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Avoid driving downtown today, if possible—the Caps’ victory parade begins at 11 a.m. and goes down Constitution Avenue. And, as promised, here is WMATA’s commemorative Caps-themed Metro card, available online only.


  • Police closed off part of First Street SE Monday morning after receiving a bomb threat. They reopened the area after investigating and clearing the scene.

  • Metro filed a lawsuit on June 8 against its own union, as conversations about the necessity of criminal background checks for rail and bus employees intensifies. The union has said that the agency “is expanding its background check system to include random screenings of workers,” and that changes are set to begin July 1. (But how about that Caps memorabilia, eh?)

  • Along with lawyers representing Maryland, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racineargued in a federal court hearing on Monday that President Donald Trumpis “profiting on an unprecedented scale” from foreign agents via the Trump International Hotel. The District and Maryland have jointly sued Trump for violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause.


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

  • Anti-Initiative 77 campaign hires consultant who worked for Trump campaign. [Intercept]

  • Op-ed: If it passes, Initiative 77 will disrupt the hospitality industry, harm workers. [Blade]

  • Takeaways from the final campaign finance reports before the primary election. [Twitter]

  • RIP Jim Graham, the Ward 1 councilmember who passed away one year ago. [Twitter]

  • Under new bill, two D.C. agencies would collect health data on LGBTQ people. [Blade]

  • D.C. Council approves law designed to boost public housing residents’ credit. [Informer]

  • Another year, another AlleyPalooza launched by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. [WUSA9]

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

  • On its debut album, Flasher takes lessons from D.C.’s punk past to propel into into a wild new future. [WCP]

  • Kojo Nnamdi discusses the history and legacy in D.C.’s storied jazz scene with Kendall Isadore, Sunny Sumter, and Bridget Arnwine. [WAMU]

  • Suns Cinema eyes an expansion beyond the living room. [DCist]

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

  • A new Dupont Circle restaurant serves some of the best dishes from Hawaii. [WCP]

  • Where to find food and drink specials for the Caps victory parade. [Washingtonian]

  • Operators are taking a chance on sports bars in Adams Morgan. [PoPville]

  • It’s the most important meal of the day. [Eater]

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

  • Hill East residents would like to know what exactly D.C. plans to do with Reservation 13. [DCist]

  • A metric for determining the hottest housing markets in D.C. [Urban Turf]

  • A bid to make this BID more popular. [WBJ]

  • Another reason why younger couples are moving to “supercities.” [GGW]

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

  • The weather is shaping up to be picture perfect for the Capitals victory parade. Temperatures “will be climbing from the 60s into the mid 70s under a mostly to partly sunny sky,” according to WUSA9. There will be plenty of day-drinking going on, especially with bars and restaurants opening early for the occasion. [WUSA9]

  • Speaking of parades,Leonard Shapiro looks back at championship parades of years past, including the time that half a million people packed the streets of D.C. after the local football team won the Super Bowl in 1983. [WCP]

  • ESPN media personality Michael Wilbon floated a theory that soon-to-be NBA free agent LeBron James could bring his talents to the Washington Wizards, in part because of “Lebron’s outspokenness, his engagement, his involvement, his engagement with what is going on nationally, culturally.” It’s an interesting, and tantalizing idea, but most certainly a long shot at actually happening. [Post]


  • Australian folk singer-songwriter Vance Joyperforms at The Anthem. 7:30 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $55–$95.

  • MahoganyBooks and Duende District present a community book discussion on Zora Neale Hurston’s posthumously published work Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” at the Anacostia Arts Center. 6:30 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.

  • Rock & Roll Hotel welcomes English goth-rock band The Horrors. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $25.

  • ANC 7D meets at 6:30 p.m. 3935 Benning Rd. NE.

  • ANC 6B meets at 7:00 p.m. 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

  • ANC 7E also meets at 7:00 p.m. 5601 E. Capitol St. SE.

  • ANC 5D also meets at 7:00 p.m. 371 Morse St. NE.

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