Morning Rundown

by Andrea Swalec November 5, 2014 at 9:20 am 0

Fall leaves on the Hill

Election Results — Charles Allen won by a landslide to be Ward 6 City Councilman, commanding 81 percent of votes. He said at his packed viewing party that he would defend the city against a hostile Congress. Hill Now will have full Ward 6 voting results later this morning.

CSX Tunnel Approved — The Federal Highway Administration gave CSX Transportation approval to rebuild the Virginia Avenue Tunnel. Over protests from many locals, the work is expected to take about 3 1/2 years. [JD Land]

Barracks Row Entertainment Sued for Fraud — A former owner of Chesapeake Room, Molly Malone’s and other restaurants in the Barracks Row Entertainment group is accusing the new owners of conspiracy, fraud and racketeering in a $9 million lawsuit filed last week. [Washington Business Journal]

Voting Problems — In addition to computer malfunctions in Southwest, voting problems on the Hill included electronic glitches at a polling site near the Supreme Court and broken lighting at the Tyler Elementary School station. [Washington Post]

Update on the Wharf — Some work on the Wharf development is being completed ahead of schedule. [Southwest: The Little Quadrant That Could]

Blue Castle Sold — The National Community Church is reportedly buying the Blue Castle building at 770 M St. SE. Representatives for the interdenominational church previously said they wanted to open a theater, child center and cafe on the southern end of Barracks Row. [Washington Business Journal]

H Street Restaurant Reviews — The Peruvian restaurant Ocopa received a glowing review from Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema. It may be “the best thing playing on H Street right now,” he wrote. Another newcomer, DC Harvest, “has its heart in the right place,” he wrote. [Washington Post]

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