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

We’ve seen this before. Some District residents experiencing homelessness would rather camp in tents than face local shelters, but citing public health and nuisance, city officials move in to take down their modest dwellings and clear the sites. It happened again yesterday in the NoMa neighborhood.


  • The murder of a Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen raises questions about hate crime prosecutions. [Post]

  • Hundreds gathered at a Dupont Circle vigil to remember her last night. [ABC7]

  • And a funeral prayer service will be held for her today. [NBC4]

  • Maybe not in Maryland, but topless advocates have had some recent wins. [Post]

  • The Arlington field where a shooter opened fire on congressional baseball practice reopens. [Post, NBC4]

  • D.C. workers hoard vacation days. [DCist]

  • Virginia mother who became the face of the immigration debate is deported back to El Salvador. [NBC4, WTOP]

  • A man who died in the D.C. Jail last month overdosed. [ABC7]

  • It’s the first day of summer, but it will be a comfortable one. [ABC7]


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

  • Bad news for haters: With 67% approval rating, Bowser is popular among voters. [Post]

  • Simmons: More funding for Metro is not the answer. [Times]

  • National Airport’s $1 billion improvement project is about to begin. [WBJ]

  • X-Factor: D.C. to get gender-neutral driver’s licenses. [ABC7]

  • From The Dept. of “I Want To Believe”: Grosso proposes state-equivalent names. [Post]

  • Check It: The LGBTQ crew has the entrepreneurial spirit. [Blade]

  • Obsession with Seth Rich murder continues unabated. [ABC7]

  • ICYMI: Jonetta Rose Barras combs Cheh DGS report, finds it lacking. [Barras Report

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

  • The D.C. Public Library’s Jazz in the Basement series returns this Sunday. [D.C. Music Download]

  • The new mural outside Ben’s Chili Bowl will be unveiled today. [WCP]

  • But, oops, the artist turned Chuck Brown into a left-handed guitarist. [Twitter]

  • Hirshhorn director Melissa Chiu reflects on politics in art, post Infinity Mirrors. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]

  • Even more photos of cosplayers from this past weekend’s Awesome Con. [BYT]

  • GoldLink will play The Fillmore Silver Spring in October. [D.C. Music Download]

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

  • Union Kitchen’s next chapter includes bringing investment capital to the region. [WCP]

  • How can it be both the best of times and worst of times for restaurants? [Atlantic]

  • Is Bethesda’s dining scene heating up? [Eater]

  • Chef Erik Bruner-Yang now does the menu at Ten Tigers Parlour. [Washingtonian]

  • Where to break the fast during Ramadan. [Zagat]

  • How will this lobster fend for itself in the wild after 20 years in a tank. [WTOP]

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

  • Sanford Capital tenants take issue with proposed sale price for Ward 8 property. [WCP]

  • Barry Farm relocations begin this summer ahead of redevelopment. [WCP]

  • D.C. officials took apart homeless encampments in NoMa yesterday morning. [WAMU]

  • Some homeless say terrible shelter conditions is the reason they sleep in tents. [Post]

  • New residential developments planned east of 12th Street SE in Capitol Hill. [UrbanTurf]

  • New York Chef Danny Meyer’s restaurant group to open at Capitol Crossing. [Bisnow]

  • What the biggest hotel to open at the Southwest Wharf project will look like. [WBJ]

  • How Reagan National Airport’s $1 billion renovation will affect commuters. [WBJ]

  • Certain Ward 7 and 8 seniors will receive groceries under new pilot program. [DCist]

  • What we talk about when we talk about “up and coming” D.C. neighborhoods. [GGW]

  • Ward 7 gets a new, $17 million Kenilworth Recreation Center. [Curbed DC]

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