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The skeptics were right. The developer of a luxury hotel being constructed in Adams Morgan isn’t even 30 percent of the way toward meeting hiring thresholds it promised in return for a $46 million tax break, according to D.C. officials. If the company loses the abatement, it’d be largely unprecedented among the tax incentives given by the District government to private developers.


  • In an era of post-old-school politics, the D.C. Council now “tilts left.” [Post]

  • A man was arrested after his 3-year-old child brought a gun into school. [NBC4, WUSA9]

  • The District took a step closer to allowing medical aid in dying yesterday. [WAMU]

  • A D.C. woman has been indicted on charges of killing her newborn baby in 2013. [Post]

  • Automatic voter registration could soon come to your nearest DMV in the District. [DCist]

  • Post editorial board: Here’s a modest proposal for Metro that involves the feds. [Post]

  • The principal of a prominent D.C. high school thinks Spirit Week is a distraction. [Post]


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

  • Vince Gray: where was concern over DOJ interference in elections when I was running for re-election? [NBC4]

  • Health disparities in the D.C. area. [WAMU]

  • Police LGBT liaison under investigation after complaint. [Blade]

  • More on the State Board of Education races. [Post]

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

  • PriestsKatie Alice Greer talks about the evolution of punk’s white and male origins. [WNYC]

  • Speaking of Priests, watch a new video for “Pink White House,” from the band’s forthcoming album Nothing Feels Natural. [CLRVYNT]

  • A new romantic comedy called Couples Night is currently filming in D.C. [Post]

  • D.C.’s Flasher named by Stereogum as one of the best new bands of 2016. [Stereogum]

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

  • Cochon 555 is in hot water after posting a racist photo. [Post]

  • The Shaw Bijou’s member’s only bar already has 1,000 potential candidates. [Washingtonian]

  • The Hilltop Bar is finally opening Nov. 11. [Borderstan]

  • Checking in with Ruth Gresserafter 25 years of pizza. [WBJ]

  • Could there be a Chipotle leadership shake up? [Eater]

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

  • What a highly anticipated new park in NoMa will look like. [Greater Greater Washington]

  • An apparently run-down house in Columbia Heights is priced at $619K. [Washingtonian]

  • What’s in store for a gas station next to The Exorcist steps in Georgetown? [WBJ]

  • More on proposals to make D.C.’s rent control laws more tenant-friendly. [Street Sense]

  • A JBG-owned office building in Georgetown has sold for $142 million. [CP Executive]