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  • In a win for MPD Chief Cathy Lanier, cell-phone carriers will start a stolen phone blacklist. [Times]
  • More control problems at the CFO’s office. [Post]
  • Mysterious Kwame Brown violation hearing today. [Post]
  • Petula Dvorak on the recent suicide of Park Service spokesman Bill Line: “Bill loved Washington, but Washington didn’t always love him back.” [Post]
  • Food truck used for corporate recruitment. [Post]


Photos of the Day: Sunday.

Festival Post-Mortem: After Saturday Virgin Mobile FreeFest, the lessons learned.

Momofuku Alum: Aaron Silverman, a former chef at New York’s chic Momofuku Noodle Bar, is setting up shop in D.C.

Park Service Tragedy: National Park Service spokesman Bill Line died in an apparent suicide.

Let Scott Blog: Let Teddy Win blogger Scott Ableman will keep blogging, even after Teddy Roosevelt had the presidents race victory Ableman has long demanded.

Loose Lips Alan Suderman is out. Loose Lips Links will run again when he returns.

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

  • Pepco averts a strike. [WTOP]
  • FHA insurance premiums may nearly double. [The Mortgage Reports]
  • Construction employment is lagging. [Architect]
  • A new one for the D.C. lexicon: “Columbusing.” [Post]
  • Silver Spring development shows that “too big” doesn’t have to mean “tall.” [GGW]
  • Wells Fargo homebuyer program attracts more than 1,300. [Post]
  • Is DDOT ready for its playoffs closeup? [Hill Rag]
  • See which D.C.-area companies are among the fastest-growing of 2012. [WBJ]
  • Today on the market: A Brookland Tudor to teach you quaintness

ARTS LINKS, by Caroline Jones (tips? artsdesk@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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

  • The ultimate college drinking dictionary [Endless Simmer]
  • Maddy’s Taproom by the numbers [Urban Daddy]
  • Rogue 24 chef RJ Cooper will call his Mosaic District restaurant Gypsy Soul. [Eater]
  • Round-up of new D.C. restaurants [Zagat]
  • Homebrewer’s attempt at the White House beer recipe is almost complete. [DCist]
  • Heritage India coming to former Skewers space at 17th and P streets NW. [PoP]
  • What do new regulations mean for food trucks? [Post]
  • Lord of the Onion Rings? Beer and Loathing in Las Vegas? Round-up of literary restaurant ideas [HuffPost]