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The District’s public and charter students saw modest gains in standardized English and math tests known as the PARCC in scores released yesterday. Still, only about one-quarter of all D.C. students were judged “ready for college and career.” Some schools even saw dramatic declines.


  • D.C. police have arrested two men in connection with a McDonald’s shooting. [WTOP]

  • The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicle’s online ticket system crashed Tuesday. [NBC4]

  • Some commuters are mad about a speed camera in the middle of I-295 in D.C. [WJLA]

  • The District has had 50 days where temperatures were at 90 degrees or higher. [Post]

  • Visualizing the risk of crime near Verizon Center and Nationals Park. [District Ninja]


  • Just Sickening: A D.C. couple is the latest to sue Fig & Olive for Salmonella poisoning.

  • Remix: Joe’s Record Paradise has reopened in Silver Spring following months of delay.

  • Wine Time: Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Brent Knoll is heading over to Proof.

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

  • Post ed board: DGS mess wouldn’t be concerning if contractors couldn’t contribute to campaigns. [Post]

  • More on Mary Cheh‘s planned DGS hearing. [Post]

  • Seized homes will become affordable housing. [WAMU]

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

  • Joe’s Record Paradise has finally reopened in its new location. [WCP]

  • Listen to a new Big Hush song. [Bandcamp]

  • Check out Maryland MC Innanet James’ new mixtape, Quebec Place. [DC Music Download]

  • Listen to a new (and possibly last) song from Boon. [Bandwidth]

  • Suggestions for D.C. “celebrities” who should be on Dancing With The Stars. [DCist]

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

  • Fall’s most important restaurant openings. [Eater]

  • 48 hours of dining in D.C. [Zagat]

  • Bad Saint line hacks. [Washingtonian]

  • Why Matchbox has tweaked its name. [WBJ]

  • Where to find fancy takes on chips and dip. [DC Refined]

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

  • What can be done about the rising cost of living in major American cities? [New Yorker]

  • Unoriginal architecture: A hallmark of Washington, D.C.? [Greater Greater Washington]

  • The median sale price of a home in Logan Circle is getting near $700,000. [UrbanTurf]

  • The District will put out a solicitation for the Northwest One site next month. [UrbanTurf]