Embassy of Saudi Arabia’s New Street Address: ‘Jamal Khashoggi Way’

June 16, 2022

On June 15, at 1:14 p.m., members of Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) alongside D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, Ward 2 Council member […]

2022 Endorsements: Bowser, Mendelson, Schwalb  

June 15, 2022

While the Ward 2 election ballot may be thin, The Georgetowner shall weigh in on the June 21 Democratic primary, with early voting and mail-in ballots already happening. Let’s deal […]

ANC 2E December Report: Greenheart Juice, BID Plan on Expanded Sidewalks

December 1, 2021

Greenheart Juice Shop Denied BZA Support Due to Traffic Concerns Alicia Swanstrom, founder of Greenheart Juice Shop, spoke before the commission and requested support for a Board of Zoning Adjustment […]

Georgetown Lawyer Protests Protests

August 6, 2020

Georgetown resident and lawyer Don Crockett sent a formal letter to the mayor decrying certain protests in Georgetown, as well as the May 31 looting that followed the downtown protests.

Council Overturns Ad Tax

July 23, 2020

The tax, strongly opposed by The Georgetowner and other area news media, would have deeply hurt local newspapers and small businesses.

Council Approves Tax Increases, Cuts to Police

July 13, 2020

Against the mayor’s urging to hold off, the Council voted to raise an extra $63 million by increasing some business and other taxes, including a three-percent tax on all advertising.  

D.C.’s Fiscal 2021 Budget Rosier Than Expected

May 18, 2020

While pay increases and new positions have been largely canceled or postponed for the next four years, only some 14 layoffs and no furloughs of D.C. employees are expected.

COVID-19 Update: D.C. Deaths Hit 24; Emergency Measures Planned

April 6, 2020

Mayor Muriel Bowser and District Council Chairman Phil Mendelson discussed “tough choices,” such as a hiring and pay freeze for most of D.C. government and a $600-million budget cut.

D.C. Statehood Passes Committee: Now on to the House

February 12, 2020

The bill, H.R.5803, introduced by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), is supported by 233 sponsors, a historic high number.

Jack Evans Files to Run in Both June Elections for His Old Seat

January 28, 2020

He’s baaaack … already. Just ten days after leaving his Ward 2 District Council seat that he held for almost 29 years, Jack Evans filed papers with the Board of […]