Tasty Morning Bytes – Renewal in Ward 7, Our Culinary Stature and Gandhi as Gandhi

Good morning, DCentric readers. Here are five things we’re reading today:

A hopeful moment as new H.D. Woodson High School opens its doors “’It says something to the students and to the community that the District is serious about preparing its youth for the new, technologically advanced job market,” said Principal Thomas Whittle. ‘They see hope.’ The reborn Woodson in Ward 7 is part of a long-awaited renewal for public high schools east of the Anacostia River. ” (The Washington Post)

Cops get ready to take on ‘flash mobs’ “In April, about 20 teenagers entered a G-Star Raw store in Dupont Circle and stole about $20,000 worth of merchandise. Store manager Greg Lennon told the Associated Press that he saw Twitter postings written after the theft, with one person describing plans to return for more goods.” (Washington Examiner )

D.C.’s culinary stature continues to rise “Though Washington, with an estimated 4,400 millionaires, always has had good restaurants, the local industry flourished during the city’s most recent period of economic prosperity, said Jeff Swedarsky of D.C. Metro Food Tours. ‘One of the fantastic things that’s happened in the last five years is that most of the neighborhoods have been getting nicer and more people are moving back into them,’ he said.” (Washington Times)

Moran Supports History Of Immigration By Co-Sponsoring National Museum Of The American People “More than four-dozen history scholars have expressed support for the museum, which Moran plans to create without any federal taxpayer dollars. He’s been a chief critic of building individual ethnic museums on the Mall. ” (wamu.org)

[VIDEO ]Gandhi Plays Gandhi “Normally, we see D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi in a coat and tie, wrestling with the city budget. But in his private life, Gandhi’s getting ready to play a role of a lifetime, as his non-violent hero, the famed Mahatma Gandhi.” (NBC Washington)