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Alma Cureton was dismayed when teenagers she had been mentoring told her they were afraid to seek employment because they had arrest records. Job applications, they told the 66-year-old former teacher, often asked them to agree to a background check to be considered for a position. She decided to investigate further to find out what the teens were experiencing.


  • Details on the proposed magnetic levitation train between D.C. and Baltimore. [WAMU]

  • A new center for victims of human trafficking opens in Northern Virginia. [NBC4]

  • Forecast: A good day to eat lunch outside. [ABC7]

  • New dropoff and pickup zones for car passengers near Dupont Circle. [NBC4]

  • Young man pleads guilty to killing AU student on Metro. [WTOP, NBC4]

  • He tried to jump the White House fence dressed as Pikachu for a YouTube video. [DCist]

  • Alleged bootlegger, 73, caught selling moonshine in Virginia. [NBC4]

  • Congress let the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which covers 13,000 D.C. kids, expire. [WAMU]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • On why DCPS is teaching black children how to swim. [WAMU]

  • Project Homeless Connect provides critical support to those in need. [Times]

  • Trayon White doesn’t want police to arrest Metro fare evaders. [FOX5]

  • #MeToo social media campaign inspires D.C. women to tell their stories. [WUSA9, WUSA9]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • After eight years, our jazz column, The Jazz Setlist, bids adieu. [WCP]

  • Maryland rapper IDKteams up with Chief Keef on new track “17 Wit a 38.” [Pitchfork]

  • Third annual Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival kicks off this weekend. [WCP]

  • Homosuperior’s ferocious style of punk feels like necessary noise in D.C. [Post]

  • GoldLink’s single “Crew” goes platinum. [DC Music Download]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • 14 years of hospitality history on 14th Street NW. [WCP]

  • Grubhub’s food delivery monopoly bullies restaurants into orders they can’t handle. [WCP]

  • Osteria Morini is testing its waterfront snack stand for next season. [Washingtonian]

  • Best bets for breakfast in the area. [Post]

  • G.O.A.T opens in Clarendon. Yes, that stands for Greatest of All Time. [ARLNow]

  • Are you one of these food snobs? [Thrillist]

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

  • Staff writer Andrew Giambrone is on vacation. Housing Complex links will resume on Oct. 24.

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