‘Good Trouble Candlelight Vigil for Democracy’ at Black Lives Matter Plaza in D.C. (photos)

July 18, 2021

Hundreds of advocates for voting and civil rights assembled on Black Lives Matter Plaza, a few blocks from the White House on Saturday, July 17, to mark the one year […]

Black Lives Matter Plaza One-Year Anniversary

June 5, 2021

Join Fit DC on Black Lives Matter Plaza on June 5 at 11:30AM About this event Join Fit DC on Black Lives Matter Plaza. When: Saturday, June 5 at 11:30am […]

Police Chief Robert Contee on Crime Prevention, Security, Police Reform

May 24, 2021

“A safe community is important in all the work we do and if people do not feel safe in their community, then we still have important work to do,” said Robert […]

‘The Future of Policing’ Focuses on Reform

May 17, 2021

Shortly after the D.C. Council voted unanimously to confirm Robert J. Contee III as Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, the Office of the D.C. Auditor and the Council for […]

What’s Out and What’s In?

December 9, 2020

One day, we’ll look back and … wish we hadn’t. But, for now, here’s our highly idiosyncratic look at “What’s Out and What’s In” at the end of this exceptionally strange year.

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.

Extra Precautions Against Crime, Possible Violence in Georgetown

November 2, 2020

Memories of the violence in May and June, when stores were pillaged in the aftermath of Black Lives Matter protests against abusive policing, have made businesses wary.

Protesters Block Wisconsin Ave. for Hours

September 17, 2020

On Wednesday afternoon and early evening, the CVS at 2226 Wisconsin Ave. NW was closed while some 20 young people blocked the street in front of the store. 

Counterproductive Protesters

August 12, 2020

Lately, some Black Lives Matter protesters have pivoted from marching in parks and along streets in commercial districts to take their message to residential areas. Whether frightening pedestrians and motorists […]