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The first campaign finance reports for D.C. mayoral candidates are due today.


  • Work on the District’s upcoming streetcar system will cause delays for drivers this morning at 16th Street and Benning Road NE.  [WaPo]
  • Metro’s general manager says future employees who disable rail car intercoms will be disciplined. [NBC4]
  • Protestors marched to the White House last night in support of whistleblowing Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. [WTOP]
  • The D.C. Department of Public Works is holding its monthly hazardous waste drop-off event at the Fort Totten transfer station in Northeast. [WTOP]


The Wait is Over: The District’s first medical marijuana sale was made Monday night at the Capital City Care dispensary.

It Goes On and On: Check out “Kitchen,” a new six-and-a-half-minute single from the fuzzy D.C. band Teen Mom. 

A Productive Recess: Phil Mendelson asked LivingSocial to eliminate its guns and alcohol deals.

We Have a Winner: The MRP Reality and Ellis Development Group partnership has been chosen by the District to develop residential units and a ground-floor market at 965 Florida Ave. NW.

Economic Eats: The President’s chief economic advisor Alan Krueger discussed the D.C. food scene at Politico Playbook Lunch on Monday.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)D.C.’s first legal medical marijuana is sold, but only nine patients have cards. [Post]

  • Jeff Thompson wants to delay Chartered payout. [WBJ]
  • Machinists union endorses Jack Evans. [Post]
  • Michelle Rhee returns to celebrate DC-CAS score improvement. [Post]
  • Delinquent tax sale nets $6.6 million. [WBJ]
  • Woman accused of paint splattering National Cathedral held without bond. [CNN]
  • Martin Luther King Jr. inscription removal begins. [Post]

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

  • Live at 15th and P NW for $25/month, plus the cost of a time machine. [Ghosts of DC]
  • Assessing the new WMATA union contract. [GGW]
  • New Frederick Douglass Bridge looks to be the best biking bridge in D.C. [WashCycle]
  • No surprise: Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park getting more expensive. [UrbanTurf]
  • Mary Cheh: Why is the Wilson pool so terrible? [LL]
  • Watch the last of the old NPR building come down. [DCist]
  • D.C. is the fifth-best city for renters. [Nerd Wallet]
  • Today on the market: Wesley Heights condo

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

  • More backstory on the green-paint vandal [AP via Huffington Post]
  • D.C. libraries will recommence Sunday hours starting in October. [DCist]
  • An update on the proposed Smithsonian Latino Museum [AP via WTOP]
  • Beyoncé‘s dancers teach YMCA summer campers some moves [Washingtonian]
  • Tyler Green on Hirshhorn’s departing director: “… it’s hard to call the Koshalek years anything but a substantial failure.” [Modern Art Notes]
  • Ian Svenonius on Vish Khanna‘s podcast [Kreative Kontrol]
  • The Backstage column on Taffety Punk’s “Bootleg Shakespeare” and Arena’s forthcoming Kogod Cradle season [Post]
  • Vice interviews Dismemberment Plan [Vice]
  • An English viscount and viscountess visit the National Gallery of Art to view an insanely valuable Giorgione once owned by their ancestors. [Post]
  • Listen: Faraquet live in Indianapolis, December 2001 [Dischord]
  • Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan talks technology, theater, and social media [Morgan Allen]
  • The Plums make noise—with visuals [Plumsband]

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

  • Bars with really great air conditioning [Drink DC]
  • Huma Abedin dines at Meiwah Restaurant with Clinton spokesman. [CNN]
  • Blue Duck Tavern has a new pastry chef. [Post]
  • Ten Latin plate lunches around D.C. [Eater]
  • Dolci Gelati launches a food truck. [Washingtonian]
  • Romeo & Juliet American restaurant will replace White Tiger on Capitol Hill. [PoPville]
  • Taj of India coming to Cucina Vivace space in Crystal City. [ARLnow]