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.

Georgetown Main Street Is Helping the Wisconsin Ave. Corridor Thrive 


With newly elected leadership, the group is seeking not only to expand direct grants and services to businesses but to rejuvenate adjoining neighborhoods by “connecting communities.”

Georgetown Commercial Real Estate Shifts to Smaller, More Vibrant Start-Ups

September 17, 2020

As national-brand retailers declare bankruptcy across the United States and the coronavirus pandemic has triggered the worst economic contraction since the Great Depression, the commercial real estate sector in Georgetown […]

Virtual Learning Is Here to Stay

August 13, 2020

“There’s been more experimentation with pedagogy in the last five months at Georgetown than in the last 200 years.” — Douglas Reed of Georgetown University As the nation grapples with […]

Brooke Pinto’s ‘Business Perspective’

August 10, 2020

As the youngest District Council member ever elected and the first woman to represent Ward 2, Democrat Brooke Pinto, 28, is off to a running start.

Bike Fever

July 15, 2020

FIGHTING PANDEMIC STRESS, D.C. RESIDENTS TAKE TO 2 WHEELS As the summer sunshine glows, a resurgence of bike fever has hit the residents of the nation’s capital. Renewed interest in biking in the bright open air, after months of pandemic lockdown, has spiked demand at local bike shops, which are struggling to maintain inventories as their global supply chains hit bottlenecks. Fortunately, for those seeking solace in the joys of recreational or commuter bicycling, Washington, D.C. — home to hundreds of miles of vaunted scenic bike trails — continues […]

Deli’s Plans Perk Up Students, Residents

June 29, 2020

The bright pink corner store at 35th and O Streets NW — a local Instagram icon — will soon be transformed into Call Your Mother: A Jew-ish Deli.