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  • D.C.’s servers would see a higher tipped minimum wage under a bill advanced yesterday. [City Desk, Post]
  • How are restaurants and bars preparing for Metro’s midnight weekend closures, part of SafeTrack? [Post]
  • District police and churches met to discuss how to fight violent crime east of the Anacostia River. [FOX5]  
  • Charging docs identify U.S. Defense Department flack as alleged license-plate thief in Capitol Hill. [Post]
  • D.C. Council candidates (and one Jack Evans) talked marijuana policy at Black Cat last night. [FOX5]
  • What will Busboys and Poets opening a location in Anacostia mean for the Ward 8 neighborhood? [WAMU]
  • The eaglets have landed…and they’re about to leave the National Arboretum already? [NBC4, WUSA9]


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

  • Council committee pushes $15 minimum wage bill. [TimesWCPDCistPost]
  • Parking meter rate goes up. [Times]
  • Deborah Simmons: Street parking costs too much! [Times]
  • Another month, another Muriel Bowser initiative. [WCP]
  • Post ed board: New Metro safety group would be exempt from open records laws. [Post] 

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

  • This summer, WAMU will showcase local music on the airwaves. [Washingtonian]
  • Listen to a new Fulton Lights track. [WCP]
  • Air sex to be televised. [DCist]
  • Two dozen new works to be showcased in the ninth annual Source Festival. [DCTheatreScene]
  • One of D.C.’s newest movie theaters, Barracks Row’s Miracle Theatre, has a rich history. [WCP]

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

  • Did the Michelin Guide snub Los Angeles by choosing D.C.? [Post]
  • Where to find trendy dishes on the cheap [Washingtonian]
  • Kung Fu Tea is bringing more bubble teat to the ‘burbs. [Eater]
  • Dolci Gelati wins honors at Gelato World Tour. [DCist]
  • A mushroom farm and community space is headed to Park View. [Express]
  • New bar to bring cocktails and fried chicken to U Street NW. [Borderstan]
  • La Fourchette in Adams Morgan will be replaced by Los Cuates Mexican restaurant. [WBJ]