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Happy Wednesday. As we wait with bated breath for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, let us meditate on this promise from WMATA: that we’ll get a T.J. Oshiethemed Metro card if the Caps win. Looks like the answer to unreliable service is, once again, merchandise.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • After a group of Catholic University professors issued a vote of no-confidence in the school’s leadership, CU’s Board of Trustees “asserted ‘great confidence’” in its management. The board announced this spring it planned to eliminate dozens of full-time faculty positions in attempt to trim the budget.

  • If you’re looking for a ticket to the Caps’ Game 5 viewing party at Capital One Arena on Thursday, good luck. The ticket, which would also allow access to the Mystics game prior to the watch party, is free—but it may not guarantee you a seat in the arena.

  • More than 50 of the city’s 115 schools have classrooms doors that won’t lock, a DCPS official testified to the Council, posing a threat in the event of a lockdown. Despite “repeated requests” to fix them, the Department of General Services has not yet sent workers to make the door locks functional in classrooms across dozens of D.C. schools.

THE BULLETIN:

  • You can vote early for the June 19 primarythrough June 15th.

  • Roadways and sidewalks along the banks of the Potomac, including the Georgetown Waterfront and Old Town Alexandria, were inundated with water as high tide coincided with the river flooding. 

  • Road closures still abound downtown for the Caps game.

  • The art of the classified has not died: “Leave your cares behind, come with us and find the pleasures of a Journey to the Center of the Mind.”

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

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  • The Justice Department is sending D.C. more prosecutors to fight violent crime. [WCP]

  • D.C. Water gets a new CEO in David L. Gadis, who replaces George Hawkins. [Post]

  • Climate activists want D.C. to tax carbon emissions at a higher rate than floated. [Times]

  • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson gets ready for Pride with rainbow leis. [Twitter]

  • Council candidates Ed Lazere, Jeremiah Lowery get MoveOn endorsements. [Twitter]

  • Mendelson and Lazere square off tonight at a candidates forum on schools. [Facebook]

  • Mayor Bowser and José Andres hung out to watch the Caps beat Vegas. [Twitter]

  • At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman gets new competition. [Twitter]

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

  • Bird Museum is the word: Here’s what Planet Word, D.C.’s forthcoming linguistics museum at the Franklin School, will look like. [WAMU]

  • And speaking of museums, the African American Museum will do away with timed entry passes—well, not entirely, just during weekdays in September. [WAMU]

  • For Flasher, the personal is political, and the politics of their new album, Constant Image, is an intimate evolution. [Bandcamp]

  • Take a sneak peek at the Kennedy Center’s super expensive, super delayed expansion. [Post]

  • Pulitzer-winning novelist Andrew Sean Greer talks about growing up in D.C. [WCP]

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

  • Wine bar La Jambe has a beachy side. [Eater]

  • This sangria isn’t for everyone. [Post]

  • New restaurant Barracks Lane to replace Las Placitas. [PoPville]

  • Catch up on the origin stories of some of your favorite foods. [Thrillist]

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

  • An update on the Kennedy Center’s $175 million renovation. [WBJ]

  • More gripes from homeowners about DCRA’s permitting process. [PoPville]

  • A progress report, of sorts, for five different developments across Capitol Hill SE. [Capitol Hill Corner]

  • A personal side to the dilapidation of the Wade Road Condominiums, some of which are up for sale. [Congress Heights On the Rise]

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

  • The Irish Channel, a dive bar in Chinatown, learned a lesson after running out of every bottle of beer during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. A bar manager told Sports Illustrated that he ordered 150 more kegs for Game 4. [Sports Illustrated]

  • Chick Hernandez, a long-time D.C. sports broadcaster, is leaving NBC Sports Washington after 17 years. [Patch]

  • A 22-year-old Capitals fan was arrested for climbing a streetlight after the Capitals won Game 3. He was freed on Monday at around 5 p.m. and headed straight to Capital One Arena for Game 4. [Post]

HAPPENING TODAY

  • Francis and the Lights, the pop project of Francis Farewell Starlite, performs at 9:30 Club. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $25.

  • Bluegrass queen Alison Krauss performs with folk-rock star David Crosby at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap. 7:30 p.m. at 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $40–$95.

  • MahoganyBooks at the Anacostia Arts Center, in conjunction with Duende District Bookstore, hosts a reading and discussion with lawyer and artist Monica Jahan Bose, author of Rising Up To Climate Change: Storytelling with Saris, an art book featuring writing, songs, and 95 images centered on her global climate change project. 6:30 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.

  • ANC 8C meets at 6:30 p.m. 2730 MLK Jr. Ave. SE.

  • ANC 3D meets at 7:00 p.m. 4500 Mass. Ave. NW.

  • ANC 1C also meets at 7:00 p.m. 2355 Ontario Rd. NW.

  • ANC 2F also meets at 7:00 p.m. 1501 14th St. NW.

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