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More than a thousand fans will fill the floor of a sold out concert at Echostage, the region’s flagship electronic music venue. But as long as drug use remains common in the electronic music world, harm reduction advocates will work to keep fans safe in clubs. One of those advocates is Dede Goldsmith, whose daughter, Shelley, died of heat stroke after attending an Echostage show in 2013.


  • D.C. settles lawsuit with family of Terrence Sterling, who was fatally shot by an MPD officer in 2016. [Post, WUSA9]

  • Interim DCPS chancellor Amanda Alexander wants a smooth finish to the school year. [Post]

  • Only 50 Metrobus riders have received refunds since “Rush Hour Promise” program launched. [NBC Washington]

  • Metro’s accessibility leaves a lot to be desired. [GGW]

  • Metro may soon have guaranteed funding from Maryland and Virginia. [Post]

  • All three of the region’s airports saw passenger growth in 2017. [Post]

  • Upper Northwest parents think they’re being targeted by parking enforcement personnel. [Current]

  • D.C. needs to stop delaying the building of bike and bus lanes. [D.C. Policy Center]


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

  • Charles Allen’s Ward 6 challenger Lisa Hunter isn’t afraid to stir the pot. [WCP]

  • Councilmember Trayon Whitediscusses DCPS and his priorities for Ward 8. [WJLA]

  • Ward 1 candidate Jamie Sycamore switches from Democrat to Independent. [Blade]

  • Recent Council hearing on education focused on needs of low-income students. [Street Sense]

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

  • The Hirshhorn removed an artwork about gun violence and the art world reacted. [WCP]

  • The local jazz scene is having a resurgence. [WAMU]

  • Odetta Hartman talks about moving from NYC to D.C. and making her way in the music scene. [DC Music Download]

  • Local publisher Strong Arm Press pushes back against the Trump administration with their progressive books. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Chef Mike Isabella is returning to the kitchen at his first restaurant, Graffiato. [WCP]

  • A New York meatball chain is moving into the former Cork Wine Barspace. [Eater]

  • Local producer Capitoline Vermouth debuts a new aperitivo. [Washingtonian]

  • Chef José Andrés, the author.  [WTOP]

  • D.C.’s first dedicated yakitori restaurant opens Friday in Woodridge. [WCP]

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

  • Local and national developers are building up the area around Union Market. [Post]

  • Economic expert says key to Amazon HQ2 is whether benefits outweigh costs. [WBJ]

  • Developer to break ground this year on 716-unit project near former Fannie Mae HQ in Ward 3. [UrbanTurf]

  • Buzzard Point will soon have a soccer stadium and a hotel. [Bisnow]

  • A 35,000-square-foot climbing gym is planned for an Eckington development. [WBJ]

  • Pilot transitional housing program supports individuals seeking secure employment. [Street Sense]

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