District Line Daily: Mayoral Dump
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.
Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal is expected to officially announce his mayoral bid today. The eight-week period for gathering ballot petition signatures has started, and Mayor Vince Gray still hasn't announced whether he will run, which could carry big risks for his potential campaign. And a Vince Orange mayoral attack site, Orange2014.com, is aggravating the mayoral hopeful's actual campaign.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Medstar Washington Hospital Center is expected to cut around 120 jobs. [WBJ]
- UDC is proposing to cut the school's athletic teams. [Post]
- The South Carolina man who mowed the lawn outside the Lincoln Memorial came back to D.C. to be honored with the gift of a chainsaw for his services. [News4]
- The Virginia attorney general race is still undecided, and as of Monday, Democrat Mark Herring was beating Republican Mark Obenshain by just 117 votes. [WAMU]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Washington Hospital Center layoffs blamed partly on fallout from Jeff Thompson's Chartered Health. [Post]
- Vince Gray needs a new precedent for picking up petitions late. [Post]
- Kojo Nnamdi thinks Gray will run. [Washingtonian]
- More on Paul Zukerberg's attorney general election fight. [WAMU]
- District thinking about social impact bonds. [Housing Complex]
- Holiday trains on Metro for Veteran's Day make people who have to work even sadder. [Post]
- Andy Shallal plans big mayoral announcement this morning at Ben's Chili Bowl. [Facebook]
- Proposed Franklin School renderings released. [Housing Complex]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- HPRB clears Dupont mansion for redevelopment. [WBJ]
- A new blog is dedicated entirely to traffic in NoMa. [DCist]
- A wartime view of the monuments [Ghosts of DC]
- The Washington Monument scaffolding begins coming down today. [WJLA]
- Why all the sudden bike hate in the press? [GGW]
- Georgetown plans to expand on-campus housing. [WBJ]
- Central Union Mission makes its move. [WJLA]
- Photos of the progress on a Congress Heights charter school. [CHOTR]
- Today on the market: Deanwood 5BR
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Hipster dining and drinking survival guide [Zagat]
- Iron Gate Inn will reopen under chef Tony Chittum on Nov. 19. [Post]
- Marvelous Pizza on H Street NE reopens after FBI raid this summer. [District Cuisine]
- One of Thally chef Ron Tanaka's hidden dining gems is Chix. [Eater]
- Petworth Citizen now serving Sunday brunch. [PoPville]
- The 11 best doughnuts in D.C. [DCist]
- Reviewing California Pizza Kitchen. [BYT]