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Residences of 777 7th Street NW claim they can hear music played by buskers at 7th and H Streets NW in their apartments several stories above street level. Office workers in Farragut Square say buskers’ music is so loud it can give them headaches. At a roundtable meeting, the concerned parties asked sympathetic councilmembers for new ordinances that would force the musicians to quiet down, and the councilmembers just might give them what they want.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Another snow event could bring flakes to D.C. this afternoon. [WJLA]

  • The Downtown BID’s vision for D.C. in 2017 involves streetcars and a lot of parks. [WBJ]

  • Unoccupied D.C. Department of Public Works vehicle crashes into woman in front of the Warner Theatre. She is expected to be OK. [WTOP]

  • Department of Health removes forensic psychologist who mistakenly received a license. [Post]

  • Party harder: Metro will stay open until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. [WUSA9]

  • Twenty-four more Metro stations now have free wi-fi. [WUSA9]

  • And Metro will soon reveal whether its trains are really shaking houses. [WTOP]

  • New mom and Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau brings a breast pump to the dais for the first time. [Post]

  • Closing arguments in the Inauguration protest trial continue today. [WTOP]

  • 8-year-old student poet begs Trump to stop tweeting in English and Spanish. [NBC Washington]

  • Barack Obamabrings holiday cheer to kids at a Northeast Boys & Girls Club. [Post]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. Council hosts public meeting on Ballou grading controversy. [NBC Washington]

  • Parents call tipline with reports of grade manipulation at J.O. Wilson Elementary. [ABC7]

  • Metro’s current Red Line issues resemble defects that led to the 2009 Fort Totten collision. [Post]

  • ICYMI: Sherwoodon Ballou and whether David Grosso should run for mayor. [Current]

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

  • The Sleigher: Check out the DC Improvisers Collective’s jazzy jam, “Mall Santa’s on Break.” [WCP]

  • Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep,and Tom Hanks attend The Post ’s premiere at The Newseum. [Post]

  • Betsy Wright talks about her new hard rock band, Bat Fangs. [DC Music Download]

  • Turtle Island String Quartet, Michael Bowie, and other jazz shows to check out this week. [Washingtonian]

  • D.C. hardcore bands Closet Christ and Kombatplay their final shows tonight at The Pinch. [Post]

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

  • CIRCAwill close in Dupont on Dec. 31 but more locations are planned for D.C. [WCP]

  • Abuse pervades the restaurant industry, and it extends beyond celebrity chefs. [NPR]

  • Get ready to try traditional Tex-Mex in Truxton Circle. [Washingtonian]

  • Brescagets two and a half stars from Tom Sietsema. [Post]

  • Spike Mendelsohn will feed the masses at Springfield, Va. sports complex. [WBJ]

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

  • Housing Complex links will return on Dec. 18.

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