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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.
Now that Sandy’s passed, remember the megastorm in a photo essay, available in the print City Paper on the streets now.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Council wants businesses to leave their doors closed during the summer. [Examiner]
- Bloomingdale so happy it didn’t flood. [Post]
- 67 Metro bus drivers busted sleeping on camera. [Examiner]
- Office of Tax and Revenue employee admits tax fraud scheme. [Examiner]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: What Sandy Left Behind.
Charity Case: Can D.C. support a philanthropic pub?
Buzz About the Hive: Business incubators like the Hive could change the face of Anacostia.
In With The In Crowd: Adrian Fenty‘s old chauffeur and substitute teacher has landed a cushy city contract, but it’s not clear what exactly he does.
Mushroom, Nooo: Pizza chain Mellow Mushroom is having a giant costumed mushroom stalk its fans.
Yarn Bombing: Arlington is getting into yarn bombing, otherwise known as encasing objects in yarn.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- David Grosso outraises Michael Brown two to one in final weeks of campaign. [Post]
- Ron Moten not in it for the money. [Post]
- Sixty-seven Metro busdrivers caught sleeping on the job. [Examiner]
- Former tax employee pleads guilty to fraud scheme. [Examiner]
- Mendo calls ruling against fire chief “sobering.” [Times]
- Jack Evans says no one could oversee the CFO better than he does. [Examiner]
- Mary Cheh wants to fine businesses that air-condition the outdoors. [Examiner]
- Libertarian challengers calls on Eleanor Holmes Norton to return Jeff Thompson’s money. [DCist]
- MPD helps keep urban legend of tainted Halloween candy alive. [DCist]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Bureaucracy hampers D.C.’s parks. [GGW]
- A dubious claim to fame: D.C.’s the country’s best city for law firms. [WBJ]
- Toll Brothers buys a big lot near the ballpark. [JDLand]
- Gordon Biersch is coming to the neighborhood, too. [WBJ]
- New condos could be coming to Rhode Island Ave. NW. [DCmud]
- Visit Brookland’s Round House this Sunday. [D.C. Round House]
- DDOT’s newest innovation: waffles. [DCist]
- Condos and retail are coming to 9th Street NW in Shaw. [Borderstan]
- What makes a city walkable? [GGW]
- Today on the market: Renovated rowhouse in Kingman Park
ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? email@example.com)
- Beijing’s new SOHO Galaxy complex might look familiar to Washingtonians…and Foggy Bottom residents. [Atlantic Cities]
- Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser will be honored at the Theatre Lab’s 20th anniversary benefit on Nov. 12. [Theatre Lab]
- A new arts funding program aims to bring Latin American performances to the U.S. One of its first beneficiaries: Gala Hispanic Theatre. [Post]
- Selections from the amazing Combat Paper project debut at UMD’s Stamp Gallery today. [Pink Line Project]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Is drinking the key to nonpartisanship? [Washingtonian]
- Restaurant people in costume [Eater]
- Food writer Nevin Martell loses 12 pounds eating at Protein Bar for a month. [The Plate]
- Eight signs you’re a food nerd [Zagat]
- Halloween candy reviews [NoVa Mag]
- Haydee’s in Mount Pleasant looking to open 24/7. [PoP]
- Where to find a true Napoletana pizza [Post]