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.
Welcome back to District Line Daily!
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Did you set fire to your couch after the Pigskins win Sunday? The Post told you not to! [Examiner]
- MPD officer fighting speed-camera tickets could cost city $1.8 million. [Times]
- New councilmember David Grosso to be sworn in. [Post]
- Is Chief Cathy Lanier closing too many clubs? [Post]
- What Harry Jaffe wants from Barack Obama. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Speak to Me of the Man, Muse: Local rapper Oddissee carried the Washington City Paper 2012 music critics’ poll.
The Nom Nom Nominations: Food awards high and low in this year’s Hungries.
What a Year!: Was 2012 at once the best and worst year for D.C. politics? Relive it all—-Kwame Brown pushing and shoving his way out of office, Mary Cheh and Vince Gray breaking up for good—-in the Loosies.
The Year in Real Estate: Winners and losers in the local real estate market in this year’s Plexies awards.
J’accuse!: Embattled D.C. campaign money man Jeff Thompson says corruption in the District is preventing his health-care firm from getting contracts.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- New York Times profiles Eric Payne, the man in the middle of the lottery contract imbroglio. [NYTimes]
- Payne’s adversary, Nat Gandhi, gets his own profile in the Post, albeit with no mention of the word “lottery.” [Post]
- Colby King predicts the feds will force two elected officials to resign and Nat Gandhi will quit too. [Post]
- U.S. Attorney Ron Machen is moving back to Silver Spring, says he has no plans to resign. [Post]
- MPD says city’s speed camera program is unfair. [Times]
- David Grosso to be sworn in today, rundown of new committee assignments. [Examiner]
- Ron Moten says Grand Theft Auto video games make kids to violent things. [Post]
- 2013 starts as 2012 did, with Vince Gray under federal investigation. [Examiner]
- Police Chief Cathy Lanier closes 15 bars in 2012. [Post]
- Barack Obama could be a better friend to the District. [Examiner]
- Barbara Lett Simmons, former school board members, dies. [Post]
- D.C. homicide rate lowest its been since 1963. [Homicide Watch]
- DCPS parents putting together pitches to prevent their schools from closing. [Post]
- “A former D.C. police officer who was twice fired after being observed in the company of a transvestite prostitute has been reinstated.” [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Kenilworth-Parkside gets a $25 million federal grant for cradle-to-career services. [Informer]
- Renderings of the city’s Frederick Douglass Bridge plans. [DCist]
- Urban trends to leave behind in 2013. [Atlantic Cities]
- RIP, NextBus app. [Examiner]
- Douglas Development redesigns its parking-free project near the Potomac Avenue Metro stop. [WBJ]
- A look at The Yards’ big Parcel N building. [DCmud]
- Lowe’s will join Costco at Dakota Crossing. [WBJ]
- Women are just 22.7 percent of bikers in D.C. WABA’s trying to bring that number up. [WABA]
- MPD arrest busts myth, proves that transit busts crime. [GGW]
- Today on the market: Cookie-cutter suburbia, Benning Ridge-style
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 10 best cookies ever [Girl Meets Food]
- Best hangover foods in D.C. [DCist]
- Best nightlife of 2012 [Post]
- Belga chef Bart Vandaele talks about his time on Top Chef [Eater]
- D.C.’s professional eaters rate the best and worst in dining [BYT]
- The top five Vietnamese restaurants in the Washington area [Zagat]
- Drinking highlights of 2012 [Drink DC]
- Is Honey Pig Korean BBQ coming to H Street NE? [PoP]