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During rush hour Tuesday—the first day of Pope Francis’s visit to D.C.—a power outage along the Metro’s Green and Yellow lines suspended service and trapped more than 250 people in a tunnel between the Columbia Heights and Georgia Avenue–Petworth stations. No injuries were reported, though this is Metro’s second outage this week.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- A man shot near 14th and V streets NW last night has died, marking D.C.’s 116th homicide this year. [Post]
- Crowd-goers following the pope today and tomorrow may experience cell phone disruptions. [City Desk]
- D.C. Councilmember David Grosso has proposed a bill that aims to prevent student suicide. [City Desk]
- In other Council news: Ward 2’s Jack Evans defends personal trainers from regulations, and Mayor Muriel Bowser gets a $23 million supplemental budget to expand anti-crime and job programs. [Loose Lips, Post]
- “Shaw” is getting a Whole Foods as part of a 352-unit apartment building at 965 Florida Ave. NW. [WBJ]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Smokey the Bar: The DCity Smokehouse team will open a bar, Wicked Bloom DC Social Club, Friday.
- Holy Meals: Where can you eat and drink papal specials during Pope Francis’ visit today and tomorrow?
- Hirshhorn Reform: What is museum director Melissa Chiu doing to turn the Hirshhorn around?
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- D.C. Council approves Muriel Bowser‘s $23 million in supplemental budgeting. [Post]
- Jack Evans fights personal trainer regulations. [LL]
- Council clears the way for Whole Foods in Shaw. [WBJ]
- Hey, you—want to hear a Jim Graham joke? [LL]
- Post your papal Instagrams later, please. [City Desk]
- David Grosso pitches anti-suicide measures. [City Desk]
- Jack Evans, Brianne Nadeau, Brandon Todd, and others make Blade‘s short list for best councilmember. [Blade]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Cuneyt Dil
- With Council approving land deal, 106 new affordable housing units and Whole Foods coming to “Shaw.” [WBJ]
- NoMa wants to invest $50 million in new parks. But soaring property prices are an obstacle to plans. [GGW]
- 130-mixed use development proposed in Anacostia [Curbed]
- Developers get creative on busy H Street NE [WBJ]
- Prepare for Uber surge pricing during pope’s visit [Post]
- Pentagon Centre redevelopment plans approved [WBJ]
- Park(ing) Day success across the region [GGW]
- Metrorail car shortage [GGW]
ARTS LINKS, by Cuneyt Dil
- National Mall will get its first major fest in Landmark Festival soon. NPS wants to remind you: no weed smoking, selfie sticks, or drones! [DCist]
- Dupont Circle needs Arts All Night volunteers [Borderstan]
- Free D.C. events this weekend [BYT]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Cuneyt Dil
- BBQ joint DCity Smokehouse teams up to open Wicked Bloom DC Social Club [Y&H]
- Bar Deco turns Chinatown’s Bulletin Building into eatery with rooftop patio [Y&H]
- Restaurants celebrating Yom Kippur in D.C. [Washingtonian]
- Columbia Room resurrection moves forward in Shaw [PoPville]
- Candy store “cafe and bar” coming to Union Station [Hill Now]
- Tracking D.C.’s summer restaurant openings [Eater]