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Despite coming into his job as D.C. Public Schools Chancellor under a veil of secrecy, Antwan Wilson has built a significant amount of goodwill during his eight months on the job. Advocates think his aspirations for students are on track. Now they’re questioning how he’ll get 100 percent of students to to feel “loved, challenged, and prepared,” and 100 percent of DCPS schools to become “highly rated or improving.”


  • D.C. firefighters rescued two people trapped in burning car. They are in critical condition. [WJLA]

  • After a dry month, it finally rained yesterday. [Post]

  • Due to humidity, yesterday’s Army 10-Miler was only nine miles long. [WJLA]

  • Minnesota Avenue SW closed after car crashes into electrical pole. [WJLA]

  • Start of this afternoon’s Nats-Cubs game delayed until 4 p.m. [WTOP]

  • Nats suspend assistant batting coach after he allegedly sent “revenge porn” images. [WUSA9]

  • Plans for the Eisenhower Memorial on the Mall have finally been approved. [DCist]

  • 17th Street NW in Dupont Circle could get a protected bike lane. [GGW]

  • Obama plans to join Chevy Chase’s ritzy Columbia Country Club. [Washingtonian]

  • Mount Vernon United Methodist Church turns 100 and reckons with its racist past. [Post]


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

  • “Good reason” no longer necessary to obtain a concealed carry permit. [Post]

  • Questions and answers on D.C.’s gun law decision. [Post]

  • Colbert King looks at gun stats and asks, what makes someone pull the trigger? [Post]

  • ICYMI: Deb Simmons predicts Muriel Bowserwill run unopposed, urges a Republican challenger. [Times]

  • Pilot program allows D.C. employees to take cabs to meetings. [WAMU]

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

  • Paperhaus’ smart prog-rock fits right into D.C.’s long lineage of indie rock. [WCP]

  • Constellation Theatre’s Allison Arkell Stockman discusses directing intimate and violent scenes inThe Wild Party. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Watch the music video for James Wolf’s haunting violin track “Refuge.” [WCP]

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

  • Food editor Laura Hayes is on vacation. Young & Hungry links will resume on Oct. 17.

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

  • Everything you need to know about the Wharf development, opening this week. [WBJ]

  • New online tool maps D.C.’s affordable housing and neighborhood info. [Curbed DC]

  • New bill would bar Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act sales in some cases. [GGW]

  • Howard University battles to redevelop two Georgia Avenue NW properties. [WBJ]

  • Anacostia ANC pushes for housing instead of storage facility at vacant lot. [UrbanTurf]

  • Subtle exterior signage planned for Carnegie Library Apple Store. [WBJ]

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