At Chuck Brown’s farewell gathering last month, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) made a pledge to memorialize the Godfather of Go-Go by putting his name on a city park. Gray this morning made good on his word, sending legislation to the D.C. Council to rename the western half of Langdon Park — in Ward 5, along Franklin Street between 18th and 20th streets NE — as “Chuck Brown Park.” Gray, in a statement, called the space “a place where there is action, people, traffic; the sounds of a city ... where Chuck’s music can be played and where people can enjoy themselves — as they always did while listening to Chuck Brown perform.”

In other news:

Gray-sponsored bill would extend time to respond to records requests, broaden disclosure exemptions (AP)

Roger Clemens walks out of D.C.’s federal courthouse a free man (Post)

Housing shakeup returns Michael Kelly to D.C. government (Post)

Does Progression Place really need another $2.7 million in city aid? (DCFPI)

Harry Jaffe sees trouble for Verizon Center signs deal: “How can it look good ... when [Ted Leonsis] strolls the halls and asks the council to look favorably on a piece of legislation that will favor him alone?” (Examiner)

Police union pushes back on Cathy Lanier’s benefits package (WaTimes)

Big gaps remain in assistance for parents of adopted children (Post)

David Grosso says he’s already collected enough signatures to get on the at-large ballot (Grosso At-Large)

Robber, 62, foiled at Rhode Island Avenue McDonald’s (WUSA-TV)

Somebody’s damaged a whole bunch of cash (Legal Times)

Democratic party loyalty uber alles (Loose Lips)

Late delivery of Metro cars could complicate Silver Line opening (Examiner)

One DYRS ward pleads guilty, one is sentenced (WaTimes)

Bikeshare users: Bikeshare is useful (DCist)

D.C.’s government condom distribution effort is rare in the U.S. (GlobalPost)

Spending fears kill temporary urbanism at Federal Triangle (Housing Complex)

Architect testifies the Occubarn was safe (WaTimes)

Yes, the old Frazier’s Funeral Home will be condos (PoP)

He’s the best! (@CreateDC)