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New policies could cut into the perks of executives at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority—-which, until now, have included comped oyster platters and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- District set to file a RICO lawsuit against contractors involved in city’s troubled CBE contracting scheme. [Loose Lips]
- No surprise here: D.C. area rents outpacing the rest of the country. [Examiner]
- Emancipation Day parade continues under heightened security. [Times]
- Chevy Chase landlord pleads guilty to recording tenants. [Post]
- Metro car blown up for good. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: Cherry Blossom Parade.
Gin Rickey Weather: D.C. liquor Green Hat Gin is out with a spring and summer version.
Clean Your Plate: The Broccoli City Festival is for people who like hip-hop, and also should eat their vegetables.
Taking Over: An Adams Morgan building is getting a little closer to becoming the city’s first tenant-owned rooming house.
Rats, Foiled Again: The wholesale produce store whose health inspection inspired intervention from Councilmember Vincent Orange is in trouble again.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Elissa Silverman releases her tax returns as promised, challenges other candidates to do the same. [Post]
- Fire trucks fail inspection. [Fox5]
- Pat Mara has most cash to spend in homestretch. [Examiner]
- Fake Silverman twitter account leads to confrontation between candidate and activist. [@timcraigpost]
- Pols enjoy Emancipation Day parade. [NBC4]
- D.C. not prepared for Boston-like emergency, says former homeland security boss. [WTOP]
- Race matters in D.C. politics. [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- Apparently the term “master bedroom” is no longer politically correct. [WBJ]
- Get ready for a world without trash cans. [Atlantic Cities]
- It’s already happening on Capitol Hill. [DCist]
- Possibly the world’s most expensive windowless apartments ready for May move-in. [UrbanTurf]
- Vincent Orange‘s favorite grocery store has rat trouble again. [City Desk]
- Peeping Chevy Chase landlord pleads guilty. [Post]
- Sequestration takes its toll, this time on Smithsonian galleries. [DCist]
- Something tells me this won’t go over well: Turn traffic lights red whenever someone speeds. [GGW]
- Get on your bike and ride, Yvette Alexander! [WashCycle]
- Today on the market: Cozy rowhouse by Potomac Ave
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- In addition to the Smithsonian cutting its hours, sequestration may also force the National Archives to keep regular hours (instead of extended hours) this summer. [Post]
- Washington Post critic Phil Kennicott blogs about winning the Pulitzer the day of the Boston Marathon bombing. [Philip Kennicott]
- Take a look at the 2013 D.C. Design House. [Huffington Post D.C.]
- Darkest Hour bags a new drummer. [Revolver]
- All Things Go premiere’s Middle Distance Runner‘s “Cherry Blossom Bop.” [All Things Go]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C.’s most stylish restaurant folks [Refinery 29]
- The best new burgers in town [Eater]
- Eight must-try veggie-centric dishes [Zagat]
- Hill Country Barbecue will serve smoked meat on the lawn of the National Building Museum. [Post]
- Restaurant Association of Maryland honors best restaurants [Bethesda Mag]
- Five things to try at Mothership [Girl Meets Food]