Downtowner News: Metro Ridership Up, D.C. Gov’t In!

July 12, 2021

D.C. Government Employees Back in Office  As of today, D.C. Government employees are back in their offices. They’ll be greeted with lots of welcome back perks including free food, Pilates classes and festive […]

Downtowner DC: Razor Wire, E-Mopeds, Schools, Metrorail, Crime

March 1, 2021

Lime’s e-moped addition will make the company the first micro-mobility provider to offer three shared electric vehicle types on one platform.

Will Georgetown Get a Public High School?

February 22, 2021

Among the preliminary ideas is to convert Hardy Middle School at 1819 35th St. NW into a public high school.

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.

Jelleff Center Feasibility Study: Déjà Vu 

December 7, 2020

The renovation — or perhaps reconstruction — of the S Street center is expected to be a top priority for newly elected Ward 2 Council representative Brooke Pinto. 

GOP Candidate for Ward 2 Council Seat Drops Out

September 10, 2020

On Sept. 10, Katherine Venice, a self-identified “reformer of capitalism” who is virulently anti-Trump, formally removed her name from the Nov. 3 ballot.

Brooke Pinto’s ‘Business Perspective’

August 10, 2020

As the youngest District Council member ever elected and the first woman to represent Ward 2, Democrat Brooke Pinto, 28, is off to a running start.

D.C.’s Democratic Delegates Go Virtual


The Democratic National Convention was to take place in Milwaukee from July 13 to 16. But that was before COVID-19. 

Ward 2 Council Member-Elect Brooke Pinto to Be Sworn In June 29

June 18, 2020

The term will last through this year, then Pinto, the youngest Council member and the first Ward 2 rep to succeed Jack Evans in almost 30 years, will likely continue in a new term in 2021.

Brooke Pinto Wins Ward 2 Race

June 7, 2020

A former assistant D.C. attorney general, Pinto was endorsed by D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rep. Joe Kennedy and the Washington Post.