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At 13th and Downing Streets NE, close to 200 people gathered to mourn Zaire Kelly, the 16-year-old killed in an attempted robbery last week as he walked home from a college prep program. Students at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Anacostia recalled a friendly classmate who ran track and was thrilled when he finally dunked a basketball. Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie asked those in attendance to dedicate the next year to Zaire.


  • Infamous landlord Sanford Capital, its tenants, and D.C. are poised to settle over one derelict property. [WCP]

  • Frager’s, now owned by the Logan Hardware team, will reopen at its old home on Pennsylvania Ave. SE. [WUSA9]

  • At Wizards’ Media Day, Bradley Beal and John Wall speak out against Trump. [Post]

  • D.C. police officer dies in Howard County after colliding with a tractor trailer. [WUSA9]

  • Dupont residents debate homeless encampment on 17th Street NW. [WJLA]

  • Business groups see problems with cash for non-car commuters. [WAMU]

  • Clarence Thomasfinally gets a spot in the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. [Times]

  • Man investigating Seth Rich’s murder wants Robert Mueller to take the case. [Washingtonian]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Harry Jaffe on the forward progress in D.C. Public Schools. [NBC4]

  • Simmons: Is substance abuse an education or a health problem? [Times]

  • Metro says it has the ideal space for Amazon to set up shop. [NBC4]

  • Gonzaga students investigate their school’s ties to slavery. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • At the National Symphony Orchestra’s opening-night gala on Sunday, music director Gianandrea Nosedamade a case for himself. [Post]

  • IOTA Club and Cafe closes Saturday, with 14 hours of live music. [DC Music Download]

  • Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, receives Mayor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. [East City Art]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • The ten best places to eat for less in the D.C. area, including Baan Thai. [Post]

  • A ten-year-old restaurant critic is evaluating D.C. restaurants. [Washingtonian]

  • A Louisiana restaurant won’t show NFL games until players stop taking a knee. [Eater]

  • Rural Society closes as Loews Madison becomes a Hilton. [WBJ]

  • Get free ice cream at new Logan Circle spotJeni’s on Oct. 5. [DCist]

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

  • WC Smith to buy Sanford Capital’s distressed Terrace Manor property. [WCP]

  • Federal judge OKs Amtrak’s decision to condemn building near Union Station. [WBJ]

  • JPMorgan Chase donates $5 million to support affordable housing near 11th Street Bridge Park. [Post, WBJ, UrbanTurf]

  • D.C.’s planning policies encourage developers to limit where they put cranes. [GGW]

  • Residents near Union Market file legal appeals against projects. [Curbed DC]

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