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The District wants to redevelop Park Morton, a public housing complex off Georgia Avenue NW, into a new mixed-income community. The goal is to stem the displacement of low-income residents by integrating them with tenants who pay market and affordable rents, thereby deconcentrating poverty and reducing crime. While tenants of Park Morton stand in support, furious neighbors are fighting to keep a piece of the land in question a park. Meanwhile, the District’s efforts to redevelop other public housing complexes by the same model have stalled for up to a decade.


  • A transgender candidate in Va.’s state House race responds to Trump’s latest. [Post]

  • Dozens gathered outside the White House to protest Trump’s transgender military ban. [Post, WUSA9]

  • Operation Desert Storm memorial gets $100,000 donation from Pilot Flying J. [WTOP]

  • Humidity is back, with chances of heavy showers tonight and tomorrow. [Post]

  • D.C.’s NFL team begins training camp in Va. today. [ABC7]

  • Imagine Pennsylvania Avenue with wider sidewalks and bike lanes. [GGW]

  • Four roommates say Airbnb guests trashed their place and used checks to steal. [FOX5]

  • Man and dog killed on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in Northeast. [NBC4, Post]

  • Another man was fatally shot in Southeast. [FOX5]

  • Rep. Steve Scalise leaves the hospital after treatment related to June shooting. [NBC4]


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

  • D.C. ‘rolled out the red carpet’ for a company accused of wage fraud. [WCP]

  • Metro employees union blamed for court-ordered election do-over. [Times]

  • Vance goes straight to the National Museum of African American History. [Times]

  • Are body cameras the answer to solving police shootings? [WUSA9]

  • Why all the speed camera tickets? [WAMU]

  • D.C. schoolgirls head to Spain to learn soccer. [NBC4]

  • On skipping school: [WAMU]

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

  • The Scene Report: New music from Nate Scheible,Bless, Teething Veils, and more. [WCP]

  • A New York City Street transforms into a 1970s D.C. street, because the movies. [DCist]

  • Three new productions to check out at the edge of D.C.’s theater scene (geographically, that is). [Post]

  • The Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival kicks off this weekend. [DCist]

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

  • Dishes that have stood the test of time in D.C., unlike bagel doughnuts. [Post]

  • Say goodbye to Straw Stick & Brick Delicatessen. [Washingtonian]

  • Eater Critic Bill Addison names Himitsu one of the best new restaurants. [Eater]

  • Arepas are popular in the D.C., meanwhile they’re becoming scant in Venezuela. [NPR]

  • A brave soul taste-tested 22 grocery store hot dogs. [Thrillist]

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

  • D.C. department accidentally shares confidential information about homeless. [WAMU]

  • Luxury home sales in D.C are up 71 percent over same period last year. [UrbanTurf]

  • Poolside double cabana (300 square ft.) in Wesley Heights lists for $38,000. [UrbanTurf]

  • The gardens of Dumbarton Oaks, in Georgetown, will be closed until 2018. [Curbed DC]

  • Newsflash: Plenty of people who live in D.C. are actually from here. [GGW]

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