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Metro has announced that it’ll spend $6.5 million to triple the number of surveillance cameras in the system.


  • D.C. judges think there’s power in a union. [Post]
  • Internet activist faces copyright charges for publishing D.C. law, but D.C. Council says it won’t prosecute. [Times]
  • Chamber of Commerce head wants more tax cuts in Mayor Vince Gray‘s budget. [Examiner]
  • Examiner reader tip leads to 52nd captured fugitive. [Examiner]


Photo of the Day: Blossom Kite Festival.

Cover Boy: DMV rapper Logic makes XXL magazine’s new MC’s of 2013 cover, marking the first time a DMV rapper has appeared since Wale.

Leave the Light On: Landlord discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders is down in D.C., according to a new study.

All Wet: D.C. nightclub impresario Joe Englert says overactive TV weathermen are hurting his business. Have Washingtonians forgotten how to party in bad weather?

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips?

  • Marion Barry announces surprise bid for mayor, says city needs “proven” leadership. [Post]
  • D.C. garnished $1.7 million in tax refunds. [Examiner]
  • Gray “delighted” to have Ken Ellerbe as fire chief. [Examiner]
  • Chamber of Commerce wants lower sales tax. [Examiner]
  • Banneker Ventures repaying $400,000 loan to housing finance agency over failed Metro bid. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips?

  • The Washington Post imagines parking under the Mall. [Post]
  • D.C. imagines a greener NoMa. [DCist]
  • Matt Yglesias imagines a world of mobile homes and rational land ownership. [Slate]
  • 1776 is the lady in red when everybody else is wearing tan. [Post]
  • H Street streetcar construction starts up today. [WJLA]
  • West Falls Church rail yard issue could delay Silver Line opening. [WTOP]
  • D.C.’s most beautiful room. [BeyondDC]
  • The $400,000 city loan that never came through. [Post]
  • Today on the market: A rarity: living small in Spring Valley

ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips?

  • In his 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Plan, Mayor Vince Gray proposes a $2.3 million annual increase in the public art budget. []
  • At the Hay-Adams, wannabe Corcoran chairman Wayne Reynolds makes his $10,000 pitch—and says the institution has a hush-hush deal with the University of Maryland. [Post]
  • Gold Leaf Studios’ Mike Abrams opens his newest space, Union Arts. [D.C. Music Download]
  • The National Portrait Gallery’s new director, Kim Sajet, begins her gig today. [Post]
  • The Make-Up plays Baltimore’s Save Your Soul night on April 5. [Baltimore City Paper]
  • Commenters do not like Rock & Roll Hotel owner Joe Englert‘s anti-weatherman rant on Young & Hungry. [Young & Hungry]
  • An adult video store in Mt. Vernon Square becomes a “Mediterranean-influenced organic restaurant.” [Washington Business Journal]
  • Meet George Whitlow, a 65-year-old rolling boombox. [Post]
  • Could theater become a big D.C. export? [Post]
  • A Q-and-A with heavy local band LTW [DCist]
  • …and a Q-and-A with new Washington National Opera Director Francesca Zambello [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • A report from the Freer Gallery Peacock Room’s monthly sunning. [Post]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

  • How to behave at the farmers market [Borderstan]
  • Five hot hot sauces [Washingtonian]
  • A beer spa, beer backpack, and other ridiculous beer things [DC Beer]
  • Where to eat at Nationals Park [Eater]
  • Pittsburgh and Philly chefs up next for Graffiato‘s Industry Night [Post]
  • Best family-friendly bars in the D.C. area [Zagat]
  • D.C. is officially a beer town. [Express]