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The legalization of pot possession has already changed the landscape for dealers in D.C. and influenced attitudes toward the drug.


  • Marion C. Barry to plead guilty in bank outburst case. [Loose Lips]
  • In her first budget, is the mayor winning the battle with the D.C. Council but losing the war? [Post]
  • Neighbors push for speedy response on safety measures for Maryland Avenue NE. [WAMU]
  • DDOT began installing new barriers to protect cyclists on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. [City Desk]


Q&A: D.C.’s new housing chief talks affordable housing, homelessness, and much more.

Our Nightly Bread: A new evening farmers market launched in D.C.

Your Summer Plans: Our 2015 Summer Arts & Entertainment Guide is here.

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

  • Pot dealers thrive under quirky legalization scheme. [Post]
  • The D.C. Council gets two new members who owe a lot to Muriel Bowser. [LL]
  • Councilmembers not eager to back Bowser’s request for more power. [Post]
  • Marion C. Barry cuts a last-.minute plea deal over his alleged bank outburst. [LL]
  • Housing chief faces homelessness crisis. [Housing Complex]
  • DCPS will open a school for would-be cops. [Post]
  • Tony Williams‘ family caught up in probate drama. [Post]
  • DMV plans to send out bike info. [WAMU]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Office-dominated downtown areas like Golden Triangle and L’Enfant need residents. [Post]
  • Georgetown Day School expansion will include 340 residences. [UrbanTurf]
  • Developer buys up Georgia Avenue NW block across from Walter Reed. [WBJ]
  • Six American cities are better than D.C. for cyclists. [Post]
  • D.C.’s bag fee is working. [GGW]
  • X2 passengers tussle after knife attack. [Hill Now]
  • Fool tries to sell Capital Bikeshare bike on Craigslist. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Adams Morgan 2BR—-$595,000

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

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

  • How race plays into D.C.’s restaurant scene. [Oxford American]
  • How a fish sandwich became a symbol of Shaw’s changes. [Washingtonian]
  • Chef Jeremiah Langhorne forages for ramps. [Post]
  • The best old person bars in the D.C. area. [DCist]
  • Where to celebrate Memorial Day [Drink DC]
  • Eight Virginia wineries worth the trip from D.C. [Thrillist]
  • Inn at Little Washington chef Patrick O’Connell talks about his new design book. [NoVa Mag]