News & Politics
December 2023 Downtowner News
Downtowner News: Metro Ridership Up, D.C. Gov’t In!
July 12, 2021•
D.C. Government Employees Back in Office As of today, D.C. Government employees are back in their offices. They’ll be greeted with lots of welcome back perks including free food, Pilates classes and festive […]
Downtowner News: Nats, Amtrak Back; Contact Tracing Ends; Full Fall for DCPS
June 21, 2021•
Amtrak Restores Service on Long-Distance Routes Amtrak has restored its long-distance routes after reducing service due to the global pandemic last year. As of last week, its trains resumed carrying passengers on routes like the Crescent, that serves […]
To Mask or Not in D.C.? It’s Confusing
May 3, 2021•
New regulations issues by Mayor Bowser provided for some loosening of mask requirements, specifying about a dozen situations where masks did not have to be worn outdoors.
Downtowner DC: Razor Wire, E-Mopeds, Schools, Metrorail, Crime
March 1, 2021•
Lime’s e-moped addition will make the company the first micro-mobility provider to offer three shared electric vehicle types on one platform.
Downtowner DC: Fireworks, Lloyd Austin, Nats Apparel, HQ2
February 8, 2021•
Here is a round up of the latest news items from around town, including the Council’s override of two mayoral vetoes and several non-COVID fatalities.
Downtowner DC: Vaccine, Bus Fares, Boebert’s Glock
January 11, 2021•
Acting D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee warned that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) will be subject to the same penalties as any other person caught in D.C. carrying a firearm.
Downtowner DC: Holiday Market, Wilson High, Tidal Basin
November 16, 2020•
Choosing not to let COVID get in its way, the open-air market at 8th and F Streets NW, which opens on Friday, Nov. 20, will have new health and safety protocols in place.
Downtowner DC: Eisenhower Memorial, Franklin Park, 202Creates
September 21, 2020•
The Eisenhower Memorial is open, 202Creates Month is underway and there’s a new app for copter-watchers. Also, due to the pandemic, D.C. expects a 50-percent drop in tourism.
Downtowner DC: March on Washington, Eateries, Bedbugs
August 24, 2020•
Kramerbooks will stay put in Dupont for at least three years and a new spot for socially-distanced drinking opened in Shaw.
Downtowner DC July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020•
NAACP TO MOVE HEADQUARTERS TO D.C. The NAACP, headquartered in Baltimore since 1986, will relocate to the Frank D. Reeves Center for Municipal Affairs at 14th and U Streets NW […]