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Last September, The Washington Home in Tenleytown announced it would sell its property to the adjacent Sidwell Friends School, forcing its elderly residents to seek alternative living arrangements. Fewer than a third of the residents from last fall remain today—35 in all. As the clock ticks on the transfer of The Washington Home’s deed, advocates for the residents and members of Sidwell’s community have pressured the school to do more.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The family of Seth Rich, the DNC staffer killed in Bloomingdale in July, pleads for help. [Post, WUSA9]
- City officials say ridership on the D.C. streetcar has passed expectations, but costs have climbed. [WAMU]
- D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine puts Vincent Orange’s case before the District’s ethics board. [Post]
- More on how Orange’s conflict of interest with the Chamber of Commerce is unsettling the Council [Post]
- NoMa could get a pedestrian tunnel connecting its Metro station with the eastern side of the tracks. [WBJ]
- One in five District homes sold so far this year have changed hands through all-cash transactions. [UrbanTurf]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Busted Justice: “The D.C. Jail’s deplorable condition is a metaphor for the city’s criminal justice system.”
- Intellectual Property: Should bartenders and chefs legally protect their culinary creations and libations?
- Olympian Drinks: Where to “get torched” with South American spirits and cocktails around the District.
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
- Drool over these 21 burgers. [Eater]
- Logan Circle is getting a no-frills basement bar. [Borderstan]
- Five crab feasts right here in D.C. [Zagat]
- Chefs talk Mid-Atlantic road trips. [Thrillist]
- When to save and when to splurge on organic [DCist]