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

A tattoo artist in Maryland is covering up racist and gang-related tattoos for free, and he’s not asking questions either. His reasoning is that people change. He and his wife developed the idea together.


  • Nothing left to cut from Metro’s budget, and running out of time. [Post, WAMU]

  • Vandal writes on a fourth monument and appears to be a conspiracy theorist. [ABC7]

  • Five more people indicted on felony rioting charges for inauguration protest, while charges against three others are dismissed. [ABC7]

  • D.C. prosecutors alleged that more than 200 inauguration protesters used “black bloc” tactics, covering their faces with cloths. [Post]

  • Bill proposes a Harriet Tubman statue at the U.S. Capitol Building. [NBC4]

  • A new bike trail will run through Fort Totten station and connect to other trails. [GGW]

  • Professor suggests a change to the Metro map could alleviate Blue Line crowding. [Post]

  • Police release video of Saturday morning 7-Eleven robberies. [NBC4]

  • Police rescue man from a car on fire, and it’s recorded on body cam video. [NBC4]

  • A child is pulled from the Anacostia River, but the circumstances are not known. [WUSA]


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

  • Wonk alert: More paid leave bills coming soon. [WAMU]

  • D.C. police union is holding a vote to recall its chairman today. [Twitter]

  • D.C. fire and emergency “critical call” response times lagging. [NBC4]

  • More than 1 million people have visited the African American Museum. [DCist]

  • Including Donald Trump. [Times]

  • Metro facing $125 million revenue shortfall. [WJLA]

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

  • Behind the scenes at U Street record store Joint Custody. [CLRVYNT]

  • Read an interview with Maryland rapper Ace Cosgrove. [DC Music Download]

  • Three years later, the Angelika Pop-Up Cinema at Union Market is … still just a pop-up. [DCist]

  • An Instagrammer’s guide to tackling the Hirshhorn’s new Yayoi Kusama exhibition. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Keep your eye out for signs that read, SANCTUARY RESTAURANTS: A Place At the Table for Everyone. [WBJ]

  • One year in with the Tail Up Goat team. [Eater]

  • A&D lives in Shaw! [PoPville]

  • The less expensive side of Logan Circle and Shaw. [Washingtonian]

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

  • A senior D.C. public housing resident was the victim of violent murder last week. [Post]

  • Capitol Hill neighbors complain about an alleged event/party house. [Capitol Hill Corner]

  • This “modern barn” in Cleveland Park comes with an indoor basketball court. [UrbanTurf]

  • The Metropolitan Branch Trail is slated for some improvements. [GGW]

  • The top 10 largest development projects underway in the District as of now. [Curbed DC]

  • What $3,500 a month in rent might get you in different D.C. neighborhoods. [Curbed DC]

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