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Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget gives virtually every social advocacy group something to gripe about. It includes $18.8 million in tax cuts for million-dollar estates, $23.8 million in tax breaks for businesses, $280 million to expand the streetcar system, and $145 million to bring to fruition development deals that have languished from one mayor to the next, but crumbs for D.C.’s working poor and homeless.


  • Strong winds caused severe damage yesterday. [WUSA9, NBC4]

  • Two churches lost parts of their roofs in the storm. [WTOP]

  • Winds uprooted cherry blossom trees near the Jefferson Memorial. [FOX5]

  • D.C. police officer is arrested for armed robbery, assault, and prostitution. [Post]

  • Man arrested for touching teens at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. [AP]

  • One man charged in two D.C. murders from more than a decade ago. [Post]

  • Firefighter keeps his job after pleading no contest in a fatal car collision. [FOX5]

  • Metro won’t bring back automated trains—for now. [WAMU, GGW]

  • Nationals fall to Marlins in the 10th inning. [Post]

  • Wizards beat Knicks by three points. [Post]

  • Washington Business Journal is moving to a new office. [WBJ]

  • Kinayja Satterwhite, 14, has gone missing from Northeast D.C. [WUSA9]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips?

  • Bag Lady Syndrome: D.C. is hoarding money. [Post]

  • Gray spars with Bowser at budget hearing. [NBC4]

  • With an assist from Ward 8’s Trayon White. [Times]

  • Council committee approves of Peter Newsham for Police Chief; DavidGrosso does not. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Don’t just listen to music, be aware of it, or so says Brother Ah, the local jazz hero who pioneered the term “sound awareness.” [Post]

  • Damaged City Fest is this weekend! Here are five bands you can’t miss. [DC Music Download]

  • The best songs about D.C. [DCist]

  • GALA Hispanic Theater’s producing artistic director Hugo Medrano talks about the theater’s upcoming production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. [DC Theatre Scene]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips?

  • 3 Stars Brewing Company is our “Best Of” pick for best local brewery. [WCP]

  • It’s okay for craft beer bars to keep their menus short and sweet. [Post]

  • Where to find 11 passover seders. [Eater]

  • Where’s the (interesting) beef? [Washingtonian]

  • An inside look at the Craft Brewer’s Conference coming to D.C. next week. [WTOP]

  • The best craft beer bar in every state and D.C. [Thrillist]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips?

  • The six D.C. neighborhoods where homes are selling most quickly. [UrbanTurf]

  • What a semantic fight over “English basements” means for development. [GGW]

  • Report says you need to make $80,000 a year to live “comfortably” in D.C. [Post]

  • More on zoning officials’ approval of new homeless shelters. [Post]

  • Residential building to replace Domino’s in Georgetown. [Curbed DC]

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