Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 06/25/2012

DeEvening Links: The streetcar rolls on

One day they will roll. (Courtesy of District Department of Transportation)
If you were looking forward to a D.C. Council dais throwdown tomorrow over the H Street NE streetcar, alas, it is looking unlikely. Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), who filed an objection last week to the award of a $50 million streetcar construction contract, has withdrawn it. Barry explained in a news release that the Gray administration has promised to place D.C. residents in construction jobs and use local subcontractors: “My goal has been and continues to be creating jobs and opportunities for District residents and safeguarding their hard-earned, tax payer dollars.”

In other news:

D.C. inmates suffering from mental illness sue over being sent to “supermax” prison (Post)

The summer jobs program started today — but “absent a clear mission, articulated youth outcomes or vision for the future”? (DCAYA)

Important to note: The percentage of black residents might be falling, but D.C. is seeing its first net gain in black population in decades (Post)

Where you can (legally) buy fireworks in D.C. (DCist)

You, too, can play on the Fed’s tennis court (WSJ)

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