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Metrorail saw 8 million fewer trips from April through June as compared with the same period in 2015, a reduction of 11 percent. Transit officials say earlier cherry blossom blooms than normal, a particularly rainy May, and the arrival of SafeTrack are to blame, all while Metro works to shore up its budget.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
A couple of 16 D.C. fire trucks aren’t working and there are no reserves available. [NBC4]
The firefighter who was relieved of duty for a Facebook post has returned to the force. [FOX5]
D.C. Public Library will celebrate “Banned Books Week” at the end of September. [WUSA9]
Someone stole lots of football equipment and uniforms from a D.C. recreation center. [FOX5]
The District’s reengineered zoning regulations went into effect yesterday. [Housing Complex]
Here’s a (really whacky) idea: “Move the federal government out of Washington, D.C.” [CNN]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Bikeshare Etiquette: Should you take the last bike when someone’s at the kiosk?
“Broken Glass”: Check out the latest single from D.C. female trio, Governess.
Milk and Meat: Local chefs sometimes use dairy cows to produce steak. (Moo.)
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
Public service broadcasts will look to solve murders. [Post]
ANC scores community benefits in mixed-use deal. [Borderstan]
Possible grenade near Wilson HS turns out to be just a grinder. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Watch a newish video from local trio Congo Sanchez. [DC Music Download]
The first 9/11 documentary about the Pentagon attack premiered on PBS last night. [WAMU]
Celebrate Adams Morgan Day this weekend, but don’t expect a celebration as big as in year’s past. [Borderstan]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
Restaurants received the most DMPED grants since 2012. [DCist]
1789 is back and serving a tasting menu. [Washingtonian]
D.C.’s newest burgers. [Zagat]
Black Restaurant Group is expanding in Palisades. [Eater]
Almost every fall food and drink festival. [WTOP]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Map: 2,000-plus units of affordable housing have come online in D.C. since last year. [GGW]
D.C.’s oldest synagogue will relocate as part of the Capitol Crossing project. [WUSA9]
All you want to know about the Apollo, a new building coming up on H Street NE. [Post]
The most expensive neighborhoods in the District by price per square foot. [UrbanTurf]