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Last summer, officials laid part of the blame for the District’s rising homicide rate on repeat offenders. The case of an alleged rapist in Hill East sheds light on how those at risk of committing violence can fall through the cracks, the Post reports.


  • The District has diverted hundreds of individuals from becoming homeless through a new program. [WCP]
  • A former tomato-packing plant in Ivy City partially collapsed on Sunday, likely due to wind. [NBC4, Post]
  • A child was shot and wounded on the 2500 block of 12th Place SE on Saturday afternoon. [FOX5, WUSA9]
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed site for a homeless family shelter in Southwest raises eyebrows. [Post]
  • Republicans in the House of Representatives have drafted a bill to stop D.C. budget autonomy. [City Desk]
  • Would a planned practice facility for the Washington Wizards benefit most Ward 8 residents? [WAMU]
  • The mother of the teen who police say killed a 15-year-old at a Metro station last month speaks out. [Post]
  • Ridership on the D.C. streetcar dropped a bit from April to May, according to transit officials. [City Desk]


  • School Modernization: D.C. has a new formula for determining which public schools get updated first.
  • Over-Underground: The Raise/Raze exhibit at Dupont Underground has some significant hurdles to overcome.
  • Muscle Man: At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange says you should vote for him because he’s got “energy.”

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

  • Trayon White easily beats LaRuby May in the Ward 8 straw poll. [Post]
  • April’s Fools parody freaks out the DMV, the media. [LL]
  • Some in Ward 1 unhappy about proposed shelter. [Times]
  • Parents want DCPS food contract investigated. [City Desk]
  • Colby King: where was the oversight on D.C. Trust? [Post]
  • Vincent Orange on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
  • Pot could bring D.C. another kind of green. [City Desk]
  • Orange touts his swoleness. [LL]
  • See the new streetcar ridership numbers. [GGW]
  • New developments for 14th St. cross-walks. [Borderstan]

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

  • Randy Snight on his role as the bear in Wagner‘s Ring cycle: Siegfried. [Post]
  • Bob Brown talks about reviving his musical side for public consumption. [DCist]
  • “Go-Go New Music Day” celebrates Chuck Brown‘s memory with a bunch of new tunes. [Arts Desk]
  • Scene report: How the a new generation of D.C. punks have built a new harDCore scene. [Post]
  • Music venues aren’t happy with how Metro’s massive rebuilding will affect their business. [DC Music Download]
  • At Spooky Action’s Happy Hour, performers become avatars for the audience’s “video game.” [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • Why restaurants are ditching the switch to no tipping [NPR]
  • Momofuku’s fortune cookies diss Pigskins owner Dan Snyder. [PoPville]
  • The Fry Brothers want to serve you late-night pho sauce. [Washingtonian]
  • Chef Austin Fausett has left Trummer’s on Main for Proof. [Post]
  • Twelve ways to experience D.C.’s most luxurious restaurants for less [DC Refined]
  • Philz Coffee opens a second D.C. location in Navy Yard. [Eater]