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For three decades, City Paper staff photographer Darrow Montgomery has narrated the real story of D.C. through his lens. In celebration of that milestone, we present some of his most memorable photographssnapshots in time as much as stories in themselves. And don’t worry: He’s not going anywhere.


  • A transgender female officer leads the D.C. police department’s LGBT liaison unit. [NPR]

  • D.C. lawmakers will vote on a resolution against reducing late-night Metro service. [Post]

  • The D.C. Council moved forward a major right-to-die bill yesterday. [WCP, WAMU, Post]

  • A teenage girl has been arrested and charged with making a false bomb threat. [NBC4]

  • A man was shot and killed in Fort Lincoln late Wednesday night. [WUSA9]

  • Black Lives Matter activists press for answers in the killing of Terrence Sterling. [FOX5]

  • Officials address the challenges of and solutions for D.C.’s 911 system. [NBC4, WJLA]

  • The historic Georgetown canal is finally getting some needed repairs. [WAMU]

  • A local animal-welfare group shelters dogs and kittens from Hurricane Matthew. [NBC4]


  • Crummelling Infrastructure: What will happen to a century-old school in Ivy City?

  • Evening the Score: The principal at Malcolm X threatens retaliation against staff who talked to City Paper.

  • Let Me Die My Way: A supporter of a D.C. Council death-with-dignity bill weighs in.

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

  • Mary Cheh says Muriel Bowser‘s administration is cooperating with DGS investigation. [WCP]

  • No zoning board hearing on new Planned Parenthood. [Times]

  • D.C. United preps to get fans to stadium. [WBJ]

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

  • The African American Museum’s biggest problem? Trying to meet the demand. [Post]

  • Meet Gumbo Records, D.C.’s newest record store. [DC Music Download]

  • The Double Exposure Film Fest returns tonight. [DCist]

  • Here are the musicians participating in Ragnar Kjartanssons “Woman in E.” [WCP]

  • Watch Near Northeast live at House Studio. [DC Music Download]

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

  • Chef Tim Ma will make dumplings, bao, and satay in Petworth. [Post]

  • Chef Patrick Curran reflects on one year at Momofuku CCDC. [Eater]

  • The quirky secrets of D.C. dining. [Thrillist]

  • Cheers to the playoffs. Where to dine near Nats Park. [Washingtonian]

  • 50 dishes that define fine dining. [Lucky Peach]

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

  • Georgetown’s Fillmore School is set to get major renovations. [WBJ]

  • What’s in store for the St. Elizabeths Hospital in Southeast. [WAMU]

  • Anacostia residents advocate for the District to help renovate vacant homes. [WUSA9]

  • More bars coming to the 14th Street NW corridor. [Young & Hungry]

  • Senior LGBT residents could find affordable housing at Mary’s House. [Forbes]

  • Motion in the legal fight over Barry Farm’s redevelopment. [Street Sense]

  • Buzzard Point residents have concerns about the D.C. United stadium. [Street Sense]