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WHEREIN: We bring you the developments (happening in and around D.C.) that we think are newsworthy, or, at the very least, almost newsworthy:

  • RIP DCist
  • Don’t cry too hard for local journalism, the Washington Blade is starting a new alt-weekly in Baltimore. (via Washingtonian)
  • And City Paper is staring a podcast.

  • Remember when our beautiful city applied to be Amazon’s new HQ? We somehow managed to fuck it up. (via City Paper)
  • In good news, the Metropolitan Branch Trail is officially going to connect Fort Totten and Brookland. Construction starts next week. (via NBC)
  • The Kennedy Center’s jazz program is killing it right now. If you’re not paying attention, start. (via Post)
  • The Local First awards have announced the nominees and they include some of our favorite places and brands in the city. (via City Paper)

  • Ted’s Bulletin is no longer a part of Matchbox Food Group after being bought by Kramersbooks owner Steve Salis. (via Washingtonian)
  • Speaking of delicious food and beverages, four new coffee shops are coming to D.C. this month. (via Eater)
  • And speaking of bookstores, Politics & Prose is expanding their Connecticut Avenue store. (via Curbed)
  • In incredibly shocking and impossible to guess news, not everyone is happy with The Wharf. (viate WBJ)