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Police Week is here, which means police from across the country parking without regard for traffic laws. NBC 4’s Tom Sherwood caught officers breaking parking laws and not receiving tickets, with one New Jersey police department even bringing its own cones to block off its illegal spot.


  • Councilmember Tommy Wells is officially running for mayor. [City Desk]
  • Nationals’ Bryce Harper needs 11 stitches after running into stadium wall. [NBC 4]
  • Advocates want people arrested for misdemeanor crimes kept out of jail. [Post]
  • National Aquarium doesn’t want to leave D.C. [Examiner]
  • Atlantic City makes Maryland’s gambling future look ugly. [Post]
  • D.C. streets closed for Captain America filming. [NBC 4]


Photos of the Day: Page Three Photo.

Mythical Creatures: Chupacabra is the latest taco food truck to make the jump to a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Salad Days: Solange Knowles and pot smoke lead in the post-Sweetlife Fest awards.

Kwame Brown, Late Night: Disgraced former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is done with his ankle bracelet and curfew.

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

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

  • Washington National Cathedral is among the many D.C. sites that will receive grant money from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. [City Desk]
  • …and this Greenbelt movie theater will get some cash, too. [DCist]
  • The Irish Embassy pulls out all the stops for the Pulitzer-winning poet Paul Muldoon. [Post]

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

  • Why bugs are the food of the future [Grub Street]
  • Food events this week [Washingtonian]
  • New York chef Michael White bringing Nicoletta pizzeria to Navy Yard. [Eater]
  • CreamCycle has salty pickle white chocolate ice cream sandwiches. [Post]
  • The hottest outdoor spots to drink [Zagat]
  • New Thai restaurant coming to Shaw. [PoPville]