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This is why you don’t waste all the snow nicknames and closures on one storm. In the District, the Post‘s Capital Weather Gang reports, no more snow should be sticking.


  • Muriel Bowser launches her mayoral campaign. [Loose Lips]
  • “Secret” CIA site could hurt Fairfax County’s chances to lure FBI. [Post]
  • Georgetown socialite murder defendant Albrecht Muth‘s trial rescheduled for December after hunger strike. [Post]
  • D.C. fire union says no one’s sabotaging ambulances. [Times]
  • Robert Griffin III visits the circus. [WTOP]
  • “Man complains woman hit him in the head with a shoe.” [Examiner]


Photo of the Day: Man With Donuts.

Mystery Tweeter: Who really tweets for Marion Barry? The potential tweet writers claim it isn’t them, but not very convincingly.

Parking Woes: Construction for the Anacostia Playhouse is hung up on city parking requirements. Some Councilmembers want to help, but it may not be legal.

Beer for Shaw: Right Proper Brewpub, which employs a man some call D.C.’s best homebrewer, is coming to Shaw.

LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? lips@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Adrian Fenty to Muriel Bowser: “Go for it.” [Post]
  • Bowser: Fenty and I share “impatience with excuses.” [NBC4]
  • Union boss says fire fighters aren’t sabotaging equipment. [Times]
  • After voters say yes to budget autonomy, judges and lawyers may get involved. [Examiner]
  • DYRS still not working. [Post]
  • Union to express its displeasure with fire chief today. [Examiner]

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

  • Homeless teens are feeling city budget cuts. [WJLA]
  • Chuck Brown memorial park design gets tweaked. [RIA Insider]
  • Naylor Court could get a five-story apartment building. [UrbanTurf]
  • Serena Williams beats the traffic to a match by riding a bike. [Post]
  • Eight injured as cop car hits Metrobus. [WJLA]
  • A few extra details on the latest McMillan plans. [bloomingdale]
  • London biking group designs a truck that’s less likely to hit cyclists. [Atlantic Cities]
  • If corner stores must get a special exception, at least let them benefit. [GGW]
  • A community group’s role in the revitalization of H Street NE. [Post]
  • A map of bike parking at D.C. government buildings. [DCBAC]
  • Tysons has proven hard to urbanize. [The New Republic]
  • High rents are hurting the economy. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Arlington gets a $1 million bus stop. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Petworth condo

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

  • The Washington Post hires pricey architecture firm Gensler to design its new offices. [Post]
  • What programming fared well at the Kennedy Center’s Nordic Cool? [Post]
  • Kennedy Center distributes its annual Sondheim grants to teachers. [WJLA]
  • Could the plushly furnished AMC Courthouse set the standard for new movie theaters? [Post]
  • A report from the 2013 D.C. Tattoo Expo segues into a discussion of tattoo copyright. [Post]
  • A Q-and-A with D.C. band Paperhaus, which recently met its Kickstarter goal of $10,000. [DCist]

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

  • Restaurants offering Passover fare [Washingtonian]
  • Favorite drinks of D.C.-based celebrities [Drink DC]
  • Where chefs eat after hours [Eater]
  • Check out H Street Country Club‘s new roofdeck. [Post]
  • Top 10 ramen spots in the D.C. area [The Plate]
  • D.C. sports bars with craft beer [Zagat]
  • Sneak peek of The Rye Bar at the Capella Hotel [Urban Daddy]
  • New Petworth restaurant from owners of The Blaguard will be called Homestead. [PoPville]