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Looks like taking Metro may have to get worse before it gets better. The regional transit agency proposes to reduce service and raise fares on its bus and rail systems to get its financial house in order. Though Metro’s board has to approve fare increases, the plan comes as riders already see less service due to SafeTrack and as Metro seeks money from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.


  • “Major, major disruptions and delays” are expected for the latest SafeTrack surge. [Post]

  • D.C. police were looking for suspects dressed in Halloween costumes last night. [NBC4]

  • A woman was killed in a crash involving four cars in Northeast Saturday. [NBC4, WTOP]

  • Post editorial board: Proposed paid leave law requires “more thought and debate.” [Post]

  • A man died of a heart attack after he tried to help a girl struck by a driver. [WTOP, NBC4]

  • More DNA evidence links a suspect to the 2015 Woodley Park mansion murder. [FOX5]

  • The District could extend its pricey contract with a private ambulance company. [NBC4]

  • Parents fear a school-nurse shake-up by the D.C. Department of Health next year. [Post]

  • An Uber driver allegedly assaulted a woman after picking her up at a bar in D.C. [FOX5]


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

  • ANC endorsements from GGW in Ward 3. [GGW]

  • D.C. GOP chair Jose Cunningham profiled in the Blade. [Blade]

  • Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]

  • More on attorney general’s management company lawsuit. [Times]

  • Metro union complains about management’s stance on safety. [WAMU]

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

  • By day, Tony Killworks as an engineer for NASA, but by night, he’s one D.C.’s best new producers. [DC Music Download]

  • The National Gallery of Art’s latest exhibition explores the evolution of photography. [WCP]

  • D.C.-centric Halloween costumes for your last-minute costume needs. [DCist]

  • In her latest novel, Bertrand Court, Michelle Brafman explores materialism. [WCP]

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

  • Food & Wine’s D.C. travel guide includes All Purpose and Kinship. [F & W]

  • Kwame Onwuachi deletes social apps to focus on opening The Shaw Bijou. [WBJ]

  • Start prepping your election night plans. [Washingtonian]

  • Dessert doesn’t take a backseat at these D.C. restaurants. [Eater]

  • D.C. bartenders make their favorite drinks. [DC Refined]

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

  • 230 housing units, retail, and a grocery are planned for AU Park. [Housing Complex]

  • D.C.’s oldest synagogue will be relocated a few blocks starting next month. [Curbed DC]

  • Three-bedroom lofts are coming to a red brick warehouse in Capitol Hill. [UrbanTurf]

  • What the District and other cities can learn from suburban town centers. [Washingtonian]

  • Seven historic homes you can buy in the D.C. region—if you’ve got the money. [WBJ]