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It’s going to be a hot and humid week, though DC Water lifted its boil water advisory for all residents. (Here’s a rundown of what likely went wrong.)


  • Community activists will host a rally against Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Columbia Heights this evening after the agency conducted several raids last week. Advocates say at least 12 have been detained.

  • Email messages show that the developer behind a controversial Congress Heights redevelopment project had Mayor Muriel Bowser’s ear as recently as last spring.

  • MPD Police Chief Peter Newshamendured hours of questioning by D.C. Council members about policing practices and policies last week.

  • The Metro’s largest union voted overwhelmingly yesterday to allow its leaders to call a strike, though the vote doesn’t require members to lead one. “The members have said that they are tired. They are fed up with the disrespect that this general manager and his executive leadership has for our collective bargaining agreement and the workers here at WMATA,” the union’s president, Jackie Jeter, said.

  • In a three-part series, WTOP looks at D.C.’s uniquely high maternal mortality rate and its dearth of prenatal care. Only 52 percent of black women in the city receive prenatal care in their first trimester, WTOP found, compared to 86 percent of white women who do.

  • The Metropolitan Police Department releases an age-progression photograph of Relisha Rudd, four years after she was taken by a janitor at D.C. General.


  • Missed golf connection: “You passed by me and turn around again at the same time I turn around for a double take and you laughed even harder :). I’d love to play with you, see you smile and hear you laugh again and again.” [craigslist]

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

  • The Council is responding to a Congressional effort to overturn the passage of Initiative 77. [Post]

  • The Postsays Congress shouldn’t stop Initiative 77, but the Council should. [Post]

  • Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd will hold a “listening session” tomorrow on the DC Public Schools chancellor search. [Twitter]

  • And At-Large Councilmember David Grosso will host a series of education town halls this summer. [Twitter]

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

  • New music alert: Mock Identity, Blacks’ Myths, K A G, and more. [WCP]

  • These are the Capital Fringe shows you should look forward to in the next week. [DCist]

  • Sounds like things are going well for this movie filming in D.C. [Washingtonian]

  • Squeeze Box Fest 2018: Yes, there’s a music festival dedicated to the accordion. [WAMU]

  • RIP Hari Jones, a curator of the African American Civil War Museum. [AFRO]

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

  • A 14th Street NW restaurant had a naked sushi party with male and female models. [WCP]

  • A new source for crab pops up on the water this week. [WCP]

  • Yet another taqueria is coming. [Eater]

  • We’ve been blessed with pizza bagels. [Washingtonian]

  • Jane Fonda was at the Wilson Building weighing in on Initiative 77. [WBJ]

  • Is America to blame for the Spanish and French rosé wine mix up? [Post]

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

  • Has Nats Park hurt or helped Navy Yard? [Post]

  • Here’s to hoping stores start re-stocking jugs of water ASAP. [Washingtonian]

  • All of the region’s trolley routes, mapped. [GGW]

  • The former life of the Latvian Embassy. [Diplomatica]

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

  • D.C. United ushered in a new era with the debut of its new home, the $500-million Audi Field. Despite some hiccups, the night was overall a success for the club, including on the field—something that hasn’t happened often this season. [WCP]

  • A protest march outside of the stadium prior to the D.C. United game revealed that the tension between the front office and two of the fan support groups still runs high. [WCP]

  • Bryce Harper and his custom cleats get ready to put on a show at the Home Run Derby on Monday night. Is this his last chance to endear himself to the local fans? [106.7 The Fan]


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