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Have you been following the story of Gilberto Valle III, the NYPD cop who was allegedly planning to cook and eat women? There’s a local connection.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Hurricane Sandy preparations continue. [Post]
- Protestors at Gallaudet rally for employee put on leave after signing anti-gay marriage petition. [Post]
- Increase in housing not keeping up with increase in jobs in D.C. [Housing Complex]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photos of the Day: Page Three.
Popped Up for the Last Time: Now that a pharmaceutical-supply company is planning a pop-up shop, complete with OKCupid profile consulting, can we give pop-ups a rest?
On the Rocks the Vote: Barack Obama will almost certainly win the District on Election Day, but he’s losing to Mitt Romney in Washington’s cocktail polls.
Party’s Over: After two years, the Good Life Tuesday parties are done.
Orange Explains: Councilmember Vincent Orange is answering questions about how he landed an endorsement in Ward 8 last year.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- Vincent Orange points out that Jeff Thompson is no longer contributing to local campaigns [Post]
- Did Thompson put the healthcare of 110,000 poor residents at risk because he’s being greedy over the sale price of Chartered Health? [Post]
- Examiner editorial wonders if Nat Gandhi should be fired [Examiner]
- Vince Gray is standing by his man [Examiner]
- DYRS youth shoots staff member [Times]
- Local tax-break beneficiary LivingSocial says it’s not in bad a shape as one of its owners says [WBJ]
- Audit finds bookkeeping issues with D.C. Democratic State Committee [Examiner]
- Should council’s counsel have represented Jim Graham in Metro investigation? [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Canal Park will open on Nov. 16. [JDLand]
- Parkmobile raises meter fees and blames…Dodd-Frank? [GGW]
- Work is underway at a new development on Otis Place NW. [Park View, D.C.]
- D.C.’s the second-best city for transit commuting, behind you-know-who. [Atlantic Cities]
- West Virginian carpetbaggers dominate the Maryland casino debate. [Slate]
- A Capitol Hill schoolhouse is turning into a residential building. [UrbanTurf]
- This ain’t your mother’s farm. [Atlantic Cities]
- Today on the market: Hot tub time machine! (not pictured)
ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? email@example.com)
- Once again, Hollywood has completely ignored actual D.C. geography. The perpetrator this time: TNT’s Leverage, which placed Silver Spring and White Flint in the middle of Downtown on a recent map. [DCist]
- Discovery plans to air a special about redecorating the White House between presidents. [Post]
- Start lacing up your skates: Another outdoor ice rink is coming to Washington, this one to Canal Park. [Prince of Petworth]
- The Auto Zone parking lot on H Street NE will be flooded with wannabe Thrillers tonight. [Frozen Tropics]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- National Park Service will start killing deer in Rock Creek Park and giving the meat to food banks. [DCist]
- Chef Enzo Fargione reflects on one year of Elisir. [Eater]
- Meatball Nation food trucklaunches. [Food Truck Fiesta]
- Chez Billy launching $1 oyster happy hour. [PoP]
- Where to find late night cheap eats around U Street NW [Borderstan]
- Don’t tell Michelle. [HuffPost]
- A round-up of Halloween cocktail round-ups [NoVa Mag]