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More than three years after his death, Marion Barry will return to the Wilson Building, this time in the form of a bronze statue. Residents are using the statue to once again reevaluate Barry’s legacy. While some argue that his issues with drug abuse and treatment of women don’t make him an ideal candidate for this type of memorialization, others point to achievements like his youth summer jobs program, which still runs to this day. Barry’s statue will reside near a bronze tribute to another complicated former D.C. leader: Alexander “Boss” Shepherd.


  • DDOT debates phasing out the current streetcar fleet and purchasing new ones. [Post]

  • Another small-format Target store is coming, this time to Ivy City. [Bisnow]

  • D.C.’s high society set still doesn’t know how to respond to Trump. [Post]

  • We rank higher than New York…on a list of the nation’s hardest-working cities. [WTOP]

  • Have you visited D.C.’s most dangerous intersection? [WTOP]

  • AU neighbors are still upset about the closure of Johnson’s Garden Center. [WJLA]

  • Coming soon to RFK Stadium: a rugby exhibition. [WBJ]

  • In town to play the Wizards, the Golden State Warriors will first meet local kids. [WJLA]

  • D.C.’s best amateur sports league features Catholic school students. [Post]


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

  • Report raises concerns about D.C.’s treatment of defendants with mental illness. [Post]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser will introduce a bill banning bump stocks, courting Congressional action in the process. [Post]

  • How to get D.C., Maryland, and Virginia on the same page about regional issues. [Kojo]

  • Nonprofits and District agencies plan to share data to combat human trafficking. [Times]

  • This year’s school lottery deadline feels particularly tense after DCPS drama. [Post]

  • D.C. students and officials oppose potential Trump cut to tuition-help program. [Hatchet]

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

  • Damaged City Fest announces full lineup. [DC Music Download]

  • 25 artists to keep an eye on during this ascendent moment for D.C. hip-hop. [BYT]

  • Survey says: D.C. is one of the best places for live theater in the U.S. [American Theatre]

  • Speaking of local hip-hop, listen to a new track from Brain Rapp. [DC Mumbo Sauce]

  • Rep Stage will present Sweeney Todd, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 during its 2018/2019 season. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Old Glory flames out in Georgetown after 26 years. [PoPville]

  • Melt away stress by chowing down on new grilled cheese options. [Zagat]

  • Maryland lawmakers, breweries continue to clash over legislation. [WBJ]

  • Have you tried McDonald’sSzechuan sauce? [Eater]

  • This restaurant is run by women who mentor other women. [NPR]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, byAndrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Metropolitan Police Department headquarters receives landmark status. [Curbed DC]

  • The District moves closer to exempting single-family homes from TOPA law. [UrbanTurf]

  • Five cryptic pseudo-clues suggest where Amazon might bring its second HQ. [Post]

  • Events DC says Apple store at Carnegie Library could open by year’s end. [UrbanTurf]

  • Renovated five-bedroom home in Cathedral Heights relists for $2 million. [Curbed DC]

  • Map: Cozy condos under 500 square feet for sale in D.C. [Curbed DC]

  • Canadian fund will invest more than $100 million in Dupont Circle office project. [WBJ]

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