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

Two gunmen tried to rob the Takoma Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Northwest, on Sunday morning. Jeffrey Kahn, who operates the center and is also a rabbi, was there when the attempted robbery took place, and says a robber “said something like, ‘we want weed.’” They fired shots but did not hit anyone.


  • Regular taxis will be exchanging meters for an app this summer. [WTOP, NBC4]

  • Alexandria gym terminates Richard Spencer’s membership. [Buzzfeed, Post]

  • Residents ask for a crosswalk and speed bumps where child was killed. [FOX5]

  • WCP’s Amanda Kolson Hurleynames D.C.’s two new skimmer boats. [Post]

  • Holocaust Museum was on lockdown after a sex assault report Sunday. [WTOP]

  • Millionaire pleads guilty to groping a maid at the Mayflower Hotel during Trump inauguration. [Post]

  • A man tried to take video under a girl’s skirt at the Fairfax Walmart. [Post]

  • Wegmans is coming to D.C. [WBJ, Post]

  • Possibility of on-and-off rain showers through Wednesday. [Post]

  • Someone’s been diagnosed with measles. Check whether you’ve been exposed. [NBC4]

  • A man was shot and killed this morning after six other weekend shootings. [Post]

  • Three young D.C. teens have gone missing since Thursday. [WUSA9, WUSA9, WUSA9]


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

  • Bowser not contrite enough for parents angered by school placements. [Post]

  • Are charters more accommodating for kids with special needs? [AP]

  • Gray goes large with hospital plan. [WBJ]

  • Curb your dog: D.C. is bullish on animal issues. [WUSA9]

  • On Iranian ex-pats. [Times]

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

  • Washington Ballet unveils its 2017-2018 season. [Post]

  • Here’s the full schedule for this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Homosuperior, Thou, and other local gig flyers that caught our eye. [WCP]

  • After playing King Lear, longtime D.C. stage actor Rick Foucheux is set to retire. [Post]

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

  • What’s it like to have breakfast at a strip club in Crystal City? [Washingtonian]

  • Soft-serve ice cream is the treat of the summer. [Post]

  • Tips on making sushi at home from Kaz Okochi. [DC Refined]

  • Movie theatres are picking up pointers from restaurants. [Eater]

  • Wegmans is finally a done deal for Fannie Mae headquarters. [WBJ]

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

  • D.C.’s housing market is going to be extremely competitive this summer. [WBJ]

  • Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant are among D.C.’s priciest nabes. [WTOP]

  • Concerns over security and evictions trouble tenants of Brookland Manor. [GGW]

  • Op-ed: D.C. needs more housing but also good policy to make it inclusive. [Post]

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