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Police stopped a bold burglary suspect in Capitol Hill yesterday evening. The burglar’s alleged crime was hampered by the fact that it was still light out.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 2,700 potholes filled in first two weeks of city’s pothole program. [NBC 4]
- Proposal from Councilmember Anita Bonds would see some seniors exempted from property taxes. [Examiner]
- Councilmember Jack Evans says disclosure rules “serve virtually no purpose that I can see.” [Examiner]
- Arlington Cemetery makes most endangered places list. [NBC 4]
- Metro unveils “cool” bus rapid transit system in Arlington. [Examiner]
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HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Douglas makes it official, buys up properties at New York and 7th NW. [WBJ]
- Regional housing recovery likely to continue apace. [Post]
- Anita Bonds wants to eliminate property tax and discount rent for longtime elderly residents. [Examiner]
- Muriel Bowser‘s mayoral moves could delay the Yards movie theater project. [JDLand]
- Potholepalooza hits the halfway mark. [WJLA]
- Capital Bikeshare docks have nothing on this one. [GGW]
- The role of preservation in D.C.’s architecture [UrbanTurf]
- Carr Properties plans a big expansion. [Post]
- What the Education Committee’s budget means for D.C. schools. [CharlesAllenDC]
- Today on the market: Small studio, small price in Cleveland Park
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Is food fetishism displacing rock fetishism? [Post]
- Gatsby film prompts visits to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald‘s graves in Rockville. [Post]
- Walt Whitman‘s Civil War-era shoulder bag will go on display at Library of Congress. [Post]
- How are orchestras weathering today’s cultural economy? [Post]
- Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser throws the first pitch at Nationals Park. [Post]
- National Harbor opens a new carousel. [WJLA]
- Hear that? It’s the sound of a local DJ’s dreams dying. [WTOP]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- The 10 best spots to drink cocktails outside [The Plate]
- Check out Zaytinya‘s new patio. [Eater]
- Weird stats about Washingtonians’ burger preferences [HuffPost]
- Q&A with chef/restaurateur Art Smith [Washingtonian]
- Columbia Heights restaurants to offer Monday afternoon brunch for industry folks [Post]
- Chez Billy oyster happy hour is back. [PoPville]
- A peek inside Ghibellina [BYT]