Bowser Taps $4 Million to Help Winterize Streateries

September 21, 2020

From the Office of the Mayor, dated Sept. 21:

Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the investment of $4 million through the new Streatery Winter Ready Grant program to assist restaurants as they winterize their outdoor dining areas and maintain outdoor …

D.C. Renaming Proposals Scrutinized

September 3, 2020

What do Hyde-Addison School, Stoddert School and Key School — as well as the Jackson Arts Center and Key Bridge Boathouse Center — have in common? Their names are on the chopping block, thanks to a D.C. commission on renaming …

Georgetown’s John Thompson, First Black Coach to Win NCAA Championship, Dies at 78

August 31, 2020

John Thompson Jr., who brought Georgetown University a national championship as well as greater national recognition, died on Aug. 31 at the age of 78, his family announced.

“We are heartbroken to share the news of the passing of our …

Republican Convention Launched With Trump’s Nomination in Charlotte

August 24, 2020

It took less than two hours for some 400 Republican delegates meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, this morning, Aug. 24, to nominate President Donald Trump as their presidential candidate for the 2020 national election on Nov. 3. The next four …

Police Seek Suspect in P St. Armed Robbery; Stabbing on 30th St.

August 20, 2020

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, around 9:30 p.m., there was a robbery at gunpoint in the 3000 block of P Street NW. The suspect was armed with a silver handgun, according to the Metropolitan Police Department and the Citizens Association of

Convention-Unlike-Any-Other Has Some Good Points

The 2020 nominating conventions for the Democratic Party, taking place this week, Aug. 17 to 20, and for the Republican Party, taking place next week, Aug. 24 to 27, are unlike any of the past, at least in one significant …

D.C. COVID Deaths Pass 600

From the Office of the Mayor:

The District’s reported data for Wednesday, August 19, 2020, includes 55 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 13,409.

The District reported one additional COVID-19 related death.


Democrats Open Unconventional Convention

August 17, 2020

The Democratic convention officially opened today, Aug. 17, at noon. It will run four days, officially launching the party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 11 p.m. But it will be unusual.

Americans and the press may …

Fire at Four Seasons Disrupts Guests, Weddings

August 15, 2020


A fire broke out in the ductwork of the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, disrupting guests, two wedding receptions, one protest and nearby businesses as smoke spread into the …

Business Ins & Outs: ICYMI Update

August 13, 2020

Though the pandemic shutdown has accelerated the departure of some already struggling businesses, all is not gloom and doom for Georgetown’s commercial corridors. There is good business news afoot in Washington’s oldest neighborhood. Still, expect a changed retail and restaurant …