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This week’s cover story: Fourteen years ago, advocates took what they learned at Malcolm X Park, a federal park pulled from the grips of drugs and violence, to Marvin Gaye Park in Ward 7. Today, it’s turned a corner.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Can a Republican win a D.C. Council seat in the foreseeable future? [Loose Lips]
- Meet the guy who’s bringing a vinegar revolution to D.C. [Young & Hungry]
- Replace Metro railcars or fix them? [WAMU]
- How is Rev. Anthony Motley avoiding jail time? It’s a mystery, for now. [Loose Lips]
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LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- After a leadership shake-up, D.C. Republicans try to rebuild. [LL]
- Budget bills pass unanimously as court ruling goes in favor of budget autonomy.[LL, Post, Times, WAMU, WAMU, WBJ, DCist]
- How did Rev. Anthony Motley get such a sweet deal with prosecutors? [LL]
- Post reporter Robert McCartney butters up Muriel Bowser in emails. [LL]
- Brandon Todd‘s chief of staff brings a comically lackluster management record with her. [LL]
- Union wants streetcar workers rehired. [DCist]
- LL talks about the District’s incommoding law on Fox 5. [Fox 5]
- Cartoon at center of Garland, TX shooting could head to a Metro bus. [Post]
- Program aims to make solar panels more affordable. [Post]
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Listen to a new Taylor Swift cover from Maryland post-punk act Two Inch Astronaut. [Arts Desk]
- Sunday Drone Brunch—as in the music genre, and the meal—is a three-years-running D.C. tradition. [Bandwidth]
- Kidd Cole, a con man who purported to be a rapper and was caught in a bunch of lies by MTV’s Catfish, was arrested for making unfounded threats to Metro. [Post]
- D.C. playwright collective the Welders is experimenting with a CSA for theater. [DCist]
- How the El Mansouris, a local supergroup that debuted with three sold-out art-space shows in February, got its start [D.C. Music Download]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Lots of people are bringing their kids to breweries. [Express]
- Six myths about tipping in restaurants [Washingtonian]
- Where to go for karaoke [Eater]
- Pinstripes eyes two more D.C.-area sites. [WBJ]
- Shanghai Tokyo Cafe coming to Columbia Heights this summer. [PoPville]
- District Beans delivers locally roasted coffee to your door. [Post]