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With an $84,000 grant from the District, Briya Public Charter School is connecting immigrant children and their families with an immigration attorney. Mayor Muriel Bowser made $500,000 in grant funds available in January, and Briya is the only school among the 10 awardees. “If our families are feeling like it’s not safe to come out of their homes, they won’t be able to come to school,” says Christie McKay, Briya’s executive director.


  • The KKK has applied to hold a July 8 rally in Charlottesville, Va. [Post]

  • Kojo and experts on nooses and intimidating the African-American community. [WAMU]

  • Georgetown Law launches fellowship program for rookie D.C. cops. [AP, Post]

  • P.G. County will be paying a female engineer $139,633 in wages lost due to unequal pay. [ABC7, Post]

  • Seven injured after a car cuts off a D.C. bus near Howard U. [NBC4]

  • D.C. firefighters are at the frontlines of the opioid crisis. [FOX5]

  • Man arrested for allegedly exposing himself on Metro’s Blue Line last night. [WUSA9]

  • If you’re looking to eat lunch outside this week, Post says to do it today. [Post]

  • A 15-minute video of local eaglet Spirit learning how to fly. [WTOP]

  • Your guide for area hot air balloon adventures this summer. [WUSA9]

  • A 7-month-old baby girl and a teen girl, 17, have been missing since Friday. [WUSA9]

  • Romel Howard, 14, has been missing from Southeast D.C. since Saturday. [WUSA9]


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

  • Safetrack a success, Metro says. [NBC4]

  • D.C.’s “walkable, bikeable” policy increases social inequality. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • Karl Racinejoins attorneys general in committing to Paris Accord. [WJLA]

  • Bowser signs executive order on Paris Accord. [WUSA9]

  • Longtime countercultural activist Ed Sanders performs a White House exorcism. [WCP]

  • Budgeting for review of Inauguration Day arrests. [DCist]

  • ANC Commissioner Kendall Simmons says police tackled him to the ground while he was talking to residents in Congress Heights. [NBC4]

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

  • HGJ vs. USA, Part XV: Prayers For Pesach. [WCP]

  • A movie about the history of go-go music is heading to the big screen (and will hopefully be better than Good to Go). [AFRO]

  • The National Symphony Orchestra has named Gary Ginstling as its next executive director. [Post]

  • Wale vs. Tomi Lahren. [DCist]

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

  • Has craft beer jumped the shark? [Eater]

  • This Amish farm supplies some of D.C.’s top restaurants. [Post]

  • Here’s where to day drink while watching the Comeyhearing. [DCist]

  • Downtown D.C.’s Wawa hopes to be up and running by December. [WBJ]

  • Spanish cider’s popularity is rising, including at ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar. [NPR]

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

  • D.C. developer Bo Menkiti on Brookland and one of his projects now on hold. [Bisnow]

  • Three major developments planned for Northeast, including Brookland Manor. [Bisnow]

  • Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium in Trinidad lists for almost $400,000. [Post]

  • Retail and 60 residential units planned for contested Adams Morgan project. [UrbanTurf]

  • Logan Circle penthouse lowers price but it’s still going for almost $2 million. [Curbed DC]

  • New luxury development in Fort Totten—The Modern—begins pre-leasing. [Curbed DC]

  • Architecture firm releases renderings for planned Southwest Wharf Marina. [Curbed DC]

  • New park and other improvements planned around Eastern Market Metro station. [GGW]

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