Citizens Association Hosts Rat Patrol, Hears About GU’s Move-Out Program

June 12, 2023

By Christi Cline On May 18, the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s Public Health Committee hosted its second community meeting. The primary focus: the rats in Georgetown. A dedicated group of […]

Downtowner News Briefs, Nov. 8

November 8, 2021

Uptown Theater Reopening   The popular moviegoing venue established in 1936, The Uptown Theater, has entered preliminary talks to reopen. When it closed in March last year, Cleveland Park (and citywide) residents were devastated. According to […]

Solving Ward 2’s Rat Problem

October 10, 2018

Residents in Ward 2 and the rest of the District are searching for a solution to the city’s ratproblem. According to the Washington Post, calls made to 311 “are soaring” […]

Georgetown Rats Beware: The Iceman Cometh

The newest way to kill rats and other burrowing pests was introduced by Gerard Brown of the Department of Health’s rodent control division at the Oct. 1 meeting of Advisory […]

Rats: It Takes a Village

September 12, 2018

D.C. rats are back in the news. Last week, the Washington Post reported that in some D.C. neighborhoods (not Georgetown, but close), their numbers — or at least the number […]

Downtowner DC June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018

Mayor Is Now Mommy D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced late last month that she had adopted a baby girl. Bowser began her adoption journey at the end of 2017 and […]

Downtowner DC Dec. 20, 2017

December 20, 2017

‘Rat Warrior’ Testifies to Council Capitol Hill resident Susan Sedgewick is out for blood — rat blood, that is. Known as the “Rat Warrior,” she has a clipboard with a […]

D.C. Rats Go National

September 28, 2017

Uh oh. Don’t know if this is good news or bad news, but our local rats have gone national. That is to say, news about D.C.’s — and Georgetown’s — rats has […]

Will Compactors Stymie Rat Banqueting?

September 11, 2017

The District extended the deadline for compactor grant applications until 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. Grants of up to $13,500 are available.

Falafel Cited, No More Rat Banquets?

August 9, 2017

The Potomac Street rats that have acquired a taste for falafel may find that a lid has been put on their international banqueting. The new Falafel Inc takeout kitchen at […]