Happy new issue of City Paper day. The state of the union is warm, with temperatures creeping toward 90 degrees today.


  • Saturday, May 25 will mark the 20th anniversary of Snyder officially becoming the owner of the local NFL franchise, and throughout the years, the 54-year-old has earned a reputation as a meddlesome, micromanaging sports owner who can’t get out of his own way. His fickle leadership, questionable treatment of his loyal customers, and dysfunctional front office have driven away droves of fans. As this 20th anniversary milestone approaches, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Trigger warnings ahead.

  • The Department of Human Services released the results of its Point in Time Annual Homeless Census on Wednesday afternoon, which provides a snapshot of the number of homeless families and adults living in the District on one night. While family homelessness reportedly decreased by about 12 percent since the same time last year, the number of homeless single adults rose for the second year in a row.

  • Although D.C.’s unemployment rate is trending downward, it is still among the highest in the country, compared against states, at 5.6 percent. And some participants of the Department of Employment Services’ workforce participation programs say that the city’s not doing enough to help that.

  • Housing attorneys say that a DC Housing Authority policy prematurely cuts voucher recipients off from their rental assistance.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Mitch Ryals (tips? mryals@washingtoncitypaper.com)

LL is away from his desk and will return next week.

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • A local start-up is turning restaurants into coworking spaces and both teleworkers and restaurateurs stand to benefit. [WCP]

  • Tom Sietsema names Mama Chang the top restaurant in his spring dining guide. [Post]

  • Alexandria is the next spot to get a food hall. [WBJ]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • How Drew Beckman, a 28-year-old nonprofit fundraiser, became a country singer in a single night. [Post]

  • Burners, rejoice: Catharsis on the Mall returns this weekend. [Express]

  • Kix, the D.C. area’s hair metal heroes of yesteryear, recall their career highlights. [Washingtonian]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Read the draft FY2020 budgets published this week by the housing and human services committees. [DC Council, DC Council]

  • More on the realtor that bribed an FBI agent and DHCD official to scoop up newly listed properties. [WAMU]

  • Barry Farm residents seek historic status for the complex. [DC Line]

  • The Carnegie Library’s Apple store will open May 11. [Urban Turf]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips? ksoong@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Permission granted: Dwayne Haskins Jr. will wear a No. 7 jersey after receiving the go-ahead from Joe Theismann. That made one sports radio caller extremely angry. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • The Mystics will welcome back forward Emma Meesseman when training camp begins May 6. [Bullets Forever]

  • Rising senior Phoebe Bacon, a swimming phenom who is breaking Katie Ledecky’s high school records at Stone Ridge, has verbally committed to swim at the University of Wisconsin. [SwimSwam]

HAPPENING TODAY, by Kayla Randall (tips? krandall@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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