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Tenants of low-income housing complex Brookland Manor face eviction by their landlord for allegedly being late on their rents, or, in some cases, paying $25 less than what they owe. The mounting lawsuits come as the complex’s owner readies hundreds of units for redevelopment into retail space, parks, and smaller, more expensive residences.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- D.C. police say they’ve arrested a 19-year-old in connection with the killing of another teen. [Post, WTOP]
- Half a dozen youth were charged with robberies and attempted robberies across the city last week. [FOX5]
- Firefighters rescued an elderly woman and a cat from an apartment fire on Bladensburg Road NE. [WTOP]
- Police are looking for 12-year-old boy who’s been missing from Southeast since last week. [NBC4, FOX5]
- A woman wins more than $500,000 after a jury found that a D.C. Chipotle discriminated against her. [Slate]
- After Vincent Orange steps down, will the D.C. Council weigh campaign finance and side jobs? [WAMU]
- The Federal Transit Administration sharply criticizes Metro’s track inspections in a report. [Post, The Hill]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- I’ve Totally Never Done This: Some patrons are faking their dog’s status as an emotional support animal.
- Stolen Bikes and Sweaty Gloves: Gear Prudence considers whether to store a nice bike outside and more.
- PB&J BBQ Wings: You read that right. Takoda on Florida Avenue NW offers these semi-nostalgic treats.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Robert White feels sure he’ll fill Vincent Orange‘s seat… [Times]
- …But Orange isn’t happy about it. [Post]
- And neither is Times columnist Deborah Simmons. [Times]
- No charges in Options charter case. [Post]
- Kaya Henderson talks DCPS. [WAMU]
- More schools go to early summer start. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Michael Jordan gives $5 million to the African American Museum, the largest single donation the museum has received thus far. [Post]
- After three years, The Welders prepare for their first handoff. [DC Theatre Scene]
- Dispatches from the record store crawl. [DCist]
- At the American University Museum, a look at North and South Korean art. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
- Dubbing Smoked & Stacked fast food means delays. [Post]
- Too far? Try wine by the spoon at Trump’s D.C. Hotel. [Washingtonian]
- Tasty Burger and Chipotle spar over a similar concept. [Eater]
- Speaking of, DCist’s first look at Tasty Burger. [DCist]
- A deli will open under Takoda. [PoPville]