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

Players throughout the NFL reacted to President Trump’s offensive statements about those who choose to kneel during the national anthem. While some teams did not participate in the anthem at all, Washington players linked arms with coaches and owner Daniel Snyder on the sidelines in a show of unity. The team released a bland statement about the power of football but following its 27-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders, cornerback Josh Norman used more emotion, calling the president a tyrant.


  • Secret Service officers arrest man with car full of weapons near White House. [WTOP]

  • JP Morgan Chase donates $10 million to 11th Street Bridge Park project. [Post]

  • Bowser reminds Golden State Warriors they’re still welcome in D.C. [WTOP]

  • Local leaders can’t come together on Amazon HQ bids. [Post]

  • Plans for Eisenhower Memorial on the Mall might finally get approved this week. [WBJ]

  • How does the levee on the National Mall work? [Fox5]

  • Plan for more National Zoo parking irks the smart growth set. [GGW]

  • Bryce is (probably) back, starting tonight. [MASN]

  • Regional Red Cross volunteers head to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to help in hurricane relief efforts. [WJLA]

  • Watch Pat Collins climb out of stretch limo at FedEx Field. [NBC4]


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

  • ICYMI: Muriel Bowser will seek second term as mayor. [WAMU]

  • David Grosso proposes a safe space for users to slam their needle drugs. [WUSA9]

  • Tax, tax, tax that cigarette: Vince Gray calls for $2 hike on a pack of smokes. [DCist]

  • Cheh, Evans want to remove statue of revered Freemason; Congress says hold up. [DCist]  

  • Colbert King used to be in a gang. [Post]

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

  • The Washington National Opera lands Timothy O’Leary—a 10-year veteran of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis—as its new general director. [Post]

  • Echelon the Seeker discusses his debut EP. [DC Music Download]

  • The theater of social media? Woolly Mammoth’s new app HERD attempts to bridge the two worlds. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Check out some of the best posters plugging upcoming concerts. [WCP]

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

  • Spike Mendelsohn is taking over the menu at The Chickery in Dupont. [WCP]

  • Get ready, Hill residents: Trader Joe’s opens Friday on Pennsylvania Ave. SE. [WBJ]

  • Get your fill of sangria before summer is over. [Post]

  • These restaurants and bars have stunning settings. [Zagat]

  • Eat sushi for less at these happy hours. [DC Refined]

  • Get to know Timber Pizza Co.’s Daniela Moreira. [WBJ]

  • What’s it like to run an outdoor restaurant? Spoiler alert: Terrifying. [Eater]

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

  • Anacostia gets its first community land trust in order to keep housing affordable. [Post]

  • Bowser talks homelessness and affordable housing on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]

  • Developers break ground on 236-unit apartment project in Fort Lincoln, Northeast. [WBJ]

  • A look at proposed reforms to the city’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. [UrbanTurf]

  • After sale, Loews Madison Hotel is now a Hilton. [WBJ]

  • More on Congress Heights residents’ struggle against landlord Sanford Capital. [AFRO]

  • Urban Institute hosts affordable housing panel on Oct. 5. [Urban Institute]

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