A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this week’s Washington City Paper, available now wherever fine alternative weeklies are given away: Sadie Dingfelder tries to survive 24 hours in Centreville’s Spa World without getting covered in too much mud.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Police oversight board mad that Chief Cathy Lanier is ignoring its decisions. [Post]
- Metro second-in-command, big supporter of weekend track work, resigns. [Post]
- Six indicted in Woodley Park stabbing. [Examiner]
- Delays hit hospital-heavy bus line. [Post]
- Examiner says D.C. is “waging war on drivers.” [Examiner]
- Alexandria police officer in critical condition after being shot yesterday. [WJLA]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Page Three Photo.
Weights and Mess-Ups: D.C. inspectors have been threatening bars with $2,000 fines over laws that don’t even exist.
Teens on the Loose: A new video threatens to ignite a “gallon-smashing” trend in Vienna, Va.
Graham Unbowed: The D.C. Council reprimanded Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham this week. But Graham has faced trouble before and kept his political career intact.
Bookless: More and more, D.C. libraries aren’t about books.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Michael Brown on the comeback trail. [Informer]
- Lawyer for Brown’s former campaign treasurer says he’s been in discussions with feds and expects to enter “information sharing” agreement. [Post]
- Youth corrections officers fight to save union boss. [Times]
- Homeless shelters filled with large families. [Post]
- Kaya Henderson has plan to retain more students in DCPS. [Post]
- District officials don’t want a ton of cars on the road. [Examiner]
- Office of Police Complaints worried it’s not being taken seriously by Cathy Lanier. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 13th and U apartment building gets smaller without getting smaller. [GGW]
- These condos are coming around the corner. [PoP]
- A big H Street NE residential building gets yanked. [UrbanTurf]
- D.C. can’t get its street signs right. [DCist]
- Loudoun makes its pitch for the FBI. [WBJ]
- Fire-damaged shell in Trinidad sells for $340k. [ToT]
- D.C.’s ranked as the lowly fifth-best U.S. city for car-sharing. [DCist]
- Flooding plan leads to new design for McMillan, with bigger park. [UrbanTurf]
- Joe Lieberman sells his Burleith home for $1.3 million. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: River views
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
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