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“After 10 p.m., it’s the clientele I don’t want anyway. They’re hitting up the bar scene and are trying to sober up. They may be a hindrance to the staff and my property.”

Nightlife in Clarendon is changing. As an influx of clubs and bars have opened around its Central Park since 2015, police presence has increased in kind. According to data City Paper obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Arlington police, fire, and EMS responded to 177 calls to Don Tito alone in 2017. That’s more than one every other day. The police, meanwhile, responded to 146 calls, 57 percent of which fell into the categories of assault, disorderly conduct, drunk in public, fights, exposure, and disputes.


  • Four million gallons of sewage and rainwater pour into the Baltimore river. [WTOP]

  • What are schools in D.C. doing to keep students safe from sexual abuse? [WAMU]

  • Food insecurity still a major concern for teens. [Post]

  • Virginia’s House passes a Medicaid expansion bill, passing it off to the Senate. [WTOP]

  • That insufferable 4 a.m. flash flood alert you got on your phone this week? Expect more of those. [Post]

  • A friendly reminder that you have until midnight to file your taxes, after a blip in the IRS’s filing service caused the site to lock users out. [Twitter]

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

  • New report says officials haven’t enforced school residency requirements. [WAMU, Post]

  • Metro reform? The system will get dedicated funding, but not governance tweaks. [Post]

  • Several business improvement districts are being developed across D.C. [Bisnow]

  • Op-ed: the case for re-electing Muriel Bowser (though she lacks a viable rival). [Blade]

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

  • Meshell Ndegeocellodiscusses growing up in D.C. and the influence of go-go and punk on her music. [Washingtonian]

  • In which Raheem DeVaughn remixes Drake—twice. [DC Mumbo Sauce]

  • Historic Anacostia gets a new mural celebrating the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. [East City Art]

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

  • This pie may be from the Depression-era, but it’ll make you smile. [WCP]

  • It started with a hair on a plate and ended with a call to police. [Washingtonian]

  • Get to know new Alexandria restaurant Mia’s Italian Kitchen. [Eater]

  • A District denizen is mad at OpenTable for recommending Mike Isabella restaurants. [PoPville]

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

  • Help clean up Columbia Heights. [PoPville]

  • Tension at a D.C. Council candidate forum over housing issues. [Twitter]

  • What’s up with the Georgetown gondola dream? [GGW]

  • This “Welcome to Brookland” sign has seen better days. [PoPville]

  • A local property manager is the subject of a lawsuit for allegedly discriminating against Housing Choice Voucher recipients. [Twitter]


  • ANC 5C meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE.

  • ANC 2A meets tonight, also at 7:00 p.m. 2301 L St. NW.

  • ANC 3C meets at 7:30 p.m. 3000 Cathedral Ave. NW.

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