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A fatal shooting on Saturday afternoon at the Deanwood Metro station left 15-year-old Davonte Washington dead. The youth was with his mother and younger sisters on his way to get a haircut for Easter, according to his grandfather. The incident—the second reported shooting at a Metro station this year—remains under investigation.


  • Today is the first day that some D.C. residents will be picked up by private ambulances. [WAMU, NBC4]
  • A firefighter and two residents were injured in a fire on North Capitol Street NE yesterday. [WJLA, NBC4]
  • Report: Incarcerated female D.C. residents are sent too far away to federal prisons in other states. [WAMU]
  • On Friday, the District released 17 projects for development as part of a “March Madness” initiative. [WBJ]
  • Post editorial board comes out in support of Mayor Muriel Bowser‘s homeless shelter plan. [Post]
  • According to the latest census reports, the D.C. metro area is now bigger than the Philadelphia metro area. [Washingtonian]
  • A court recognized D.C.’s budget autonomy earlier this month. But what does that phrase mean? [WAMU]
  • Obituary: Paul A. Quander, the District’s ex-deputy mayor for public safety, died last week at 61. [Post]
  • Is Donald Trump the Marion Barry of presidential politics? [Post]


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

  • Donald Trump is the new Marion Barry, says Colby King. [Post]
  • Private ambulance service for DCFEMS start. [WAMU]
  • Post ed board backs the Muriel Bowser homeless shelter plan. [Post]
  • Metro safety boss resigns. [City Desk]
  • More on the congressman who wants a recession for the District. [WAMU]
  • Unpacking the budget autonomy ruling. [WAMU]
  • Grim news for women prisoners. [WAMU]
  • Fatal shooting at Deanwood Metro stop. [Times]
  • More on former deputy mayor Paul Quander‘s death. [Post]
  • Fillmore arts lives to art again. [Post]

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

  • Check out the first track from local post-punk trio Flasher‘s debut EP. [Arts Desk]
  • A survey of D.C.’s new wave of hardcore bands. [NPR Music]
  • Photos of The Who‘s Verizon Center show. [Arts Desk]
  • As the new head of the Washington Ballet, Julie Kent plans a complete overhaul of hits repertoire. [Post]
  • A guide to D.C.’s web series. [Arts Desk]

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

  • The best places in D.C. to get a cheap beer [DCist]
  • Philz Coffee opens in Adams Morgan. [BYT]
  • Dacha Beer Garden launches new brunch menu. [Washingtonian]
  • The 10 hottest rising star chefs in D.C. [OpenTable]
  • 7-Eleven now has a Slurpee doughnut. [Post]
  • What to eat at D.C. area breweries [Eater]