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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.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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? email@example.com)
- Officials release new school boundary proposals. [Post, WAMU,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 Desk, Post, 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.com)
- Brendan Canty, Brian 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? firstname.lastname@example.org)