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The first campaign finance reports for D.C. mayoral candidates are due today.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- 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]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
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.
- 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 (email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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? email@example.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]