Mayor’s Reduced D.C. Budget Difficult to Label

March 23, 2023

“Scant,” “Fair Shot,” “Comeback”?   District spokespeople, analysts and journalists are struggling with how to describe the new budget for Washington, D.C., that Mayor Muriel Bowser presented in her final $19.7 billion, […]

Tech Tip: ‘Smartphones’ and ‘Innovation’ No Longer Synonymous

March 20, 2023

From Computerware, Inc.: Smartphones are, in a word, ubiquitous. With 86.29 percent of the global population owning a smartphone in 2023 (according to Statista), one would think — pretty justifiably […]

Mapping Georgetown: Authors, Cats Inhabit Oak Hill Cemetery’s Gate House

There’s been a changing of the guard at our Oak Hill Cemetery! If you pass by the 22-acre marvel at 3001 R Street NW often or occasionally, and think you’re […]

Downtowner News: March 2023

New Head of 911 Call Center in D.C. Wants Complete Overhaul   Heather McGaffin, the new acting director of the Office of Unified Communications (the agency that operates D.C.’s 911 call […]

Investigation Forced Resignation of Deputy Mayor Falcicchio 

Last Friday, Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio suddenly resigned his two positions in D.C. government.  He was arguably the second most powerful person in D.C.’s executive branch, serving as Chief of […]

Remembering P. Wesley ‘Wes’ Foster (1933-2023) 

P. Wesley “Wes” Foster, Jr., founder and chairman of the Long & Foster Companies, parent company of Long & Foster Real Estate, died March 17 at his home in Alexandria. […]

Crime: New Second District Commander; Data Analysis, Local Crime

New Commander in Town There’s a new police commander in town. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) announced March 13 that Commander John Branch of MPD’s Seventh District – a nearly […]

Why I’m Running for President

March 16, 2023

By Charles T. Pinck Since our political system is incapable of solving big problems, I am running for President of the United States to solve small ones and make life […]

New Leadership at Long & Foster

Long & Foster announced major changes this week. They have a new CEO and president as well as a new president of Long & Foster Real Estate. Patrick Bain will […]

3 Dead in Rock Creek Parkway Crash

March 15, 2023

This news report was updated, noon, Thursday, March 16. Three persons died at the scene after an overnight crash on Rock Creek Parkway — and two others are hospitalized. The […]