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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.


  • 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]


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? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Embattled 911 chief resigns. [Statter911PostTimes]
  • 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? awiener@washingtoncitypaper.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? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • 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 Hexthe 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? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.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]