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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- City could close housing assistance waiting list. [Post]
- Cab commission declares $1 surcharge on playoff days, then changes its mind. [Examiner]
- But the city will spend around $65,000 for each game. [Examiner]
- Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool drained to remove algae. [Post]
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LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- Where do your Pepco payments go? (Besides lavish lobbying of elected officials?) To the lawyers, of course [Times]
- D.C. Council displeased that so many city workers don’t live in the city [DCist]
- Residents close to ballpark aren’t feeling the Nattiude [Post]
- Post essentially admits it was goaded by Michael Brown in publishing this super weak oppo research [Post]
- IG recommends city stop doing business with IT contractor who won’t open books [WBJ]
- David Catania and Jack Evans have both their employers interested in a city lights contract [WBJ]
- Microsoft on short list to anchor St. Es [WBJ]
- Former environment boss says he was representing the public interest, which means the mayor wasn’t [Post]
- Housing waitlist could temporarily close [Post]
- Cathy Lanier might have to testify on missing evidence in Pershing Park mass arrest [WAMU]
- Mayor nixes extra charge for baseball taxis [City Desk]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Pennsylvania Ave. is put on the endangered landscape list. [WJLA]
- So long, NPR wedge! [WBJ]
- Virginia state rep says trolley, bike paths, sidewalks “do nearly nothing to improve regional mobility.” [Post]
- Bethesda construction endangers bikers, pedestrians. [GGW]
- The Washington football team endorses P.G. County gambling. [WBJ]
- Bike-sharing programs struggle to attract low-income riders. [Streetsblog]
- Maybe it’d help if they were less ugly. [Atlantic Cities]
- Get out your snow shovel, Mayor Gray! [PoP]
- Today on the market: Takoma house in need of love
ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? email@example.com)
- Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool is dealgaed. [Post]
- Smart talk from Travis Morrison about the changing relationships and expectations between indie rockers and fans [Brightest Young Things]
- (e)merge Art Fair: There will be bunnies. [@lisamarkuson]
- What to see at (e)merge, in addition to the bunnies [Brightest Young Things]
- Animal Collective goes on a misty Merriweather hop. [Arts Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Adult milkshakes coming to Satellite Room. [PoP]
- Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza heading to Silver Spring. [WBJ]
- Apple dishes around D.C. [Express]
- Canadian maple syrup bandits arrested. [NPR]
- Chefs at “The Best Restaurant in the Wold” harvest ants by hand. [Eater]
- Zengo brunch gets a B+ [Bitches Who Brunch]
- A sad tale of trying to get to hot New York restaurant NoMad and ending up at Mediterranean-North African restaurant Nomad [Post]