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Brown Around Town: Councilmember Michael Brown‘s house is for sale, City Paper‘s Alan Suderman discovers, but it’ll cost you a cool $1.73 million if you want to work out in Brown’s personal gym or frolic on his enormous lawn. Curbed points out that the price just dropped, though, so prospective buyers should stay tuned. +3
Loan Bonanza: Washington has staked $1.2 million in interest-free loans to businesses affected by construction on H Street NE and in Adams Morgan. +1
Twitter Account Has Abandonment Issues: Conventionmania: Catch it! The Post‘s Twitter account has been retweeting its reporters like Chris Cillizza and Rachel Weiner in Tampa, as well as Anita Kumar…who recently stopped working for the Post, and is covering the convention for McClatchy. Someone send the social media people the personnel memo. -1
Mendo Mends: Council Chairman Phil Mendelson wants D.C.’s Department of Motor Vehicles to stop revoking drivers licenses for no good reason. +4
Friday‘s Needle rating: 87 Today’s score: +7 Today’s Needle rating: 94