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  • 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]


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? lips@washingtoncitypaper.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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Library of Congress adds 25 songs, including Simon and Garfunkel‘s “The Sound of Silence,” to the National Recording Registry. [AP via WJLA]
  • Decatur House’s Japanese silk paintings get a face lift. [Post]
  • Philippa Hughes: Performance art is everywhere in D.C. [Pink Line Project]

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

  • 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]