Crime & Safety: MPD, D.C. Council Step Up Despite Violence, Fatalities

August 1, 2022

In the summer heat of 2022, the nation’s capital continues to grapple with issues of traffic safety and gun violence, though the D.C. Council and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) are […]

Exclusive Interview: Duncan Bedlion, Commander Second District, MPD   

July 13, 2022

What’s happening with crime in Georgetown? The Georgetowner interviewed Georgetown’s top cop, Duncan Bedlion, Commander of the Second District of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to find out whether progress […]

2022 Endorsements: Bowser, Mendelson, Schwalb  

June 15, 2022

While the Ward 2 election ballot may be thin, The Georgetowner shall weigh in on the June 21 Democratic primary, with early voting and mail-in ballots already happening. Let’s deal […]

New C&O Canal Boat to Help Revitalize Georgetown   


Upon its April 28 christening to much fanfare – with Mayor Bowser presiding – Georgetown’s new C&O Canal Boat, the “Georgetown Heritage,” launched a new era of local historical and […]

City Wildlife to the Rescue

June 13, 2022

At a fancy condo building by the C&O Canal in Georgetown, everyone knows their job. Starting in early spring, the people living on the ground floor, who have enclosed courtyards, […]

News Bytes: Jack Evans, Canal Boat, Heating Plant

May 11, 2022

Canal Boat Christened; Tours Begin  The C&O Canal boat was officially launched April 28, and public tours have begun. The new 80-foot-long boat was christened by Mayor Muriel Bowser (who […]

Ward 2 Council Member Pinto on Stemming Homelessness

April 13, 2022

The Georgetowner asked Ward 2 Council Member Brooke Pinto about her priorities for stemming  homelessness in the area. We published her response (below) as a guest column in our April […]

ANC Report: Crime, Budget, Redistricting

March 3, 2022

Public Safety  First on the agenda at this month’s ANC meeting, a public safety briefing from Lt. John Merzig of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Regarding last month’s fatal shooting […]

Hefty Renovation Request for Hardy MS Approved by Local ANCs

February 22, 2022

Resolutions for a significant renovation project for Hardy Middle School building and facilities at 1819 35th St. that could cost upwards of $100 million in budgeted District public school capital funds […]

New District Rules May Curtail Airbnbs

December 27, 2021

The multitude of home owners and renters who have been renting out their dwellings to high-paying weekend and short-term visitors as so-called “Airbnbs,” will face far stricter regulations in 2022. The […]