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

Despite the government’s best efforts to curb gun violence, more firearms keep coming to the District. Last month, the Metropolitan Police Department took 194 guns off the street. But how do guns make their way into D.C.? “That’s the million dollar question,” says an MPD lieutenant.


  • Supporters raise more than $10,000 for We Act Radio after burglary. [NBC4, GoFundMe]

  • Howard Univ. takes the high road on visitors with the MAGA hats. [Post]

  • While fired FBI director James Comey will host a lecture series there. [WTOP, DCist]

  • National Cathedral considers removal of stained glass panels depicting Confederate leaders. [NBC4]

  • In other Cathedral news, earthquake repairs could take 10 more years. [NBC4]

  • Apple and Events DC to face review of Carnegie Library plans in September. [UrbanTurf]

  • Goodbye, CSN Mid-Atlantic. Hello, NBC Sports Washington. [Post]

  • Firefighters free child locked in a safe. [WUSA9]

  • D.C. fire boat sinks in Southwest Waterfront Park. [Post]


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

  • Metro Safety Commission gets the green light from Trump. [Times]

  • But will it be an improvement for safety? [WAMU]

  • After Councilmember Trayon White posed with alleged cat-callers, women lead rally against it. [WUSA9, Twitter]

  • Deb Simmons on Dick Gregory. [Times]

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

  • Eleven local podcasts you should check out. [DCist]

  • How the Wizards saved the National Portrait Gallery. [WAMU]

  • At two local galleries, art inspired by the Women’s March. [Post]

  • How do you build a monument to Marion Barry—physically? [Washingtonian]

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

  • You can buy the home where D.C.’s most famous bootlegger once lived. [WCP]

  • Some say Fiola Mare pays its employees big bucks for spotting critics. [WCP]

  • RIP original Greek Spot owner, who passed away in June. [PoPville]

  • Another chain is using virtual reality to train employees. [Eater]

  • This Beginning Farmer Training Program could coax more people into farming. [Edible]

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

  • Why hasn’t gentrification reached east Upshur Street NW in Petworth? [Petworth News]

  • Developer flips Shaw rowhouse into two condos listing for over $1.2 million each. [Post]

  • Builder plans 46-unit apartment building at the southern tip of Barracks Row. [UrbanTurf]

  • Brookland home built in 1901 has a unique shape for the District: It’s circular. [UrbanTurf]

  • Report: Homeownership rates in the D.C. region vary significantly by race. [Curbed DC]

  • Bank of America is moving into 1800 K St. NW, just renovated for $40 million. [Bisnow]

  • Developer of Capitol Riverfront office property gets second commercial tenant. [Bisnow]

  • RedFin ranks Deanwood in top 10 hottest neighborhoods for home buyers. [DCist]

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