A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Graphic designers Frankie and Sherry Meneses are the owners and creative forces behind Soul & Ink, a mobile screen printing business. It’s taken the Montgomery County natives all around the world, working with clients from IBM to the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, but they remain based in D.C. and talked about the city’s creative economy on the latest issue of Washington City Podcast. Listen now online or wherever you get your podcasts.


  • Police review board says shooting of Terrence Sterling in Sept. 2016 was “unjustified,” recommends officer be removed from MPD. [WTOP, WUSA9]

  • Trial delayed for Metro Transit cop charged with terrorism offenses. [WJLA]

  • Attorney general issues warning to funeral homes that aren’t complying with laws. [WTOP]

  • Thanks to home surveillance cameras, robberies in D.C. are down 33 percent. [FOX5]

  • Older residents who never finished high school are going back to classes with help from Southeast Ministries in Congress Heights. [Post]

  • One year after Pizzagate, Comet Ping Pong continues to receive hate mail. [WAMU]

  • Couple released after court appearance for claiming rights to vacant D.C. homes. [NBC4]

  • How the District’s LGBTQ landscape has changed over the past few decades. [WAMU]

  • Authorities investigate Southeast apartment fire as an assault with intent to kill. [Post]

  • Passenger traffic at Dulles Airport has dropped 34 percent since 2005. [WJLA]

  • Naked mole-rat fans donate more than $40,000 to the National Zoo to build the creatures a new home. [WJLA]

  • Metro asks what riders want to see on 8000-series railcars. [GGW]


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

  • LaHood, McAuliffe, grapple over Metro finances and reforms. [WAMU]

  • As McAuliffe calls on D.C. and Maryland to follow Virginia’s lead and pay more. [Post]

  • D.C. Council will bolster women’s healthcare coverage if Obamacare is repealed. [Post]

  • New bill would protect low-income residents from driver’s license suspensions over unpaid parking tickets. [Post]

  • D.C. company Digi Media faces allegations of fraud from the SEC. [WCP]

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

  • At the University of Maryland Art Gallery, a new exhibition highlights the stark and reductive work of six alumni. [Post]

  • Check out photos of NPR Music’s 10-year anniversary party at 9:30 Club, featuring Bon Iver, Margo Price, and many others. [BYT]

  • Sally Quinn reflects on new HBO documentary The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee. [FOX5]

  • Developer JBG Smith plans to incorporate more art installations into their Rosslyn projects. [WBJ]

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

  • The wild lengths restaurants go to when they spot a food critic. [Washingtonian]

  • Himitsu is Eater’s restaurant of the year. [Eater]

  • Cafe Milanohas made it 25 years, but not because of its high-quality food. [Post]

  • Three Five Guys restaurants shut down for owing D.C. $530,000 in back taxes. [WBJ]

  • It’s coming! D.C.’s first Wawa opens Dec. 14. [WUSA9]

  • Gifts for the foodies in your life. [Edible]

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

  • Bowser and Council reach agreement on vacant Anacostia properties. [WCP]

  • D.C. Council approves shelter reforms that could keep out residents in need. [Post]

  • Supporters and critics of that legislation argued over its potential impact. [WAMU]

  • Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans hasn’t explained his pitch for hotel tax break. [WBJ]

  • Federal prosecutors say a man forged D.C. property deeds, then sold properties to unsuspecting buyers. [UrbanTurf]

  • The Obamas’ Kalorama home was the fifth-most expensive sold in D.C. this year. [UrbanTurf]

  • Late pundit John McLaughlin’s Massachusetts Avenue Heights home sells for $2.6 million. [WBJ]

  • Generic flip of National Geographic Society co-founder’s home listed for $1.75 million. [Curbed DC]

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