Mayor and D.C. Officials Reassure DC Residents on Inauguration Security Precautions

January 18, 2021

On the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 20, the 59th U.S. presidential inauguration is scheduled to take place outside the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building — site of a riotous insurrection that left 5 people dead on Wednesday, Jan. 6 — as executive power under the Constitution is slated to transfer to President Joseph […]

Brooke Pinto on the Insurrection and the Council’s 2021 Priorities

January 13, 2021

At the start of the new year, the District Council gained its first female majority since the late 1990s and its first African American majority since 2012. With the elections of Janeese Lewis George (D-Ward 4) and Christina Henderson (I-At-Large), many political analysts see the city’s 13-member legislative body shifting left. After winning the special […]

Richard ‘Dick’ Thornburgh, 1932-2020

January 7, 2021

The only Republican to serve successive terms as governor of Pennsylvania, Thornburgh provided principled and effective leadership during a major public health emergency.

The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 3

December 31, 2020

As the nation has expanded and transformed, Georgetown has adapted to hardships and flourished. And in many fascinating ways, the city’s earlier experiences have paralleled our own.

The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 2

December 28, 2020

In the hope of keeping the challenges of 2020, the year now ending, in perspective, here is the second of three looks into Georgetown’s past.

The Life of Georgetown From 1620 to 2020, Part 1

December 24, 2020

As the nation has expanded and transformed, Georgetown has adapted to hardships and flourished. And in many fascinating ways, the city’s earlier experiences have paralleled our own. 

Bowser Names Robert Contee New Chief of Police

December 23, 2020

In tapping Contee, 48, a native Washingtonian who began his career in 1989 as an MPD cadet, the mayor chose to forgo a nationwide search to replace outgoing Chief Peter Newsham.

Exclusive Interview With Departing MPD Chief Peter Newsham

December 3, 2020

The Georgetowner sat down with Newsham on a Zoom call to discuss D.C. policing in the era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, District Council conflicts and rising crime in Georgetown.

Q St. Skeletal Remains: Unanswered Questions


The District’s Historic Preservation Office, forensics experts from the National Museum of Natural History and local historians are grappling with how to interpret the findings.

As Cold Weather Hits, More Help for Unsheltered

November 11, 2020

Georgetown Ministry Center, dedicated to “ending homelessness one person at a time,” is responding with new leadership and expanded programs.