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Late on Friday afternoon, At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange announced that he would resign from the D.C. Council effective Aug. 15—the same day he’s set to begin as CEO of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. When the chair of the Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs made his new job public, residents and councilmembers said the role would create a serious conflict of interest. Orange has served as the at-large member since 2011.


  • Looks like the ex-managers of a charter school will avoid criminal charges of improper payments. [Post]
  • A man was hit by a Metro train at the Maryland border, and a Northeast fire injures one. [WUSA9, WTOP]
  • School’s not out for summer: 11 public schools with extended years started classes this morning. [FOX5]
  • What happens when two local animal shelters merge—becoming the biggest in the U.S.? [Washingtonian]
  • A program sponsored by the District’s Department of Public Works turns graffiti into murals. [ABC News]
  • Transit and biz advocates: “Ending Metro’s late-night service is a bad deal for D.C. and the region.” [Post]


  • Movers and Quakers: In case you missed it, read our cover story on the sale of a strapped nursing home.
  • Korean Art, North and South: The American University Museum is showcasing a new exhibit on it.
  • Indian Street Food: A new restaurant from Rasika’s owners called Bindaas will open on Wednesday.

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

  • Listen to the existential whirs and blips of Maryland’s BADTHRVW. [Bandwidth]
  • On Dagger Moon‘s debut album, Citadel, it’s the soundtrack to the End Times. [WCP]
  • Inside one of D.C.’s most prolific newer labels, Blight Records. [DC Music Download]
  • At the National Portrait Gallery, a hazy look at jazz greats. [DCist]
  • Listen to the debut album from D.C.’s Spirit Plots. [WCP]

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

  • Here’s where POTUS dined for his birthday [Washingtonian]
  • Punch is social and a bit of a throwback. [DC Refined
  • Modern Market opens in Bethesda today. [Bethesda Beat]
  • Virginia made a passable Pinot Noir. [Post]
  • What the tech boom is doing to Northern California dining [New York Times]