Exclusive Interview: Robert White, Top Rival to Mayor Muriel Bowser  

May 13, 2022

As Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) seeks to become the first woman elected to a third term in office this fall as the District’s chief executive, her top rival in the […]

Duke Ellington Takeover: Council Member Pinto Offers Clarifications

February 28, 2022

Following our Feb. 24 article “Amid Scandal, Duke Ellington School to Transfer to DCPS,” Ward 2 Council Member Brooke Pinto contacted The Georgetowner to clarify positions she and Ward 2’s […]

Covid in D.C.: Uncertainty, Tighter Regulations, Defiance, Fear, Shrugs

January 31, 2022

The course of the Covid-19 pandemic and reactions to it during the last week of January 2022 in Washington, D.C., including Georgetown, reflects what the entire nation is experiencing: uncertainty, […]

Downtowner News Briefs, Dec. 13

December 13, 2021

TikTok Signs Lease Near Union Market   The popular social media platform TikTok is opening an outpost in the District. According to Bisnow, TikTok’s China-based parent company ByteDance signed a lease near Union Market in Northeast D.C. TikTok announced earlier this year […]

Council Member Pinto Outlines 2022 Top Priorities  


At City Center DC’s annual holiday Christmas tree lighting celebration this past Saturday, Nov. 27, Ward 2 Council member Brooke Pinto spoke warmly about the deeper meanings of Christmas this year to a TV […]

Ellington Field Renovation Plans Include New Amenities 

December 6, 2021

Plans to upgrade the neighborhood Ellington track and field park and add community amenities under an approved $3.5 million city parks budget, were presented by DC Department of Parks and […]

First Day Fully Open for ‘Full-Up’ Hyde-Addison School

August 30, 2021

D.C. Public Schools opened fully to all students today, Aug. 30, and the atmosphere appeared to be – subdued excitement.  At least at Georgetown’s only public elementary school, Hyde-Addison. “The […]

D.C.’s Approved 2022 Budget Fueled by Fed Funds

August 16, 2021

A slightly amended $17.5 billion, 2022 fiscal budget for the District of Columbia was approved unanimously by the D.C. Council in its second required vote on Aug. 10. Mayor Muriel […]

Downtowner News: Nats, Amtrak Back; Contact Tracing Ends; Full Fall for DCPS

June 21, 2021

Amtrak Restores Service on Long-Distance Routes   Amtrak has restored its long-distance routes after reducing service due to the global pandemic last year. As of last week, its trains resumed carrying passengers on routes like the Crescent, that serves […]

ANC 2E: DDOT, DC Water, Speed Limits, New High School

February 27, 2021

At tonight’s virtual meeting, the District Department of Transportation will give a presentation about its 2020 accomplishments and 2021 goals for Ward 2.