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Are the Pigskins victims of a “travesty of fairness” after being penalized for breaking salary rules? General Manager Bruce Allen thinks so.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Injury toll after North Capitol drive-by up to 13. [Post]
- Post publisher implies paper could leave D.C. [Post]
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to help Spring Valley family living near munitions dump to relocate. [WJLA]
- Metro gets Daylight Saving Time wrong. [Post]
- Robert Griffin III recovering from knee surgery. [WTOP]
- D.C. teacher admits he sent sexual texts to students. [WJLA]
- Home sellers more interested in D.C. market. [Post]
- Takoma Park’s granola reputation remains intact. [Post]
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Photo of the Day: Daylight Saving Time.
Easy Money: Former ANC commissioner Sandra Seegars is suing over a recording of her saying she stole D.C. government money to buy a new car. For her part, Seegars says she was just being sarcastic.
Keep Rock Creek Social Club Weird: D.C. party organizers Rock Creek Social Club are headed to Austin to pitch themselves at SXSW.
Adios, Boomtown: A New Republic writer claims that claims about D.C.’s affluence are exaggerated.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Sandra Seegars suing over tape that has her saying (she says sarcastically): “Yup, I stole ANC money and bought me a new car.” [City Desk]
- Anita Bonds picks up Muriel Bowser’s endorsement, right? [Post]
- D.C. housing market above prerecession levels. [WBJ]
- After 13 shot, Tommy Wells says nightclub is “incompatible” with growing NoMa.[Post]
- David Catania mixing it up as education overseer. [Examiner]
- KIPP charter proposes new high school. [Post]
- Why aren’t job seekers getting more training from DOES? [GGW]
- Board of Elections has issues with voter database. [Post]
- Activist wants IG to investigate School Without Walls principal’s efforts at hiring his wife. [Examiner]
- D.C. public employee pension funds look good compared to the rest of the country. [Post]
- Who will win Medicaid contracts? [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Drive-by forces NoMa BID to defend neighborhood’s safety. [WBJ]
- Metro’s hoping to let people pay fare directly with credit cards, smartphones. [Examiner]
- Pepco wants a $52 million rate increase. [DCist]
- Your water might taste and smell funky starting next week. [New Columbia Heights]
- In 1903, D.C. had nine automobile merchants but 64 for “bicycles and sundries.” [WashCycle]
- EastBanc buys Georgetown post office from struggling USPS. [Examiner]
- Only a third of renters have insurance. [Housing Wire]
- Today on the market: Hill East rowhouse
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- TV columnist Lisa de Moraes to leave the Washington Post. [Politico]
- Contemporary Wing’s “Mumbo Sauce” exhibit delayed and moved to an alternate space to be announced. [Twitter]
- Listen to a stream of the new album from local slo-core ensemble Cigarette. [The Vinyl District]
- D.C. Music Download’s guide to the best of D.C. at SXSW [D.C. Music Download]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Beers to pair with Irish whiskey [Washingtonian]
- Wilson Tavern reopens with beefed up menu. [NoVa Mag]
- Derek Brown teams up with Rappahannock Oyster Company’s Travis Croxton to open oyster bar called Eat The Rich. [Post]
- Where to eat shad and shad roe [Eater]
- The 10 hottest restaurants in the D.C. area right now [Zagat]
- Restaurants where you can celebrate Passover [Dining in DC]
- Noodles & Company coming to 1140 19th St. NW. [PoPville]
- The Hill’s best eats [Hill is Home]