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The D.C. fire lieutenant who is accused of not coming to the aid of a dying Medric Mills after he collapsed near her fire station on Rhode Island Avenue NE was officially approved for retirement Thursday, which means she will face no disciplinary action for her role in the incident.


  • D.C’s deputy mayor for planning and economic development says a third of a billion more Qatari dollars could be coming to D.C. projects. Qatari Diar Real Estate Co. already invested $700 million in CityCenterDC. [Washington Business Journal]
  • The Gray campaign says its anti-Muriel Bowser website,, will likely come down sometime today. [Post]
  • LivingSocial said Thursday it suspended a few firearms-related promotions following the shooting last week at Fort Hood. [Washington Business Journal]
  • The Cherry Blossoms officially hit peak bloom yesterday. [City Desk]


2014 Best of D.C:.Make sure to read Washington City Paper's Best Of D.C. 2014 issue—192 pages of the best in everything that D.C. has to offer.There are staff picks, reader picks, and everything from Best Metro Driver to Best Restaurant to Bang In.

Farmers Only: Spring is here, which means it's farmers' markets' season. Here is a roundup of the city's markets and their opening dates.

YOLO: Pete Ross just spent $177K to lose the shadow senator primary. He has no regrets and would consider running again.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer. (tips?

  • Lieutenant involved in Medric Mills death case retires before she can face discipline. [NBC4, WTOPPost]
  • Vince Gray campaign says it'll take down website trashing Muriel Bowser. [Post]
  • Gray "is about to become the Rodney Dangerfield of politics." [Post]
  • Jim Graham blames his Ward 1 turnout on voter turnout and ugly Washington Post editorials. [Blade]
  • Meet the new schools ombudsman. [Post]
  • Pete Ross says he doesn't regret blowing $177K on unsuccessful shadow senate bid. [LL]
  • District sees dip in parking money. [Post]
  • District could get even more Qatari money. [WBJ]
  • Columbia Heights residents pull off TOPA purchase. [WAMU]
  • Where's the playground for homeless kids? [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX, by Aaron Wiener. (tips?

  • Another third of a billion dollars in Qatari investment could be coming to D.C. [WBJ]
  • Reporters: It's actually not mandatory to call AAA for every story on parking. [GGW]
  • The most popular baby boy name in D.C., by a wide margin, is William. [@The42BusDC]
  • CFA slams "carnivalesque" design of The Wharf. [WBJ]
  • D.C.'s housing supply increased for the sixth consecutive month. [UrbanTurf]
  • D.C. is more "country" than New York or San Francisco, but less so than every other city. [Estately]
  • Today on the market: Funky, cabin-like Capitol Hill rowhouse—$697,500

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? picks. [WCP]

  • A concert at DAR Constitution Hall will honor Marian Anderson, who was barred from performing there in 1939. [Washingtonian]
  • One of D.C.'s last big used book sales is going kaput. [Post]
  • Have you seen Kennedy Street's new mural at Culture Coffee? [Curbed]
  • If you're a master cryptographer, let us know if you think Bad Brains and the Foo Fighters are playing the 9:30 Club next month. [DCist]
  • Scarlett Johansson bares her talent (and some other stuff) in Under the Skin. [Arts Desk]
  • A thorough deconstruction of "Kiyochika: Master of the Night" at the Sackler Gallery [East City Art]
  • Take advantage of discounted tickets and backstage tours during theatreWeek, starting on Sunday. [DC Theatre Scene]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman. (tips?

  • Rose's Luxury will soon open its patio for all-you-can-eat feasts. [Washingtonian]
  • Where to find epic Easter desserts [Eater]
  • New bar from the owners of Acqua Al 2 and Ghibellina coming to Chinatown. [PoPville]
  • Eleven companies that won't tell you where their meat comes from [BuzzFeed]
  • Why your morning coffee can now be as complicated as you like [Post]
  • Five must-try vendors at District Flea [Zagat]
  • Cajun seafood restaurant opens in Shirlington. [ARLnow]
  • Five brunches to try this weekend [ARLnow]
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