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Yesterday, several councilmembers introduced a bill that would offer grants of $50,000 to D.C. businesses that have operated for at least 10 years. The measure is meant to protect longstanding businesses in the face of rising rents. But at least one local business owner, Richard Nguyen of the recently closed Cleveland Park restaurant Nam-Viet, says high rent isn’t what doomed his restaurant. In addition, he asks: “If a landlord hears about an assistance program, will they keep the lease the same or jack it up because of potential assistance?”


  • Family of Terrence Sterling, shot by D.C. police, is still waiting for answers. [Post]

  • WCP’s Andrew Giambrone talks Sanford Capital on Kojo. [WAMU]

  • Fellowship enables men of color to work in D.C. public schools. [WAMU]

  • Two CSX workers struck and killed by an Amtrak train in NE. [Post, WTOP, NBC4]

  • Metro will remain open until midnight on July 4. [Post]

  • Major delays at Union Station in the wake of the accident. [ABC7]

  • A look at whether a London-style fire could happen in the District. [WAMU]

  • Ouch: D.C. and Baltimore drivers are among the worst in the nation. [WTOP]

  • Roosevelt Island is temporarily closed due to an attack of the emerald ash borer, an insect. [Post]

  • National Park Service plans to open space under Lincoln Memorial to visitors. [WTOP]

  • Man attacks passerby with an ax outside Benning Road Metro. [Post]

  • Families displaced by weekend apartment fire in NW return to gather what’s left. [ABC7]

  • New bill would protect Montgomery County burial grounds. [Post]

  • Suspect in Muslim teen’s murder attacked another woman a week earlier. [Post, ABC7]

  • Georgetown study reveals early “adultification” of black girls. [Post]

  • Megabus has crashed twice in two months on H Street. [GGW]

  • At least seven candidates for Virginia’s General Assembly are under 35. [Post]

  • Hannah Olivia Brown, 16, has gone missing from Northeast D.C. [WUSA9]


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

  • Chaffetz: Members of Congress should get D.C. housing stipends. [WUSA9, Post]

  • D.C. Council passes bonus and retirement subsidy perks for its employees. [Post]

  • Cheh moves to expand definition of “lobbying.” [DCist]

  • X marks the spot: D.C.’s gender-neutral IDs are now available. [FOX5]

  • Sherwood’s Notebook: a bench for Julian Bond, a fresh start for Trey Gowdy. [NBC4]

  • Workforce development foundation to close after 26 years. [WBJ]

  • While whistleblower sues area’s largest foundation over misuse of funds. [Post, WCP]

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

  • The Sweetlife Festival will return as a pared-down block party in Dupont Circle, with Blood Orange headlining. [DC Music Download]

  • “Tentacle Tuesday.” [DCist]

  • Listen to a new song from Big Hush. [NPR Music]

  • Ai Weiwei’s latest exhibition debuts at the Hirshhorn today. [Washingtonian]

  • D.C. has a new music and arts space, the Uptown Art House. [DC Music Download]

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

  • After an ICE agent visits a Baltimore restaurant, 30 employees resign. [Post]

  • Adult coloring books in restaurants is now a thing. [Eater]

  • This forthcoming restaurant wants to rush you through a 30-minute dinner. [Washingtonian]

  • New bakery to open off Franklin Square. [PoPville]

  • Can In-N-Out super fans find something similar in CaliBurger? [DC Refined]

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

  • Popular gay club Town Danceboutique to close next year to become apartments. [Blade]

  • Once a hotel on 16th Street NW, a massive apartment building is still evolving. [CityLab]

  • Inequality in the District told through the lens of grocery stores and food deserts. [Post]

  • New HIV transmissions in D.C. have decreased significantly since a decade ago. [Post]

  • D.C. officials say Grenfell Tower-like fire won’t happen. Experts are skeptical. [WAMU]

  • Nonprofit looks for developer to build the District’s first LGBTQ senior housing. [WAMU]

  • D.C. developer Herb Miller floats co-locating nonprofits and public agencies. [Bisnow]

  • Despite some rumors, Hill East won’t be getting a “mini-Union Market” yet. [UrbanTurf]

  • New plans unveiled for planned D.C. library near Southwest Waterfront. [Curbed DC]

  • The District is taking steps to improve oversight of affordable housing. [Curbed DC]

  • Future D.C. United stadium to benefit from $250 million green energy deal. [DC United]

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