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The District kicked off its effort to redraw the city's public school boundaries Monday—the first time it has tried to overhaul its school zones and feeder patterns in decades.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Pigskins owner Dan Snyder is scheduled to meet with the NFL commissioner this week about his team's controversial name. [Post]
  • The District's Federal City Council says cleaning up the Anacostia River will now be one of its priorities. [Post]
  • Chris Brown's assault charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. [City Desk]

RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:

Bowserland: Mayoral hopeful Muriel Bowser opened her new aboveground campaign headquarters this weekend on Georgia Avenue NW.

Caffeine Addiction: D.C. is getting another coffee shop. Baltimore's Zeke's Coffee is opening a D.C. roastery and coffee lab on Nov. 2 at 2300 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

War on Monogamy : WaPo's Date Lab mixes things up and introduces us to a polyamorous couple.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Council starts mammoth hearing on minimum wage and paid sick day bills. [WAMU,
  • First mayoral debate set for next month. [DC Bar]
  • City hands out $2.1 million in small business grants. [Housing Complex]
  • Federal City Council takes up Anacostia River clean-up. [Post]
  • Witnesses at Height Act hearing love the Height Act just as it is. [Housing Complex, WAMU]
  • Cabbies rush to install dome lights. [Post]
  • City opens school boundary debate. Cue frenzied parents in 3, 2, 1... [Housing Complex, WAMU]
  • Office of Human Rights director resigns. [Blade]
  • Some commercial property owners face hefty fine over data. [WBJ]
  • Gray cuts the ribbon on Harry Thomas Sr.—that's "Sr., not "Jr."—Park today. [DPR]
  • Photographer covers D.C. street memorials. [WAMU]

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

  • D.C. has the second-most non-car commuters in America, and the most bike commuters in the Northeast. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Historic Preservation Office likes revised McMillan plans much better. [WBJ]
  • The most expensive properties in the Congress Heights area would be among the cheapest in parts of Northwest. [CHOTR]
  • Elsewhere in the region, million-dollar sales are up. [WBJ]
  • A few more details on the development coming to 11th and Rhode Island NW. [UrbanTurf]
  • Sinkholes more terrifying than D.C.'s. [Atlantic Cities]
  • Mixed-use building planned for Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
  • Forget D.C. United: Architects attracted to minor league baseball, college football projects. [Post]
  • Today on the market: Dupont condo with better views out than in

 

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

  • Chris Brown's charge downgraded to a misdemeanor. [City Desk]
  • New portrait of the female Supreme Court justices revealed! [Post]
  • Clinton Yates talks to Cool "Disco" Dan about his mental health, his best pal, and the Cool "Disco" Dan documentary. [Post]
  • Maybe House of Cards won't wrap after Season 2 after all? [Huffington Post]
  • There is a Sesame Street parody of Homeland. [DCist]
  • District Comics wins an award. [ComicsDC]

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

  • Jaleo and other restaurants test electronic tablet menus. [NPR]
  • It'Sugar candy store coming to Gaithersburg. [Washingtonian]
  • Barmini and 2 Birds 1 Stone counted among the country's 30 hottest cocktail bars. [Eater]
  • Kapnos launches happy hour with $7 draft lemonade cocktails. [Post]
  • Learn how to homebrew at 3 Stars Brewing this weekend. [DC Beer]
  • Seven D.C. restaurant power players [Zagat]
  • Check out the menu at Water & Wall, opening Saturday [NoVa Mag]
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