The tavern’s demise marks a new chapter in the sleepy Northeast neighborhood. (Jeffrey Porter for The Washington Post)

In other news:

You’re invited: The Washington Post “Behind the Headlines” forum on leadership and accountability in city government (D.C. Wire)

Michael Brown slips through ballot challenge, but key hearing remains (Post, Loose Lips, Examiner, WAMU-FM)

Cathy Lanier, aka “Blondie,” says, “I don’t see me being a politician” (Washingtonian)

A last, last-ditch appeal from Georgia Avenue Wal-Mart foes could delay September groundbreaking (WBJ)

Generally speaking, it appears you can zoom past a traffic camera doing 10 mph over the limit with impunity (DCist)

The “sad joke” that is the state of D.C. voting rights activism (Loose Lips)

But Chinese TV is on it! (CCTV)

And we’ll have billboards in Charlotte! (DCist)

Why not just unite everyone behind a no-taxation strategy? (Post letter)

What a rebuilt Woodridge Library will look like (DCmud)

School Without Walls principal’s secret to success: “If a rule makes no sense to him, he pretends it is not there” (Post column)

CFSA division devoted to moving kids out of foster care is being disbanded (Post)

Bickering over whether Vincent Gray was contacted by lottery investigators (Examiner)

Bickering over whether the D.C. lottery owes the IRS money for handing over bad winner data (WBJ)

Gray gets involved in Informer contract dispute, sends “letter of concern” (Informer)

Bryan Weaver on why the “public trust” is important (HuffPo)

Who can help the city lure a “world-class educational or university user” to St. Elizabeths east campus? (WBJ)

Man’s body decomposed in back yard more than a week before being found by police (WJLA-TV)

MPD’s focus on robberies have tamped down incident spike (WaTimes)

A common-sense defense of the zoning rewrite (GGW)

WTU president sees “sense of calmness” on opening day of school (Informer)

MLK Memorial quote could be fixed as soon as next month (WAMU-FM)

IG: Employees at D.C. General shelter have criminal backgrounds (Examiner)

Former UDC law professor is suing over being denied tenure (Legal Times)

Teen implicated in string of robberies is charged with murder (Post)

Break-in killing of H Street NE shop owner? (WRC-TV)

Gearheads seem to think suspects in Capitol Hill beating were driving a Hyundai (Jalopnik)

“Homelessness, social misery on the rise” in D.C. (World Socialist Web Site)

Ex-player is suing D.C. United for $12 million over injury (Soccer Insider)

D.C. still has few residents without health insurance (Post, Examiner)

The renovated Turner Elementary is open (@mayorvincegray, WUSA-TV)

Sanctioning questions remove an opponent from Friendship Collegiate’s football schedule (Post)

Marion Barry reality show isn’t dead yet (City Desk)

Jon Voight knows Adrian Fenty and Michelle Rhee as “that mayor and that woman” (DCist)

Kaya Henderson is on Twitter but is yet to tweet (@HendersonKaya)

David Alpert does not think AAA’s John Townsend took the speed camera meeting seriously enough (GGW)

TV series “H Street” is “not actually about politics” (Post)

This guy’s a big cheese (Young & Hungry)