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The owners of The Red Hen and Boundary Stone are teaming up to open an Italian-American restaurant focused around pizza. Tiffany MacIsaac, of Buttercream Bakeshop and formerly of Neighborhood Restaurant Group, will help make the dough.


  • A Metro police officer shot and killed a man in a tunnel near the Potomac Avenue station last night. [Post]
  • D.C. expected to shelter 840 families this winter. The actual number’s already much higher. [Housing Complex]
  • Pot activists plan seed shares, try not to run afoul of the law. [Loose Lips]
  • In 2008, an 11-year-old D.C. girl told police she was raped. Despite medical evidence showing she was sexually assaulted, the girl was arrested for filing a false report. [Post]


The School House: Fed up with lousy public schools, African-American parents in D.C. turn to homeschooling.

Afghan and Again: Restaurants that have Afghan owners like Local 16 are serving more Afghan cuisine.

Use It or Lose It: D.C. passed an affordable housing law in 2008, but it’s never been used.

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

  • New schools in new DCPS budget plan [WAMUPost]
  • Marijuana activists plan a marijuana seed share. [LL]
  • Homelessness crisis is even worse than expected. [Housing Complex]
  • Late-night truck delivery pilot launches. [Post]
  • Kill the streetcar, says Deborah Simmons. [Times]
  • Good luck finding an affordable apartment in the District. [WAMU]

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

  • Dunbar High School: the greenest school building in the world? [Post]
  • A very lovely pipe dream for integrating the Kennedy Center into the urban fabric. [GGW]
  • Chutzpah in a Georgetown Alley. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
  • D.C.’s lowest effective property tax rates are in its poorest neighborhoods. [District, Measured]
  • The Dupont Underground surpasses its fundraising goal. [WBJ]
  • An obscure 1977 law requires some gas stations to have bike pumps. [WashCycle]
  • Today on the market: Two-level Logan Circle 1BR—-$510,000

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

  • Think the Ninja Turtles had all the good Renaissance painters covered? The National Gallery of Art says think again. [Arts Desk]
  • Transformer highlights community-supported art (CSA) programs in a new exhibition. [Hyperallergic]
  • Photos of Jukebox the Ghost at the 9:30 Club [BYT]
  • The National Book Festival is back at the convention center this year, on Labor Day weekend. [DCist]
  • Watch Pree‘s summery, trampoliney new video for “Two Feet Shy.” [D.C. Music Download]

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

  • Tiffany MacIsaac to open Buttercream Bakeshop in Shaw. [Post]
  • A craft beer tax battle is brewing on Capitol Hill. [NPR]
  • Five great dishes in Fairfax’s Mosaic District [Washingtonian]
  • Three new reasons to visit Ballston [Zagat]
  • Bob and Edith’s Diner expanding with two new locations. [ARLnow]
  • Right Proper Brewing Company is having a cheese party. [PoPville]
  • The Partisan launches brunch or lunch next week. [Eater]