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I’ve seen that narrative, and I’ve been disappointed in it. Because it’s not accurate.

That’s from former D.C. Public Schools chancellor Antwan Wilson, who told the Washington Post that Mayor Muriel Bowser knew for months that he enrolled his daughter in a top D.C. high school, bypassing the notoriously competitive enrollment process. (Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Graycalled the news “interesting…” while his At-Large counterpart David Grosso is demanding an emergency education committee hearing.) As the mayor’s office finalized the terms of Wilson’s resignation, it made a new hire: The Department of Housing and Community Development got its first Affordable Housing Preservation Officer, tasked with identifying and cataloguing the city’s affordable housing stock.


  • The D.C. Council will meet this morning to vote on a series of bills, including an effort to exempt single-family homes from D.C.’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, a measure to create a maternal mortality review panel, and a bill that would allow Metropolitan Police Department officers who have sustained critical injuries to receive non-police assignments. Read the rest of the Council’s voting schedule here.

  • Why are only 42 percent of D.C. Public School students on track to graduate? [Kojo Nnamdi]

  • Amazon officials dined with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser last week, as the region’s officials continue to court the tech behemoth. [Post]

  • Some Fairfax residents still don’t have power after Friday’s wind storm. [NBC4]

  • A factoid for your Tuesday, courtesy of the D.C. Council: Marion Barry was the first black Eagle Scout in Mississippi. [Twitter]

  • American University’s women’s basketball team beats Lafayette to advance to the Patriot League semifinals. [WUSA 9]

  • ICYMI: A breakdown of what city officials knew about the water and heat problems at DC General—and when. [WCP]

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

  • Deb Simmons: Bowser needs to clarify this mess with the ex-chancellor, quickly. [Times]

  • A nice idea: Universal basic income in D.C. would help poor, but cost m/billions. [WAMU]

  • Proposed carve-out of single-family homes from pro-tenant law gets emotional. [WAMU]

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

  • Shows to check out this week: Dove Lady, Shannon Gunn Ensemble, Junkyard Band, and Trouble Funk. [DC Music Download]

  • R&B singer Nick Hakim talks about his transition from his hometown of D.C. to New York. [BYT]

  • BRNDA announces new album, share first single “House Show.” [The Grey Estates]

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

  • Doi Moi swiftly introduces a new executive chef after Sasha Felikson’s departure. [WCP]

  • Quarry House Tavern finally returns to its original address with a Sunday opening. [Post]

  • Cork Wine Bar marks 10 years. [Eater]

  • Look, more poke. [PoPville]

  • Del Ray residents don’t want a beer garden next door. [WBJ]

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

  • A study on Airbnb use in D.C. indicates that while commercial operators only make up 11 percent of hosts in the city, their properties account for nearly one-third of the listings. [DC Policy Center]

  • What $1,800 can get you in a D.C. rental. (Hint: Not a whole lot.) [Curbed]

  • Please, let the rumors that Columbia Heights is getting a WaWa be true. [PoPville]

  • Check out these renderings of a four-acre spread of townhomes, apartments, and condos on Arlington Boulevard. [Urban Turf]


  • ANC 6E’s monthly meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. 1630 7th Street NW.

  • ANC 4A meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. 6001 Georgia Avenue NW.

  • ANC 8A meets tonight, also at 7:00 p.m. 1800 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. SE.

  • The Washington Area Community Investment Fund will host a workshop at 7 p.m. to walk small business owner through the city’s new tax law. 1801 Hamlin Street NE.

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