Kenyan McDuffie “trounced” other candidates to win the Ward 5 special election with 45% of the vote, at least twice the votes of anyone else. The ward has now replaced its prison-
bound former councilmember with a former Justice Department attorney. (Post) Twitter
Metro opens doors?
Doors opened on two 1000 series cars on a Red Line train while it was moving between Van Ness and Tenleytown. Metro officials say it is too early to tell if all of the 290 1000 series cars will have to be taken out of service. (Examiner) Twitter
Res. 13 starts slowly
DC will rebid the 2 plots on Reservation 13 closest to the Metro. Officials hope this will kick-start the rest, but residents had hoped to continue with the 2 developers who’d already submitted bids the last time. A Redskins training facility is not part of the plan, at least for now. (City Paper) Twitter
Frank Gehry has modified a statue of Eisenhower to show him as a cadet in the planned memorial, but won’t remove huge huge steel tapestries which have drawn the most criticism from architects and the Eisenhower family. (Examiner) Twitter
New Urbanists have won in the battle against sprawl and might be the only ones with a clear notion of how poor infrastructure choices damaged America as well as how to fix it. (Business Insider, charlie) (Tip: charlie)Twitter