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

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotellyacknowledged that D.C. may have “‘fumbled and bungled every aspect of the IZ Program’s implementation,’” as the real estate developer had stated in its complaint, but ruled that the missteps did not amount to a violation of the U.S. Constitution.


  • Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe challenges ICE arrests outside Alexandria church shelter. [NBC4]

  • Hotel maid hears man beating a woman, and records it from outside the room. [Post]

  • D.C.’s immigrant population has nearly doubled over the last three decades. [WTOP]

  • Md. Congressman proposes Metro governance and labor changes in exchange for $750 million from feds over 10 years. [Post]

  • On life in D.C. during yesterday’s “A Day Without Immigrants” protest. [WAMU]

  • D.C. native Gary Russell Jr. will fight in first boxing match at MGM National Harbor. [NBC4]

  • A dump truck tipped over on I-695 and caused a massive jam last night. [NBC4]

  • The data says commutes starting East of the Anacostia River take longer. [GGW]

  • Opening all the doors on the bus would save us all some time. [GGW]


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

  • With Bowser declining to veto, paid leave bill now heads to Congress. [Times, Post]

  • Wheelchair-accessible cabs the city required companies to acquire sit unused. [WAMU]

  • Congressional bills aim to reform governance of Metro. [Post, WTOP]

  • Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos met with Howard University president, students. [The Hilltop]

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

  • A work-in-progress cut of the newDanny Gatton documentary premieres soon at AMP by Strathmore. [Post]

  • Did Iggy Pop and The Stooges play a show in the Falls Church Community Center in the ’70s? Apparently. [The Vinyl District]

  • The accidental politics of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ newest exhibition. [Washingtonian]

  • The 10 best places to catch live comedy in the D.C. area. [DCist]

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

  • Chef Edward Lee of Succotash is moving to D.C. “to compete in a bigger market.” [Post]

  • The second Declaration will open in Navy Yard. [WBJ]

  • Sospeso opens today on H Street NE. Here are their menus. [PoPville]

  • Restaurant websites and apps sure to boost your dining game. [Washingtonian]

  • The man making sure Fat Baby Inc. restaurants continue to thrive. [Eater]

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

  • What can the District’s elected officials do to hold slumlords accountable? [WCP]

  • D.C. Zoning Commission approves plans for future United stadium in Southwest. [WBJ]

  • Key question: “Is D.C. destined to become the domain of only the well-to-do?” [Blade]

  • Dupont Circle brownstone with library and media room lists for $2.5 million. [Curbed DC]

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