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On Saturday, parents, children, and community leaders marched from Benning Ridge to River Terrace against the violent crime that has killed or harmed D.C.’s youth. “It’s happening too often,” the demonstration’s organizer said.


  • Malcolm X Elementary School, being used as a polling place, was vandalized on Saturday. [Post, Loose Lips]
  • How will Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance plan affect students who ride the rails in the summer? [WAMU]
  • More on how to get around using transit alternatives during SafeTrack (bikeshare, anyone?). [City Desk]
  • Deshauna Barber—aka Miss D.C.—won the Miss U.S.A. competition on Sunday night. [NBC4, FOX5]
  • Labor and business clash over whether a minimum wage increase should included tipped workers. [Post]
  • The D.C. Auditor looks closely the city’s longstanding summer youth employment program. [City Desk]
  • Shaw is scheduled to get a “modern diner” later this year on the 1200 block of 9th Street NW. [Borderstan]
  • How does D.C.’s Metro system compare to those in other cities worldwide by the numbers? [Post] 


  • The Lame-ing of the Shrew: A new production of a Shakespeare play is “no disaster, but kind of a drag.”
  • Cantigas Cantata: One of D.C.’s most prominent Latino/a choruses played its final performance Saturday.
  • It Happens: The owner of Nick’s Riverside Grill has issued an apology over an incident involving poop. 

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

  • Colby King says the District subsidizes Circulator rides too much. [Post]
  • Anti-violence march in Southeast. [Post]
  • At-large candidates face off on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
  • ANC unhappy with 10th St. NW development. [Borderstan]
  • New movement on hospital to replace United Medical Center. [WBJ]
  • Bikeshare preps for SafeTrack. [GGW]
  • City preps to get jobs for former prisoners. [Times]
  • How to survive SafeTrack. [City Desk]
  • A changing summer jobs program. [WAMU] 

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

  • Two different stagings of The Merchant of Venice to hit D.C. this summer. [Post]
  • Watch a new music video for Virginia band Luray. [Bandwidth]
  • One of D.C.’s best-known Latino choruses—Cantigas—has called it quits. [WCP]
  • FBI recovers letter from Charles Darwin stolen 30 years earlier. [Washingtonian]
  • From our Gay Issue: Read these poems by local queer poets. [WCP]

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

  • Hog dog spot DC-3 closes on Barracks Row. [PoPville]
  • The Haymaker will replace Atlas Room. [Eater]
  • How to use every damn part of what you buy at the farmers market [Washingtonian]
  • Three new beer gardens to check out [Post]
  • George Washington University dorm to get Chick-fil-AWiseguy NY Pizza, and more. [WBJ]
  • 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza coming soon to Columbia Pike. [ARLnow]