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A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Those rats scurrying around Dupont Circle are, much like the humidity, just another unwanted side effect of summer. [Post]
- The Nats are swapping their bats for shovels in honor of Green Up Day. [NBC4]
- A Thursday night abduction of two children was quickly solved. The culprit? Their mother. [WJLA]
- D.C. was recently ranked the third-best city for couples without kids. Why? [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Nader Nuisance: Ralph Nader has recently been active in D.C. politics– first attempting to halt the development of the West End Library, and now lobbying to raise Walmart’s minimum wage.
Farewell Roth: For the second time in three years, curator Paul Roth is leaving the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
The Ross Run: Politically unsuccessful millionare Paul Ross is back in the race for D.C. Council.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Adrian Fenty starts a “budding romance” with Steve Jobs‘ widow. [Post]
- Ralph Nader‘s bid to foil a new library development is itself foiled. [Post, Housing Complex]
- United Medical Center consultant thinks they can find a private hospital to partner with. [WBJ]
- Eleanor Holmes Norton scores a plum committee post. [WAMU]
- Post ed board wants more answers about jail suicides. [Post]
- D.C. area murder-homes survive their grim pasts. [WTOP]
- Ted Leonsis is Groupon’s new chairman. [WBJ]
- Metro advocates want a Bill of Rights-like document for passengers. [Post]
- Unconscious gunshot victim found Thursday in Southeast. [NBC 4]
- Summer jobs program workers not happy with mayor’s plan for longer school days. [NBC 4]
- Metro workers aren’t going to strike, in case you were wondering. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- D.C.’s the third-best city not to have kids. [Estately]
- Relatedly: D.C.’s the 10th-most expensive city to raise a baby. [Redfin]
- Housing Authority redevelopment probably won’t do much for Temple Courts. [Post]
- D.C.’s most racially diverse charter schools [GGW]
- Failed NoMa condo building gets its first office tenant. [WBJ]
- Ivy City brewery starts brewing. [Y&H]
- The problem with citywide free guest parking [GGW]
- Smart growth, military style [Streetsblog]
- Today on the market: Income-restricted Columbia Heights condo
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer is on vacation this week! (tips? email@example.com)
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Daikaya and Table ranked among the 50 best new restaurants. [Bon Appetit]
- The Tombs ranked among the 25 best college bars in America. [Daily Meal]
- Where to eat brunch right now [Eater]
- Things to eat: Green Pig Bistro‘s cheeseburger and Cantler‘s crabs [Washingtonian]
- Get vegan fried “chicken” from a food truck. [Post]
- Five must-have dishes at Kapnos [Girl Meets Food]
- Millennials turning away from beer? [HuffPost]