Credit: Darrow Montgomery
Credit: Darrow Montgomery

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District.

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  • District police have partnered with the FBI and other federal agencies to combat violent crime. [Post]
  • SWAT and U.S. Park Police officers arrested a staffer from Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office on cocaine charges. [WTOP]
  • A water-treatment facility in Southwest D.C. converts waste into energy. [NBC Washington, Post, WTOP]
  • Advocacy groups say Smithsonian museums aren’t friendly workplaces for nursing mothers. [City Desk]
  • Police arrested a woman who thought it was a good idea to do yoga on Metro tracks. [NBC Washington]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips?

  • Path finally clear for Skyland development. [WBJ]
  • Mayoral religious affairs staffer charged with drug distribution. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser-backed Exelon/Pepco merger heads back to the Public Service Commission. [WAMU]
  • Some Exelon exec jobs have to move to the District as part of settlement. [WBJ]
  • More federal oversight might not mean a safer Metro. [WAMU]
  • What the family legislation means for employers. [WBJ]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips?

  • Check out the new ’90s BMX-style music video for Sneaks’ “X.T.Y.” [Arts Desk]
  • As Switzerland’s Kunstmuseum Basel closes for renovations, some of its best pieces are headed to the Phillips Collection. [Express]
  • Behind the success of D.C. #CRANKPARTIES. [DC Music Download]
  • Listen to a new song from D.C.-born, L.A.-based PBR&B artist Kelela. [Pitchfork]
  • Scary-spooky Halloween attractions in the D.C. area to check out this month. [Express]
  • Middleburg Film Festival announces its impressive 2015 lineup. [Arts Desk]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips?

  • Rose’s Luxury is Tom Sietsema’s No. 1 restaurant. [Post]
  • Petworth Cafe opens today with food specials. [PoPville]
  • A guide to food-friendly Halloween events [Eater]
  • District Baking Co. makes custom cookies for up to $60 a dozen. [Express]
  • Four outrageously expensive dinners of the past [NPR]
  • José Andrés counter-sues Trump for $8 million. [Reliable Source]