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Woodley Park could become the setting of a new fight over high-density development in the District. Company JBG plans to eventually replace the Marriott Wardman Park hotel off Connecticut Avenue NW with residential units. But neighbors of the site have already begun voicing their discontent with what they claim would be a strain on the area.


  • A driver has died after their car flipped over in a crash late Sunday night on Interstate 295. [FOX5, WJLA]
  • Police are looking for a man who repeatedly stabbed an officer at a Giant in Southeast. [Post, WUSA9]
  • Metro’s drop in ridership since peak levels in 2009 isn’t just because of poor reliability or safety. [WAMU]
  • A new report demonstrates that white donors have outsize influence on local D.C. elections. [Post, Salon]
  • A car sank into the ground in Tenleytown on Friday night when a couple drove over a metal plate. [NBC4
  • Op-ed: “D.C. taxpayers are the big losers in the Wizards practice facility deal,” slated for Ward 8. [Post]


  • Smithsonian Show: The Sackler Gallery will show more than 60 Qurans for an exhibit starting in October. Will the right protest?
  • Struck in D.C.: Police are searching for a driver who struck and killed a cyclist on Minnesota Avenue SE.
  • Suspended Elevation: Emergency responders saved two men stuck in a lift above GW’s campus last week. 

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

  • The next development fight: Woodley Park. [WBJGGW]
  • Report: Campaign donors are disproportionately white and male. [Post]
  • District appeals court ruling on special needs kids. [Post]
  • Cabbies steamed over new for-hire vehicles agency. [Post, City Desk]
  • Controversial Chevy Chase development close to opening. [WBJ]
  • What Brexit means for the District. [WBJ]

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

  • Five questions for Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor, directors of Check It, the doc about D.C.’s LGBTQ gang. [Washingtonian]
  • In which we review the terrible Independence Day: Resurgence. [WCP]
  • Watch episodes of the new show Live at 9:30. [DCist]
  • Remembering Billy Stewart and Van McCoy, two D.C. R&B legends who died before their time. [Bandwidth]
  • The Sackler Gallery will host the largest exhibition of Quranic texts ever in the U.S. this fall. Will right wingers freak out? [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • People behaving badly at local wineries [Post]
  • The 12 best gay bars in D.C. [DCist]
  • Fourth of July dining and drinking guide [Washingtonian]
  • Slim’s Diner slated to open Wednesday. [PoPville]
  • Barnes & Noble is adding restaurants that serve booze. [Eater]
  • Craft brewers go high-tech. [WSJ]