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D.C. Councilmembers David Grosso and Mary Cheh have introduced legislation to limit funds political action committees can raise during non-election years. The proposal comes almost a week after pro-Mayor Muriel Bowser FreshPAC disclosed that it has raised more than $300,000 for a reelection bid.


  • District police are investigating two potentially related shootings that took place on 24th and 23rd streets SE within 10 minutes of each other Monday evening. [WUSA9]
  • D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood appears to have registered its first $1 million home sale this season. [Post]
  • Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander has a challenger in Democratic State Committee pol Ed Potillo.[Loose Lips]
  • A D.C. statehood meeting organized by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has been delayed due to Congress. Who would have guessed?! [Washingtonian]
  • The Bill Cosby mural on the façade of Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street has been restored after it was defaced yesterday with a depiction of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. [NBC Washington, Borderstan]


  • Theater J Hire: The District’s acclaimed Jewish theater has a new artistic director in Adam Immerwahr.
  • D.C. Cooks on T.V.: Three District chefs will appear on this season of Bravo’s Top Chef in December.
  • Frodus Fury: Lovitt Records will re-release the final album (2001) of D.C.-area broken-up band Frodus.

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

  • Pepco gives the District $25 million to put its name a lot of places. [WBJ]
  • Ed Potillo launches his Ward 7 campaign against Yvette Alexander. [LL]
  • Post ed board continues to sour on Muriel Bowser. This time, it’s Colby King. [Post]
  • DDOT boss won’t guarantee streetcar operation this year. [WAMU]
  • DCPS scores increased graduate rate. [DCist]
  • What WMATA can learn from D.C. Water.” [GGW]

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

  • A year after Ari Roth‘s firing, Theater J hires Adam Immerwahr as new artistic director. [Arts Desk]
  • At the Mark Twain Prize for Humor at The Kennedy Center, Eddie Murphy tells his first stand-up joke in 28 years, and it was about Bill Cosby. [Post]
  • How Den-Mate evolved from a bedroop pop project into a full-band project. [DCist]
  • At the McLean Project for the Arts, a new exhibition melds sound and art. [Post]
  • Bill Cosby mural outside of Ben’s Chili Bowl defaced with picture of Kim Jong Un, but was soon restored. [NBC4]
  • Check out The Max Levine Ensemble‘s new James Bond-esque music video. [Arts Desk]

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

  • Grading six up and coming food neighborhoods [Zagat]
  • Five auction items at Chefs for Equality worth a splurge [Washingtonian]
  • Ben’s Chili Bowl‘s Bill Cosby mural was defaced with an image of Kim Jong Un. [Borderstan]
  • The early word on Australian restaurant Oz in Clarendon. [Eater]
  • Half of food workers go to work sick because they have to [NPR]
  • Firefighters take on local chefs in annual cooking competition. [ARLnow]
  • Hotel to replace Henry’s Soul Cafe in Mount Vernon Triangle. [WBJ]