A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to email@example.com.
What’s more invigorating on Monday than news? Read on:
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Councilmember Michael Brown, allegedly crummy boss. [Post]
- Mandatory bike parking space coming to D.C. apartments. [WBJ]
- D.C. making bank on traffic cameras. [Examiner]
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Smoking With Brooke: A picture making the rounds appears to show Brooke Shields and Bad Brains’ H.R. smoking up. We’re suspicious.
A New Pentagon: A new federal complex could revitalize Southwest.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Michael Brown’s former campaign aides take the extraordinary step of publicly bashing their former boss. [Post]
- Former environment boss says Gray admin fired him for being a whistleblower. [Times]
- Mayor’s spokesman says extra $23 million in speed camera revenues shows “there are a lot of people breaking the law.” [Examiner]
- Phil Mendelson doesn’t like Virginia Republican’s proposal to give more control of airports board to Virginia. [WAMU]
- City not paying vendors in reasonable amount of time, small businesses complain. [Examiner]
- Church fights historic label. [Post]
- The proposed new Ballou [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? email@example.com )
- New regulation mandates secure bike parking in D.C. apartment buildings. [WBJ]
- Vince Gray, Tony Dungy kick off year two of cheap Internet program for low-income Washingtonians. [Post]
- QE3 will raise home prices by nearly 2 percent. [HousingWire]
- Alexandria coal plant to close. [Post]
- Congress Heights rec center gets a facelift. [WJLA]
- Likewise with a for-sale church in Southwest. [PoP]
- And with Georgia Ave.’s crosswalks. [PoP]
- Georgetown, Montgomery College interested in buying Silver Spring campus. [Post]
- New forensic lab opens today in Southwest. [SW Quadrant]
- Southwest District government building purchased, set to become 12-story office building. [WBJ]
- Where’d that old Dupont Circle statue end up? (Answer: Delaware.) [Ghosts of DC]
- Today on the market: Cut from the mold in Petworth
ARTS LINKS, by Jonathan L. Fischer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The Hirshhorn is selling a Picasso painting of a Mouseketeer. [New York Times]
- Animal Collective‘s Geologist, aka Brian Weitz, lives in D.C., and here are some places where you can stalk him. [Post]
- Southwest church gets tie-dyed. [Prince of Petworth]
- Newish venues The Hamilton and Howard Theatre give a boost to D.C.’s gospel brunch scene. [Post]
- If Southwest’s federal office campus gets overhauled, museums like the National Gallery of Art and Hirshhorn should angle for satellite buildings there. [Modern Art Notes]
- The Hometown Sounds podcast chats with Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie honcho Dave Mann. [Hometown Sounds]
- Indiana Jones and the Myopic Little Twits [City Desk, DCist]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Cheese-smuggling ring brought down. [NPR]
- Neighborhood Restaurant Group opening fried chicken and doughnut restaurant. [Post]
- Chef Cathal Armstrong debuts Garden Cafe Americana at National Gallery. [Washingtonian]
- Inside Fuego Cocino y Tequileria [Eater]
- Fino Italian Restaurant moves from Georgetown to Shaw. [PoP]
- Ten best burgers in D.C. [The Plate]
- Restaurants with fancy table-side presentations [Express]