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A Virginia cabdriver and Army reservist alleges he was attacked by a passenger over the Boston bombing.


  • Capitol Hill beating case goes to jury. [WTOP]
  • Police chief Cathy Lanier says police spend too much time guarding suspects in hospital. [Times]
  • D.C. Council not happy with new Medicaid contractor coming from out of town. [Post]
  • Doughnut war continues. [Post]


Photo of the Day: Johnny Marr at 9:30 Club.

Moving Day: As the lease on its Adams Morgan building gets closer to running out, community radio station WPFW is no longer moving to Silver Spring.

Fish Lumps: Fish tumors are down in the Anacostia.

Museum Mystery: A Smithsonian exhibit from a lesser-known Koch brother raises questions.

Patio, Delayed: Outdoor restaurant Garden State won’t be coming to Shaw after all—-at least for now.

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

  • Could D.C. swap police HQ and Reeves Center for Buzzard Point and new police facility? [WBJ]
  • Walmart seeking small business neighbors, because it has to. [Post]
  • Lanier Heights house increases in value 14-fold over 20 years. [UrbanTurf]
  • CaBi is coming to MoCo this summer. [Post]
  • Sequestration could hit D.C. even harder by hurting tourism. [WJLA]
  • Feeling good about our new transportation secretary nominee. [GGW]
  • Mapping the cicadas. (Spoiler: D.C.’s on the map.) [Atlantic Cities]
  • Today on the market: Adams Morgan with a view

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

  • A Yes! Organic Market for H Street Playhouse’s old space? Maybe. [Frozen Tropics]
  • Former president Bill Clinton helps the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum commemorate 20 years. [Post]
  • This year’s Tony Awards nominees include some productions first seen in D.C. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
  • Minigolf returns to the National Building Museum. [Post]
  • In the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Benning Road, a granny shoots dice in the alley, and the gals go on a disappointing cruise. [TMOTTGoGo]

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

  • Italy suffering from pizzaioli shortage. [Serious Eats]
  • Donovan House Hotel to open revamped rooftop bar. [Washingtonian]
  • Top Mexican bars in D.C. [Drink DC]
  • The cafe of forthcoming Czech restaurant Capitol Prague is now open. [Eater]
  • FDA wants to look into caffeinated gum. [NPR]
  • The happy hour guide [BYT]
  • District Taco opens its second location in Capitol Hill today. [PoPville]
  • USDA plans to relax ban on Italian cured meats. [HuffPost]