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Three people were killed and five others wounded across the District on Saturday, making this weekend one of the year’s most violent. One of the injured victims was a six-year-old boy in Barry Farm. He was shot near a community playground.


  • Local activist Phil Pannell is leading a project to shed light on unsolved homicides in the District. [Post]
  • The sixth surge of SafeTrack kicks off today along eastern side of the Red Line and lasts all week. [Post]
  • The cost of the planned Wizards practice facility in Ward 8 has risen to $65 million. [Housing Complex]
  • Another marijuana business crops up in the District. This time, they’re selling pastries. [Borderstan]
  • Overall robberies are down about three percent year-to-date as compared to the same time last year. [Post]
  • Access to health care and other health-related services varies significantly across the District. [The Atlantic]


  • The King of Ashburn: Virginia resident Osama Al-Etari died mysteriously after committing bank fraud.
  • Who’s It Really For? A new report by the Urban Institute examines the 11th Street Bridge Park project.
  • “Order All the Things”: The Passenger reopens in a new space this month in Shaw, on 1539 7th St. NW. 

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

  • Vincent Orange defends his new side job at the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. [LLWBJPost]
  • Colby King says Muriel Bowser should return Trump family contributions. [Post]
  • More on temperatures in the D.C. Jail [WAMU]
  • Post ed board says the District should learn from Colorado on marijuana legalization. [Post]
  • Elissa Silverman and David Grosso on The Politics Hour [WAMU]
  • Talking land use [GGW] 

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

  • The African American Museum faces an interesting question: Whose story do they tell? [Post]
  • Mary Timony is going to be on Seth Meyers Late Night show band this week. [Bandwidth]
  • At D.C. libraries, you can now get in line to reserve books before they come out! (i.e., that new Harry Potter book). [DCist]
  • The return of D.C.’s beloved street punks, The Suspects. [WCP]
  • Coming to the National Gallery of Art: Damien Hirst‘s “Last Supper” series. [Washingtonian]
  • The six most “extraordinary” organs in D.C. [Post]

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

  • Now’s a good time to get into Rose’s Luxury and beyond. [Post]
  • Exploring Eden Center, an “embarrassment of riches” [Arlington Mag]
  • File this under, “is this legal?” [Borderstan]
  • Epic celebrity sightings in restaurants [Thrillist]
  • Hit these 10 restaurants this month. [Washingtonian]