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

Friends and teachers knew Jamahri Sydnor as energetic and outgoing. She was set to start her freshman year at Florida A&M University before the end of this month. But on Thursday she was caught in gunfire while driving through an intersection in Northeast, and Saturday died of a bullet wound to the head.


  • Mourners gather in Charlottesville and D.C. to remember Heather Heyer. [USA Today]

  • Bryce Harper has a severe bone bruise, and he’s on the disabled list. [WTOP]

  • D.C. cab drivers with electric cars wonder where to charge them. [WAMU]

  • Stevens Elementary staff remember former student and first daughter Amy Carter. [WTOP]

  • Community activists question the MPD Gun Recovery Unit’s logo. [Post]

  • Diva the stolen dog has been found, and two women charged in robbery. [FOX5]

  • I-Team explains how teachers charged with sexual misconduct retain licenses. [NBC4]

  • A bossy old lemur named Red Oak has died at National Zoo. [WTOP]

  • A boy of 13 has been arrested for attempted carjacking in Brightwood. [Post]

  • NBA stars practice with locals in Barry Farm summer league. [WUSA9]

  • Five years later, a search for a missing Georgetown student continues. [Washingtonian]


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

  • D.C. Public Schools and Washington Teachers’ Union reach a tentative agreement on new contract. [Twitter]

  • Perspective: Principals too often let ineffective teachers off the hook. [Post]

  • ICYMI: Heaping praise for exiting DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo. [WAMU]

  • D.C. receives a federal grant to identify LGBTQ landmarks. [WAMU]

  • Getting hired takes a long time in Washington. [DCist]  

  • Nuclear fallout shelters, now defunct, were just for show. [WUSA9]

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

  • Watch the music video for The North Country’s new cosmic single “E-Meditation (Forever, Forever)”. [WCP]

  • Philip Kennicott: Bring the Louis Kahn performing barge to D.C. [Post]

  • The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will reopen in the Newseum. [DCist]

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

  • It’s a hard no on rosé mayo. [WCP]

  • A three-step plan for finding wine you want to drink. [Post]

  • Need a private room for a party? These restaurants are your best bets. [Zagat]

  • Whitelaw Market to close by the end of the month. [PopVille]

  • Close to 20 steaks worth trying in D.C. [Eater]

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

  • Developers prepare to break ground on Shaw development with Whole Foods. [WBJ]

  • D.C. expects to release District Opportunity to Purchase Act regs soon. [UrbanTurf]

  • Georgetown Day School plans new campus in Tenleytown. [WBJ]

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