Happy Tuesday, D.C. Sunny skies, temperatures in the 80s, and that’s just fine.


  • Washington area funeral home director Shaun Reidpleaded guilty in Maryland in a case where he allegedly gave family members the wrong ashes. Reid’s funeral homes throughout the region have been the targets of complaints, lawsuits and fines over the past several years. He owes the District $24,000 in fines.

  • At 16 years, 6 months, and 27 days, Virginia native Griffin Yow became the youngest player to see the field in all of Major League Soccer this season.

  • A fifth grader at Sidwell Friends School in D.C. was one of hundreds killed in the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday. Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, was studying in the country when coordinated explosions went off in churches and hotels. At least 290 people are dead, and hundreds more are injured.

  • An ice cream truck caught fire near the National Mall yesterday. It appears to have been an engine problem, and no one was hurt.

  • A driver involved in a car wreck in Southeast Sunday afternoon is charged with second degree murder. Dejuan Andrew Marshall was speeding and crashed into another vehicle, forcing the other vehicle into a pedestrian, 31-year-old Abdul Seck, killing him. Six other people were injured, including one victim who remains in critical condition.

  • George Washington University graduate student Margaret Wroblewskihas been documenting harassment in public spaces. Her project, Underground, is on display at GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.

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

  • After pressure from a neighborhood commissioner, D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson will look into the District’s sexual assault and harassment settlement payments. [Twitter]

  • In her proposed budget, Mayor Muriel Bowser gave AG Karl Racine peanuts (a .05 percent increase). The AG slams the mayor for showing no commitment to violence prevention. [OAG, Twitter]

  • Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh wants to stop elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn trafficking in the District. [DC Line]

  • We’ll trade ya free parking for Blue and Yellow line closures. [WAMU]

  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton reintroduced a bill to allow recipients of federal housing assistance to use marijuana. [DCist]

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

  • Some D.C. residents can fill prescriptions for produce at Giant in Ward 8. [WCP]

  • Chipotle ventures east of the river. [DCist]

  • What to drink at Don Ciccio & Figli’s new distillery and bar. [Washingtonian]

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

  • The relocated and renovated Spy Museum opens next month, and tickets for its reopening are on sale now. [Post]

  • After local DJ Vanniety Kills suffered a bad injury, the D.C. music community rallied in support. [DCist]

  • The OSYX isn’t just a band of badass women, they want to change the scene with their new nonprofit label This Could Go Boom! [Express]

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

  • Opinion: The “cleanup” of D.C.’s tent encampments makes homelessness worse. [Post]

  • Medina Johnson Jennings, deputy director of the DC Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, has resigned. [Twitter]

  • Metro announces that it will spend $65 million on an “energy action plan.” [Curbed]

  • What $535,000 will get you in D.C. [Urban Turf]

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

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

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