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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Chief D.C. tax appraiser resigns. [Post]
- The able-bodied can still park at the District’s red-top meters for the disabled! Ticketing won’t start until at least March. [Examiner]
- Groups want Metro to donate profits from anti-Muslim ad. [Post]
- Indecisive fall weather brings stinkbugs. [Times]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Tomorrow’s World.
Mie N Yu No More: Georgetown eatery Mie N Yu has closed abruptly after almost 10 years. But what will become of its famously snazzy bathroom?
LivingSocial on the Cheap: Sponsoring late-night Metro for Nats fans cost LivingSocial exactly $0, since the service was never needed.
Forrester Fire: New documents reveal strange business practices by city contractor Forrester, possibly meant to bypass CBE requirements.
Exotic EDM: D.C.’s electronic dance music scene isn’t cohesive, but when the songs are this good, who cares?
Riverwalk: A new project could improve the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- Jeff Thompson‘s Medicaid company could be headed for receivership after auditors find missing money. [WBJ]
- Post editorial says Jim Graham needs another investigatin’. [Post]
- Phil Mendelson says he needs to chat with Graham before deciding what to do. [Times]
- Longtime ANC commish Bob King suing gasman Joe Mamo. [Heartbeat]
- A.J. Cooper says rival Michael Brown told him not to run this year. “He said he could introduce me to the money people and teach me how the game is played.” [Examiner]
- Brown says housing vouchers needlessly expiring. [Examiner]
- Post gets its scalp as chief tax assessor, who may have fudged his resume, resigns. [Post]
- Disabled don’t like new redtop meter plan. [Examiner]
- More audits please, Nat Gandhi [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- On the Metro, peace lovers fight back. [WJLA]
- The story behind the temporary St. Elizabeths pavilion. [DCist]
- A former 14th Street NW telephone switching station reopens as loft condos. [DCmud]
- Upper Northwesterners aren’t springing for condos these days. [UrbanTurf]
- Weak federal leasing is taking its toll. [WBJ]
- Small in Southwest: Micro-units are the next big thing. [DCmud]
- In redeveloping St. Elizabeths and Walter Reed, D.C. should look to the Parklands. [GGW]
- The 3900 block of Georgia Avenue takes another step in its slow transformation. [PoP]
- Today on the market: Visible from space
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- Musician Alex Minoff was destined to play the role of an intense yet helpful bureaucrat, and this video for D.C. Design Week proves it [Twitter]
- For your desk jamming today: Protect-U has a new mix [Noise In My Head]
- D.C.’s most “swoonworthy” male DJs assemble Spotify playlists for the readers of Refinery 29; jury still out on whether Refinery’s demographic really wants to hear Electric Light Orchestra [Refinery 29]
- Excuse us for not caring whether The Rolling Stones play D.C. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 10 most annoying cocktail trends [Zagat]
- Equinox offers dueling menus in response to critical Tom Sietsema review. [Eater]
- Seven restaurants have closed in Georgetown recently. [Washingtonian]
- Longtime Washington chef Hector Guerra is now helming the kitchen at Terasol near Chevy Chase Circle. [Post]
- A sandwich in a can [NPR]
- D.C. Council debates how far you have to live from a bar to protest its liquor license. [DCist]
- What the heck are kiwi berries? [NoVa Mag]