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Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 05/02/2012

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Boutiques be warned. (Jeffrey Porter - For The Washington Post)
The New York Times checks in on development along 14th Street NW. One retail expert sees a chain-y future for the once dilapidated strip now overrun by luxury apartment buildings: “Residents say that, given the area’s central location, low-rise buildings that could be expanded or replaced and vacant lots, the building boom is hardly surprising. But the form it will ultimately take is still hazy. Jared Meier, a retail strategist for StreetSense, said the corridor was still in transition from largely food-based tenants to merchandisers and predicted that the increased population would attract ‘junior box’ stores like Petco, DSW or Urban Outfitters.”

In other news:

Harry Thomas Jr. has “dedicated [his life] to petty and major theft, self-dealing and a [wanton] disregard for the young people he talked about so glowingly as he picked their pockets.” (WRC-TV)

Did you know: Greta Van Susteren represented a defendant in the Catherine Fuller case? (Post)

Charter advocates are no longer so enamored with Vince Gray (Examiner)

Council gives Gray another month to cough up ethics board nominees (WRC-TV)

Poetry in real estate: Former Commander Salamander is becoming a bank (PoP)

A history of the Healy Hall clock caper (Post)

More than 232,000 D.C. residents receive “either food stamps, Medicaid assistance, welfare checks or some combination of the three.” (Examiner)

How spending more on homeless services actually saves the city money (GGW)

Tommy Wells said a bad word (Examiner)

Nota bene: Marathons don’t trap people, they trap cars (G’town Metropolitan)

Spate of recent killings aren’t related, police say (Post, WaTimes)

Murder victims ID’d as Dwayne Edward Brisbon, 33, of Upper Marlboro; Lamont Antonio Devore, 34, of Northeast; and Sandy Greene III, 27, of Southeast (Homicide Watch, Homicide Watch, Homicide Watch)

Anti-bullying bill passes initial council vote (Blade)

Sales tax for food trucks awaits mayoral signature (DCist)

Metro brass give up dedicated cars (Examiner)

Leader of Georgia Avenue church is not happy about historic landmark bid (Housing Complex)

Eleanor Holmes Norton bill would spent $25 million a year on anti-obesity programs (The Hill)

Arrest made in Safeway robberies (Crime Scene)

Andy Pettite takes the stand (Crime Scene)

Tony Williams wins another award (Georgetown Dish)

”Tour de DCPL,” bike tour of libraries, is May 19 (DCPL)

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