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WMATA plans to increase police presence at stations where fare evasion is most common, since many assaults on station personnel begin with confrontations over jumping fare gates.


  • Two high school friends in Columbia Heights win the Gates Millennium Scholarship. [Post]
  • Anacostia–The Series wins its first Daytime Emmy Award. [Arts Desk]
  • One Eight Distilling launches series of limited-edition spirits. [Young & Hungry]
  • Meet Capital Bikeshare’s hardest-working bike. [Post]


The Rescuer: D.C.’s only urban search-and-rescue dog, who’s currently helping with the earthquake recovery in Nepal, prepares to retire.

Green, Mean Fighting Machine: Mayor Muriel Bowser stocks up on D.C. Council allies.

Cat Woman: A look at D.C.’s first cat cafe, featuring internal emails from a wary D.C. Department of Health.

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

  • Republicans gun for the District’s reproductive discrimination law. [PostTimes]
  • Not so surprising: Brandon Todd aligns his D.C. Jail healthcare position with that of patron Muriel Bowser. [LL]
  • What Bowser’s new councilmembers mean for her agenda. [LL]
  • DNA lab boss resigns after bruising report. [Post]
  • Baltimore-inspired activists march by the Wilson Building. [Post]
  • What’s behind Metro fare jumping. [WAMU]
  • Sledding on Capitol Hill will be a lot easier next winter. [Post]
  • Ron Moten: reconciling cops with their communities. [Informer]
  • RIP, historic parking lot. [Post]
  • “The James Brown of Capital Bikeshare bikes.” [Post]

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

  • Preservationists prepare to fight plans to raze mansion by Naval Observatory. [WBJ]
  • Ivy City confronts its unlikely renaissance. [UrbanTurf]
  • The most popular Capital Bikeshare bike. [Post]
  • A discussion of D.C.’s slowing population growth. [Kojo Nnamdi Show]
  • Seven charts that explain the affordability crisis in D.C. [GGW]
  • Taking stock of Navy Yard development. [JDLand]
  • An exclusivity debate in Silver Spring. [GGW]
  • Today on the market: Capitol Hill rowhouse—-$1,049,000

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

  • Chad Clark tells the tales behind Beauty Pill‘s first album in 11 years. [Arts Desk]
  • Just how funky is the Funk Parade? [Arts Desk]
  • A campy online soap opera about Anacostia won a Daytime Emmy. [Arts Desk]
  • Which May music festival is your jam? [Washingtonian]
  • Independent Bookstore Day: It’s like Record Store Day for book nerds! [DCist]
  • How Susan Galbraith came to adapt Kafka for the stage [DC Theatre Scene]

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

  • New and upcoming places to try in Rosslyn [Eater]
  • The Pub & The People opens in Bloomingdale today at 5 p.m. [PoPville]
  • What to expect from Ankara, coming to Dupont Circle [Washingtonian]
  • Six can’t-miss food and drink events in May [Zagat]
  • The best places to drink outside in D.C. [DCist]
  • Frankly . . . Pizza! tosses pies that reach for perfection (and come close). [Post]