District Line Daily: Hunkering Down
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.
With tonight's storm just hours away, one question remains: Do we really have to call it the "snowquester"?
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. had terrible financial practices, which helps explain why Harry Thomas Jr. was able to steal from it. [Examiner]
- Che Brown, brother of Kwame, to be sentenced today for bank fraud. [Post]
- D.C. plans to slow welfare cuts. [Post]
- Realtor allegedly behaving badly. [WJLA]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Monday.
Rule Breaking?: A former Council staffer for Councilmember Anita Bonds says she was fired for refusing to participate in campaigning. New emails shed light on the situation.
Diner, Dashed: Months after moving to Union Market, the former home of Capital City Diner is still sitting on blocks.
Hoover Heads Out: Mayor Vince Gray doesn't seem too interested in keeping the FBI in D.C.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Judge tells Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown he can't go to North Carolina for college tour. [Post]
- Tommy Wells offers support to Anita Bonds' campaign, lets world know he's not endorsing her. [@tommywells]
- Vincent Orange wants council to override mayor's veto of CBE bill. [Examiner]
- Council should grow a pair and veto CBE bill, Jonetta says. [Examiner]
- Hotly contested streetlight contract to be redone. [WBJ]
- OCF attorney defends OCF. [WAMU]
- ince Gray wants to delay cutting aid to welfare recipients. [Post]
- Prosecutor on this case must feel like a chump. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A quarter of the country's "megacommuters" live in the D.C. area. [Post]
- Looking to the future of D.C. transit. [GGW]
- An affordable housing success story near U Street NW. [UrbanTurf]
- More than 80 percent of the requests DDOT receives are for broken meters. [DCist]
- Realtor in Arlington caught stealing woman's underwear. [Examiner]
- Congress will address biking infrastructure tomorrow. [Borderstan]
- A look at the recruiting success of D.C.'s public and charter schools [Atlantic Cities]
- Turning a $50k Anacostia rowhouse into a minipalace. [UrbanTurf]
- Today on the market: Renovated River Terrace rowhouse
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- The cherry blossoms are expected to peak March 26-30. [Post]
- Signature Theatre announces its 2013-14 season. [Post]
- The new Hill Center Poetry Series comes to the Old Naval Hospital. [Post]
- H&M takes over Barnes & Noble's old space at Union Station. [Washington Business Journal]
- Eliminated this week, North Potomac native Gurpreet Singh Sarin was the first Sikh contestant on American Idol. [Post]
- D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces an exhibit for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. [Art 202]
- Marvin Gaye's sister tells her brother's story in My Brother Marvin at Warner Theatre. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A mac and cheese for every craving [NoVa Mag]
- Meet Blue Duck Tavern's tea sommelier. [Eater]
- Eight high-end restaurants with bedrooms upstairs [Zagat]
- Where to eat on a budget [Post]
- Mothership is now open. Check out the menu. [PoPville]
- Support DC Vote by drinking beer at Meridian Pint. [New Columbia Heights]
- A look inside Look on K Street NW [Urban Daddy]