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Drive-by forces NoMa BID to defend neighborhood’s safety. [WBJ]

Metro’s hoping to let people pay fare directly with credit cards, smartphones. [Examiner]

Pepco wants a $52 million rate increase. [DCist]

Your water might taste and smell funky starting next week. [New Columbia Heights]

In 1903, D.C. had nine automobile merchants but 64 for “bicycles and sundries.” [WashCycle]

EastBanc buys Georgetown post office from struggling USPS. [Examiner]

Only a third of renters have insurance. [Housing Wire]

Today on the market: Hill East rowhouse