City Desk

The Needle: Timber!

Pigskins or Lumberjacks?: What do the Pigskins have against trees? In 2006, a National Park Service official was busted helping owner Dan Snyder arrange for more than 130 trees near his house to be cut down. Now, the president of Richmond's City Council is complaining that too many trees were cut down for construction of the team's new practice facility. -3

Catania, Out: Councilmember David Catania is winding down his job at city contractor M.C. Dean. +2

Penalty Box: The NHL is returning, but businesses around Verizon Center that usually depend on revenue from Capitals fans now have to woo the customers back. +1

Yumoslavia: Ambar, opening on Barracks Row today, is the District's first modern Balkan restaurant. +1

Friday's Needle rating: 51 Today's score: +1 Today's Needle rating: 52

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