Posts Tagged ‘Marion Barry’

The Needle: Food for Thought

The Commencement Entree: It seems that George Washington University students have purchased enough small plates to convince José Andrés to be their 2014 commencement speaker. -2
Insert Breaking Bad Reference Here: A substance that tested positive for ricin was found in a Georgetown residency. -3

District Line Daily: Young and Voteless

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D.C.'s booming population of young professionals has the opportunity to sway the upcoming mayoral primary. [...]

The Needle: Treeson

Crimes Against Nature: The Urban Forestry Administration says that the man who police arrested last week for vandalizing dozens of trees in the Bloomingdale and Truxton Circle neighborhoods may have actually damaged 752 trees. -4
Reality Bites: A new D.C.-based reality show could be coming to your television screen. Reliable Source reports the company behind Bravo's Blood [...]

The Needle: Ruff Season

Puppy Series: Tickets for "Pup in the Park" are on sale now. Yes, this is a a real thing—you can bring your dog to a baseball game—and yes, it tends to sell out. +3
Star Endorser: Ex-University of Maryland and Houston Rockets player Steve Francis, who is featured prominently in a District rapper Fat Trel  album promo, is backing Muriel Bowser [...]

District Line Daily: Snow Day Conservation

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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D.C. schools have run out of snow days. DCPS allocated just one snow day for [...]

The Needle: Le Big Mac

McFancy: One of the last hold-outs of a previous generation of 14th Street NW has buckled under pressure: The McDonald's at the corner of 14th and U was issued new remodeling permits and will become a McCafe. -2
Smurf Turf: Mayor Vince Gray's campaign manager, Chuck Thies, called all of Gray's mayoral opponents smurfs. "They’re just little funny, semi-annoying, [...]

District Line Daily: Boost From the President

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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President Barack Obama is expected to announce at the State of the Union address tonight [...]

The Needle: The Fleeting Apple

CityCenter Rumors: It looks like an Apple store may not be coming to CityCenterDC after all, which means everyone will still need to haul over to the Georgetown store and wait in the never-ending lines to get their Apple gear fixed. -2
Oh Marion: During a council hearing to vote on the city's parking meter contract, Councilmember [...]

D.C., Free?

As the shutdown dragged on, the mayor complained louder and louder: “We’re governed by the federal government’s action and unless the federal government authorizes it, D.C. workers are going to be in a bind.” Shuttered museums had local businesses worried about a drop in tourism. And Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton called it a “very special [...]

District Line Daily: Barry Barry Bad

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The D.C. Council voted 9-4 Tuesday to censure Marion Barry and recommend that he lose his [...]

The Needle: Mass Tragedy in the District

Mass Tragedy: The tragedy coming out of the District this morning was heard around the world. At least one gunman opened fire at the Naval Sea Systems Command this morning killing 12 people and injuring a Metro police officer. The suspect, who was killed, has been identified as Aaron Alexis. Not enough minuses for this [...]

The Needle: An Urban Exodus

Urban Exodus: D.C's hallmark half-smoke joint, Ben's Chili Bowl, is relinquishing its D.C. exclusiveness and expanding to Arlington. -2
New Orleans Blues: The D.C. tax office shut down the frequently complained-about-by-neighbors TruOrleans restaurant on H Street NE today. +2

Caption Contest: What’s Donald Trump Whispering to Marion Barry?

Donald Trump just unveiled his grand plans for the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and just about everyone who's anyone in D.C. politics was there. Which means Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry was at the front of the receiving line, anxious to get a word in with The Donald. The two chatted briefly, before Trump [...]

The Needle: Where’s the Reef?

Reefer Madness: The Reef bar in Adams Morgan closed for good today. -2
All in the Family: Mayor-for-life Marion Barry's son was arrested in Virginia for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. -3

District Line Daily: Barry’s Ethics Slipup

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Marion Barry was censured and fined $13,600 by the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability for [...]

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