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The polls are open in Ward 4 and Ward 8, in two races that will continue a major overhaul of the D.C. Council.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • D.C. is sending 34 police officers to assist police in Baltimore. [@TomSherwood]
  • The Post editorial board seems to think Muriel Bowser‘s picks for Council won’t feel indebted to her if they’re elected. [Loose Lips]
  • The Silver Line to Dulles won’t happen until at least 2019. [Housing Complex]
  • The co-working company WeWork is looking to expand to H Street NE. [WBJ]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

High-Brow, Low-Key: Little Salon brings high-quality art to informal settings, for free and without exclusive invitations.

Realty Check: This alley garage with no address can be yours for just $900,000!

Meal Ticket: This new Shaw restaurant will reward you for your parking ticket or moving violation.

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

  • It’s special election day in Ward 4 and Ward 8. Follow LL throughout the updates. [LLTwitter]
  • Forensics lab ordered to stop after blistering reports. [NBC4PostTimes,
  • Which mayor will prevail today? [WAMUPost]
  • Post ed board makes an unconvincing case for its special election candidates. [LL]
  • The District’s housing bubble keeps growing. [Housing Complex]
  • Contractor at center of the Adrian Fenty-era Trout Report received Gray administration work. [Hill Rag]
  • Dulles rail won’t start until 2019. [Housing Complex]

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

  • Brookland Manor redevelopment sheds 500 units amid city concerns. [WBJ]
  • Metro’s optimistic for its future because so much new development is near its stations. [Post]
  • It’s official: Silver Line station will be named Loudoun Gateway even though it’s not a gateway to Loudoun. [WBJ]
  • A bullish take on micro-transit [CityLab]
  • Logan Circle cafe Slipstream seeks a parklet; ANC seems amenable [UrbanTurf]
  • Today on the market: Petworth detached house—-$749,000

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

  • Little Salon, a high-class house show for all art forms, is carrying on D.C.’s 125-year history of salon-style entertainment. [Arts Desk]
  • Chad Clark and Basla Andolsun of Beauty Pill discuss the making of the band’s new LP, its first in 11 years. [NPR]
  • Olivia Neutron-John wins a well-deserved spot on this belated list of best band names the A.V. Club encountered in 2014. [A.V. Club]
  • Photos of They Might Be Giants at the 9:30 Club [DCist]
  • Drake got booed at the Verizon Center and Jada Pinkett-Smith showed up to support her kiddos at the Broccoli City Festival. [Post]

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

  • José Andrés successfully performs Heimlich maneuver on fan at Wizards game. [Post]
  • Chipotle eliminates all GMO ingredients. [Eater]
  • The eight hottest Mexican restaurants in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Hops-N-Crops Homebrew Competition coming to DC Reynolds on June 14. [PoPville]
  • Jaleo named among America’s 14 best Spanish restaurants. [Thrillist]