Are We Normalizing Crime?   

September 14, 2022

As we began to write this editorial, we noticed lots of commentary on the growing persistence of crime, close to home and across the nation. We noted the tragic loss […]

Wawa Shooting Rattles Georgetown

August 31, 2022

An apparently homeless and mentally disturbed man fired shots in and outside the Wawa convenience store at 1222 Wisconsin Ave. NW around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 30. Metropolitan Police Officers […]

Georgetown BID Employee Murdered

August 22, 2022

On Aug. 11, MPD Second District Commander Duncan Bedlion appeared on the scene to answer reporters’ questions about an apparent drive-by double-shooting from a “silver car” in the Dupont Circle […]

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 […]

Palisades 4th of July Parade Lights Up MacArthur Blvd.

July 5, 2022

Photos by Patrick G. Ryan The 56th annual Fourth of July parade in Washington, D.C.’s Palisades neighborhood made a strong and sunny comeback this year. The happily, loosey-goosey, fun-loving mixture […]

Exclusive Interview: Mayor Muriel Bowser Has ‘Best Job in Washington’ and Plans to Keep It 

June 15, 2022

Mayor Muriel Bowser met with Georgetowner staffers at their office next to the C&O Canal on the hottest day of the year so far, May 31, to discuss what she […]

Crime Report: A Mid-May Dip; Investigations Ongoing

May 31, 2022

Metropolitan Police Department representative, Sgt. Robinson, spoke before the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E to give a crime update for the Georgetown area at its monthly meeting held on May 2. […]

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 […]

Citizens’ Annual Meeting: Bowser Q&A, Members Honored 

May 11, 2022

A vigorous annual meeting of the Citizens Association of Georgetown at Dumbarton House on May 3 featured a good hour-long earnest face-to-face town-meeting-style Q&A with Mayor Muriel Bowser and another […]

Crime & Public Safety: Bodies in Potomac, Carjackings, Robberies

April 18, 2022

Last week, two bodies were discovered in the Potomac River in the area of Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, D.C., in just as many days, according to the Metropolitan Police […]