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Soccer fight! The planned D.C. United arena in Buzzard Point could face opening delays because its institutional neighbors have objected to the facility’s design. The proposed stadium, they argue, lacks retail and easy access. The D.C. Zoning Commission will review the stadium plans early next month.


  • Private guards who had a black man in custody when he died won’t face charges.[Post]

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers kicked the Washington Nationals out of the playoffs. [Post]

  • Fans at Nats Park loudly booed last night when Metro’s closing was announced. [CBS]

  • Metro’s board doesn’t sound hopeful that the system will see a ridership rebound. [Post]

  • Violent crimes, including homicides and robberies, are down over last year. [FOX5]

  • Police say a man was stabbed to death in Petworth late Thursday night. [WUSA9]

  • A motorcycle and an SUV crashed last night, temporarily closing 16th Street NW. [WJLA]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed a pro-cyclist and -pedestrian bill into law. [NBC4]

  • Former D.C. Congressman Walter Fauntroy is taking aim at Hillary Clinton. [AP]


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

  • The disturbing confessions of a licensed District cab driver. [WCP]

  • Council set to reverse hospital helipad ban. [WBJ]

  • Development showdown around Catholic U. [WAMU]

  • GGW endorsements in Ward 1 ANC races. [GGW]

  • Op-ed: “Mayor must hold developers accountable.” [Blade]

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

  • Vienna, Virginia’s Jammin’ Java celebrates 15 years. [Bandwidth]

  • Taffety Punk’s An Iliad packs an emotional punch. [WCP]

  • The best D.C.-area museums that aren’t on the National Mall or part of the Smithsonian. [DCist]

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

  • Tom Sietsema’s fall dining guide is his most comprehensive yet. [Post]

  • Amazon screwed up the Michelin Guide reveal. [Washingtonian]

  • Check out these three gourmet grocers. [DC Refined]

  • Alfresco Tap and Grill coming to Adams Morgan. [Borderstan]

  • What’s the impact of corporations swallowing up craft breweries? [Thrillist]

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

  • New legislation could protect buyers from a property’s past issues. [Housing Complex]

  • Are Mayor Bowser’s investments in affordable housing enough to meet need? [WAMU]

  • It’s almost time to update the District’s Comprehensive Plan. [Housing Complex]

  • How landlords of rent-controlled buildings win rent raises. [Greater Greater Washington]

  • Airbnb stays jumped last week, when the Nats had two home games. [Housing Complex]