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Incumbent Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau has already raised a significant amount of money to fund her reelection campaign but that hasn’t stopped challengers from entering the race. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and law librarian Kent Boese is one of them. Running on a platform of increased community policing and determined to fight blight, he plans to hold the city accountable for cleaning up the neighborhood.


  • Councilmember, neighborhood commissioner see similarities between racist signs found at American University this week and in Takoma last month. [WTOP]

  • Take a deep breath: D.C. air quality is the best it’s been in decades. [WTOP]

  • Police investigate triple shooting that happened at a Southeast gas station. [WUSA9]

  • Ballsy woman arrested for trying to rob four D.C. banks in an hour. [WJLA]

  • Bank teller pleads guilty to stealing $185,000 in cash from homeless customer. [Post]

  • In more strange theft news, police search for the men who tried to steal a Nats Park ATM with a stolen truck. [NBC4]

  • Federal investigators try to stop the growth of MS-13 gang. [WJLA]

  • FOUND: The falling model who made Jim Vance and George Michaelcrack up. [NBC4]

  • On the Mall, two marches highlight challenges faced by women of color. [Post]

  • Get out your flannel shirts because fall weather is here. [Capital Weather Gang]


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

  • Federal appeals court strikes down concealed carry gun law. [Post]

  • ACLU opposes search warrants for Facebook data of Inauguration Day protesters. [DCist]

  • Charles Allen proposes “sneaker subsidy” for commuters who don’t drive. [WUSA9]

  • Riders group pushes back against Metro fare evasion crackdown. [WAMU]

  • How to build a better bus system. [D.C. Policy Center]

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

  • On The Mere Souls, Redline Graffitibends genre and presents moody songs. [Post]

  • D.C.-based artist Luis Peralta Del Vallediscusses murals and Catholic imagery. [DCist]

  • Your jazz agenda for the week, featuring Terence Blanchard. [WCP]

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

  • With Kith and Kin, Kwame Onwuachiditches new American for food inspired by family. [WCP]

  • Are foods that incorporate activated charcoal actually good for you? [Post]

  • Chesapeake oysters may be the next big thing in Asia. [Washingtonian]

  • A guide to making the most of a trip to the farmers market this fall. [Arlington Magazine]

  • A food-themed fashion show you have to see to believe. [Eater]

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

  • What’s next for The Bullpen near Nationals Park? No one can say for sure. [Post]

  • Hine School development near Eastern Market, featuring Trader Joe’s, is open. [Bisnow]

  • Planning officials explore options for redeveloping Southeast Boulevard. [GGW]

  • Karl Racine partially settles short-term rentals case. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. Council considers reforming Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. [GGW]

  • More on WC Smith’s plans to renovate Sanford Capital’s Terrace Manor complex. [WBJ]

  • Tenleytown ANC supports mixed-use project on Wisconsin Ave. NW. [Current]

  • The same ANC delays hearing on what’s coming to the former Superfresh site. [Current]

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