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In collaboration with the District’s Street Sense newspaper and other local and national media, City Paper this week examines what is perhaps D.C.’s greatest failing, the scourge of chronic homelessness in a city increasingly defined by the widening gulf between rich and poor. We look at private-sector efforts to serve those in need and the city’s push to turn away families they say shouldn’t qualify for city shelter.


  • Amtrak service halted for 10 hours after two CSX workers were killed on duty, NTSB investigating. [Post, Times]

  • A 13-year-old hiker was struck and killed by a train in Virginia. [NBC4]

  • WCP’s Laura Hayes talks great suburban restaurants on Kojo. [WAMU]

  • Several days of classic D.C. summer ahead: low 90s and a bit humid. [ABC7, Post]

  • Kids: D.C.’s 24 spray parks will be open until 8:30 p.m. starting tomorrow. [GGW]

  • A man was found beaten to death on a porch in Northeast D.C. yesterday. [ABC7, Post]

  • Teenage entrepreneur opens shop in Southeast. [WUSA9]

  • Nicholas Addams, 82, died after a vehicle hit him near Dupont Circle. [ABC7, Post]

  • The Georgetown-Rosslyn gondola idea is still alive. [GGW]

  • Coming: four weekends of closures on Red Line segments. [NBC4]

  • Washington National Cathedral and its Confederate windows. [Post]

  • A look at the salaries of area university presidents. [WBJ]

  • A 325-year-old red oak tree came down in Shepherd Park yesterday. [WAMU, Post]

  • Metro has been mischarging people for three years. [FOX5, WAMU]

  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival begins on the Mall today and goes through the 4th. [ABC7]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Ward 8 political boss Phinis Jones branches out into ministry. [WCP]

  • CM Charles Allen wants answers about handcuffed teens. [NBC4]

  • HOPE Project hires them for summer jobs. [DCist]

  • Greeted by protesters, Trump hits his hotel for $35K-a-plate fundraiser. [AP]

  • Uber lacks wheelchair access, lawsuit says. [WAMU]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Fort Reno announces its summer concert series. [Fort Reno]

  • Watch a music video for The Deadmen’s “55 Days.” [DC Music Download]

  • D.C.’s ten best figurative museums that may someday become literal museums. [DCist]

  • The Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival turns 50. [WAMU]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • The Brookland location of Indigo set to open within two months. [WCP]

  • Peek inside Hummingbird in Alexandria from Chef Cathal Armstrong. [Washingtonian]

  • Two Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. employees heralded as “badass” in LGBTQ industry. [Zagat]

  • Brightwood’s new Thai restaurant will make you say Imm. [PoPville]

  • Five writers on why it’s hard to talk about race in food. [Eater]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • In its next budget, the District cuts $2 million from anti-eviction program. [Street Sense]

  • About 200 families displaced after Northwest fire are at a loss about what to do. [WJLA]

  • More stories from those families. “We have nothing left,” a displaced tenant says. [Post]

  • Fearing litigation, Northeast developer gives up density and affordable housing. [GGW]

  • On D.C. gentrification and Derek Hyra, a local scholar writing about it. [Washingtonian]

  • Union Market building to add loft offices above and 240 apartments behind. [UrbanTurf]

  • Double-digit percentage point price increases for Spring Valley houses. [UrbanTurf]

  • D.C. residents blast Jason Chaffetz idea for congressional housing stipends. [WAMU]

  • Airbnb says “scapegoating” its hosts over affordable housing “is not the answer.” [Post]

  • Dupont Circle mansion is transformed into luxury micro-apartment building. [WTOP]

  • Condo in century-old Truxton Circle site, once stables, lists for $789,000. [Curbed DC]

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