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Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham will take outgoing Chief Cathy Lanier’s spot on an interim basis when she leaves the Metropolitan Police Department Sept. 17 to direct security for the National Football League. Newsham has 27 years on the force and currently manages MPD’s criminal investigations. He told NBC4 he wants to “be as visible as [he] can be” while Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration aims to find a permanent police chief.


  • An 80-year-old homeless woman in the District has gotten $100,000 in overdue Social Security. [Post, AP]
  • AMR, the private ambulance company D.C. hired for millions, isn’t living up to response goals. [NBC4]
  • D.C. police have arrested a 60-year-old man in connection with anti-Semitic street graffiti. [DCist, WTOP]
  • A woman aboard a pickup truck in Northeast was shot multiple times during an attempted robbery. [FOX5]
  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants answers about the (fragile) Washington Monument elevator. [NBC4]
  • The District’s new all-boys public high school for young men of color gets some national attention. [NPR]
  • Nick Cannon (yes, of “Drumline”/Nickelodeon/Mariah Carey fame) is attending Howard. [DCist, NBC4] 


  • At Risk: Insufficient funds for needle-exchange services threaten progress D.C. has made in public health.
  • Hot Buns: New food truck People’s Bao will bring steamed buns with various fillings to the city’s streets.
  • “Muchedumbre”: A new photo exhibit at the Art Museum of the Americas examines Chilean diversity.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • See D.C. United stadium renderings. [WBJ]
  • WBJ‘s Michael Neibauer gets a promotion. [WBJ]
  • Lanier as a beat cop. [WAMU]

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

  • Check out photos from this year’s Fields Festival. [Bandwidth]
  • In which Drake tries—and fails—to add a go-go beat to “One Dance” at his D.C. show. [DC Music Download]
  • Listen to a new track from Innanet James. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Chef Tunde Wey’s mission goes beyond what’s on the plate. [Post]
  • Sounds like ShopHouse listens to its customers. [Washingtonian]
  • The next location of TaKorean will be on U Street. [WBJ]
  • Bullfrog Bagels readying to open its second location. [PoPville]
  • Is this the most exclusive restaurant in America? [New Yorker]

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

  • Ward 3 residents are challenging a planned homeless shelter at MPD’s Second District station. [NBC4]
  • Low-wage workers (those who earn less than $44,000 a year) are leaving D.C. for the suburbs. [Next City]
  • A five-bedroom Observatory Circle house, near ex-presidential residences, sells for $10.4 million. [WBJ]
  • D.C.’s cheapest home on the market has an asking price of $35K and 600-plus square feet. [Curbed DC]
  • D.C. will build a water tower for the first time in more than 70 years. It’ll hold 2 million gallons. [Times]