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

Cyndee Clay has volunteered with the D.C.-based public health organization HIPS since she was a college student at the University of Maryland. She now serves as its executive director and sat down with Housing Complex reporter Andrew Giambrone to discuss its mission and the ways it serves its clients, from offering a safe place to shower to harm reduction counseling, as part of our annual People Issue. We recorded their conversation for episode 3 of the new Washington City Podcast, available for your listening pleasure now.


  • Veritas will keep operating United Medical Center for up to 60 days while board looks for new management. [WBJ]

  • UMC’s cash reserves are also dangerously low. [Post]

  • Former Uber driver who sexually assaulted woman on American University campus was suspended in 2015. [WUSA9]

  • Tickets for the Washington football team’s Thanksgiving game cost as little as $7. [Fox5]

  • D.C. Attorney General files suit against Petworth funeral home that ripped off families. [WJLA]

  • A local columnist fights a war against annoying political emails. [Post]

  • Off-duty P.G. County cop suspended after pointing gun at group on Minnesota Ave. SE. [Post, WUSA9]

  • Howard University Hospital and Unity Healthcare team up to bring obstetric care to underserved parts of D.C. [WBJ]


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

  • Southwest man claims police stop and inquiry about guns was harassment. [Fox5]

  • New bill could eliminate out-of-school suspensions for D.C. public and charter school students. [WAMU]

  • Simmons: Time to put the thanks back in Thanksgiving. [Times]

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

  • The world according toIan Svenonius. [Noisey]

  • Leaders and scholars of different faiths weigh in on the Museum of the Bible. [Post]

  • If you’re staying in D.C. this week, check out shows from The Chuck Brown Band, Soccer Team, and Kamasi Washington. [DC Music Download]

  • Positive Force D.C. co-founder Mark Andersen on creative ways to give back to the community. [WAMU]

  • Watch women contribute to Mónica Mayer’s El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. [Facebook]

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

  • Don’t fall for a Wiseguy Pizza ad on Google! [PoPville]

  • Meet the two fancy turkeys set to be pardoned by the president. [Washingtonian]

  • A meal at Library Tavern is worth the trek to Brightwood Park. [Post]

  • Tips for your next food and drink trip to Baltimore. [Zagat]

  • Sushi Taro is one of the best sushi restaurants in America. [Thrillist]

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

  • Bowser wants 400 homeless families in permanent housing before year’s end. [NBC4]

  • D.C. hopes to shelter fewer homeless families in hotels this year. [WAMU]

  • Construction on the Franklin School museum project to begin next year. [WBJ]

  • Developers confront challenges when converting office buildings into apartments. [GGW]

  • Fannie Mae redevelopment wins approval from Historic Preservation Review Board. [UrbanTurf]

  • Close to 300,000 mortgaged homeowners in the D.C. area are “equity rich.” [WTOP]

  • D.C. closes first loans of FY 2018, which will fund affordable housing in Ward 7. [DHCD]

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