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The Army Corps of Engineers has revised its plan to cut down almost 900 trees in the expansion of Arlington Cemetery. Instead, nine of those trees will be saved.


  • Uber driver arrested for alleged rape, then released without charges. [City Desk, City Desk]
  • Sequester will leave Metro’s coffers $8 million lighter. [Post]
  • Suspects identified in North Capitol drive-by. [Examiner]
  • D.C. coffee chain declared best on East Coast. [WTOP]
  • Tommy Wells wants to work with the nightclubs he originally wanted to shut down. [Arts Desk]
  • Fairfax is sorry it was rude to Prince George’s. [Examiner]


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Food Truck Casualty: Proposed regulations for D.C. food trucks have claimed their first victim: Basil Thyme.

Mystery Chief: The D.C. fire department likes to blame its problems on an anonymous deputy chief. That guy better get his act together!

Footprint of Tyranny: A new Google Maps mash-up lets users compare how D.C. would look if its urban planning was done by Romania’s Nicolae Ceaușescu.

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

  • Walmart behind group against big box wage increase. [Post]
  • Blame Paul Quander for public safety woes? [Examiner]
  • State of the city’s reserve fire fleet? Unknown. [Fox5]
  • Is outgoing deputy fire chief being made the fall guy for equipment woes? [ABC7]
  • Vince Gray wants to be a tech venture capitalist. [WBJ]
  • Person of interest in NoMa drive-by: teen with tattoo of a revolver on his neck. [Examiner]
  • UDC picks James Lyons as temporary president. [Post]

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

  • D.C. and NPS look to revamp Franklin Park. [WBJ]
  • New 16th Street NW buses will run between Columbia Heights and downtown. [GGW]
  • A look at the coming Lamond-Riggs residential development. [Examiner]
  • Renters rule in D.C., more so than anywhere but New York, Seattle, and Boston. [Zillow]
  • NPS will hold a public meeting on the future of Anacostia Park. [WashCycle]
  • What D.C. looked like before the mythical “war on cars.” [@dcist_martin]
  • And why historic preservation was a different animal back then. [GGW]
  • Sequestration hurts—at least in SimCity. [TNR]
  • Today on the market: Stately Bloomingdale rowhouse

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

  • After seven years, dance party Nouveau Riche is coming to an end. [Facebook]
  • Once again, demand for Book of Mormon tickets overwhelms the Kennedy Center’s website. [Post]
  • Michelle Obama appears on the cover of Vogue for the second time. [Post]
  • WSC Avant Bard, the theater company ejected from Artisphere last year, has found a venue for Allyson Currin’s Caesar and Dada. The play will run at Catholic University’s Callan Theatre starting in June. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • Studio Theatre announces its next season. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • Alice Cooper, Gwar, and Marilyn Manson coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 17. [Post]

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

  • Start St. Patrick’s Day out with this breakfast shooter. [Washingtonian]
  • Six Irish beers that aren’t Guinness [Drink DC]
  • St. Patrick’s Day cocktails [Express]
  • 15 spots for St. Patrick’s Day purists [Eater]
  • Where to eat great Bolivian food [Post]
  • Impala Cantina y Taqueria popping up at Toki Underground. [Frozen Tropics]
  • Arlington County installs healthier vending machines in its offices. [ARLnow]