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The District is working to move hundreds of homeless families into shelters before temperatures drop below freezing in an effort to reduce the stress typically placed on the system come winter. While Mayor Muriel Bowser has committed to ending chronic family homelessness in D.C. within two years, a number of challenges—including whether homeless families should be entitled to private rather than shared bathrooms in shelters—remain.


  • Three homicides occurred in D.C. this weekend, one of which left a father of four dead. [Post]
  • The Woodley Park mansion where a quadruple murder took place in May is now on the market. [WTOP]
  • Two families that have long run businesses at the Maine Avenue Fish Market disagree about its future. [Post]
  • Eight people were injured and hospitalized on Saturday when a fire truck crashed into a sedan near Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X avenues. [AP]
  • D.C. United fans got angry Sunday after the team lost to New York without one shot on goal. [City Desk]


  • Shaw Goes French-American: A co-owner of Mintwood Place is opening Convivial in Shaw this Friday.
  • #StressedNotBlessed: A cyclist was struck during the Pope’s visit in September, leading us to update our Struck in D.C.
  • “Exorc[ising] Developer Demons”: Rhetoric surrounding the contested McMillian Sand Filtration Site in Northwest reached new levels on Friday when a local preservationist distributed an Exorcist-themed flyer.

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

  • What Metro’s new general manager pick means for the agency. [PostPost]
  • Charge Vince Gray or let him loose, says ex-at-large candidate Matt Frumin. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser aims at economic deals. [WBJ]
  • The District hits 130 murders so far this year. [NBC4]
  • Jeffrey Anderson considers the fate of McMillan. [Post]
  • Shelters load up with families ahead of freezing season. [Post]
  • D.C. budget relies more on fines than surrounding areas. [WBJ]
  • Post ed board: New test scores aren’t as a grim as they look. [Post]
  • Not all crime-fighting money goes to police. [WAMU]

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

  • The D.C. Alley Museum is open for business in Blagden Alley. [Arts Desk]
  • The New York Times profiles Eric Hilton. [NY Times]
  • AFI Docs announces year-round screenings and programming. [DCist]
  • At Liv Nightclub on Friday, the Sun Ra Arkestra beamed in a colorful and cosmic performance. [Post]
  • Bowser appoints Washington Ballet managing director to lead Commission on Arts and Humanities. [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to a new Lobo Marino [Bandwidth]
  • New theater company, Mosaic, opens with Jay O. Sanders‘ Unexplored Interior. [DC Theatre Scene]
  • D.C. expatriates GEMS release new album. [DC Music Download]
  • That tacky new addition to Renwick Gallery’s historic “DEDICATED TO ART” façade is (thankfully) temporary). [Arts Desk]

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

  • DC Coast is closing and Ten Penh is coming back. [Post]
  • Eric Hiltonplans to open a Korean barbecue restaurant with Erik Bruner-Yang. [NY Times]
  • Stetson’s closes on U Street NW after 35 years. [Washingtonian]
  • Poste Moderne Brasserie‘s winter patio is coming back soon. [Eater]
  • New Sala Thai location is the third sit-down restaurant in Ward 7. [DCist]
  • Dupont Pret A Manger to open two blocks from a Pret A Manger. [Borderstan]