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All the debate over allegedly food truck-killing vending regulations comes to today’s D.C. Council hearing over the rules. Supporters of the regulations say the new rules would provide spaces for more than 150 trucks.


  • D.C. Council candidate gets six month in prison for embezzling from legal clients. [Examiner]
  • Fur Nightclub to stay closed for at least four days after stabbing. [Times]
  • What’s Washington weather without Bob Ryan? [City Desk]
  • Sequestration kills ceremony honoring District’s World War I casualties. [WJLA]
  • Malcolm X Elementary to become public-charter hybrid. [Post]


Bug Bites: Brood II cicadas are here, so it’s time to bust out cicada recipes.

Tunnel Vision: Bloomingdale residents aren’t happy about a plan to mitigate flooding by building a Metro-sized tunnel.

Offensive Line: ‘Skins owner Dan Snyder says he’ll never change his team’s name, despite controversy.

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Old Washington Times HQ to become school. [WBJ]
  • First Street NE will get a two-way cycletrack. [NoMa BID]
  • Lawsuit alleges school closures hit minorities disproportionately. [WJLA]
  • 1941 plan had National Mall extending to the Anacostia. [BeyondDC]
  • Ward 8 hydroponic garden will produce one million pounds of produce per year. [EOM]
  • National Aquarium will soon be swimming with the fishes. [DCist]
  • It’s official: All relevant ANCs are against the U Street liquor license moratorium. [Borderstan]
  • HPRB finds McMillan plan improved, but still in need of improvement. [Bloomingdale]
  • Stead Park set for an upgrade. [GGW]
  • Big NoMa development site changes hands. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: Steps from H Street

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Nightclub Fur ordered closed after stabbing. [Washington Times]
  • In this profile of awesome D.C. musician Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium), the songwriter and guitarist opens up about her history of depression. [Post]
  • The National Aquarium in downtown D.C. must vacate this fall for building renovations. [Post]
  • Watch the first trailer of The Butler, the film based on the life of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen. [Washingtonian]
  • Alex Trebek and Susan Lucci donate objects from their TV shows to the Smithsonian. [AP via WJLA]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? hungry@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Quick pick-up meals for Mother’s Day [Washingtonian]
  • Take a look at Chupacabra, now open on H Street NE. [Frozen Tropics]
  • Wolfgang Puck‘s role in food and politics [Roll Call]
  • Where to get your caffeine fix [Eater]
  • ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen opening its third D.C. location in Chinatown. [WBJ]
  • Six healthy eateries in Penn Quarter [Zagat]
  • Where to party like Prince Harry [BYT]