Georgetowner Ed Emes Dies at the Age of 91

December 9, 2020

From the Emes family:

Edward L. Emes, Jr., 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 27.

Born on April 23, 1929 in New York City to the late Edward L. Emes and Ruth Lippe-Detmold Emes, …

Downtowner DC: Panda Cub Named, Turkeys Pardoned

December 7, 2020

Help for Restaurant That Fed Neediest

For the past five years, Sakina Halal Grill, at 1108 K St. NW, has had an open-door policy for the unsheltered, permitting them to sit down for a free meal. Owner Kazi Mannan has …

Mayor’s Holiday Update on COVID

December 1, 2020

“We expect more cases,” said D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Nov. 30 at her post-Thanksgiving press conference.  While the District had urged residents to stay at home during the holidays to avoid spreading COVID-19, the mayor had backup orders. “For …

Big Gift Helps Citizens Association Move to 30th St.

November 30, 2020

The Citizens Association of Georgetown is on the move — thanks to the biggest donation it has ever gotten.

Because of a legacy gift — from the Trust of A. Michael Sullivan, Jr. — that requires it purchase a building …

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham Resigns

November 25, 2020

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham will resign his post after the inauguration to head up the police force at nearby Prince William County, Virginia, on Feb. 1. The news was announced on the evening of Nov. 24.

Newsham, who …

Bowser Adjusts COVID Restrictions, Discourages Thanksgiving Travel

November 23, 2020

Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an array of rollbacks to D.C.’s Phase Two restrictions amid the latest increase in COVID-19 case rates and deaths across the nation. She also discouraged traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday.

“Washingtonians are strongly encouraged not to …

Bowser: $100 Million to Help Retail, Restaurants, Hotels, Entertainment

November 19, 2020

From the Office of the Mayor:

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) announced Nov. 18 the Bridge Fund, a $100 million investment in businesses and workers grappling with the COVID-19 …

Swan Song for Trumpers in D.C. (photos)

November 14, 2020

On the same day, Nov. 14, that Fox News, CNN and other news outlets said President-elect Joseph Biden won 306 electoral votes, matching President Donald Trump’s numbers from four years ago, more than 15,000 Trump supporters held rallies in Washington, …

Saturday Homicide, Thursday Manhunt Shake Up Georgetown

November 9, 2020

There was a fatal shooting early on Saturday, Nov. 7, near the intersection of 33rd and Water (K) Streets NW, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Police discovered Franklin Hernandez Arevalo of Alexandria, Virginia, who died at the scene around …

D.C. Celebrates Joe Biden Win (photos)

November 7, 2020

Washington, D.C., home to the president and the rest of us in the nation’s capital, had a very nice Saturday — for most of us, anyway.

The moment the Associated Press made the call on Nov. 7 that Joe Biden …