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Happy Monday. The high is 98 degrees (not the good kind) with 55 percent humidity, a brutal start to July. Here’s where to go and who to call if you see someone in need of assistance this week. And if it’s not too hot for you, here’s where to watch fireworks on Wednesday.


  • Tens of thousands marched in D.C. on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policy that sees ICE officers separating immigrant children from their families. 750 similar rallies––dubbed “Families Belong Together”––occurred in cities across the country.

    • “As I was preparing for the Fourth of July for my kids—we always buy the red, white and blue, the flags … I feel myself taking a little breath,” one mother told WAMU. “I’m not proud of our country at the moment, I’m not proud of what we’re doing. This I’m proud of, this rally I’m proud of.”

  • Metro is asking the Federal Transit Authority for extra time to retrofit its 7000-series cars with safety barriers between cars. Taking the trains offline for repairs would reduce service by 26 percent, Metro authorities said, which would be “severely and acutely detrimental” to riders. The city is, meanwhile, preparing to take two Red Line stations offline during the summer.

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser announces that D.C. is expected to rake in nearly $78 million more than anticipated this year. [Twitter]


  • Plan ahead to avoid Fourth of July traffic.

  • A summer love poem in three acts: “Saw you out Monday night/ I was flirting but you weren’t interested/ … good luck being with that attitude.” [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • District pols discussed a new schools chancellor, shelters, policing last week. [WCP]

  • D.C. developer denies promising to help Sanford Capital using “connections.” [WCP]

  • The business community throws its weight behind new D.C. Council candidate. [Post]

  • In the D.C. primary elections, turnout was especially abysmal in Wards 7 and 8. [Post]

  • The District is having trouble recruiting principals for struggling high schools. [Post]

  • D.C. appeals verdict in eminent domain case involving D.C. United stadium. [WBJ]

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

  • Remembering local actor and theater educator Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • New artist space STABLE eyes opening, seeks artists to fill space. [WCP]

  • Memorials in D.C. take a long time to get built. The Post explores why that is. [Post]

  • Rising DMV rapper Jahn Rome talks about his musical path and process. [DC Music Download]

  • Ally Theatre Company’s latest production explores the troubling history of segregated swimming pools in Maryland. [WCP]

  • At the Library of Congress, a look back at baseball’s diverse history. [WAMU]

  • The American University Museum looks back at the weird, wild world of Ralph Steadman. [WCP]

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

  • Blue Bottle is now open in Logan Circle. [WBJ]

  • The same neighborhood also gained Crown and Crow. [PoPville]

  • How to drink like a Founding Father. [Post]

  • Don’t major in philosophy. Major in pizza. [Washingtonian]

  • Comfort food helps NBA players feel at home in other cities. [Eater]

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

  • Is D.C. ready for Amazon’s so-called “prosperity bomb”? [Brookings]

  • Deanwood residents say police officers are harassing them. [Post]

  • There’s a dearth of affordable housing in white neighborhoods. [GGW]

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

  • Sports links will return on July 9.


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