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Following Tuesday’s unseating of three D.C. Council incumbents closely allied with the administration, Mayor Muriel Bowser will likely face a more combative Council next year. Between ex-Mayor Vincent Gray and two former staffers for Attorney General Karl Racine soon to work on the Council, both the mayor’s regulatory agenda and reelection chances could be imperiled. Or, as the Post editorial board writes, voters signaled they desire change.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- The case of ex-drug kingpin and real-estate mogul Cornell Jones and the Stadium Club is getting bigger? [WCP]
- Robert White will take over Vincent Orange’s At-Large Council seat. How did the novice do it? [Post]
- Vince Gray reflects on an “ugly campaign” and looks ahead to taking his spot on the Council. [WAMU]
- Turnout in Tuesday’s primary races was markedly lower than that in the April 2014 primary. [City Desk]
- Hundred of people attended a night vigil in Dupont Circle for the victims of the Orlando shooting. [FOX5]
- The second maintenance surge of Metro’s SafeTrack plan begins on Saturday and will be a mess. [WAMU]
- Capital Bikeshare experienced its most use ever last week, the first SafeTrack went into effect. [City Desk]
- It’s about to get very wet this afternoon. But at least the weekend is expected to be pleasant. [NBC4, Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Canteen: Neighborhood Restaurant Groupplans to open a part-time beer garden downtown on Saturday.
- “Weapon of Moonlight”: Post-rock quintet Tone has a new single out that’s completely instrumental.
- Yelp Help: Compass Rose is hosting an even where restaurant professionals can read bad Yelp reviews.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- New councilmembers mean a headache for the mayor. [LL, Post]
- How Robert White beat Vincent Orange. [Post]
- Post ed board reacts to its candidates getting rocked at the ballot box. [Post]
- Vince Gray talks Yvette Alexander, Muriel Bowser on Kojo. [WAMU]
- One TOPA purchase story. [GGW]
- Remember Carol Schwartz? Deborah Simmons does! [Times]
- Police officer assaulted in Columbia Heights brawl. [City Desk]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Listen to a new tune from post-rock band Tone. [WCP]
- African American Museum preparing for thousands for September opening. [Post]
- Spy Museum to move to L’Enfant Plaza. [DCist]
- Space tourism. It’s coming. [Washingtonian]
- 9:30 Club photographer Nalinee Darmrong spent her teen years following around The Smiths. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- A neighborhood guide to dining in Anacostia [Eater]
- Five must-try dishes at Ashlar in Old Town Alexandria. [Zagat]
- Ten great things to eat and drink and D.C.-area farmers markets [Post]
- Italian eatery Fino nears Shaw opening after Georgetown exit. [Borderstan]
- Homestead will open in Petworth on June 23. [PoPville]
- Where to drink for Father’s Day [BYT]