Downtowner News Briefs: June 6, 2022

June 6, 2022

“Shaming Renaming” Gets D.C. Council Member Banned from Russia  D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3), helped name a block outside the Russian Embassy after a dissident the Russians are […]

The British Players to Perform in Georgetown This June


The afterglow of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee continues this week in Georgetown. The British Players will perform “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School: Nolan Center at […]

Crime Report: Capitol Police Officer Indicted for Georgetown Incident; Metrobus Stabbing


In a bizarre case, a U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officer was indicted on six counts, including federal civil rights charges after allegedly engaging in an unauthorized high-speed chase with two […]

Celebrating Pop Culture in D.C. at Awesome Con 2022 (photos)

June 5, 2022

Awesome Con, the premier pop culture festival in Washington, D.C., returned to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this past weekend, June 3-5. As an upstart version of San Diego’s […]

Lively Mayoral Debate at Georgetown’s Gaston Hall

June 2, 2022

Mayor Muriel Bowser and her main Democratic challengers, Council members Robert White and Trayon White met at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall June 1 in the only televised debate before the […]

Mapping Georgetown: Jamie Stiehm, Witness to the Capitol Riot

May 31, 2022

Today’s Mapping Georgetown author, Jamie Stiehm, was present and locked down in the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot. She will be talking about her experience on Saturday, June […]

Crime Report: A Mid-May Dip; Investigations Ongoing


Metropolitan Police Department representative, Sgt. Robinson, spoke before the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E to give a crime update for the Georgetown area at its monthly meeting held on May 2. […]

Memorial Weekend in the Nation’s Capital: Honoring Those Who Served (photos)


“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” — anonymous  For most Americans, the Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, conjuring up images of cook-outs and visits […]

Council Passes 2023 Budget; Awaits Mayor’s Signature

May 30, 2022

The Council of the District of Columbia passed Mayor Bowser’s $19.5 billion 2023 budget on May 24. It was the culmination of a long unique District process that takes months […]

D.C. Awards $6.8 Million to Local Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

May 27, 2022

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio announced on May 26 the latest round of awardees of the $2.5 million Great Streets Retail Small Business grant […]