Georgetown Tree Panel Brings Together 5 Experts          

May 20, 2024

In an 18th century tavern in Georgetown, in a meeting room where the walls were covered by now-rarely-seen painted-on-site wall paper of silver trees, Trees for Georgetown held a tree […]

April Downtowner: Caps, Wizards; Office Space

April 7, 2024

Capitals, Wizards Commit to Capital One Arena  It looks like the Capitals and the Wizards are staying put in Gallery Place after all. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s plan to build […]

Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Is Back in Play

February 26, 2024

On Jan. 19, the Biden administration announced that it had approved $4.9 billion in student loan debt relief for 73,600 student borrowers: “These discharges are the result of fixes made by […]

ANC 2E: Shootings, Carjackings, DOJ Response; Schools Improve; Sacco Departs

February 5, 2024

The February meeting of the Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E), held Jan. 29, was filled with solid news, much welcomed civility and met in person for the first time […]

Huge March for Israel on National Mall

November 16, 2023

Getting press passes and instructions for entry and access to attendees and speakers proved to be unusually difficult several days before a minimally advertised “March for Israel” on Nov. 14 […]

Mayor’s Crime Bill, ACT Now, Seeks to Curb Violence, Retail Theft, Drug-dealing

October 23, 2023

The unrelenting increase in crime in Washington, D.C. — particularly homicides, gun violence, carjacking and mass retail robberies —  has all the usually contentious District Council and Office of the Mayor clearly […]

Earth Day Interview: Richard Jackson, Head of the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment   

April 12, 2023

As Earth Day, April 22 is just around the corner, we chatted with the city’s agency head most responsible for environmental protection in the District, Richard Jackson, interim director of […]

Georgetown Canal Boat Surprise: Public Rides Return May 5

April 10, 2023

After disappointing news last October that the newly-christened Georgetown canal boat  – “The Georgetown Heritage” – might not be hosting tours again until 2025 due to extensive National Park Service […]

House Committee Passes Disapproval Resolution of D.C. Police Reform Law

March 30, 2023

Another joint congressional resolution of disapproval of a D.C. law — this one on police reform — was passed by the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability on […]

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

March 27, 2023

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 […]