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D.C. Councilman Jack Evans raised about $40,000 for his mayoral campaign at a Nantucket fundraiser attended by dozens of rich District residents summering on the island, including former Mayor Anthony Williams.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Internal incident reports from the fire department show the causes of two engine fires in District ambulances last week were likely accidental. [Post]
- A local woman took to Twitter to question why there were so many armed police officers at a weekend showing of Lee Daniels’ The Butler in Silver Spring, saying she felt racially profiled. [NBC4]
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says it’s time for Congress to raise the federal minimum wage. [WAMU]
- Mayor Vincent Gray and other District officials will cut the ribbon on the new Dunbar High School today, as the old facility sits empty next door awaiting demolition. [Post]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Ceiling Go-Goes Down: Part of a ceiling at a District art gallery collapsed Friday night during a gala opening for an exhibit on go-go music. Seven or eight people were taken to the hospital.
Rap Session: D.C. rapper Ras Nebyu compares the local hip-hop scene to Congress, and not in a good way.
House of Horrors: George Washington University students created a Facebook page to expose what they called the unlivable conditions of their dorms.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Police investigation aside, fire department reports says ambulance fires were accidental. [Post]
- Mayor Vince Gray cuts the ribbon on the new Dunbar High School today. [Post]
- Jack Evans raises $40,000 in Nantucket with help from ex-mayor Anthony Williams. [Post]
- Mark Segraves will start working for WNEW. [DCRTV]
- Wegmans wants its preferred developer in Walter Reed. [Post]
- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants a higher minimum wage. [WAMU]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Why’s D.C.’s residential architecture so boring? [UrbanTurf]
- Mysterious signs warn of creepy stalker on 15th Street NW. [WJLA]
- Another report says I can’t afford to live in D.C. And yet I do. [WAMU]
- The view down a more bucolic Connecticut Avenue in 1908. [Ghosts of DC]
- JBG forced to sell its L’Enfant Plaza hotel. [WBJ]
- Complete streets: Got 525 policies but a fed ain’t one. [Streetsblog]
- Logan Circle postal building goes residential. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Ultramodern 11th Street condo
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (tips? email@example.com)
- A ceiling collapsed during Friday’s opening gala for the city’s “Go-Go Swing” exhibit. [Arts Desk]
- After guards patrol showings of The Butler at Silver Spring’s Majestic theater, a patron accuses Regal Cinemas of discrimination. [Huffington Post]
- The Butler also cleaned up at the box office this weekend. [New York Times]
- Green paint at Lincoln Memorial now gone. [AP via WTOP]
- Does the Anacostia Playhouse represent a turning point for the neighborhood? [Post]
- What the hell was in that letter Big Theater sent to the Helen Hayes Awards organizers? [Gwydion Suilebhan]
- Pieces of the Today set coming to Newseum. [WTOP]
- A look back at Shakespeare Theatre’s Free for All series [Post]
- When an American finds a portrait of a black man in a Moscow antique shop, he uncovers a fascinating story about black American artists who lived in Soviet-era Russia. [Post]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The 10 best bottomless brunches [The Plate]
- Where celebrities eat in Washington [Zagat]
- Budweiser the most popular drink among injured ER patients [NBC News via Drink DC]
- Ris Lacoste plans to open stall in Union Market. [Post]
- How much coffee is too much? [NPR]
- Renderings of Tim Ma‘s Water & Wall in Arlington [NoVa Mag]
- A whole cookbook about casseroles? [Express]