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Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier is making a forward pass to the National Football League, where she will take over security operations. Lanier and Mayor Muriel Bowser announced her retirement from the force on Tuesday, effective Sept. 17. Although Lanier created a legacy of community engagement as violent crime dropped during her almost 10-year tenure, her exit leaves the District with a few agencies lacking long-term leaders.


  • Three people were injured in a shooting close to Nationals Park early Wednesday morning. [NBC4, FOX5]
  • The mayor is hosting a weeklong review of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. [WAMU]
  • Advisory: Metro has tweaked its SafeTrack maintenance plan after last month’s derailment. [Post, WAMU]
  • D.C.’s “peeping rabbi” is being sued for around $100 million for videotaping naked women. [Post, WTOP]
  • Local developer Doug Jamal extends his empire to Buffalo, New York with a vacant office tower. [Buffalo News]
  • Donald Trump’s new hotel loses a restaurant and gets a very large conference room instead. [Washingtonian]
  • A new gay bar on U Street NW, Dirty Goose, is set to open Thursday across from Nellie’s. [Borderstan]


  • Diver, Beware: The District’s rivers contain dangerous concentrations of fecal bacteria, a new suit alleges.
  • Chef Change: Nick Sharpe leaves Logan Circle’s Birch & Barley and ChurchKey after joining in April.
  • The Wandering Samurai: New 14th Street NW restaurant Sakerum will have a sashimi-topped cocktail ($39). 

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

  • Come to our next Luce Foundation Center Show, with Sneaks and Hand Grenade Job! [WCP]
  • Two years later, the Corcoran’s dissolution is still a mess. [Post]
  • A quiet camping ground in Maryland will host a weekend-long music and arts festival for the second-annual Fields Festival. [Bandwidth]
  • DC Music Download’s favorite local songs of the year (thus far). [DC Music Download]
  • With Taking Care of Our Own, theatreWashington is working to make sure members of D.C.’s theater community are taken care of when misfortune strikes. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • Celebrate the second annual Chuck Brown Day this weekend. [WCP]

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

  • Bad Saint is the second best new restaurant in America. [Bon Appetit]
  • These are D.C.’s most important cheap restaurants. [Eater]
  • Food writers share how they do Restaurant Week. [DC Refined]