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One teenager is dead and others are recovering from gunshot wounds after four separate shooting incidents took place in D.C. starting Saturday afternoon and continuing into early Sunday morning. The first two shootings took place on 58th Street SE and Langston Place SE, respectively. An 18-year-old man died after a shooting near the Channel Square Apartments in Southwest D.C. around 9 p.m. on Saturday evening. A Northern Virginia man was shot in the eye after arguing with a man on Connecticut Avenue NW near Dupont Circle.


  • MetroAccess contractor changed thousands of records to improve on-time arrival stats. [Post]

  • As of January 8, Metro will no longer allow negative balances on SmarTrip cards. [Post, NBC4]

  • But Metro officials are considering a major upgrade to its signaling system. [WAMU]

  • D.C. Police seek two suspects who robbed a business on Market Street NE Saturday night. [WJLA]

  • One suspect charged with murder of a 17-year-old man in early November, another remains at large. [WTOP]

  • Wizards loseJohn Wallfor at least two weeks as he deals with knee inflammation. [NBC Sports Washington]

  • A driver struck and killed a George Mason University student Friday in Northeast. [WTOP]

  • Partial Red Line closure will slow down commuters for the next 13 days. [WUSA9]

  • Organizers want Operation Desert Storm memorial placed close to Vietnam Veterans Memorial. [WTOP]


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

  • Study finds public school segregation is heavily affected by private school enrollment. [Post]

  • Opinion: Public funding for campaigns makes no sense in a closed primary system. [Blade]

  • D.C. universities increase investments in science facilities and technology. [Post]

  • Duke EllingtonPark to be a model of environmental sustainability. [Current]

  • ICYMI: Grossomeasure would curtail D.C. Public School suspensions. [Post]

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

  • D.C. power-pop legend Tommy Keenehas died. [WCP]

  • Artechouse’s newest exhibition is the latest example of shallow “selfie art.” [Post]

  • A look back at the Ambassador Theater and the period when Adams Morgan was the epicenter for counterculture in D.C. [WAMU]

  • New bookstore inside Anacostia Arts Center celebrates authors of color. [WUSA9]

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

  • Native American chefs say their cuisine is not a trend, especially on Thanksgiving. [Post]

  • Mayor Bowser spent Small Business Saturday at Cleveland Park’s Baked by Yael. [WTOP]

  • Staffing and three other major challenges for restaurants right now. [NRN]

  • Union Trust,from the owners of The Pug and Solly’s, opens near the White House today. [Eater]

  • Get an early look at Coconut Clubat a Dec. 5 winter luau. [Washingtonian]

  • Feeding a small army? Here’s where to dine with a large group. [Zagat]

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

  • D.C. launches affordable housing fund focused on preserving existing properties. [Post]

  • NoMa development benefits significantly from federal cash-for-visas program. [Post]

  • Grant program in P.G. County provides housing assistance to domestic violence survivors. [Post]

  • Six new homes planned for the former Polish ambassador’s residence in Forest Hills. [UrbanTurf]

  • Wharf developer Monty Hoffmantouts early success of the project. [Bisnow]

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