Cultural Power Breakfast: GWU’s Corcoran: ‘A Very Different School’ 

March 27, 2023

Of the storied institution that was the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design, Dr. Lauren Onkey, director since 2021 of George Washington University’s Corcoran School of […]

Georgetown Main Street Boosts Small Businesses

Georgetown Main Street — a non-profit that promotes and supports small businesses along the Wisconsin Avenue commercial corridor — met March 22 for its annual meeting at Fathom Gallery in […]

Crime: D.C. Shooting Deaths Mount While MPD Short-Staffed, GU Sex Assaults

Carjackings, MPD Short-Staffing and Congressional Scrutiny As nationwide attention continues to focus on D.C.’s rising crime rates following the U.S. Senate’s recent overturning of the D.C. Council’s Revised Criminal Code […]

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, […]

Downtowner News: March 2023

March 20, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On The Hill: Senate Override of D.C. Criminal Code Anti-Climactic

March 9, 2023

On Wednesday afternoon March 8, this Georgetowner Senior Correspondent drove with some excitement to the U.S. Senate to cover the big D.C. and national story that had seen breathless headlines […]

Editorial: Doing the Safety Dance

March 8, 2023

The Criminal Code Brouhaha Is an Opportunity to Do Better    The District’s new criminal code bill is in limbo, after D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson pulled the legislation out of […]