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In an effort to improve residents’ safety, Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s administration dismantled a small homeless encampment above the E Street Expressway in Foggy Bottom on Thursday. Although officials offered the displaced individuals access to homeless shelters and other resources, many just moved their belongings further down E Street NW and began reconstructing their shelters. One resident, Mike, directed blame at the city: “We found a way to survive without having to live like they say we have to live,” he says. “We keep it clean. They say it’s dirty.”


  • United Medical Center’s chief medical officer accuses the hospital’s operator of mismanagement. [WBJ]

  • Police investigate whether attack on Georgetown panhandler was a hate crime. [NBC4]

  • Cyclist who flipped off presidential motorcade was fired from her job. [Post]

  • D.C. police lieutenant charged with felony child cruelty after incident with his son. [WTOP]

  • Police prepare to enforce more traffic laws aimed at protecting pedestrians. [WUSA9]

  • Cleveland Elementary teacher accused of slapping student in the hallway. [WTOP]

  • QB Kirk Cousins leads Washington football team to victory over the Seattle Seahawks. [WJLA]

  • Get ready for cute animal pictures: A gorilla at the National Zoo is pregnant. [WTOP]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • When it comes to patient safety, six of seven D.C. hospitals received average or below average scores. [Times]

  • A former editor reflects on DCist’s humble roots, the state of local media. [WAMU]

  • College Bound needs mentors to help students with college admissions process. [Informer]

  • ICYMI: Dept. of Parks and Rec decides not to cut budgets at two facilities. [Current]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • After permit to erect a 45-foot statue of a nude woman on the National Mall was denied, activists will present a 26-foot digital portrait of a nude woman instead. [Post]

  • Local jazz artistAaron Myers plans to launch a new iteration of DCist. [Washingtonian]

  • Media-shy British comic Daniel Kitsonhas a new show at Studio Theatre, but its subject remains a mystery. [Post]

  • Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts dedicates new scholarship in the name of late NBC anchor Jim Vance. [NBC4]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • Trump says he wants to dine in more D.C. restaurants. Like these? [WCP]

  • Laoban Dumplings opens today in Foggy Bottom. [WCP]

  • D.C. is already on top of these 15 food and beverage trends for 2018. [NRN]

  • More details about Bar Elena, opening soon on H Street NE. [Eater]

  • The Wharf’s newest rooftop bar has some killer views. [Washingtonian]

  • Sardines are having a moment. [Post]

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

  • Howard University hires team to plan redevelopment of its School of Divinity campus in Brookland. [WBJ]

  • Hill East residents have questions about D.C.’s plans for Reservation 13. [Hill Rag]

  • Co-living company Common opens a Chinatown location, its second in D.C. [Curbed DC]

  • You may soon be able to crash at Senator Ben Sasse’s Capitol Hill home. [WBJ]

  • New West End Library, located on the ground floor of a mixed-use project, will open Dec. 9. [Curbed DC]

  • New National Building Museum exhibit explains how to live in small spaces. [Curbed DC]

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