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The project has now been forced to a halt, threatening irreparable harm with plainly unintended consequences for the Church and the project.

After the D.C. Court of Appeals issued a stop-work order for St. Thomas Episcopal Parish in Dupont, the congregation claims it’s facing bankruptcy. The 120-year-old church was over halfway done with a restoration project that would see it develop a main worship hall and 56-unit residential area when the court issued its order. Reverend Alex Dyer told the Washington Business Journal that “each day that construction is halted, the church gets closer and closer to bankruptcy.”


  • Looks like D.C. is skipping spring and heading straight into summer. [Post]

  • Housing Complex reporter Morgan Baskin talks about proposed eviction policies. [Kojo]

  • The chief executive of Prince George’s County Public Schools resigns after months of scandal. [WTOP]

  • D.C. will save our collective noses by spraying ginkgo trees today. [WTOP]

  • George Mason University’s president calls for a review of active donor agreements after publicly acknowledging that some did not meet the school’s standards for academic independence. [Post]

  • Former American University student government president files a lawsuit against the publisher of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. [WTOP]

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

  • Bowser appointee Joshua Lopez resigns from housing authority board. [WAMU, Post]

  • A rabbi calls for more action against anti-Semitism at Council breakfast. [FOX5]

  • Harry Jaffe: Bowser failed to show “moral leadership” through divisions in D.C. [NBC4]

  • Ward 6 D.C. Council candidates discuss transparency, oversight, and Comp Plan. [THIS]

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

  • Take a sneak peek of the National Building Museum’s summer installation. [National Building Museum]

  • Dawit Eklund, Tooth Choir, Bacchae, and more notable releases from D.C. artists last month. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Local blog, Dining With Strangers, celebrates 10 years. [WCP]

  • Slash Run owners sell the bar to one of its managers. [PoPville]

  • Maryland’s governor and comptroller continue to quibble with lawmakers over brewery reform. [WBJ]

  • What’s wrong with a Whopper, Big Mac, and Dave’s Single? [Post]

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

  • How limited liability companies make it easy for landlords to obscure their identities and financial interests—and why that’s bad for cities. [NYT]

  • Anti-Semitic flyers littered Mount Pleasant on Tuesday. [PoPville]

  • Developer proposes a 100-unit apartment building behind 16th Street’s Masonic temple. [Urban Turf]

  • Why cities rarely build monorails. [GGW]


  • 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 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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