Follow the story: The Council ad hoc committee that will investigate Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans met for the first time yesterday. The members mostly went over logistics, but we did learn that the panel is expected to receive an unredacted report by Nov. 1. Check out Loose Lips reporter Mitch RyalsTwitter thread, as he was actually there, for more details.    


The Nats keep winning.

Against the odds, the Nats beat the Astros, 5-4, to win Game 1 of the World Series. They even defeated the undefeated (since May) pitcher Gerrit Cole.  

“The legend of Juan Sotocontinues to grow and Ryan Zimmerman, fittingly, hit the franchise’s first World Series home run. Overall, it was a very good night for Nats fans, including the 6,000-plus that showed up at the watch party at Nats Park,” says City Paper’s Kelyn Soong, who was at the stadium

Game 2 will be tonight in Houston and Nats Park will again host a watch party. Enjoy the ride even if you aren’t an OG fan. Be a bandwagon fan! 

Uncomfortable about joining in on the fun? City Paper has wary readers covered. A few members of staff put together some pointers for onboarding fans.    

It’s worth it for the bond among fans alone. And don’t let Alexandra DeSanctis get to you, you won’t always be judged.   

“The more fans, the better. I don’t care if you became a fan the day before they win, or after they win, or when they got here, or have been an Expos fan. It doesn’t matter to me. A fan is a fan,” Patty MacEwan, who’s been to about 500 Nats games, tells Soong.  

Feel free to put on your best red shirt and blast “Calma” now. —Amanda Michelle Gomez (tips? Email


  • Tech startup partners with D.C.’s oldest domestic violence shelter. [WCP]

  • D.C. public school enrollment spikes as charter school enrollment declines. [DCist]

  • A guide to the scooter madness. [Curbed

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips?

  • Jack Evans is a “walking billboard for the ethically challenged,” Rep. Gerry Connolly says. [WAMU]

  • Hate crimes in D.C. on pace to reach a new high. [Post, NBC]

  • Traffic stop in Prince George’s County leaves man paralyzed. [NBC]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Meet Union Craft Brewing’s 99-year-old volunteer. [WCP]

  • Call Your Mother raises $1.35 million in preparation for expansion. [WBJ]

  • Solly’s is hosting a fundraiser for lemurs. [PoPville]

  • Send your guests required reading before your next dinner party to spur conversation. [Eater]

ARTS LINKS, by Kayla Randall(tips?

  • Here are five must-watch titles featured at the 26th annual Reel Affirmations film festival this weekend. [WCP]

  • Birdwatching is big in the District. [Washingtonian]

  • Get ready to greet the new National Christmas Tree: a 30-foot Colorado blue spruce. [DCist]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • This year’s scrappy Nats team has resonated with fans of all ages and backgrounds. [WCP]

  • City Paper writers who have watched their teams play in the World Series share their advice for Nationals fans. [WCP]

  • The Wizards head to Dallas to take on the Mavs in their season opener. [Bullets Forever]

  • Candace Buckner of the Post explores why Bradley Beal chose to stick with the rebuilding Wizards. [Post]

  • The Caps, winners of four straight games, have moved up five spots, the most of any team, in this week’s NHL Power Rankings by CBS Sports’ Pete Blackburn.

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