It’s another cloudy Tuesday in the District. We’ve got baby flamingos, violence interrupters, and a (sort of) new Mt. Vernon Triangle strip club.


  • Federal Metro regulators ordered the system’s officials to install safety barriers between cars by Dec. 31––or risk having one-quarter of its federal funding withheld. A blind passenger fell onto the tracks last month between rail cars, prompting the Federal Transit Administration to take action.

  • D.C.’s Red Henreceived threats and got egged after a similarly named restaurant in Virginia asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave the establishment. Michael Friedman, the D.C. Red Hen’s owner, asks you to come by for a meal, regardless of your political affiliation.

  • Public standoffs and demonstrations against Trump administration officials in D.C. continue: On Monday, a group of locals gathered in front of Stephen Miller’s CityCenter DC condo to play audio of screaming immigrant children separated from their parents. Miller is the reported architect of the Trump administration’s directive to effectively kidnap immigrant children and use them as leverage against their parents for deportation.

  • On the podcast: City Paper’s Kayla Randall speaks with James Forman Jr., the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, a book that’s rooted in his experience as a public defender in D.C

  • Members of the D.C. Council held a roundtable today about reported delays in the city’s homeless shelter replacement projects. We fact checked it.


  • Disruptive road closures ahead of Nats Park’s MLB All-Star game.

  • …as well as ahead of July 4 celebrations.

  • Join Housing Complex this Thursday, June 28, at the Busboys and Poets on 5th & K Streets NW for a discussion about homelessness in D.C.

  • Missed connection: “Hi Briana – This is Bob, we made brief eye contact, with a shared laugh about a miscalled station, on the Green Line this morning. …” [craigslist]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • D.C.’s Dept. of General Services, which manages homeless shelter construction projects, has been mired in turnover. [WCP]

  • Police Chief Peter Newsham says officers were justified in contested search. [FOX5]

  • D.C. and ACLU are investigating the incident for allegations of a plant. [WAMU]

  • Businesses and advocates say D.C.’s First Source program isn’t working well. [Times]

  • D.C. is training “violence interrupters” to intervene in neighborhood conflicts. [WTOP]

  • Bowser kicks off another Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program. [WJLA]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Listen to new jams from Head-Roc, Killa Kiesha, and more. [WCP]

  • At the African American Museum, everyone gets a car will see how influential Oprah Winfrey is. [WCP]

  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts’ new exhibition is metal as fuck. [East City Art]

  • Theater Alliance announces their 2018/2019 season, which kicks off this summer, featuring David Greig’s The Events, Dominique Morriseau’s Blood at the Root, and Holly BassThe Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • 2 Fast 2 Curious: RFK Stadium’s latest addition is… a go-kart track? [WTOP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • What do D.C.’s old school Greek restaurant think of CAVA’smeteoric rise? [WCP]

  • Read some of the threats The Red Hen received. [Washingtonian]

  • Why the president’s tweet about Virginia’s Red Hen is problematic. [Post]

  • By 2030, online food delivery could command 10 percent of the total food services market. [WBJ]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips?

  • Here’s more on the D.C. Council’s Monday hearing about the Ward 7 and Ward 8 homeless shelter delays. [Twitter]

  • And here is the Post’s take on the five-hour hearing. [Post]

  • The city’s first meditation garden opens in Petworth. [Curbed]

SPORTS LINKS, by Kelyn Soong (tips?

  • Elena Delle Donne has always let her athletic talents speak for her. Now the 28-year-old WNBA All-Star for the Mystics is finding her voice off the court, too. [Post]

  • From embassies, to fancy restaurants, to dive bars, there is no shortage of World Cup watch parties in D.C. One local reporter went to a full day’s worth of them. [WTOP]

  • Another week, another report of English soccer superstar Wayne Rooney getting closer to accepting a move to join D.C. United. ESPN FC has the details. [ESPN]


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