Georgetowners of the Year for 2020

December 11, 2020

The naming of Georgetowners of the Year has been a tradition of The Georgetowner newspaper for decades. In this pandemic year, The Georgetowner newspaper salutes longtime residents and businesspersons who have given freely of their time, making our special neighborhood …

‘Georgetown Karen’ Confronted by Street Protesters

July 27, 2020

A section of Wisconsin Avenue and Q Street NW in Georgetown was partially blocked off by Metropolitan Police around 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, when about a dozen protesters with noisemakers — protesting noise pollution in neighborhoods of color …

Mathews Will Run to Succeed Gibbons on ANC

June 8, 2020

Topher Mathews, who launched the neighborhood blog the Georgetown Metropolitan in 2008, will seek to replace Joe Gibbons on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E. He made the announcement in a June 8 blog post headlined: “I’m Running For ANC.”

Under a …

Conspiracy Theory Links 5G to COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Do 5G broadband systems — dominated by research and production in China — transmit COVID-19? That was one of the latest conspiracy theories making the internet rounds. A joke, until it wasn’t, the purported 5G threat actually popped up a …

Police Raid Mr Nice Guys Again

February 3, 2020

For the second time in three months, Mr Nice Guys — a CBD smoke shop at the corner of 33rd Street and Wisconsin Ave. NW in Georgetown — was raided by police in SWAT gear. Eight armed and helmeted Metropolitan …

Streetcar to Georgetown Kaput

January 23, 2020

Plans and further studies for a proposed and much discussed DC Streetcar extension to Georgetown, running from downtown to the K Street waterfront, have now been stopped “for the foreseeable future.

The project was not included in any of …

Police Raid 2 Marijuana Pop-Ups in Georgetown

December 5, 2019

“Looking out of my office window at Wisconsin Avenue and O Street on Wednesday morning, Dec. 4, suddenly I saw between 10 and 15 police cars pull up, some going the wrong way. At least 20 officers dressed in black, …

CAG Concert in Rose Park Waves Farewell to Summer

September 23, 2019

As a hot summer waned, on its last full day, Sunday, Sept. 22, yoga began for the Welcome Back Concert in Rose Park, presented by the Citizens Association of Georgetown.

Neighborhood newcomer Uprising Yoga Center got people stretching, and then …

Burning Questions About Jelleff Center Plans

May 20, 2019

The Jelleff Recreation Center at 3265 S St. NW, owned by the District Department of Parks and Recreation and managed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, was the compelling topic of a standing-room-only town meeting at the Georgetown …

Small Cells Competition Heats Up: Poles or Rooftops?

February 25, 2019

The advent of a new generation of high-speed wireless services known as 5G seems to be a given — even though it hasn’t been fully designed yet. To help generate broad public and government support, Verizon recently shared an instant