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In some late-breaking news Friday, a driver for sedan service Uber was accused on a neighborhood e-mail list of raping a customer. The company confirmed that it’s working with police on the investigation.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Mayor and D.C. Council deal with fallout after killing red top handicap meter program. [Examiner]
- Yet another marathon D.C. Council session for Tuesday. [Examiner]
- Three D.C. agency heads have drivers. [Examiner]
- Metro plagued by cracked rails. [WTOP]
- Behind the Taft Bridge lions’ Christmas decorations. [Post]
- Admitted shadow campaign operative Jeanne Harris due in court today. [Post]
- No snow this week. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of The Day: Man With Hand Truck.
Lips, Sealed: New documents related to the city’s lottery contract reveal, once again, that Councilmember Jim Graham ain’t no snitch.
What’s the Password?: Capitol Hill’s getting an invitation-only speakeasy.
Streetcar Slogan: The city is looking for a slogan for the streetcar line. WCP readers have suggestions, but there can be only one winner.
He Destroyed Your Love: D.C. soul legend Terry Huff died at 65 Friday.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Did OCFO employees turn a blind eye to possible wrongdoing on lottery contract? [Post]
- Vince Gray spokesman on Mary Cheh: “The woman is obviously confused.” [Examiner]
- Former Wilson High School cheerleading coach must register as sex offender after having student’s baby. [Examiner]
- Three little-known agency heads have their own chauffeurs. [Examiner]
- Board of ethics “may also want to address the ethical risks inherent in allowing a legislative body to play a role in a sensitive area such as contracting.” [Post]
- Gray remembers Lawrence Guyot. [Post]
- D.C. pols don’t like reforming campaign finance laws. [Post]
- Gray against plan to reimburse Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park flood victims. [Post]
- Tim Day doesn’t like DCGOP [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Vince Gray doesn’t want to reimburse flood victims, fearing precedent. [Post]
- How the city blew $700,000 on a parking program that never materialized. [Examiner]
- City to move $7 million from other projects to fund West End affordable housing. [WBJ]
- D.C. looked rather different in the 1840s. [Ghosts of DC]
- Ivy City deserves environmental justice. [Post]
- JBG gets Fort Totten Walmart permit, will start construction “late this year.” [WBJ]
- Neighbors want more input on matter-of-right Chevy Chase development. [Ward3DC]
- 11th Street Bridge park could be done in 2016, feature orchard and canoe launch. [UrbanTurf]
- Today on the market: Live small in Columbia Heights for under $200k
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Corcoran shows a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, uniquely portrayed without facial hair, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation [Post]
- National Children’s Museum reopens in National Harbor [City Paper]
- In the aftermath of Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut, Washington Post staffers round up artwork that resonates during a time of grief [Post]
- City Paper contributor Chris Klimek drops his annual holiday mix [chrisklimek.com]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C.’s most anticipated winter restaurant openings [Eater]
- New Heights hires former Volt sous chef. [Post]
- Frye Company coming to former Pappa Razzi space. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
- The Coffee Bar soft-opens at 12th and S streets NW [Borderstan]
- Where to eat on New Year’s Eve [Washingtonian]
- House rules at Harold Black [The Golden Spoon]
- Divino Lounge & Restaurant in Bethesda appears closed [Bethesda Mag]