District Line Daily: The Greatest Gift of All
A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to email@example.com.
What makes up the $3.1 million in personal gifts Virginia officials received between 2002 and 2012? Pigskins tickets and 10-day bear hunts, among other things.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Mayor Vince Gray is officially opening a mixed-use apartment in Northeast today. [NBC4]
- DDOT will repave the popular 15th Street bicycle lane this summer. [WAMU]
- A Department of Labor attorney charged with violently assaulting a co-worker was found dead at the D.C. Jail Tuesday morning. [Washington Times]
- Hundreds of D.C. students had issues with their monthly Metro passes yesterday due to a software glitch. [WTOP]
- A 14-year-old Fairfax student was electrocuted and pronounced dead after climbing onto an elementary school roof. [WJLA]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
D.C. Gets A Duggar: Josh, the eldest child in the 19 Kids and Counting Duggar family, will be moving to the District to direct a conservative Christian lobbying group.
Edward Cullen and Riot Grrrls: We review the Source Festival's short-play showcase "Afterward."
Married By Barry?: It could be possible, if Tommy Wells' Marriage Officiant Amendment Act ends up passing in the D.C. Council (with some amendments).
Now Back to Lunch: The D.C. Council voted to approve final amendments to food truck regulations.
LOOSE LIPS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C. Fire says it doesn't have enough ambulances to help out with July 4, then changes its mind. [WJLA]
- Council ends the food truck fight...for now. [Times, Y&H]
- Eleanor Holmes Norton won't say what she'll do with Jeff Thompson-linked money. [WAMU]
- InTowner wants DDOT to study expanding sidewalk biking bans. [InTowner]
- Who are you calling gentrifying? [Housing Complex]
- Department of Labor investigating Capital Bikeshare. [WJLA]
HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- A house that once belonged to George Washington, for just $25 million. [Post]
- ANC committees support two-way biking on one-way G and I streets NE. [GGW]
- Does Congress Heights have many businesses worth preserving? [Congress Heights on the Rise]
- Looking for medical marijuana? Good luck finding a doctor to prescribe it. [Washingtonian]
- JBG puts its big U Street NW properties up for sale. [UrbanTurf]
- Dan Tangherlini appears to be all but confirmed for permanent GSA chief title. [WBJ]
- Stop giving handicapped people free parking. [Atlantic Cities]
- The latest on the Randall School redevelopment. [WBJ]
- Washington Harbour to be sold for $370 million. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Rowhouse by Fort Stanton Park
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Fifteen soft-shell crab dishes to try [Zagat]
- It's National Martini Day. Here's where to celebrate. [Washingtonian]
- Black Jack cocktail menu gets a revamp. [Drink DC]
- Chefs compete in weight loss challenge. [Eater]
- Pete's New Haven Style Apizza gets upscaled at new Silver Spring location. [Bethesda Mag]
- Little Miss Whiskey's is holding a Scotch tasting Thursday. [Frozen Tropics]
- Is Whole Foods headed to H Street NE? [Housing Complex]