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Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance plan, expected to last a year along 15 segments of the rail system, begins tomorrow on the Orange and Silver lines in Virginia. D.C. officials have cautioned locals to make alternative commuting plans and introduced a series of traffic-mitigation strategies. But businesses like restaurants are bracing for the disruptions.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- More on how bars and eateries are planning to deal with Metrorail’s weekend midnight closures. [WAMU]
- At least five people were injured in shootings and stabbings late Thursday night around the city. [WUSA9]
- The Park at Fourteenth, a nightclub across from Franklin Square, sues D.C. for lost business. [Loose Lips]
- Law enforcement arrests a man in connection with a 1993 murder of a woman in Petworth. [Post, WUSA9]
- Metro yesterday announced the arrest of an 18-year-old in an alleged groping incident. [City Desk, DCist]
- The District’s Summer Youth Employment Program has come under the microscope this year. [WAMU]
- Did you know the Historic Congressional Cemetery has its very own “gay corner” of dead people? [WCP]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Lesbian Landmark: The house of the Furies, a group of radical feminist queer women, gets recognition.
- Keeping Their Religion: Dignity/Washington organizes inclusive Catholic masses for LGBTQ believers.
- The Next Frontier: Some local bartenders have started working in distilleries thanks to permissive laws.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Nightclub boss sues over Cathy Lanier-instigated shutdown. [LL]
- Brookland court ruling could affect housing city-wide. [GGW]
- Vince Gray talks anti-crime plan and Ward 7 violence spike. [Post]
- Some in Ward 8 annoyed after LaRuby May leaves another event early. [Informer]
- Will Puerto Rico taking a liking to Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss? [DCist]
- Stadium junkie Jack Evans says Nats Park could be paid off early. [WBJ]
- Two fights at D.C. Jail. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The musical history tour of D.C. [Washingtonian]
- A guide to free outdoor concerts in the D.C. area this summer. [DC Music Download]
- D.C.’s newest film festival, the Fantastic Film Showcase, is also its weirdest. [WCP]
- Here’s what to expect at this year’s Folklife Festival. [DCist]
- Sean Gray on Is This Venue Accessible? and making concerts less stressful for people with disabilities. [Bandwidth]
- Alex Tebeleff, Dan ABH, and Rachel Kline discuss breaking down the barriers between the D.C. and Northern Virginia music scenes with DC Music Download. [DC Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Bill Cosby portrait removed from Ben’s Chili Bowl in Arlington. [Washingtonian]
- Chef Jose Garces is about to break ground on his Latin marketplace near Union Market. [Post]
- Dunya closes in Shaw. [PoPville]
- Washington football team-themed Hail & Hog Kitchen and Tap now open in Ashburn, Va. [Eater]
- Some Place Else in Dupont closed after heavy vermin infestation. [Borderstan]
- New owners, and now brunch, at Le Mediterranean Bistro in Fairfax. [NoVa Mag]