Brooke Pinto to Tell Latest on Crime Bill at Monday’s ANC Meeting

February 29, 2024

An aggressive omnibus crime punishment bill, developed by Ward 2 Council member Brooke Pinto, is facing its second vote of approval on Tuesday, March 5. At 7 p.m. on Monday, […]

Downtowner: New Divorce Law; Metro Fares; Cicadas; Carjackings

February 14, 2024

D.C. Law Removes Waiting Period Before Divorce   There’s a new law in the District jettisoning the waiting period for couples who want to divorce. The law is in response to […]

Crime: Rash of Car Vandalism in Woodley Park; Georgetown Rabbi Attacked; DOJ Intervenes on D.C. Crime

January 29, 2024

Friday in Woodley Park this past Jan. 27 was no easy stroll for residents who had parked in the neighborhood the night before and then woke up to TV news […]

First ANC Meeting of 2024 Confronts Crime and Bagels 

January 10, 2024

The first 2024 meeting of the Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E) on Jan. 8 dealt with last year’s continuing problems as well as looking to the year ahead.   Rising […]

Editorial & Opinion: Time to Think of Creative Solutions to Prevent Homicide

As the new year rolled in, readers of the Washington Post were greeted by this front-page story: “2023 Was District’s Deadliest Year in More Than Two Decades: The City Recorded […]

Georgetown ‘Pot Shops’ Flourishing as City Licensing Delayed

January 4, 2024

As many have noticed, cannabis “gifting shops” and dispensaries have been scrambling energetically – and often furtively – to set up shop behind Georgetown storefronts, to the delight of marijuana […]

ANC Tackles Parks, Public Spaces, Crime, Leaf Collection 

November 6, 2023

She tried. She really did. Gwen Lohse, chair of ANC 2E, had timed each item of her lengthy November ANC meeting – held Oct. 29, all remote – to a reasonable time […]

Crime: City and Its Council Need to Get Real  

August 16, 2023

On Aug. 7, Ward 8 Council member Trayon White made headlines as he suggested the use of the D.C. National Guard to combat the city’s unrelenting lawlessness and violence.  “The […]

Citizens Meet with Police and Brooke Pinto on Crime

August 14, 2023

Considering recent criminal activity on the 3300 block of N Street, the Public Safety Committee of the Citizens Association of Georgetown and neighbors met with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second […]

Profs & Pints DC: The Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels

April 24, 2023

Profs and Pints DC presents: “The Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels,” with Dan Schneider, who researches the fight against drug trafficking and teaches courses on transnational crime as an assistant […]