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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…

  • After a gross and sweaty May we were hoping to find a nice break from the heat during June, but it turns out there is “little relief in sight” for the District’s weather (via WaPo).
  • Bocce is becoming increasingly more popular among DC residents, with 6,000 registered players in the District and its own Congressional tournament. Makes sense given all you need to play are your hands and “a Solo cup” (via WTOP).
  • Ankara, the Turkish restaurant that just opened in Dupont, has begun serving Turkish brunch. I didn’t know that “Turkish brunch” was a thing, but apparently Ankara takes breakfast super seriously. (via WTOP).
  • Mayor Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced a new plan to tackle drug use in DC, focusing less on targeting low level drug users and more on suppliers (via ABC).
  • Competing against Uber is hard enough on D.C. cab drivers, but things just got a lot worse; the DC Taxicab Commission sent out quite possibly over 1,000 letters detailing customer complaints from 2012 onwards (via WAMU).
  • Neighborhood Restaurant Group, the folks behind Red Apron as well as Birch & Barley, are opening a new joint on Barracks Row. All that’s known as of yet is they’re serving American food (via City Paper).
  • And finally, in line with the #subwayeatshit protest (and corresponding graffito on the side of a soon-to-be-opened Subway in Mt. Pleasant), a projection protest featuring the poop emoji has begun (via PoPville).