District Line Daily: Mayor’s Medal of Honor
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.
There's a new prize in the District now that Mayor Vince Gray has awarded the first Mayor's Medal of Honor to Family Research Council security guard Leo Johnson.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Motor scooter crackdown coming. [Examiner]
- Enrollment in voucher program being outpaced by money in voucher program. [Times]
- Is a monster storm headed to D.C.? [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Man With Case.
The GaP Gap: Meet Washington's new worst neighborhood name.
Theater Moving: H Street Playhouse is moving to Anacostia. But it's not clear whether one of its resident theater companies is coming along.
Diss Track: Ward 7 Republican candidate Ron Moten has released another one of his political attack songs, this time aimed at opponent Yvette Alexander.
14th Street Blues: Could a new plan enliven central 14th Street?
Coconut Telegraph: An "island-style" restaurant is coming to Columbia Heights. Which island? It's not clear yet.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com )
- Eleanor Holmes Norton has a temper [Post]
- Are Chartered Health Plan's days numbered? [Post]
- Michael Brown displeased with Sharon Ambrose [Post]
- Robberies up, even when all hands are on deck [Times]
- School voucher enrollees down [Times]
- Thanks goodness for the ethics board, says Jonetta [Examiner]
- Overlooked from last week: Examiner editorial page endorses Vincent Orange and David Grosso [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Housing Complex columnist Aaron Wiener. (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org )
- The Council will talk driverless cars today. [D.C. Council]
- DDOT's laying down a protected bike lane on L Street NW. [DDOT]
- Obvious, now proven: Bike lanes make cycling much safer. [Atlantic Cities]
- Mary Cheh's bike was stolen. [DCist]
- OK, we know housing prices are rising, but a tenfold increase in 14 years? [UrbanTurf]
- ... though rowhouse prices in the H Street NE area have doubled. [UrbanTurf]
- A dip into the history of Bloomingdale and its abundance of small game. [Ghosts of DC]
- The seven keys to a strong community. (D.C. is better on some than others.) [Atlantic Cities]
- University of Maryland builds a LEED-Gold dorm. [MHN]
- Today on the market: Is it still Victorian if it's baby blue?
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- To promote its showcase Wednesday at Comet Ping Pong, local music blog All Our Noise made a handsome video of Cigarette performing in a Shaw garden [All Our Noise]
- Wolf Trap Opera Company Director Kim Witman is traveling, looking for new singers, and she compiled a list of the kinds of stories she hears from people in auditions. [Huffington Post D.C.]
- Washington National Cathedral dedicates a Mother Teresa carving on Thursday [National Cathedral]
- A report from last night's Mark Twain Prize ceremony for Ellen DeGeneres [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Peanut butter and pickles: an unexpectedly delightful combination? [NYT]
- Food trucks launch pilot program at the Wilson Building. [Post]
- Jardenea restaurant coming to the Melrose Hotel. [Washingtonian]
- Bachelor Pad star's ladies-style sports bar opening next to Circa in Clarendon? [Eater]
- Yes, this exists: the grilled cheese doughnut [NPR]
- Sweetgreen in West End now open. [PoP]
- Oyamel's Day of the Dead menu [BYT]