• Metro’s largest union is calling for the ousting of WMATA chief Paul Wiedefeld after the transit authority authorized the use of private trains for a group of white supremacists who protested in D.C. last Sunday. Before Sunday’s rally, Wiedefeld denied that Metro would provide the protestors with their own train to downtown D.C.

  • Just about one month after DC Water issued a days-long boil water advisory for a large swath of northern D.C., the agency issued a report detailing what went wrong. “This report makes good on our promise to be an open and transparent with our customers as we can,” DC Water chief David Gadis said. “We can and we will do better.”

  • The achievement gap between white students and students of color in D.C. Public Schools is slowly narrowing, according to test scores released Thursday. But despite modest across-the-board improvement, only about one-third of students received scores on their math and English exams that indicate they’re college-ready.

  • Pepco announced that a power outage on Thursday afternoon along H Street NE affected about 1,300 customers. [Twitter]


  • Savings tip: If you ever forget your rewards card, the White House’s phone number works at places like Safeway, Harris Teeter, and CVS. [Washingtonian]

  • Missed connection: “Glances in Church – National Shrine. You were with a group of women / girls and you were wearing a light blue shirt. I wanted to say hello after Mass, but I had to go.” [craigslist]

  • Gear Prudence: How do people do routine grocery shopping on their bikes? [WCP]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Morgan Baskin(tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • One-third of the District’s advisory neighborhood commission seats are contested. [DC Line]

  • Officials find high levels of lead in some Maryland school water taps. [Post]

  • Education committee chairperson David Grossoon the DCPS students’ exam scores: Closing the achievement gap “will continue to remain our education system’s greatest challenge.” [Twitter]

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

  • Breaking down the steak shawarma bowl at Charcoal Town. [WCP]

  • Would you spring for $120 canned cockles in Georgetown? [Washingtonian]

  • An 11,200-square-foot food hall is bound for River Terrace. [WBJ]

  • Inside the Museum of Ice Cream in New York City. [Post]

  • Zeke’s Coffee opening downtown in September. [PoPville]

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

  • How a prison dream turned into a go-go reimagining of The Wizard of Oz. [WCP]

  • Ella Davis, co-founder of All About the Drama Theatre Group, talks about promising black actors and writers in the D.C. theater scene. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Get to know the bands playing the DC Music Rocks Festival. [DCist]

  • National Portrait Gallery to honor Aretha Franklin. [Washingtonian]

  • And speaking of the Queen of Soul (RIP), take a trip down memory lane with her best moments in D.C. [WAMU]

  • Film review: A new adaptation of A Midsummer’s Night Dream is pretty silly, but pretty good. [WCP]

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

  • How many people are on the move in the D.C. region? [Urban Turf]

  • Plans for a Union Market-style food hall in River Terrace. [WBJ]

  • D.C. gets a B- from CNBC on its Amazon HQ2 readiness. [CNBC]

  • ICYMI: City Paperspoke to six public housing residents, or their attorneys, living in DCHA properties across every quadrant of the city. Their stories, which span four public housing complexes, are presented in this week’s cover story. [WCP]

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

  • The Nationals have a leadership void, and so Mike Rizzo, the team’s president and general manager, has taken things into his own hands with the team’s chances to make the playoffs dwindling. [WCP]

  • Manassas Park High School is the second Northern Virginia high school to suspend its varsity football program for the upcoming season due to low participation. [Post]

  • “I’m here to work,” Wayne Rooney told reporters earlier this month. In the last two games, the English soccer legend has definitely proved it. Three nights after making the play of the season, Rooney scored twice in D.C. United’s 4-1 win over the Portland Timbers. [CBS Sports Network]

  • University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh rejected a proposal last year to overhaul how health care was delivered to its athletes, The Post reported last night. Jordan McNair suffered a heatstroke during a workout in May and died two weeks later. The school has admitted that athletic staff members made mistakes that led to the football player’s death.

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


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