A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snatch-and-grab Metro thieves still favor the iPhone, according to a new report from the transit agency. iPhone thefts made up 67 percent of the items stolen in the first quarter of this year.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Alleged shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson accused of obstructing federal investigation. [Post]
- It’s cicada time. [WTOP]
- Capital Bikeshare accused of underpaying workers. [Post]
- Councilmember David Grosso refuses to vote on Council contracts. [Examiner]
- Pat Mara wins absentee ballot at-large votes. [Post]
- Gunmen sexually assault woman in Columbia Heights. [Post]
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HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Capital Bikeshare is under investigation by the Department of Labor. [Post]
- Mapping jobs for young people. D.C. fares pretty well. [NYT]
- A longshot pitch to bring the FBI to a non-transit-accessible site. [GGW]
- Georgia Avenue’s The Heights gets ribbon-cutting tomorrow. [Park View DC]
- Checking in on DC SEU’s progress. [GGW]
- And on the Adams Morgan hotel’s. [The 42]
- Council to vote on truancy today. [WJLA]
- Today on the market: In need of TLC in Park View
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Two Virginia songwriters sue Justin Bieber and Usher for copyright infringement. [AP via WJLA]
- A Belgian artist brings live chickens to Connersmith gallery. [Post]
- Angry attendees protest the lack of chili at the DC101 Chili Cook-Off. [Post]
- Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser: “If politicians are concerned about job creation and economic growth, why are they cutting arts support?” [Huffington Post D.C.]
- Prince George’s County synthpop duo Ploy is working on its next EP. [D.C. Music Download]
- The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces the winners of its 30th Annual Larry Neal Writers’ Competition. [Art 202]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Komi chef Johnny Monis wins a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. [JBF]
- Max’s Best Ice Cream in Glover Park loses lease, Rocklands BBQ moving in [Washingtonian]
- Michel Richard‘s Atlantic City location of Central closes. [Eater]
- Owner of Rumors bar files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. [WBJ]
- Mike Isabella does another pop-up, this time for G sandwich shop. [Post]
- Get half off at Nooshi‘s soft opening on Barracks Row today. [PoPville]
- First bite at Ghibellina [Eat More Drink More]