How to Help Afghan Refugees: Donations Accepted at Berliner, Lapis

August 19, 2021

The takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban has triggered a rush of refugees from that Central Asian nation. In Washington, D.C., friends of the Afghan people are asking how they […]

Council Member Pinto and Georgetown BID Pursue Humane Tent Encampment Strategies 

August 18, 2021

In this pandemic summer, tent encampments of unhoused residents seem to be popping up everywhere across the District. What is to be done?  For those suffering homelessness in the harsh urban landscape, how […]

We Spoke with D.C.’s Homeless Residents


Most of us may not have noticed them — tent encampments popping up around the city.   Family-size tents with furniture suggestive of more permanent stays. The unhoused people in the parks and in the fringes appear to be preparing for the worst […]

D.C.’s Approved 2022 Budget Fueled by Fed Funds

August 16, 2021

A slightly amended $17.5 billion, 2022 fiscal budget for the District of Columbia was approved unanimously by the D.C. Council in its second required vote on Aug. 10. Mayor Muriel […]

Van Gogh Show Dazzles

August 12, 2021

We’ve been hearing the hype about “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.” It certainly sounds appealing: an interactive visual extravaganza — light projections, virtual reality — on the life and works […]

Business Ins & Outs: Whole Foods to Open by Fall

August 9, 2021

The Glover Park Whole Foods Market grocery store, closed since March 2017, is on track to open very soon. Neighbors routinely ask about it, and various media keep buzzing about […]

New D.C. Water Project to Improve Health of the Potomac River

August 2, 2021

Activity along K Street and Water Street on the Georgetown waterfront never seems to stop — whether people, bikes, cars or utility crews.  This time, DC Water contractors are doing […]

Mapping Georgetown’s Rose Park Visit Sparks New Recollections: Tell Your Story 

July 26, 2021

A unique table dedicated to the art of preservation appeared at the Georgetown Farmers Market at Rose Park last Wednesday — not of the pickling or canning variety, however, but […]

Mayor Ends D.C.’s ‘Public Health Emergency’ While Retaining Emergency Powers


At 4:06 p.m. on Saturday July 24, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser took to Twitter to proclaim an end to the District’s coronavirus “public health emergency.” To allow for a “nimble” […]