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

D.C.’s population has reached 681,170. About 900 people move to D.C. per month from other countries and states. The data also reveals the possibility of a local baby boom.


  • Metro rider brings down the house (er, station) singing “O Holy Night.” [Post]

  • A woman who rescued 150 Jewish families and executed a Nazi is dead at 96. [Post]

  • Two P Street Whole Foods workers are suing the company. [WTOP]

  • “Urban archery” is a thing in suburban Virginia. [GGW]

  • A map of eight million 2016 taxi cab pick-ups. [GGW]

  • A teenager was attacked by 10 youths on U Street last night. [Post]

  • Local barber gets 11 years for becoming a millionaire off bogus tax returns. [Post]

  • Maryland school janitor is charged with sexually assaulting six-year-old. [NBC4, ABC7]

  • Watch a man dodge a bullet in this footage of a D.C. armed robbery. [FOX5]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Liz Garrigan(tips? lgarrigan@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • D.C. Council passes paid leave bill over mayor’s objections. [Times, WAMU, Post]

  • And the body confirmed Antwan Wilson as schools chief. [Post, Twitter]

  • Not least, lawmakers honored “Grandma Virginia.” [WTOP]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser signs death-with-dignity bill. [WAMU, Post]

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

  • Former inmates learn poetry and writing at the Free Minds Book Club. [WUSA]

  • Dupont Underground will reopen in January for tours. [DCist]

  • The stars of HGTV’s upcoming D.C. Flippers (which, sadly, is not about pinball) talk about the business of flipping houses. [DCist]

  • Granny and the Boys featured on NPR. [Weekend Edition]

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

  • Take a culinary tour of Brookland. [Eater]

  • Alamo Drafthouse and Glass Half Full bar are headed to D.C. [WBJ]

  • Mango Tree closes in CityCenterDC. [Washingtonian]

  • DCity Smokehouse looks like it’s close to opening in its new location. [PoPville]

  • The best chefs of 2016 include two women. [Thrillist]

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

  • Advocates gathered to honor at least 46 homeless who died this year. [WCP, WUSA9]

  • The District is poised to lower taxes for first-time homebuyers, but at what cost? [WCP]

  • Arguably D.C.’s best zoning change of 2016: By-right accessory apartments. [UrbanTurf]

  • What $2,100 a month in rent gets you in the District. [Curbed DC]

  • D.C. Zoning Commission approves exterior renovations to Douglas’ “Darth Vadar.” [WBJ]

  • Union Place project in NoMa will offer 525 luxury units at 14 floors. [Multi-Housing News]

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