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Police stopped a bold burglary suspect in Capitol Hill yesterday evening. The burglar’s alleged crime was hampered by the fact that it was still light out.


  • 2,700 potholes filled in first two weeks of city’s pothole program. [NBC 4]
  • Proposal from Councilmember Anita Bonds would see some seniors exempted from property taxes. [Examiner]
  • Councilmember Jack Evans says disclosure rules “serve virtually no purpose that I can see.” [Examiner]
  • Arlington Cemetery makes most endangered places list. [NBC 4]
  • Metro unveils “cool” bus rapid transit system in Arlington. [Examiner]


Photos of the Day: The Airborne Toxic Event.

Hot Bulldogs: University of Georgia grads top a list of Washington’s hottest college graduates.

My Compliments to the Chef: The D.C. Council thinks new proposed food truck regulations are undercooked.

Hard Rocking Beers: The D.C. brewing scene is getting metal.

Landlord from Hell: One Southwest developer is threatening to sue tenants who apply for landmark status.

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

  • Douglas makes it official, buys up properties at New York and 7th NW. [WBJ]
  • Regional housing recovery likely to continue apace. [Post]
  • Anita Bonds wants to eliminate property tax and discount rent for longtime elderly residents. [Examiner]
  • Muriel Bowser‘s mayoral moves could delay the Yards movie theater project. [JDLand]
  • Potholepalooza hits the halfway mark. [WJLA]
  • Capital Bikeshare docks have nothing on this one. [GGW]
  • The role of preservation in D.C.’s architecture [UrbanTurf]
  • Carr Properties plans a big expansion. [Post]
  • What the Education Committee’s budget means for D.C. schools. [CharlesAllenDC]
  • Today on the market: Small studio, small price in Cleveland Park

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

  • Is food fetishism displacing rock fetishism? [Post]
  • Gatsby film prompts visits to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald‘s graves in Rockville. [Post]
  • Walt Whitman‘s Civil War-era shoulder bag will go on display at Library of Congress. [Post]
  • How are orchestras weathering today’s cultural economy? [Post]
  • Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser throws the first pitch at Nationals Park. [Post]
  • National Harbor opens a new carousel. [WJLA]
  • Hear that? It’s the sound of a local DJ’s dreams dying. [WTOP]

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

  • The 10 best spots to drink cocktails outside [The Plate]
  • Check out Zaytinya‘s new patio. [Eater]
  • Weird stats about Washingtonians’ burger preferences [HuffPost]
  • Q&A with chef/restaurateur Art Smith [Washingtonian]
  • Columbia Heights restaurants to offer Monday afternoon brunch for industry folks [Post]
  • Chez Billy oyster happy hour is back. [PoPville]
  • A peek inside Ghibellina [BYT]