A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor Vince Gray will announce a big plan today make Washington the “greenest and most livable” city. On the agenda: city-run orchards, increased parking fees, and more biking and walking.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Two murders Tuesday bring the number of Prince George’s County students killed in the past five months to six. [WAMU]
- Jim Graham appealing his ethics board ruling. [Loose Lips]
- Tommy Wells pulls his Gamestop-inspired bill to close businesses selling stolen phones…for now. [Post]
- D.C. makes almost $26 million on traffic cameras in January, up from only $1.9 million in December. [Examiner]
- Winter mix could be ahead for Friday. [WTOP]
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LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Vince Gray’s plan for greener D.C. [WBJ]
- At-large candidate Paul Zukerberg calls fellow candidate Elissa Silvermana hypocrite over petition challenge. [NBC4]
- Council approves $12.7 million “turn around” contract for United Medical Center. [Post]
- Cathy Lanier hates phone thieves. [Post]
- At-large candidate on ethics. [Letschoose]
- Tony Williams and Alice Rivlin will lead search for new CFO. [Examiner]
- Traffic camera revenues for January more than double from a year ago. [Examiner]
- Deconstructing Post‘s article on Gray’s reelection chances. [NBC4]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Gray goes green. [Post]
- A better way to look at food deserts. [Atlantic Cities]
- The State Department could expand in Foggy Bottom. [WBJ]
- Marion Barry‘s mayoral house in Hillcrest is for sale. [Post]
- So’s Washington Harbour. [WBJ]
- Homeowners associations are for communists. [Atlantic Cities]
- A new bill could go further to accomodate bicyclists. [WashCycle]
- The Renwick Gallery will be closed next year for renovations. [WJLA]
- Today on the market: Forest Hills manse
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, whose contract expires at the end of 2013, says the art center’s board has put together a search committee to find his successor [Huffington Post D.C.]
- The D.C. Independent Film Festival announces its 2013 schedule [DCIFF]
- Takoma soupmakers aspire to be the next women-geared reality TV show [Post]
- Stream the entirety of Deathfix‘s new album, out next week on Dischord (look for our review tomorrow)! [CBC Music]
- Tom Prewitt replaces WSC Avant Bard’s longtime director Christopher Henley [Washington City Paper]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)