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Available on D.C. streets this morning: the Food Truck Issue! Food truck flowcharts, food truck etiquette, food truck comics—-it’s got it all.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Former mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly endorses Anita Bonds in at-large race. [Examiner]
- Nightclub fight turns fatal near Farragut. [Post]
- Medical marijuana businesses set to open next month. [Examiner]
- The Silver Spring Transit Center is a real mess. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Red Line.
Waiting for Machen: Two years after the federal investigation into Mayor Vince Gray started, there have been a few indictments—-but no big takedowns.
Oh Deer: An alleged hunter has been charged with killing deer with a bow and arrow in Rock Creek Park.
Down On Your Truck: Will proposed D.C. regulations end the food truck boom?
High Cost of Free Parking: D.C. parking requirements are slowing development.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Fire department looks for 20 missing ambulances, finds them. [Fox5]
- Sharon Pratt says vote for Anita Bonds. [Post]
- Congressman not hot on Pigskins’ name. [DCist]
- Council hears pros/cons of big box wage bill. [Examiner]
- Federal budget battle bad news for D.C. high school graduates. [Post]
- Blame capitalism for school closings? [Informer]
- Medical marijuana dispensaries getting ready to open. [Examiner]
- Credit cards for D.C. taxicabs? Maybe one day. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Surprise! Most people like having new restaurants and bars in their neighborhood. [Borderstan]
- New regulations could suffocate D.C.’s food trucks. [Y&H]
- A map of the District’s cranes. [Park View DC]
- The area south of Logan Circle is the densest in the District. [GGW]
- Pretty much no one saw the housing boom coming. [New York Times]
- Eleanor Holmes Norton is opening a new 1,778-square-foot office in NoMa. [WBJ]
- A look inside the big new apartment building on South Capitol Street. [SWTLQTC]
- It’s getting harder to make a buck in Anacostia real estate. [UrbanTurf]
- The American Hospital Association is moving into CityCenterDC. [WBJ]
- D.C. cabs could take credit cards by summer. [DCist]
- JBG has sold one of its big 14th Street developments to JP Morgan. [UrbanTurf]
- How three candidates for the FBI HQ stack up. [Post]
- Park and ride can actually encourage driving—at least in Holland. [Atlantic Cities]
- Today on the market: No frills in Deanwood
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Joe Englert shares eight reasons why it rocks to own a bar. [Scribd]
- Renderings of Le Diplomate [Washingtonian]
- Quench owner putting together restaurant reality show. [Eater]
- Critics dissect the RAMMY nominees. [Post]
- Pei Wei coming to Dupont. [PoPville]
- American Tap Room by the numbers [The Plate]
- Beer garden to replace Velocity 5 in Courthouse. [ARLnow]