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The District kicked off its effort to redraw the city’s public school boundaries Monday—-the first time it has tried to overhaul its school zones and feeder patterns in decades.


  • Pigskins owner Dan Snyder is scheduled to meet with the NFL commissioner this week about his team’s controversial name. [Post]
  • The District’s Federal City Council says cleaning up the Anacostia River will now be one of its priorities. [Post]
  • Chris Brown‘s assault charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. [City Desk]


Bowserland: Mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser opened her new aboveground campaign headquarters this weekend on Georgia Avenue NW.

Caffeine Addiction: D.C. is getting another coffee shop. Baltimore’s Zeke’s Coffee is opening a D.C. roastery and coffee lab on Nov. 2 at 2300 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

War on Monogamy : WaPo’s Date Lab mixes things up and introduces us to a polyamorous couple.

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

  • Council starts mammoth hearing on minimum wage and paid sick day bills. [WAMU,
  • First mayoral debate set for next month. [DC Bar]
  • City hands out $2.1 million in small business grants. [Housing Complex]
  • Federal City Council takes up Anacostia River clean-up. [Post]
  • Witnesses at Height Act hearing love the Height Act just as it is. [Housing Complex, WAMU]
  • Cabbies rush to install dome lights. [Post]
  • City opens school boundary debate. Cue frenzied parents in 3, 2, 1… [Housing Complex, WAMU]
  • Office of Human Rights director resigns. [Blade]
  • Some commercial property owners face hefty fine over data. [WBJ]
  • Gray cuts the ribbon on Harry Thomas Sr.—that’s “Sr., not “Jr.”—Park today. [DPR]
  • Photographer covers D.C. street memorials. [WAMU]

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

  • D.C. has the second-most non-car commuters in America, and the most bike commuters in the Northeast. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Historic Preservation Office likes revised McMillan plans much better. [WBJ]
  • The most expensive properties in the Congress Heights area would be among the cheapest in parts of Northwest. [CHOTR]
  • Elsewhere in the region, million-dollar sales are up. [WBJ]
  • A few more details on the development coming to 11th and Rhode Island NW. [UrbanTurf]
  • Sinkholes more terrifying than D.C.’s. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Mixed-use building planned for Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
  • Forget D.C. United: Architects attracted to minor league baseball, college football projects. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Dupont condo with better views out than in


ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? aschweitzer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Chris Brown‘s charge downgraded to a misdemeanor. [City Desk]
  • New portrait of the female Supreme Court justices revealed! [Post]
  • Clinton Yates talks to Cool “Disco” Dan about his mental health, his best pal, and the Cool “Disco” Dan documentary. [Post]
  • Maybe House of Cards won’t wrap after Season 2 after all? [Huffington Post]
  • There is a Sesame Street parody of Homeland. [DCist]
  • District Comics wins an award. [ComicsDC]

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

  • Jaleo and other restaurants test electronic tablet menus. [NPR]
  • It’Sugar candy store coming to Gaithersburg. [Washingtonian]
  • Barmini and 2 Birds 1 Stone counted among the country’s 30 hottest cocktail bars. [Eater]
  • Kapnos launches happy hour with $7 draft lemonade cocktails. [Post]
  • Learn how to homebrew at 3 Stars Brewing this weekend. [DC Beer]
  • Seven D.C. restaurant power players [Zagat]
  • Check out the menu at Water & Wall, opening Saturday [NoVa Mag]