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Tenants of the Maine Avenue Fish Market—the oldest continuously operating fish market in the U.S.—have filed a lawsuit against the District government and developers, who, the tenants claim, have conspired to force them out to make way for The Wharf.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- MPD officers have arrested Gary Nathaniel Proctor, suspected of killing Jerome Diggs in Southwest on Monday. [Post]
- Also arrested this week: local rapper Shy Gizzy, after he had a dispute with his girlfriend Monday in Silver Spring. [Arts Desk]
- Small amounts of asbestos have been revealed in the oldest railcars in Metro’s fleet. There are 280 operating. [NBC Washington]
- A new University of Vermont study has found that D.C. is literally sinking—rapidly by geologic standards. [Fusion, Science Daily]
- There are at least three D.C. sports figures that could replace Bill Cosby on a mural at Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Black and White: Read our review of the Phillips Collection’s “American Moments” photo exhibit, which runs through Sept. 13.
- Sequel: The mother of the founder of Prequel, a pop-up in Penn Quarter, will be cooking Sri Lankan specialties there this week.
- ICYMI: Be sure to check out our latest cover story on dying with dignity (or aid-in-dying) bills in the District and Maryland.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- DCFEMS lieutenant facing disciplinary action after child’s choking death. [Post, City Desk]
- LaRuby May struggles to handle violence in Ward 8. [Post]
- Seafood vendors sue the District over alleged Wharf development-related sabotage. [Housing Complex]
- New DDOE anti-idling rule will affect construction sites. [WBJ]
- Lawsuit: DPW worker allegedly received “Get out white boy!” sign. [Daily Caller]
- Logan Circle is pricey, but its test scores are crummy. What’s up? [GGW]
- Group: the District’s economy isn’t so rosy! [Economic Growth D.C.]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rapper Shy Glizzy was arrested in Silver Spring on Monday night after a dispute with his girlfriend. Onlookers captured it on video. [Arts Desk]
- The Phillips Collection has its greatest-hits photo holdings on view. [Arts Desk]
- Photos of the return of Run for Cover at the Black Cat [DC Music Download]
- Download a colorful illustration of D.C. for your phone or computer wallpaper from artist Richard “CHAOS ABZU” Mijangos. [A Creative DC]
- Volunteer with local arts organizations. [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Maine Avenue Fish Market tenants say D.C., waterfront developer are trying to destroy their businesses. [Housing Complex]
- Eight summer restaurant specials to try now [Washingtonian]
- New restaurants serving sushi in D.C. [Eater]
- Whim Pop brings ice pops to Old Town Alexandria. [Post]
- Art-themed restaurant for the “millennial crowd” to open in Shirlington in December. [ARLnow]
- Greek bakery company and celebrity chef team up for new D.C. venture. [WBJ]
- Where to try tomato pie around D.C. [Express]