April Downtowner: Caps, Wizards; Office Space

April 7, 2024

Capitals, Wizards Commit to Capital One Arena  It looks like the Capitals and the Wizards are staying put in Gallery Place after all. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s plan to build […]

Mayor Bowser Pushes for Downtown, RFK Stadium

March 4, 2024

The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR4984 last week, which would allow the D.C. government to begin to redevelop the RFK Stadium area. Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a prepared […]

Opinion: What Happened to Historic, Safe, and Clean Georgetown?

February 12, 2024

I have lived in Georgetown for more than 30 years – first on 32nd Street with my wife, Noel, and then on P Street where I raised my three children. […]

Crime: ‘Secure DC Omnibus’ Crime Package Clears D.C. Council; Georgetown Spa Robbery


One vote down, one to go. With the mayor’s full endorsement, Ward 2 Council member Brooke Pinto’s “Secure DC Omnibus” crime package passed unanimously Feb. 6, with amendments, in the […]

Crime: Omnibus Crime Bill Up for Vote; Carjacking Victim Mourned in Georgetown

February 5, 2024

Georgetown’s primary legislative crime-fighter – Ward 2 Council member Brooke Pinto, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety of the D.C. Council – is urging her constituents […]

Education: Some Hopeful News on D.C.’s ‘Reading Crisis’ 

January 22, 2024

Although D.C. public school students are suffering through a well-documented “reading crisis,” some hopeful signs for progress appear to be emerging on the city’s horizon.  Representing Ward 2 on the […]

Crime: Massive Crime Bill Up for D.C. Council Vote; Local Reports

January 16, 2024

Crime in the nation’s capital was a major focus of national headlines last year owing to the city’s spike in carjackings, vehicle thefts, armed robberies of members of Congress, its […]

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 […]

Crime & Safety: City’s Homicide Rate Spikes; Glover Park’s Crime Surges; Local Reports

January 2, 2024

For the New Year, could Washington’s new Police Chief Pamela A. Smith possibly not include reducing the city’s homicide levels as one of her chief resolutions for 2024? Front page […]

Crime: D.C.’s ‘Real-Time Crime Center’, CAG’s Public Safety Efforts, Local Reports

December 11, 2023

Yes, crime is up. But, so are public safety efforts.  From the Office of the Mayor, to Ward 2 Council member Brooke Pinto’s headquarters, to the Citizens Association of Georgetown, […]