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

Dionne Reeder currently owns and operates Cheers at the Big Chair, a cozy cafe on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SE on Anacostia. But she spent much of her career working for the city and in community development, as a neighborhood services coordinator under former Mayor Anthony Williams and at the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative. Now Reeder, who is openly gay and lives with her family in Ward 1, aims to use her experience working with businesses and with community members in Wards 7 and 8 to unseat at-large council member Elissa Silverman. Speaking about her opponent, Reeder says “[She] is a good person, but I have the ability to relate to community growth through service, religious faith, and business.”


  • Between 2015 and 2017, upskirting and unlawful filming cases increased by 70 percent in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. [NBC4]

  • Mayor Bowser, council members Evansand Todd in Paris to bid for the 2022 Gay Games. [Fox5]

  • Woman who threw her urine at at Metrobus operator faces 180 days in jail. [NBC4]

  • D.C. man found guilty of starting 2013 fire that killed his four-year-old relative. [WJLA]

  • 16-year-old by charged with murder after victim in September shooting dies. [Post]

  • Statue of Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry set to be installed outside the Wilson Building by March. [WJLA]

  • Make D.C. more like Europe—let us drink beer on the National Mall! [GGW]

  • Board of Howard student newspaper, The Hilltop, demand more resources from the university. [WUSA9]


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

  • Union threat of a “safety stand-down” is not a strike, union says. [WAMU]

  • App aims to speed CPR response time to 911 reports of a heart attack. [DCist]

  • But firefighters have noticed time lag in calls for dispatch. [Fox5]

  • Police commander stands by usefulness of body cameras. [WJLA]

  • District residents still debating effects of Obamacare. [Afro]

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

  • National Park Service rejects permit for group planning to erect a 45-foot statue of a naked woman on the National Mall. [Post]

  • New arts organization STABLE wants to create more studio space in Eckington. [WCP]

  • Go inside the mind of D.C. rapperSir E.U. as he discusses his process. [Post]

  • On her new album, Or So It Seemed, Sara Curtinchannels every imaginable emotion. [WCP]

  • Playwright Christina Hamdiscusses her new play,Nina Simone: Four Women, and Simone’s transition from musician to civil rights activist. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • The pop-up restaurant trend is here to stay. [WCP]

  • How Thanksgiving-inspired sandwiches stack up across the city. [WCP]

  • Soon you can grab lunch from the Economistfood truck. [Washingtonian]

  • D.C. aims to limit food waste by starting a curbside composting program. [WAMU]

  • Pear Plum Cafe opens in Mount Pleasant with toast and affordable wine. [Post]

  • A solid case for why you need to eat more seafood. [Arlington Mag]

  • Guinness tap room outside Baltimore opens, offering small-batch test beers. [WTOP]

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

  • These five new nicknames for D.C.-area neighborhoods are raising eyebrows. [WCP]

  • New Georgetown Main Street program aims to support small businesses. [Georgetowner]

  • Three months after it was sold, a flipped Brightwood house is on the market for $779,900. [Curbed DC]

  • Coming soon to Deanwood and Congress Heights: 3,300 residential units. [UrbanTurf]

  • Georgetown’s Old Stone House will close for renovations until December 2018. [Curbed DC]

  • Former GW residence hall-turned apartment building sells for almost $112 million. [WBJ]

  • How to legally and easily create accessory apartment units in D.C. [GGW]

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