On Its Way to D.C., Foxtrot Market Launches Awards Program

December 10, 2020

Foxtrot Market, the reinvented version of the local convenience store, is coming to Georgetown. In advance of the store’s planned arrival in March, the company has launched the Up and Comers Small Makers Awards to help small businesses succeed.

“Since …

Hyde-Addison to Reopen, Teacher-less, for a Few

December 7, 2020

Like every other District public school, Georgetown’s Hyde-Addison Elementary at 3219 O St. NW, completely renovated in 2019, has been closed since mid-March due to the pandemic. DC Public Schools canceled scheduled hybrid opening dates in September, then in November.…

Jelleff Center Feasibility Study: Déjà Vu 

The District Department of Parks and Recreation will conduct a feasibility study and community survey in the next few weeks to determine the best way to renovate — or perhaps completely reconstruct — the Jelleff Recreation Center into a Georgetown-area …

Exclusive Interview With Departing MPD Chief Peter Newsham

December 3, 2020

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office was surprised by news that the District’s chief of police, Peter Newsham, will be leaving his post by Feb. 1 to serve as chief of police in Prince William County, Virginia. A …

Rose Park Market Revamps for Holidays

November 16, 2020

The Wednesday-afternoon farmers market in Georgetown’s Rose Park, which saw up to 700 shoppers in a single day during the summer, has been reconstituted into a Holiday Winter Market. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. starting this Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Reopening of Public Schools in D.C. Delayed Again

November 9, 2020

At an Oct. 29 assembly, over 93 percent of Washington Teachers’ Union members voted against the planned reopening, 11 days later, of Washington, D.C., public schools. A press release issued on Nov. 2 stated that the union had expressed: “No …

Extra Precautions Against Crime, Possible Violence in Georgetown

November 2, 2020

Georgetown saw an increase in crime in its residential areas in late October and many businesses are taking precautionary measures, including boarding up their stores in case of possible election-week violence.  

“We will have significant staffing in Halloween through Election …

Grabbing Ward 2 Voters’ Last-Minute Attention

October 29, 2020

If you really want to sit down for a good talk with Brooke Pinto, Ward 2’s District Council rep, about your particular issues and interests, these next few days would be a good time to do it. Or with her …

Black and White Congregations Unite to Honor Dead, Nov. 1

In a display of unity during a tumultuous year, two congregations with distinctly different racial makeup will honor dead from their own churches and others who have died of COVID-19 or racial violence.

Dumbarton United Methodist Church and Mount Zion …

4 Candidates Vie for Ward 2 School Board Seat

October 26, 2020

The DC State Board of Education, with nine elected representatives, is one of those District entities that is little known and with little power beyond advising the state superintendent of education and the mayor. Yet its vacant seats in Ward …