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“On May Day the international working class comes together to celebrate all we have achieved and to continue our fight for a just and equitable future devoid of the menace of capitalism.”

Happy International Workers’ Day. To rally in support of marginalized professional communities—like immigrants, union workers, and women, to name a few—join one of the many protests and marches happening across the city today. Capital Weather Gang calls it a beautiful day to show solidarity with workers in D.C. (If you’re looking for some socialist journalism, Jacobinmiiiigggghhttt” offer $1 yearlong subscriptions in honor of the holiday.)


  • Fourteen new Circulator buses, 100% electric, join D.C.’s fleet today. [GGW]

  • Understatement of the year award goes to D.C. police chief Peter Newsham, who says the string of corpses discovered last week in Southeast “rises to the level of suspicious.” [WTOP]

  • Documents show that George Mason University made hiring (and firing) decisions based on the preferences of Charles Koch, a Republican billionaire and longtime donor to the school. [WTOP]

  • Catholic University, meanwhile, plans to cut its faculty by nine percent. [Post]

  • A year after passing its death with dignity initiative, not one D.C. patient has used it. [WAMU]

  • Mr. President andThe First Lady, the National Arboretum’s famous eagle couple, welcome their first chick of the season. [WTOP]

  • Should Montgomery County provide pro bono legal counsel to immigrants facing deportation? [Kojo]

  • Make plans for the weekend. Make them a visit to this glorious tulip garden in Virginia. [Washingtonian] And for allergy sufferers, cooler spring weather means you won’t be as sneezy. [WTOP]

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

  • Prince George’s County police arrest D.C. officer for sex offense against minor. [FOX5]

  • The minor’s mother says she had not known the man was a D.C. police officer. [WJLA]

  • A 4-year-old and a man were shot in Northeast near the U.S. Arboretum. [FOX5]

  • D.C. could have an “outside party” do a wholesale review of its public schools. [WAMU]

  • The D.C. Building Industry Association opposes bill to split up regulatory agency. [WBJ]

  • Two councilmembers, Bowser appointee meet following anti-Semitic remarks. [Twitter]

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

  • Photos of Cardi B, Miguel, Lightshow, and more performers from this year’s Broccoli City Festival. [WCP]

  • Check out photos of Bat Fangs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center. [DC Music Download]

  • Keegan Theatre announces 2018/2019 season, featuring As You Like It, The Baltimore Waltz, God of Carnage, and Legally Blonde. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, a reevaluation of Diane Arbus‘ box of photographs. [WCP]

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

  • Nordic cafeMikko opens this morning at 11 a.m. in Dupont. [WCP]

  • Owners close The Prospect, plan to reopen it as a different restaurant. [WCP]

  • This D.C. Brit has dined with 104 strangers over the past decade. [WCP]

  • These are the best Japanese restaurants in the D.C. area. [Washingtonian]

  • Get a first look atButterfly from José Andrés. [Eater]

  • Alexandria is getting its own cat cafe. [WBJ]

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

  • Welcome to Tenleytown, Wawa. [WBJ]

  • Meet the Washingtonian with the most patriotic, standout roof in town. [WAMU]

  • Art meets nature in NoMa. [GGW]

  • Hey, D.C.: Don’t let Amazon turn you into Seattle. [WBJ]

  • The District lags behind other major metropolitan areas when it comes to racial and economic inclusivity. [Urban Turf]

  • Brian Kenner, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, had this to say about what D.C. needs to address to accommodate Amazon: “Housing, housing, housing.” [BisNow]


  • ANC 6E meets at 6:30 p.m. 1630 7th St. NW.

  • ANC 8A meets at 7:00 p.m. 1800 MLK Jr Ave. SE.

  • ANC 4A meets at a very daring 9:00 p.m.6001 Georgia Ave. NW.

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