In Mayor’s $17.5 Billion Budget: $30 Million for Jelleff Rec, $3.5 Million for Ellington Field

June 1, 2021

The word on the budget is out. Georgetown representatives, parents and youth who use the popular but aging Jelleff Recreation Center, Boys and Girls Club and public outdoor pool at […]

The Last Gentleman: Sen. John Warner 

May 27, 2021

Five-term Republican Senator from Virginia, John Warner, 94, passed away Monday at his home in Alexandria, due to a heart problem. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Warner attended St. […]

Police Chief Robert Contee on Crime Prevention, Security, Police Reform

May 24, 2021

“A safe community is important in all the work we do and if people do not feel safe in their community, then we still have important work to do,” said Robert […]

D.C’s Pandemic ‘Turning Point’ Starts Tomorrow

May 20, 2021

Beginning 5 a.m., Friday, May 21, D.C. lifts nearly all COVID-19 restrictions on public and commercial activities, including capacity limits, types of activities, and time restrictions. The loosening does not […]

Cynthia Pepper Reed, Noted Interior Designer and Georgetown Shop Owner (1948-2021)


Cynthia Pepper Reed died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on May 13, after a valiant fight against cancer. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 7, 1948 to Virginia “Jennie” […]

Mayor to Citizens: ‘Policing at Critical Point’ 

May 17, 2021

“I believe that we are at a critical point in policing,” Mayor Muriel Bowser told the Citizens Association of Georgetown at its May 11 virtual annual meeting. “As you know, […]

D.C. Mayor to Lift Nearly All COVID Restrictions on May 21

May 10, 2021

The loosening does not include bars, nightclubs or large entertainment and sports venues, however, which will be allowed to operate only at 50-percent capacity.  

It Was Fun While It Lasted:  All Parking Enforcement Resumes June 1  


A four-month amnesty program offering drivers the opportunity to pay outstanding tickets issued before Sept. 30, 2021, will run from June 1 to Sept. 30.

C&O Canal Readies for Water, Boat, Eventually Canoes, Mules


With repairs to Locks 3 and 4 completed in 2019 and the canal wall near Grace Street and Wisconsin Avenue stabilized, it’s almost time for the water to flow.

Downtowner News: Police Shooting, Vaccine Sites, Bicyclist Killed, Cicadas

May 3, 2021

Downtowner updates for April and May D.C. Man Shot and Killed by Police  A Metropolitan Police Department officer fatally shot Terrance Maurice Parker, 36, a Black man, last Friday night. […]