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Puff, puff, pass! It’s a puff, puff, pass situation.”

Even in death, Marion Barry is a rockstar. Hundreds swarmed downtown on Saturday to watch as the D.C. Council unveiled an 8-foot bronze homage to the former mayor (and take photos with it). Across town, D.C. General was running without water or heat, while a case of scabies forced the shelter to disperse pamphlets advising residents what to do about the pests. (The Department of General Services said Sunday evening that the water issue didn’t impact heat in family units, and hot water was reportedly restored to the rest of the shelter that night.)


  • Mayor Muriel Bowser loses another executive appointee—her top jobs official. [WCP]

  • A man shot himself in front of the White House on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police Department said, and was declared dead. [Twitter]

  • Federal Transit Authority reports show that Braddock Road’s station conditions have deteriorated beyond use. Metro ran trains through it anyway. [Post]

  • George Washington University clinched the Atlantic 10 women’s basketball championship this weekend. [GWU]

  • Adams Morgan bike shop BicycleSPACE is boycotting products affiliated with the National Rifle Association. [Twitter]

  • 200,000 people in the metro area were left without electricity after Friday’s wind storm. [Post]

  • President Donald Trump offered his congratulations to Mark Ein for buying the City Paper. [Recode]

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

  • While in California in February, Bowser visited MC Hammer and Nobu Malibu. [WCP]

  • A litany of scandals over her tenure hasn’t gotten Bowser a mayoral challenger. [Post]

  • Hundreds of people attended the unveiling of D.C.’s new Marion Barry statue. Here are some photos of attendees, and Barry memorabilia to boot. [WTOP/Council of DC]

  • Courtland Milloy: Barry’s story has the narrative arc of a classical Greek hero. [Post]

  • Ward 8’s TrayonWhite travels to Selma, Ala. for “Bloody Sunday” anniversary. [Twitter]

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

  • The story behind a viral photo of a little girl staring in awe at Michelle Obama’s portrait is as adorable as the photo itself. [Post]

  • At the Ballston Center Gallery, two Baltimore artists explore the limits of mixed media. [WCP]

  • Washingtonians reflect on what Black Panther means to them. [WAMU]

  • If you want to keep track of all the local theater companies announcing their 2018/2019 season, you’re in luck. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Mount Pleasant’s Restaurant Ellē now serves dinner. Check out the menu. [WCP]

  • Crowd-sourced: Which president should be next to get a theme bar? [Washingtonian]

  • Get ready to watch Himitsu Chef Kevin Tien on the small screen. [Eater]

  • Why a New Orleans restaurant gives minorities a major price break. [Post]

  • D.C. loves drinking and sports under one roof. [DC Refined]

  • A visit toGoodstone Inn in Middleburg. [Edible]

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

  • D.C. architecture helped inspire training protocol for the country’s first Girl Scouts. [Curbed DC]

  • WMATA officials say the $268 million Potomac Yard metro station will get a contractor in the next few months. [WBJ]

  • If you lost power during windmaggedon and use Pepco, electricity should be restored by Monday night. [WTOP]

  • Gilbane Building Co. gets $11 million to demolish D.C. General. [WBJ]


  • DCRA’s Small Business Resource Center is hosting a workshop at 10 a.m. geared toward helping folks with a criminal background find housing. 1100 4th St SW.

  • Learn how to start a small business at 6:30 p.m., also courtesy of the Small Business Resource Center. 900 Wesley Place SW.

  • ANC 8E meets tonight at 7 p.m. 3400 Wheeler Road SE.

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