Downtowner News: Bezos, Mites, Mandates

August 23, 2021

Jeff Bezos Donates to Smithsonian   In case you missed it, Jeff Bezos has donated an historic amount of money to the Smithsonian Institution — $200 million to be exact. The donation is the largest […]

Tech Tip: Mark Your Calendars for Increased Security


High profile computer hacking — and the damage it can cause — has been all over the news recently. To avoid being a victim, mark your calendars. It’s a wise […]

New Designs for Old Latham Site; More Residential for Georgetown Park


The long vacant site at 3000 M St. NW, which once featured a hotel and a French bakery, got yet another design plan — thankfully, the abandoned crane is gone. […]

Crime Report: Homeless Incidents, Arrests, Thefts


The following is a selection of crimes, incidents and arrests occurring in or around Georgetown over the last 35 days. Information provided by the Metropolitan Police Department, in part. Aug. […]

A Celebration of Geek Culture: Awesome Con Returns to D.C. (photos)

August 22, 2021

After a 28-month hiatus, Awesome Con, the premier pop culture festival in Washington, D.C., returned to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center this past weekend, Aug. 20 to 22. Awesome […]

How D.C.’s AG Racine Tackles Issues of Housing and Homelessness 

August 19, 2021

What should be done about the crisis of housing and homelessness in the District? While many hold theories, the District’s Attorney General, Karl A. Racine wields powerful tools to address matters […]

Corrections and Clarifications on Our Antique Map of Georgetown   


The cover image of the July 14th Georgetowner displayed an antique-style map of Georgetown, drawn by Georgetowner staff artist and designer Carol Stuart Watson in 1959. A reader who lives […]

Hope for the Homeless?  


 The Amidah is one of the oldest prayers in the Jewish liturgy and in one of its most beautiful verses, it voices praise to the God who “keeps faith with those that sleep in the […]

Whitman Walker Clinic Doctor Talks Mental Health and Homelessness


Dr. Colleen Lane is the medical site director at the Whitman-Walker Health’s Max Robinson site in Southeast D.C. She has seen many patients in her clinical work cycle between housing security and homelessness, with […]

Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Still a Possibility 


The future is still possible in Georgetown. In its approved 2022 budget, the D.C. Council included $10 million for the city to purchase 3607 M St. NW —  site of […]