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Revenue from traffic cameras is about $70 million less than anticipated, which could unbalance the District’s $6.3 billion budget.


  • A House committee will grill the head of the Secret Service over the White House fence jumper. [WAMU]
  • The suspect arrested in the case of the missing UVA student provides a lead in the 2009 murder of a Virginia Tech student. [Post]
  • A statehood advocate filed a lawsuit saying that unless D.C. is granted statehood, federal agencies like the FBI can’t leave the city. [WAMU]
  • The District’s program to decrease infant mortality is facing funding cuts as the mayor touts a new effort to increase efforts to reduce these rates. [Post]


RIP: There was a pseudo-funeral at the Corcoran this weekend in which people mourned the loss of the museum.

Peter May I?: In our latest cover story, meet Peter May: the most powerful man you’ve never heard of shaping D.C.’s growth.

Greedy Nats: The Nats won’t be paying for late-night Metro service during the postseason. This time around, American University will foot the bill.

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

  • Traffic camera revenue drop could hurt District finances. [Post]
  • Attorney general candidate Smitty challenges rivals to take ethics pledge. [LL]
  • Statehood lawsuit aims at FBI transfer. [WAMU]
  • D.C. Council bill would lessen the burden of car crash liability on bicyclists. [Post]
  • Karl Racine lands the cool attorney general vote in the attorney general race. [LL]
  • Times columnist Deborah Simmons: “D.C. isn’t a soccer town.” [Times]
  • DDOT is mysterious about whether it’s considering making streetcar service free for a year. [Housing Complex]
  • American U signs on to provide late-night Metro during Nationals playoffs. [City Desk]
  • “The Plan is not real, even if it came to fruition.” [WAMU]

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

  • Zoning Commission gives McMillan project first-stage approval. [WBJ]
  • American University will foot the bill for Metro service from Nats playoff games. [City Desk]
  • D.C.’s first shipping-container apartments look cool…and cold. [UrbanTurf]
  • D.C. United anticipates nearly half of fans will arrive at new stadium by transit. [WBJ]
  • Where D.C.’s “creative class” lives. [DCist]
  • More details on a development coming to the 600 block of H Street NE. [UrbanTurf]
  • Metro adds Silver Line bike racks to meet demand. [PlanItMetro]

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

  • Larger-than-life bronze sculptures of walking bodies have been installed on New York Avenue by the National Museum of Women in the Arts. [Art Daily]
  • Should bands police their stage-diving, slam-dancing audience members? [Bandwidth]
  • A mock funeral and genuine tears for the Corcoran Gallery of Art [Arts Desk]
  • Listen to Laughing Man‘s hazy, psychedelic “Body Cop.” [DCist]
  • A dizzying collection of photos from Saturday’s Art All Night [BYT]
  • Rosie O’Donnell‘s Bentzen Ball show has been canceled. [Arts Desk]
  • A review of the Washington Concert Opera’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Wolf Trap [Post]

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

  • Where to find kimchi on everything from tostadas to hot dogs [NoVa Mag]
  • 11 hottest brunches in D.C. [Zagat]
  • Alba Osteria owner to open French restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle [WBJ]
  • Tom Sietsema‘s number 10 restaurant this fall is Boss Shepherd’s. [Post]
  • Rudy’s Mediterranean Grill returns to Tel’Veh Wine Bar. [Popville]
  • Zabver Thai takes over former Adam Express space in Mount Pleasant. [The 42]
  • Zentan becomes an izakaya and hires a new chef. [Washingtonian]
  • Willie’s Bar opens in Chevy Chase. [Eater]