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Councilmember Vince Graypaid a visit to a Safeway in Ward 7 to see the spoiled food and long lines up close. The former mayor wants the grocery chain to be more responsive to customer complaints, of which there are many.


  • Nearly 90 nurses will be laid off when Providence Hospital closes its obstetrics practice. [WBJ]

  • Someone defaced Vietnam Veterans Memorial with red lipstick or crayon. [Fox5, WTOP]

  • Murder suspect fired almost 60 rounds when he killed Daniel Parker last month. [Post]

  • Pack an umbrella: Thunderstorms are expected later today. [Capital Weather Gang]

  • Friends will remember NBC’s Jim Vance at National Cathedral next month. [NBC4]

  • At “Kevin Durant Day,” NBA star says he’ll skip White House visit. [Post, ESPN]

  • Nats owner Mark Lerner had leg amputated following cancer diagnosis. [WTOP, Post]

  • Metro Transit Police will increase supervision of stations when school begins. [WTOP]

  • Virginia jurisdictions want to change street names honoring Confederate leaders. [GGW]


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

  • Modest gains on standardized tests by D.C. Public Schools students. [WAMU]

  • Inspector General: Department of General Services has lost track of city properties. [DCist]

  • Medical clinic at Barry Farm canceled over licensing mixup. [WAMU]

  • Sherwood on solar eclipse, Robert E. Lee and William “Cardell” Shelton. [Current]

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

  • Listen to Birth (Defect)‘s melodic rebirth on “Macross.” [WCP]

  • Holly Twyford on tackling her first musical, Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. [Post]

  • Gaithersburg tattoo shop kicks openly anti-Semitic metal band off bill. [WCP]

  • Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron 2017-2018 season will examine the experiences of women. [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Catch all six stories from the beer issue. [WCP]

  • Not a good look, Oceanaire. [Post]

  • Do “artisanal” and “craft” food and drink erase the people of color who made them possible? [Eater]

  • Guinness gets closer to opening in Baltimore County. [WBJ]

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

  • Residents are wondering what will replace the former Hebrew Home in Ward 4. [WCP]

  • Gentrification is pushing out older D.C. residents while officials attempt solutions. [Times]

  • Dacha owners soon face neighborhood commission over 14th Street plans. [UrbanTurf]

  • Bloomingdale church sells site for $3 million and it could become condos. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. developer Jair Lynch sells five affordable properties for about $53 million. [Bisnow]

  • Think tank plans to add rooftop reception area to office located near White House. [WBJ]

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