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The breaking point may have come when someone threw a water bottle at employees of a service center where D.C. residents can apply for food stamps and cash assistance. The Department of Human Services replaced its antiquated, 90s-era computer system last October. It was supposed to be an upgrade. But the new system produced hours-long and sometimes day-long delays. One frustrated resident even hurled a dirty diaper at employees.   

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Community leaders in Northwest want to install a memorial bench for Civil Rights leader Julian Bond. The District’s transportation director is blocking it. [Post]

  • Roosevelt Island reopens with several nice upgrades. [WTOP]

  • Public school kids learn Korean in Prince George’s county. [Post]

  • It’s Maryland’s turn to move on the Purple Line. [WAMU]

  • Campus hate crimes on the rise in the region and nation. [WAMU]

  • Two teens charged with hanging a noose at a Maryland middle school. [ABC7]

  • A map of the area’s long distance bus network. [GGW]

  • Pregnant teen at a Maryland Christian school is banned from graduation ceremonies. [Post]

  • One injured after trains collided at the Amtrak Rail Yard this morning. [WUSA9]

  • It now costs up to $4 an hour to park in downtown D.C. [WTOP]

  • This intermittent rain thing is expected to continue. [Post]

  • Expect a lot of traffic this weekend. [Post]

  • A reporter explains what the police know about Seth Rich’s murder. [Post] 

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

  • On the hot seat, City Administrator Rashad Young backs out of a meet-and-greet with insiders at a lawyer-lobbyist office. [WCP]

  • Trey Gowdyleads the pack to become next D.C. overlord. [Post]

  • Antwan Wilson on his first year at the helm of DCPS. [FOX5]

  • Parental Outrage: School Sewage Backup Edition. [NBC4]

  • Back from Vegas, Bowser pivots to missing children. [WAMU, Times, NBC4, ABC7]   

  • Trump budget threatens our region. [Post]

  • Metro surge update. [DCist]

  • No money budgeted to implement ban on under-21 smoking in D.C. [D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute]

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

  • How GoldLink built a monument to go-go on At What Cost. [Complex]

  • Work will finally start on the new Ben’s Chili Bowl mural. [DCist]

  • Get hip to D.C.’s new romance podcast (?). [Washingtonian]

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

  • Tiki barHogoreturns March 31, maybe for good. [WCP]

  • Union Stationwill get a CAVA this year. [WCP]

  • The Imperial is the next Adams Morgan project from the Jack Rose team. [Washingtonian]

  • Burger ideas for grilling this Memorial Day. [Post]

  • Seven classic D.C. restaurants. Have you tried them all? [OpenTable]

  • Beach eats in case you’re headed that way. [WTOP]

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

  • D.C. and Kennedy family make plans for RFK Memorial at RFK stadium. [Post]

  • A few details on what the rest of that site’s redevelopment will likely entail. [WBJ]

  • The District has started to accept most building permit applications online. [WBJ]

  • Some Ward 8 residents remain concerned about Wizards practice arena. [DCist]

  • Do short-term renters count as “tenants” under the District’s TOPA law? [NBC4]

  • The eastern side of Mount Vernon Triangle is developing. [Bisnow]

  • Dupont Circle carriage house for sale was once campaign office. [UrbanTurf]

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