
- Average D.C. home price jumps almost 15 percent in a year. [WBJ]
- Bikers without a permit plan to rally downtown today. [Times]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- In 2010, Mayor Vince Gray wanted Walmart to pay at least $12/hour. [WTOP]
- Labor agreement signed for D.C. United stadium. [WBJ]
- Facing crunch, Georgetown considers housing students in Clarendon. [The Hoya]
- Logan Circle ANC convenes a rat summit. [SALM]
- Another setback for the Eisenhower Memorial [AP]
- Dangerous 4th and Mass NW intersection claims another victim. [DCist]
- Higher speed limits, fewer speeding tickets. [WJLA]
- ANC misguidedly seeks more parking for Parcel 42. [GGW]
- Today on the market: Rental potential in Foggy Bottom
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Architects fall over themselves to redesign the MLK library. [Housing Complex]
- Why, of course there are more Eisenhower Memorial delays. [AP]
- Wil Haygood‘s unbiased assessment of The Butler: greatest movie he’s ever seen. [WJLA]
- Get ready for the not-terribly-exclusive National Book Festival gala. [Post]
- Brightest Young Things announces the complete lineup for its Bentzen Ball comedy festival. [BYT]
- Ooh, pretty: Check out part of the new mosaic at Tropicalia. [PoPville]
- This is the best music video about organ harvesting that you will watch today. [DCist]
- Dismemberment Plan drops another new song. [Arts Desk]
- Park View condos named Otis and Redding? Unsettling. BUT THINK OF THE JOKES! [Housing Complex]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Original Dolcezza will eventually close as gelateria expands to Union Market. [Eater]
- Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj talks about his business success. [Times of India]
- Osteria Elisir GM and chef de cuisine leave for Sax. [Post]
- New bakery coming to 17 and U streets NW. [PoPville]
- Each Peach Market opens in Mount Pleasant. [Washingtonian]
- New fall dishes around D.C. [Zagat]
- Check out the Whiskey Cellar at Jack Rose Dining Saloon. [BYT]
- Roaming Rotisserie to launch event-only food truck. [NoVa Mag]