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The D.C. Council approved the mayor’s proposal to expand the Summer Youth Employment Program, but not before a heated debate.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Cautionary tales of house flipping in D.C. [WAMU]
- NIMBYs in Northwest are upset about airplane noise. [NBC4]
- Is D.C.’s infant mortality rate really an “international embarrassment”? [Housing Complex]
- Steve Cavendish is returning to D.C. to become City Paper‘s new editor. [City Desk]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Comped: D.C. restores millions in improperly diverted workers’ comp funds.
Dog Perks: WMATA is open to changes at the unofficial dog park on its land in Columbia Heights.
Catch of the Day: Brine opened yesterday with rotisserie fish heads and plankton pasta.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Embattled 911 chief resigns. [Statter911, Post, Times]
- Muriel Bowser convention nominee succeeds at the D.C. Council, but David Grosso says he lacks high morals. [LL]
- Councilmembers worry about cost of expanded summer jobs program. [Post]
- Dangers lurk in “flipped” District houses. [WAMU]
- Police officer will face child pornography charges. [Post]
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton organizes airport noise complaint event. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? email@example.com)
- 11th Street Bridge Park group tries to avoid gentrifying nearby areas. [Next City]
- A profile of a particularly bad house flipper. [WAMU]
- In 2012-2013, 13 percent of D.C. students were suspended at least once. [GGW]
- An interesting but impossible proposal for adding housing by narrowing streets. [Vox]
- Muriel Bowser‘s attempt to rally support for ‘Skins-to-D.C. backfires. [Post]
- Hine School redevelopment will start this month. [UrbanTurf]
- “Rain” is coming to a NoMa underpass. How about bike lanes? [GGW]
- No shadow in my backyard: the latest twist in the development wars. [Post]
- Car2Go is getting pricier. [DCist]
- Today on the market: Kalorama 1BR—-$399,000
ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Tired of D.C.’s lack of industrial space, two artists opened Otis Street Arts Project, a new community of studios in Mount Rainier. [Arts Desk]
- Photos of Ex Hex, the Shirks, and the Ar-Kaics at the Black Cat [D.C. Music Download]
- Watch a new video from D.C. electro act Brutalism that imagines a fucked-up future under authoritarian rule. [Bandwidth]
- A review of Salad Days, a recent entry into the echo chamber of D.C. punk documentaries [BYT]
- Arlington artist Gankhuyag “Ganna” Natsag, in his mission to educate others about Mongolian culture, contributed to a Genghis Khan exhibit opening in Philly. [Post]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? email@example.com)
- Pork Barrel BBQ customer invents nacho mac and cheese mash-up. [Eater]
- Beer and wine festivals are a huge pain. So why do them? [WBJ]
- The 10 best brunches in D.C. [Zagat]
- Seven Mother’s Day dining options [Washingtonian]
- Critic Tom Sietsema cooks with his mom. [Post]
- Drink from a personal booze-filled barrel at Bourbon and Toro Toro. [Express]
- Food writer Josh Ozersky dies at age 47. [NYTimes]