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Paul Zukerberg successfully spearheaded a persistent and lengthy legal battle to ensure that D.C.’s first-ever election for attorney general actually took place in 2014. Thanks to his fight, the election has attracted several potential candidates. Now the question is whether Zukerberg, who is running a shoestring campaign operation out of an Adams Morgan townhouse, can win the race.


  • Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen‘s security detail has ruined the gated Hillandale community near Georgetown, according to some neighbors. [Wall Street Journal]
  • This weekend was a violent one in D.C. Two people died in two separate incidents: a shooting near Union Station early Saturday morning and a stabbing in a southeast home early Sunday. Someone also fired a gun during a fight in front of Lux Lounge nightclub near the Convention Center around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Police ordered an emergency four-day closure of the club. [AP]
  • Reminder: Metro fare increases went into effect this past weekend. [News4]
  • D.C. Public School Chancellor Kaya Henderson‘s push to extend the length of the school day has been met with resistance. [Post


Green Construction: Our latest cover story is a look at how rich foreign investors are helping finance D.C.’s building boom—-in exchange for legal status in the U.S.

Fort Who Knows Anymore: Representatives of the National Park Service are scheduled to meet with the organizers of the recently canceled Fort Reno concert series today, which means the fate of the series will likely be decided today.

I’m On A Boat: An Airbnb-like service, but for boats, recently launched in D.C.

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

  • Paul Zukerberg won the fight to put the attorney general’s race on the ballot. Now he has to win the election. [Post]
  • David Catania heads to Congress to ask for meeting with pot-hating Maryland rep. [LLRoll Call, Post]
  • Planning office issues proposed rules for pop-up houses. [Post]
  • Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss brokers a meeting between park officials and organizers of canceled Fort Reno concert series. [Arts Desk]
  • Most of Jeff Thompson‘s document fight remains sealed, but here’s what is public. [LL]
  • Get a bike, advises map about how to get around D.C. [Housing Complex]
  • Teacher’s union questions expanded school days plan. [Post]
  • The State Board of Education race gets down to two candidates. [Blade]
  • Colby King thinks cop who admitted to child prostitution and child porn charges got too lenient a plea deal. [Post]
  • Lux Lounge nightclub ordered closed after shooting during All Hands on Deck weekend. [Times]
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments names a replacement for murdered Ron Kirby. [WBJ]
  • Fatal shooting in Southwest Friday. [Post]
  • AAA grouses over moveDC plan. [Post, WAMU]
  • Capital Bikeshare looks for a more diverse customer base. [Post]

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

  • Metro and bus fares are now slightly higher. [WMATA]
  • Opposition mounts to St. Thomas’ Parish Episcopal Church overhaul. [SALM]
  • America’s facing a major shortage of rental housing. [CityLab]
  • Capitol Riverfront gets details on controversial community center. [Hill Rag]
  • National Park Service to meet with Fort Reno organizer today to determine concert series’ future [Arts Desk]
  • Capitol Hill pocket park controversy comes to an end [Hill Rag]
  • Today on the market: 1BR at Dupont’s Chastleton—-$348,000

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

  • After a day-long strike, the Kenyan artists at the Folklife Festival are performing again. [Arts Desk]
  • The University of Maryland’s Orchestral Institute held a showcase of its young musicians, which surpassed many professional orchestral shows. [Post]
  • Photos of Bonerama at the Hamilton [BYT]
  • Amanda MacKaye is meeting with National Park Service reps today about the future of Fort Reno. [Arts Desk]
  • On Brian Petro‘s retrospective of ink works at Art17 [East City Art]

FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Bread and butter is the bread and butter of a restaurant critic’s job. [NoVa Mag]
  • Bar crawl attendee strips naked, leads police on a high speed chase [ARLnow]
  • Po Boy Jim now open on H Street NE [District Cuisine]
  • Try free ice cream sandwiches on GCDC‘s new patio this Wednesday. [Washingtonian]
  • José Andrés China Chilcano could serve guinea pig. [Eater]
  • Where to get picnic provisions around D.C. [Zagat]
  • Where to celebrate 4th of July [Post]
  • Ana’s Restaurant brings tacos and pupusas to 3217 Georgia Ave. NW [PoPville]