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So far, 164 individuals and families have signed up for the District’s locally created online insurance exchange. Another 12,294 people and 426 small businesses have created accounts on the website.


  • Next up in the Post’s millennial series: Young parents struggling to find good schools for their kids in the District. [Post]
  • D.C.’s medical marijuana program is off to a slow start, with only 59 patients enrolling in its first three months. [Post]
  • Police are looking for two men who were caught on tape robbing the District’s Maury Elementary School with their shirts over their heads.  [D.C. Crime Stories]
  • The Onion tackles the controversy over the Washington football team’s name. [The Onion]


Bike Loose: A new law will legally allow bikers to cross intersections with pedestrians, even if the traffic light turns green after the pedestrian light tells people to start walking.

Generation What?: Based on the Post’s colorful descriptions, this is the ultimate millennial.

Fiction Issue: D.C. writers, submit your work to WCP’s fiction issue.

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

  • Restrictions cause medical pot sales to lag. [Post]
  • D.C. United stadium pressure group states goals. [Post]
  • New law lets cyclists use Barnes Dances traffic lights. [Housing Complex]
  • Despite hearing, info on Pepco’s undergrounding plan remains private for now. [Post]
  • Metro settles crash lawsuit. [WTOP]
  • Post ed board: hurray for Kaya Henderson. [Post]
  • Shutdown pushes Height Act meeting. [WBJ]
  • Shirtless thieves rob D.C. school. [WTOP]
  • 164 people have bought insurance on the D.C. exchange. [WBJ]
  • Developer who doesn’t use the post office appreciates Georgetown post office’s legacy. [WBJ]
  • Police chief Cathy Lanier involved in Emily Miller‘s latest gun series. [Times]

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

  • It’s official: Whole Foods coming to Navy Yard. [UrbanTurf]
  • Proposal would replace Petworth Liquors with seven-story residential building. [WBJ]
  • Young professionals still wary of sending their kids to public schools. [Post]
  • More on the renovation of the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. [WBJ]
  • A roundup of the projects coming to 11th Street NW. [UrbanTurf]
  • City and Pepco would split power line undergrounding costs 50/50. [WJLA]
  • Next up for the D.C. United stadium: an environmental review meeting. [SWTLQTC]
  • Today on the market: Two-story Georgetown condo

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

  • Smithsonian stares down a potential $65 budget cut, brought to us by Congress. [AP]
  • Montgomery County is hungry for millennials. Maybe the District can slough a few off 14th Street NW. [Post]
  • Neil Young will release a live solo album recorded at D.C.’s Cellar Door in 1970. [Rolling Stone]
  • The D.C. Preservation League and Douglas Development will present a reenactment of The Beatles‘ 1964 concert at the Washington Coliseum. [Post]
  • What would MLK Library look like if some of these shortlisted architecture firms took a whack at it? [Housing Complex]
  • Georgetown architect Robert Bell purchases the old Georgetown theater building on Wisconsin Avenue NW. [Georgetowner]
  • Life According to Sam, a documentary directed by local filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, will debut on HBO. [WTOP]
  • Submit to Washington City Paper‘s fiction issue! [Arts Desk]
  • Here are your official Halloween costume options, D.C. [BYT]
  • Warning: photos of Bruce Villanch herein [BYT]

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

  • Lupo Verde Italian restaurant on 14th Street NW will adopt a sheep. [Eater]
  • A peek inside the fridge of chefs Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIsaac [BYT]
  • Virginia’s liquor board cracks down on wine tastings and dinners. [WBJ]
  • Why lines are overrated and totally empty restaurants are underrated [Tyler Cowen]
  • Ten Halloween candies that will make you a TP target. [Washingtonian]
  • Toki Underground will pop up at Union Market and begin serving lunch. [Don Rockwell]
  • Where to eat and drink on Halloween [Zagat]