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Enjoyed the spring-like weather this weekend? Meteorologists predict that “back-to-back storm systems” will hit the region Tuesday through Wednesday night. “Very strong winds and heavy thunderstorms” are possible Wednesday.


  • Residents are asking why certain locations were chosen for proposed homeless shelters. [NBC4, City Desk]
  • Metro reportedly won’t comment on a study it’s agreed to conduct about platform overcrowding. [WAMU]
  • Concurrent with significant drops in Metrorail ridership, regional bus ridership is declining as well. [Post]
  • First Iowa, now there are D.C. statehood advocates in Nevada? What’s next: South Carolina? [DCist]
  • Op-ed: Has D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson learned from her predecessors? [Post]
  • An officer-involved altercation broke out this weekend on a commercial street in Adams Morgan. [FOX5]
  • Eight D.C. police cars were vandalized on Friday night in the area of a police station in Southeast. [Post]


  • Weekend Break: Did you see any District-led inspections of illegal construction this past weekend?
  • Arrivederci, Posto: The seven-year-old Italian restaurant on 14th Street NW, in Logan Circle, has closed.
  • YUUGE!: Donald Trump’s new Old Post Office hotel will have a 6,300-square foot “presidential suite.”

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

  • Karl Racine intros new campaign finance rules, but earns criticism from Muriel Bowser  [Post]
  • Fire chief talks EMS on The Politics Hour... [WAMU]
  • …And in the Post op-ed page[Post]
  • Considering DCPS’ new teacher evaluation system. [Post]
  • Potential shelter neighbors file FOIA request. [City Desk]
  • DCRA looks to crack down on illegal construction. [City Desk]
  • Douglas Development has big plans. [WBJ]

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

  • Coming to D.C. this May Day: JJ Brine‘s satanic Vector Gallery. Hail Satan. [Arts Desk]
  • NPR’s Bob Boilen was on The Simpsons. [Washingtonian]
  • An inch-by-inch examination of George Washington‘s famed portrait. [Post]
  • More bands added, venues announced for Damaged City Fest. [Bandwidth]
  • Listen to Broken Grids‘ debut EP. [Arts Desk]

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

  • D.C.’s essential bagels [Eater]
  • The best all-you-can-eat deals around D.C. [DCist]
  • Toki Underground ramen could soon be coming to Whole Foods. [WBJ]
  • Former Nonna’s Kitchen and Fiola chef is bringing a Southern restaurant to Del Ray. [Post]
  • Lunchtime ramen pop-up arrives at Dirty Martini in Dupont. [Borderstan]
  • What it’s like to run a restaurant in Arlington [ARLnow]