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After releasing several radical proposals to change the way children are assigned to D.C.’s public school’s, the city has settled on a more moderate redrawing of the District’s school boundaries. Still, not every parent will be happy. Check out the new proposed maps here.


  • The D.C. Council may expand the city’s medical marijuana program, allowing for more patients and larger cultivation centers. [City Desk]
  • The former head of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce endorsed At-Large Councilmember David Catania for mayor. [Post]
  • A  D.C. firefighter was fired after refusing a nighttime “soft-posting”—-acting as a crime deterrent—-on East Capitol Street. [NBC4]


The Food Issue: We round up dozens of local spots to satisfy your stomach every hour of the day—whether you’re looking for a morning pick-me-up or a booze-soaking late-night snack. Happy eating.

Chairman Wow: Your every-few-months reminder that Kwame Brown is still around and sometimes gets testy on Twitter.

Cut and Run: Tired of waiting for the streetcar and Silver Line? Build your own.

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

  • Officials release new school boundary proposals. [PostWAMU,WAMU]
  • David Catania lands endorsement from ex-D.C. Chamber of Commerce head Barbara Lang. [Post]
  • Did Bowser steal Carol Schwartz‘s idea? Probably not. [LL]
  • ANC commissioner admits punching American University official and former Jack Evans staffer Andrew Huff. [Post]
  • Bowser considers giving back money from company accused of funneling charter school profits. [LL]
  • Jonetta Rose Barras wonders what Council chairman Phil Mendelson is up to. [Post]
  • Council considers expanding medical marijuana. [City DeskPost, WAMU]
  • A post-house arrest Kwame Brown cuts loose on Twitter. [LL]
  • Where’s the District’s housing voucher recipients are. [Housing Complex]
  • Deal will turn MetroAccess vans into wheelchair-accessible cabs. [WAMU]
  • Booze delivery operations could run afoul of ABRA. [City Desk]

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

  • Gallery Place developers cash out. [WBJ]
  • Who benefits from Metro improvements downtown? Suburbanites, mostly. [PlanItMetro]
  • HPRB holds firm against residential pop-ups. [SALM]
  • M.E. Swing’s dodges eviction by the feds. [Post]
  • Burleith to city: Don’t move us to an existing elementary school; buy us a new one. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
  • Poll: Washingtonians don’t want to rent out their property for fear of tenant-friendly laws. [UrbanTurf]
  • Cities with bike share programs have more cyclist head injuries. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Logan Circle 1BR condo—-$369,00o

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

  • Brendan CantyBrian Weitz, and other rocker dads share parenting wisdom (like the best indie lullabies) for Father’s Day. [BYT]
  • How do DIY spaces survive the forces of gentrification? [Bandwidth]
  • DCist’s favorite local buildings, including the Hecht Company Warehouse and (gasp!) the V Street pop-up [DCist]
  • Charlottesville author Charles Wright is the new U.S. poet laureate. [Post]
  • “5×5” curators A.M. Weaver and Shamim M. Momin discuss their vision for this fall’s installations. [East City Art]
  • The jewelry of Marjorie Merriweather Post, on view at Hillwood Estate [Express]
  • Jane Chu was confirmed as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. [Post]

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