Death of Former Putin Aide at Dupont Hotel Ruled Accidental — Mikhail Y. Lesin, the Russian ad executive who was found dead at Dupont Circle Hotel last November, died of a fall after days of “excessive” drinking, according to D.C. Police and the District’s chief medical examiner. [Washington Post]
Shaw Bijou Opens Tomorrow — The hotly anticipated restaurant from “Top Chef” finalist Kwame Onwuachi will start slinging $185 tasting menus tomorrow. [Washingtonian]
Metro’s Biggest SafeTrack Phase Began Today — Thousands of commuters had their first taste of Metro’s newest and largest SafeTrack repair project this morning. For the next 25 days, no trains will run between Metro’s Fort Totten and NoMa stations. [Washington Post]
D.C. Fire and EMS Battles Blazes — Four fires broke out across the Northwestern part of D.C. over the weekend. The fires — located in Shaw, Columbia Heights, Bloomingdale and Logan Circle — were quickly extinguished. Nobody was injured in the fires, authorities said.
Half-Smoke Symbolism — The ubiquitous D.C. sausage represents a city in flux, according to one CityLab writer. [CityLab]