Early Swimming Pool Closure Is All Wet

September 12, 2018

Washington, D.C., has plenty to brag about as a great place to live and even to raise kids. One reason is the number of public swimming pools around the city. […]

Enough Already With Sidewalk Widening

August 22, 2018

Some dogs won’t hunt, even after months or years of wanting them to. Georgetown is experiencing just such a dilemma. A good sounding project is proposed: “Why not widen the […]

A Rally and a Parade, Deflated


Usually, when the District of Columbia is referenced in the national media, it comes from television reporters planted on the White House lawn or in front of the Supreme Court. […]

A Fund for Community Newspapers?

August 8, 2018

It’s the dog days of summer and — while we’d love to be able to relax a bit and go rollin’ on the river with our pups — the news […]

Yes, Reading Is Fundamental

July 25, 2018

With this issue focusing on books and reading, The Georgetowner asked non-profit RIF to explain its mission and work. Twenty-five million children in the United States can’t read proficiently, and […]

Rising Homeless Presence Requires New Focus


With the warm weather, the tents of presumably homeless people are increasingly visible along the river walkways, in the new bikeways and under the freeways and bridges of Georgetown. Their […]

Ready to Grade K St. Bike Lanes?

July 11, 2018

The Georgetowner asked readers to submit comments about the new bike-lane configuration on K and Water Streets. The newly installed lanes — not yet permanent —are part of a District […]

Council Should Void Initiative 77 Vote


Initiative 77 — the “One Fair Wage DC” proposal that would require restaurants and bars to pay all their employees, including those who get tips, a $15-an-hour minimum wage by […]

Thank You, Ted. Thank You, Abe.

June 20, 2018

In the midst of a news cycle that won’t let up, the extraordinary pleasures connected with the triumph of the Washington Capitals remain strong. So instead of delving deep — […]

Non-D.C. Residents Must Pay Tuition


When the stunningly redesigned Duke Ellington School of the Arts at last reopened in August of 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser called it the “premier performing arts high school in the […]