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On Tuesday, the D.C. Council voted to close the D.C. General homeless shelter in Southeast, pushing through Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to replace it with six smaller facilities spread throughout the city. The session was not without tension, however: Four councilmembers lost on an amendment that would have provided for private bathrooms in the new shelters. D.C. General currently houses hundreds of families in less-than-stellar conditions.


  • A man who was being held in the custody of security guards in Southeast died Sunday, police say. [NBC4]
  • D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans, who sits on Metro’s board, said Tuesday that the transit agency would ask its second-pick finalist to become general manager. That person? Paul J. Wiedefeld. [Post, WAMU]
  • A report by the D.C. Office of Human Rights found that transgender people are significantly discriminated against when seeking a job across at least six local industries. [City Desk]
  • Can you guess who’s donated the most to Mayor Bowser’s FreshPAC? It’s actually not a firm! [WAMU]
  • A D.C. Council bill introduced Tuesday would lower the voting age in the District to 16. [City Desk]


  • Tiny Houses: Councilmember Vincent Orange wants to build millennials and low-income residents 1,000 “tiny houses.” (It may be illegal…)
  • All Aboard the Circulator: The District Department of Transportation is considering adding a new Circulator route connecting NoMa to other parts of the city. There are five plans being weighed.
  • Cider Season: D.C.’s first cidery, ANXO, will be offering 32-ounce growlers at d’Vines this Friday.

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

  • D.C. Council backs Advisory Board tax break on first reading. [WBJ, WAMU]
  • Vincent Orange has a tiny houses plan. [LL]
  • Why is a travel agent FreshPAC’s biggest donor? [WAMU]
  • Schools budget process moved up. [Post]
  • Three councilmembers back lowering the voting age. [City DeskPost]
  • Council tries again on fossil fuels divestment. [WBJ]
  • Taxicab commission close to launching its Uber-style app. [WAMU]

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

  • Bad Brains Know is reportedly hospitalized on life support. [Arts Desk]
  • D.C. musicians share their chili recipes for benefit chili cookbook and compilation. [Bandwidth]
  • At Shakespeare Theatre gala, actress Helen Mirren honors director Julie Taymor. [Post]
  • Pay-for-admission museums in D.C. that compete with the Smithsonian’s museums. [Washingtonian]
  • On spending Devil’s Night alone in a creepy C&O Canal lockhouse. [Arts Desk]

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

  • The 10 best burgers in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Nando’s Peri-Peri wins battle to come to Woodley Park. [WBJ]
  • People camp outside Columbia Heights Chick-fil-A before opening day. [Washingtonian]
  • Gourmet sausage eatery aimed at millennials to open on Florida Avenue NW. [Borderstan]
  • Where to find local Thanksgiving turkeys around Washington [Post]
  • Chef Geoff’s Rockville location has closed. [Eater]