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Last year, District officials suggested expanding access to naloxone, a drug that inhibits opioid overdoses, including those caused by heroin. Read our lead story this week on where that effort stands.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Lawyers for D.C. Public Schools said yesterday that Chartwells, the system’s primary food vendor, can’t quit. [Post]
- Community leaders held a meeting in NoMA last night to discuss the neighborhood’s recent uptick in crime. [FOX 5 DC]
- Officials will close a Bloomingdale store for 1 year after synthetic drug seizures and an employee shooting there. [WTOP]
- The District kicked off Vision Zero, a transportation-safety campaign, with an event on H Street NE yesterday. [City Desk]
- MRP Realty plans to build 1,500 residential units and retail space near the Rhode Island Avenue metro station. [WBJ]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Watching Your Every Bite: Servers in D.C. restaurants sometimes use stereotypes—and the Internet—to profile patrons.
Education as Power: A new education-reform PAC aims to fund candidates in 2016 D.C. Council and school-board races.
Stolen Bikes, Broken Hearts: What to do when your two-wheeled steed goes missing, in this week’s Gear Prudence.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- New PAC launches for education reform candidates. [LL]
- Video released from library robbery. [Post]
- What a revived neighborhood means for a school. [GGW]
- Muriel Bowser signs wind energy deal. [Daily Caller]
- What happens to the street grid by Georgia Ave. NW? [GGW]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Come see Olivia Neutron-John and Be Steadwell at our show at the American Art Museum this Friday! [Arts Desk]
- Vocalist Chrissy Ziccarelli on Jack on Fire‘s Abortion Hooray! EP: “The M.O. of our band is to say things that people are a little afraid to say.” [Pitchfork]
- The Smithsonian’s Richard Kurin on why the African Art Museum won’t take down its exhibition of Bill Cosby‘s art collection [Post]
- Photos of Elvis Depressedly, Mitski, and Eskimeaux at DC9 [DC Music Download]
- Marcella Kriebel is showing watercolor illustrations of food at the Wild Hand Workspace. [BYT]
- Why F. Scott Fitzgerald is buried right off Rockville Pike [Washingtonian]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Where to eat in Annandale [Eater]
- Bacon N’ Ed’s food truck debuts its reservable chef’s table. [NoVa Mag]
- Where to find oversized foods, from pretzels to sushi [Express]
- The best breweries in the D.C. area [Washingtonian]
- Georgetown’s Bistrot Lepic will make you forget 14th Street, says Tom Sietsema. [Post]
- Five new burgers to try [Zagat]