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Among NIMBYs and those concerned about costs, some social justice advocates have joined in on criticizing Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to replace D.C. General with smaller family homeless shelters across the District. The advocates say the administration should find a better proposed site in Ward 5, include more private bathrooms, and use less leased land. A Bowser spokesperson told WAMU “the proposals would needlessly delay” D.C. General’s eventual closure.


  • D.C. police have identified the 61-year-old women who was fatally stabbed, apparently in a domestic incident, last week. [Post]
  • The District has solicited Ivy City’s historic Crummell School for lease and redevelopment. [WBJ]
  • Arlington National Cemetery could expand by more than 25,000 graves under a new plan. [Post]
  • A new bill in Congress would require greater expertise of Metro’s federal board members. [WAMU, DCist]
  • District-hater Andy Harris was essentially reelected to his Maryland congressional seat on Tuesday. Why? [Washingtonian]
  • Discolored water appeared at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School this week. [City Desk]
  • Two D.C. Public Schools students were arrested after an on-campus brawl on Wednesday. [WUSA9]


  • Ice Cream and Alcohol: Radiator, a new bar in Logan Circle, offers board games, sundaes, and cocktails.
  • D.C. Gun Range: A concealed carry firearm trainer wants to open a gun store/shooting range in Ward 5.
  • The Maryland Nationals? Some MLB merchandise had people scratching their heads yesterday.

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

  • Gun instructor aims to open the District’s first gun range in Ward 5. [LL]
  • Brandon Todd wins Ward 4 Gertrude Stein endorsement, Vincent Orange leads ballots but doesn’t cinch endorsement. [Blade]
  • Opponents of Muriel Bowser‘s homeless shelter plan want big changes. [WAMU]
  • Ward 8 hopeful Trayon White points out suspicious elementary school water. [City Desk]
  • No White House veto on vouchers bill. [Times]
  • “Preventing Homelessness” program sees some success. [NBC4]
  • District puts Ivy City’s Crummell School up for redevelopment. [WBJ]

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

  • How Constellation Theatre’s clever, creative marketing happens. [DCist]
  • NoMa is about to get a huge mural transformation in May. [Washingtonian]
  • How Baltimore’s Abdu Ali “[confronts] racism and white supremacy” through his music. [Bandwidth]
  • Backyard Band‘s Anwar “Big G” Glover talks go-go culture and more with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenburg. [TMOTT GOGO]
  • This headline though. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Rorschach Theatre and the mystery of the glowing baby. [Post]
  • The history of Kingman Island, which isn’t just a spot for an annual bluegrass festival. [DCist]

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

  • Tom Sietsema calls Tail Up Goat a blast. [Post]
  • The restaurant list that ate the world. [GQ]
  • Jardenea Lounge introduces squid ink bloody mary with tentacle. [Washingtonian]
  • D.C.’s best steakhouses [Thrillist]
  • Burglar caught on surveillance video at Etto. [Borderstan]
  • The Source chef Scott Drewno shares what’s in his fridge. [BYT]