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During a preliminary hearing Monday for Daron Wint, the man accused of committing a quadruple homicide in Woodley Park this May, the lead detective on the case testified that DNA matching Wint was found on a construction vest inside the torched car of the slain Savopoulos family.


  • Since last week, 30 men have been charged with soliciting prostitutes as part of an enforcement operation in downtown D.C. [NBC Washington]
  • Signage by Republican Presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump, featuring his name and the words “Coming 2016,” will remain at the site of a future Trump hotel, despite challenges to its legality. [Post]
  • Local activists and businesses hosted a rally last night for the tenants of Museum Square, a Section 8 building in Mount Vernon Triangle that will close if landlord Bush Companies pushes forward with its luxury-condominium development plan. [City Desk]
  • Synthetic drugs, the current scourge of the District, seem to be widely available online, despite the city’s efforts to crackdown on them. [Fox 5 DC]
  • The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority hired a fire-liaison to improve safety and communication during emergencies. [City Desk]


Adios, Bandolero: The modern Mexican restaurant in Georgetown that’s faced legal troubles over the past few years is finally closing.

Hola, BTS: But Burger Tap & Shake, a fast-casual burger joint with a location in Foggy Bottom, is opening a new restaurant in Tenleytown.

Mental-Health Hire: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has brought on Dr. Tanya Royster to lead the District’s Department of Behavioral Health.

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

  • Meet the new streetcar boss. [WAMU]
  • The Donald Trump sign stays, despite Charles Allen‘s request. [Post]
  • Muriel Bowser introduces new behavioral health boss… [City Desk]
  • …and introduces new underage drinking campaign. [Post]
  • More details in quadruple homicide case. [TimesPost]
  • Pre-teen suspect wanted in Petworth stabbing. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • For its last-ever production, the American Century Theater is restaging its first: Twelve Angry Men. [Arts Desk]
  • Photos of Hemlines at Fort Reno [Arts Desk]
  • Watch the new video for “Tru Bless House,” a circular meditation on a simple riff from Bless. [Bandwidth]
  • With a grant from the Aspen Institute, a writing workshop for D.C. youth in prison will launch in four other cities. [DCist]
  • Photos of Kevin Bacon and the Bacon Brothers at City Blossoms [BYT]

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

  • Celeb chef Carla Hall opens restaurant inside Reagan National Airport. [WBJ]
  • Tim Ma’s Freehand restaurant in Shaw will be a French-Asian bistro. [Post]
  • Revamped Bourbon Steak lounge reopens with new head bartender. [Eater]
  • Mezeh Mediterranean Grill opens in Crystal City. [ARLnow]
  • The hottest new seafood restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Fredericksburg food truck provides free lunches to school-aged children. [NoVa Mag]
  • Bethesda Barbecue Company closed for repairs and renovations. [Bethesda Mag]