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This weekend looks like rain and more rain, but also: lots and lots of pupusas.


  • One-fourth of teachers in the D.C. Public Schools system—about 1,000 people—lack the certification required for the job, an internal investigation found last winter. At-Large Councilmember David Grosso, who oversees the body’s education committee, released a statement Thursday chastising the school system for its “most recent failure to properly follow established laws and regulations.”

  • With the No. 15 overall pick in the NBA Draft, the Wizards selected forwardTroy Brown Jr. out of Oregon. Fans and experts seem cautiously optimistic about the pick. The Wizards’ second round selection? Not so much.

  • Scammers claiming to work for DC Water have attempted to enter residents’ homes this week, the company warns. It does not dispatch technicians unsolicited to test water quality or check on high water usage.

  • Part of the Metro’s Red Line will close for 45 days this summer. Here’s how WMATA is handing the disruption, and how to navigate the change. Parts of the Orange, Blue, and Silver Lines will also temporarily close for repair. Here’s what to expect.


  • If you’re at a marijuana pop-up event, stay vigilant.

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

  • Professional missed connection: I’m looking for a female photographer / possibly a photo blogger who said she was from DC. She was maybe in her late 20’s, maybe early 30’s. We met at the Gratitude Migration Festival in Keensburg, NJ in Summer 2017. She was a photographer who took some of the best photo documents of a large puppet head sculpture that I built. Unfortunately, I was very busy all festival, and lost the note she gave me with her information. [Craigslist]

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

  • Traci Hughes, once director of open-government office, declares Council bid. [Twitter]

  • D.C. moves to dismiss lawsuit alleging onerous child-care center requirements. [Post]

  • District bill would bar new patients with dementia from assisted-living facilities. [Post]

  • Ward 2’s Jack Evans says he plans to run for office again and again. [Georgetowner]

  • Area taxicab drivers protest at airports-authority meeting over rules of the road. [Post]

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

  • ICYMI: What the hell is Halcyon? [WCP]

  • Listen to the debut album from Blacks’ Myths, the duo of Luke Stewartand Trae Crudup III. [Bandcamp]

  • And check out La Clave, the debut EP from Antonia. [Bandcamp]

  • And one more album to check out: Kerem Atalay’s delicate American Primitive on Summer Winter. [WCP]

  • With Boulanger Initiative, Joy-Leilani Garbutt and Laura Colgate want to introduce female composers to D.C. [DCist]

  • Black Panther is coming to the African American Museum. [DCist]

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

  • La Vie opens July 12 at The Wharf with these menus. [WCP]

  • Five local markets close to some of D.C.’s best parks. [WCP]

  • When Trump administration officials dine out at Mexican restaurants. [Post]

  • Take this poll about The Smith and its windows on U Street NW. [PoPville]

  • At last, Texas toast explained. [Eater]

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

  • Members of the D.C. Council prepare to introduce further reforms to eviction proceedings in the city. [Twitter]

  • City Paper’s @HousingComplex Twitter is back, y’all. [Twitter]

  • Last week, City Paper reported that senior officials in the D.C. government have known for months that contracting and construction issues have delayed the production of homeless shelters in Wards 7 and 8. Inresponse to these findings, the D.C. Council will hold a public roundtable on Monday, June 25, where Council members will interview government witnesses under oath about the shelter delays.

  • This member of Congress is decidedly not happy about not being able to park in front of his or her home. [PoPville]

  • A mea culpa from Alexandria leaders on the opacity of its RFP process for a new Metro station. [WBJ]

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

  • Almost four decades ago, one of the greatest soccer players of all time suited up for the Washington Diplomats, and thrust D.C. pro soccer into the spotlight. [WCP]

  • Want a piece of D.C. sports history? Monumental Sports and Entertainment is selling seats from Capital One Arena before its $40 million renovation. Capitals and Wizards fans are split on whether the seat cushions are worth the $99.99 price tag. [WCP]

  • The New York Islanders have named Barry Trotz their new head coach, three days after Trotz resigned from the Caps. [ESPN]



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