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It’s a beautiful Friday, and the baby born yesterday at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro stop is one day old.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Muriel Bowser takes the lead in fundraising among mayoral candidates, and disclosures offer a glimpse of the political landscape in wards 1 and 3. [Loose Lips]
- Two men rammed their pick-up truck into a Fort Washington store, absconding with an ATM. [NBC4]
- Nick Barnett signs with the Pigskins. [WJLA]
- The ACLU challenges Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
The Goats are Coming: The Congressional Cemetary hires a team of goats to act as its new lawn mower.
Forever This Town: Postie and D.C. society perennial Sally Quinn‘s Georgetown home is so, so Sally Quinn.
Winning Wyoming: Wyoming shouldn’t have two Senators. D.C. needs some representation. You see where this is going.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
- Colleges apply for St. Elizabeths campus. [WBJ, Housing Complex]
- In “rare interview,” inspector general Charles Willoughby explains his dispute with the Board of Ethics. [Post]
- Police: Don’t hit pedestrians. [WTOP]
- Judge turns down restraining order aimed at blocking streetcars. [WBJ]
- Streetcar tracks terrorize cyclists. [WJLA]
- Moving the Reeves Center won’t necessarily improve Anacostia, says Jonetta Rose Barras. [Post]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Aaron Wiener (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Exorbitant house of the year, Sally Quinn edition. [Now This News]
- The New York Times discovers H Street. [NYT]
- Taxis get another month to install credit card readers. [Post]
- Lots of young parents leave D.C. Is that a bad thing? [City Journal]
- More people are walking to Metro for morning commute—but that figure’s still just 40 percent. [PlanItMetro]
- Hillcresters turn vacant tennis courts into community garden. [GGW]
- 1776 considers $25 million seed fund. [WBJ]
- Could the D.C. first-time homebuyer tax credit return? [UrbanTurf]
- Judge: H Street streetcar work can continue. [WBJ]
- Today on the market: Columbia Heights one-bed-plus-den condo
ARTS LINKS, by Ally Schweitzer (email@example.com)
- At the Lincoln Memorial, the GREEN PAINT PERSISTS. [WTOP]
- The new dean of Washington National Cathedral formerly worked as a comedy writer for Steve Allen. [Post]
- A look at Joint Custody’s new spot on U Street NW [Brightest Young Things]
- Dave Matthews dines at Pret a Manger like the rest of us office schlubs. [Post]
- ICYMI: Synetic Theater has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a new studio. [Kickstarter]
FOOD LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A flowchart to help you decide where to eat on 14th Street NW [Post]
- Five restaurants to try on the Hill while it’s quiet in August [Eater]
- Get a wagyu foie gras hot dog plus beer for only $10 at Bourbon Steak. [Washingtonian]
- Shark Week drinking games [Drink DC]
- Ice creams of the future that aren’t Dippin’ Dots [NPR]
- Atlas Brew Works nearing completion. [BYT]