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Metro’s leaders and federal officials will address the transit agency’s safety woes in Congress on Tuesday afternoon, following the release of a big consulting study yesterday. They’ll likely get grilled by House Republicans.


  • The District will officially unveil a crime-victim hotline today that’s in fact been running for months. [Post]
  • The National Park Service could very well miss a crucial deadline for Memorial Bridge funds. [WBJ, Post]
  • Officials are boosting police presence at the Deanwood Metro station after two killings. [NBC4, City Desk]
  • A group of protesters disrupted a meeting on Monday regarding a proposed homeless shelter. [Borderstan]
  • Are third-party ambulances allowing D.C.’s emergency responders to get more thorough training? [Times]
  • Sexual harassment happens above- and below-ground in the District. Much of it goes unreported. [DCist]


  • Tipped Workers: Should they be included in minimum wage legislation the mayor is expected to unveil this week?
  • Twisted Justice? A restaurateur says he’ll give the Five Guys hamburglar a year of free burgers, on one condition.
  • D.C. Emancipation Day: The 154th anniversary of President Lincoln’s freeing of enslaved people in the District is on Saturday.

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

  • Post ed board: Lots of questions remain on Vince Gray investigation. [Post]
  • Some prostitution makes an appearance in the federal investigation. [LL]
  • Paramedics: Private ambulances aren’t providing breathing room for EMT training. [Times]
  • Lanier Heights blocks more housing. [GGW]
  • Should tipped workers get a $15 minimum wage? [City Desk]
  • Police respond to Deanwood Metro station violence with more patrols. [Times, WAMU]
  • LL bids adieu to The Real Housewives of Potomac. [Arts Desk]

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

  • Funk Parade announces lineup. [DCist]
  • Dance Institute of Washington founder Fabian Barnes dies at 56. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts will host an exhibition from the Rubell Family Collection. [Post]
  • The Real Housewives of Potomac are back! [Arts Desk]
  • How The West Wing‘s Melissa Fitzgerald went from working in politics on TV to real life. [Post]
  • There’s going to be a Root Boy Slim documentary. [Washingtonian]

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

  • Where to devour all-you-can-eat crab legs [Eater]
  • Mario Batali‘s Eataly D.C. is still not a done deal. [WBJ]
  • Should tipped workers be included in D.C.’s minimum wage legislation? [City Desk]
  • Try the babka ice cream sandwich at Nationals Park. [Post]
  • The Mosaic District’s Requin pop-up will become a permanent restaurant. [Washingtonian]
  • Where to find Nashville hot chicken around D.C. [Zagat]
  • Cantonese-style seafood and dim sum coming to Logan Circle. [Borderstan]