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A building fire that broke out in Anacostia last month displaced low-income tenants, including a mother of five who’s survived breast cancer and a mother of two who is currently pregnant. The women have had a rough go of it since then, coping with all the struggles that displacement brings.


  • Could an Apple flagship store locate in the Carnegie Library downtown? [Post, WBJ]

  • Pepper spray went off inside an all-girls public charter school and affected 11. [NBC4]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to double the legal maximum for medical marijuana. [DCist]

  • Road closures associated with the opening of African American Museum start Friday. [WTOP]

  • A bill proposing to raise D.C.’s smoking age to 21 could cost the District in taxes. [AP]

  • Lawmakers are also considering right-to-die legislation for a limited set of patients. [AP]

  • Bizarre: The sword of the Joan of Arc statue in Meridian Hill Park was stolen. [NBC4]


  • Local MacArthur Genius: Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins wins the 2016 award. City Paper profiled him in 2013.

  • Alexandria Charity: A Del Ray bartender battles cancer. There’s a GoFundMe to help.

  • Stuffed Yucca: Ten 01 reopens on H Street NE as Ben’s Upstairsfeaturing Southern and Caribbean fare.

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

  • The Wharf adds an Indian restaurant. [Post]

  • Everything you could want to know about Columbia Room. [Brian Oh]

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl gets a weird accolade. [Washingtonian]

  • Six new lunch options. [Zagat]

  • Hot new sushi restaurants. [Eater]

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

  • Airbnb kicks off a D.C. ad campaign designed to show it’s inclusive. [Housing Complex]

  • Given a low supply of inventory, it’ll still be a sellers market in the District this fall. [Post]

  • Adams Morgan ANC still not happy with the SunTrust Plaza redevelopment. [UrbanTurf]

  • Cool converted firehouses around the District. [UrbanTurf]

  • Neighbors react to a highly visible proposed redevelopment in Woodley Park. [WBJ]