District Line Daily: Pump Up the Volume
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.
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LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Metro deadline to install cell phone service moved to September. [Examiner]
- Pat Mara wants the fire chief out. [Times]
- Elected attorney general's power up for debate. [Times]
- Man stopped at Reagan with loaded gun. [WTOP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Photo of the Day: Parking Lot.
Graham Slammed, Contd.: Councilmember Jim Graham's Council reprimand over the D.C. lottery deal isn't the end of the scandal. Now Banneker Ventures is suing Graham, alleging that the councilmember tried to extort the business.
Burger and Pie: Top Chef contestant Timothy Dean is bringing his TD Burger pizza and burger shop to NoMa.
Drop in the Bucket?: Mayor Vince Gray has pledged $100 million for affordable housing in the District. It's a lot, but it might not be enough to solve the problem.
LOOSE LIPS, by Loose Lips columnist Alan Suderman. (tips? email@example.com)
- Can Tommy Wells raise serious money? [Examiner]
- Elections board says it's being nickel and dimed. [Examiner]
- Pat Mara also has no confidence in fire chief. [Times]
- Irv Nathan wants subpoena power. [Times]
- Did Anita Bonds' campaign delete eyebrow raising tweet? [Twitter]
- New Ballou will be "one of the finest high schools in America," says Vince Gray. [Post]
- Charter schools to be investigated if they discriminate against special needs students. [Examiner]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Either Maryland drivers are awful, or high fines deter speeding. (Or both.) [DCist]
- It's hard to tell, what with all the media and AAA obfuscation. [GGW]
- Could we get bike lanes down the middle of Connecticut Avenue? [WashCycle]
- Rendering of an upcoming Florida Avenue NW condo building. [UrbanTurf]
- Why liquor license moratoriums are bad for neighborhoods. [Slate]
- D.C. zip codes where everything's selling above asking price. [UrbanTurf]
- For at least one day, hang out with your neighbors. [GOOD]
- More talk of a housing bubble. [Atlantic Cities]
- Housing bubble? What housing bubble? [Post]
- Today on the market: The trolley bump begins
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where to get a glimpse of spring with your meal [Zagat]
- Let's ban cocktails over $10 and beet salads and cheese salads [Borderstan]
- Former 1789 chef talks about becoming head chef at Noma in Copenhagen. [Eater]
- Yet another doughnut bracket. [Post]
- Food fraud? There's a database for that. [NPR]
Easter brunch guide [Bitches Who Brunch]